Wellington From Terry Galuszka
The kite fishing in Wellington has been very good over the past three months with plenty of gurnard, kahawai, tarakihi and elephant fish being caught using the longline.I have a few photo's of the elephant fish which I'll email to you this week.
Last week I went out on the south coast after a big southerly swell. There was a lot of kelp about, and surfcasting would have been extremely frustrating, so I pulled out a pocket sled kite and attached it to my daiwa VIP rod, with sealine SL50SH reel,
filled with 30lb braid.
Whilst setting the pocket sled up and getting ready, a few fisho's turned up and started surfcasting. They were soon pulling in a lot of weed, just as I had expected. Seeing this, I shortened my dropper rig and replaced the 3 x 4/0 hooks with 3 x 3/0
KL hooks and a firm squid bait.
Within 30 minutes I pulled in three huge winter kahawai, much to the surprise of the surfcasters, and was home in time for Mazda outdoors and gone fishing with smoked fish for dinner.
Many thanks to you, Peggy and the team.