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Kaikoura Coast Deep Sea Fishing, Surfcasting, Kayak Fishing, Part 1

Kahawai caught at Kaikoura.

Kaikoura Coast Fishing – Part 1 Kaikoura Coast Deep Sea Fishing All the best fishing spots at Kaikoura News 17 November 2017 – Fishery closure along 140km of Kaikōura coastline extended (click here) For many years the township of Kaikoura was little more than a fuel stop on the highway between Christchurch and Picton. Kaikoura today it More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 3 years ago
Cray fishing boat, near Kaikoura.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Cray Fishing Boat Off the Kekerengu River Mouth, Kaikoura Coast – Video

Cray Fishing Boat, Kekerengu, Kaikoura Crew of the Liquidator pulling craypots near the mouth of the Kekerengu River (56km north of Kaikoura). Filmed from the beach while surfcasting during May 2015. Crayfish or More...

Kaikoura town trout
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Trout caught in the middle of Kaikoura township

Kaikoura Trout Fishing and Salmon Releases The answer is Lyell Creek, Kaikoura. Here he is again drifting a fly down to another brownie in Lyell Creek which is a little stream flowing through Kaikoura township. Onlookers More...

Kahawai caught along the Kekerengu coast, north of Kaikoura.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Kaikoura Coast Surfcasting – rig, sevengill, moki, kahawai

This fine brace of rig sharks were caught surfcasting at Kaikoura by Treavor Petersen. They weighed 9.0 and 9.1kg. Treavor was using 6/0 Mustad kahle hooks and crayfish for bait. Photo: Kaikoura Fishing Centre. Kaikoura More...

By Allan Burgess On Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Kaikoura – Elephantfish Surfcasting at Conway Flat South of Kaikoura

Conway Flat – Elephantfish Heres another Elephant fish from the Conway Flat, caught on squid and mister twister crabs, caught 5 within 2.5 hours of fishing biggest was 5.9kg and smallest was 4.9kg. It is More...

Within a a matter of just minutes the sea has become very rough. Not good if you were offshore in a boat or kayak. You can just make out something carried out to sea by the wind near the top center of the picture. Keep in mind also that something like ten minutes earlier the sea was blue and calm.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 8th, 2014

Terror Wind Near Kaikoura

Almost Blown Out to Sea by Powerful Northwest Wind The northwest wind just starting to increase. Near the center of the picture you can see a caravan awning headed for the Chatham Islands. A fortnight ago, November More...

Bushett Shoal
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Bushett Shoal Reef boat fishing between Motunau and Kaikoura

Bushett Shoal. Click map to enlarge. Bushett Shoal Reef After launching at Motunau Beach it is another 35 km further up the coast to Port Gibson (no launching ramps) and from there it is a similar distance again More...

salmon Kaikoura featured
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Kaikoura Coast Fishing Part 2 – Salmon fishing, tips, spots, species

Kaikoura Coast Fishing, Part 2 – Tips, spots, species Kaikoura Coast Fishing part 2 A big groper caught off the Kaikoura Coast while fishing aboard the Albatross. Kaikoura Coast Fishing part 2, follows on More...