Ninety Mile Beach Surfcasting Classic by DJ Moresby – Tips and Techniques

Snapper from Ninety Mile Beach, Northland.

Return to New Zealand’s Premier Surfcasting Competition – Tactics of the Top Five Percent Snapper have strong mouths. I got this fish on to the beach but before I could remove the hook the snapper bit down hard and broke it. The hook was a small size 2 kale wide-gap. Photograph: DJ Moresby. This time around conditions for the competition More...

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Photograph: Surfcasters waiting for the sandbar behind these breakers to come up with the falling tide. Photo: DJ Moresby.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, August 14th, 2015
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Fishing the Ninety Mile Beach Five Day Surfcasting Contest by DJ Moresby

This testing surfcasting Competition requires skill, knowledge and fitness to be successful! by Denis Moresby Ninety Mile Beach is a legal public road and road rules apply. Contestants on their way to the daily More...

Alvey 650c surfcasting reel. Allan Burgess
By Allan Burgess On Monday, June 15th, 2015
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Alvey 650c Side-Cast Surfcasting Reel reviewed by 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 More...

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 lets fly! Conditions weren't the best. Casting at Birdlings Flat.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, April 3rd, 2015
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Surfcasting Birdlings Flat and Kaitorete Spit

Surfcasting Birdlings Flat and Kaitorete Spit In my younger days I spent many an afternoon and evening surfcasting at Birdlings Flat – also called Baileys Beach. I remember the rich red sunsets in particular More...