Howzit Guys, The name is Lomax and I have had a rig of yours for about a month and its had 15 visits to the sea's since. Im posted to Linton Camp and travel each weekend or maori-day-off to where-ever the wind is "TOO MUCH !" Hawkes Bay three
weeks ago ...Kawhai and cod...no snaps though.
Cruised over to Matakana Island two weeks ago....wicked bite-times!!!!! ...10 snaps in half an hour..with rods 40m from our feet!!! Bloody wind was westerly so couldn't set it out at Ocean Beach. I had to put the rig out in the Tauranga Harbour.
We scored kawhai and two Stingrays. Last Weekend no good at Himatangi although the wind was supposed to tend east but failed to until Monday. One honest days work on Monday then the boys and I scored a day off.
Himatangi was on fire! First set 5 Gurnard and 3 Kawhai which had been bitten by some big bugga!!! Second set 4 Gurnard , 2 Kawhai and a Giant paddle Crab .....that was enough for a munch and we split.
Was a strong Easterly and the kite just sailed out there man....first set out to 1200m in like 13 minutes.
The flag didn't even get wet !!! Schools of fish were thrashing around from about 400m out to a good kilometer, Birds were going mad ! I use a 100kg bottom line rig, with the crimps and sliding trace do-dacky, I tutu with flashers, float balls and Beads
when I replace damaged traces ....works ok.....I want to nail the snaps and am looking forward to cruising to Matakana Is. over Easter.
My mate Tip is my 2IC (second in charge) and we have things sussed !!! Sorry,no pics team, too poor for a digital camera, soldiers don't get paid a hell-of-a lot!
Hi Great site. Could spend a lot of time reading all the articles, and probably will! We are new to kite fishing but thoroughly enjoy it. We got into it after buying a kontiki and losing half of the line in the surf at Muriwai, real amateurs then! After
converting the kontiki rig to a kite rig using a nighthawk and small sky hook we have had more success.
We have fished Pakiri, great on the incoming tide, Hatfields, OK but pretty small, Orewa, again pretty small and no one was having any success both times and Muriwai where we have mostly caught sharks.
Have convinced my wife that to get better catches at Muriwai we will need to drive up the beach. She was a bit reluctant as the all wheel drive Subaru Forester is her company car! Last Saturday we fished Muriwai South arriving about 9:00am, just before
Because of this we left the car in the car park and walked down to the beach. Because we walked we fished almost straight down from the entrance. Put the kite out retrieved after about 20mins, 1 sand shark and 5 baby sharks. Reset, retrieved again 20
mins, 7 baby sharks. Reset, retrieved 20 mins, 8 baby sharks.
Gave up. Took 2 sharks home tried one as raw fish very good, the other one salted and left it overnight and smoked for lunch Sunday again very nice. My daughter also took one home and smoked that night but tasted like chlorine. Yuk! Keep up the good
work. I will report regularly as we try fish at least one day a weekend.
Regards Phil Carter
Surf Casting Reports
During a recent phone call we received a report of plenty of good snapper up to 55cm long have been taken off the rocks at Maritai. The fisher was using a handspool and hand casting 40 to 50 metres out in the evenings.
This can only mean that the snapper are inside Waiheke and if the wind turns to the west, fishing with small pocket sled or flexiwing rigs could be very productive over the next couple of months from Music Point, Eastern Beach along to Duders Beach
and obviously Maritai Beach. More experienced kitefishers will also catch plenty from Orere Point to Kaiau in the Firth of Thames