Alvey 650c Side-Cast Surfcasting Reel reviewed by Allan Burgess

Alvey 650c surfcasting reel. Allan Burgess

Alvey 650c with Allan Burgess Allan Burgess with a spiny dogfish from the beach at South Rakaia on an Alvey 650C. Most anglers have their favourite fishing reels. These are their “go-to” reels they know they can rely on to get the job done. A favourite reel often has another more difficult to define characteristic; that being it is very More...

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Elephant fish baits feat
By Allan Burgess On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Surfcasting Baits – Using different baits to target different species

Elephant fish taken at Birdlings flat by Ian Robertson on crab or crayfish bait. This is the best bait for rig and elephant fish and makes a big difference when it comes to catching these species. Surfcasting Baits Using More...

Spiny dogfish
By Allan Burgess On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Common Small Inshore Sharks

Spiny dogfish. Small Inshore Sharks Spiny Dogfish Surfcasters fishing around the South Island of New Zealand will typically catch a number of smaller sharks. The most commonly caught are Spiny Dogfish – More...

Button cell powered rod tip light is taped in place near your rod tip. The battery lasts for ages.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Surfcasting After Dark

Button cell powered rod tip light is taped in place near your rod tip. The battery lasts for ages. Surfcasting After Dark with Allan Burgess Most experienced trout anglers are well aware of the advantages of fishing More...

Conger eel caught at night in Nelson.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Surfcasting at Night

Conger eel caught at night at Rocks Road in Nelson. Congers are a species that come out to hunt at night. Surfcasting at Night with Allan Burgess There is something vaguely spooky about ­fishing in the dark. More...

The rugged Alvey 650GRC
By Allan Burgess On Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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Alvey 650 GRC

The rugged Alvey 650GRC Alvey 650 GRC with Allan Burgess This is an unusual Alvey reel in that it is geared whilst all other models are fixed centre pin reels. It has been engineered as a high-speed spinning reel More...

Sevengill shark
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, April 9th, 2015
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Birdlings Flat – Sevengill Shark Caught Surfcasting at Birdlings Flat

Surfcasting for Sharks The author and his sevengill shark at Birdlings Flat. It had taken a small frozen mullet cut bait intended for red cod. The trace was 80 lb monofilament and the shock leader 50 lb mono. Luckily More...

The author with a sevengill shark taken at Black Rock.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
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Black Rock, Taylors Mistake, Banks Peninsula

The author with a sevengill shark taken at Black Rock. Black Rock, Taylors Mistake, Banks Peninsula Looking for somewhere to go fishing during the holidays? Here is a good spot. It is Black Rock. One of my old favourite More...

Surfcasters Belt
By Allan Burgess On Monday, March 16th, 2015
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How to Make a Surfcasters Belt and Trolly

How to Make a Surfcasting Belt and Trolly Surfcasters Belt Surfcasters can do a lot of walking during a day at the beach. You can save your legs by carrying your regularly used surfcasting gear around your waist. More...

Breakaway sinker featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, January 9th, 2015
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Breakaway Surfcasting Sinkers for distance casting and firm grip on the sea bottom

The Breakaway sinker holds the bottom until you wind your reel. Breakaway Surfcasting Sinkers The breakaway sinker, I believe, first originated in England . The idea was to produce a sinker that would cast a long More...