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Canterbury Winter Kahawai – expect a few surfcasting over the colder months

This kahawai was taken at the mouth of Canterbury's Waimakariri River during summertime. However there are always a few stragglers around that will take surfcasting baits over the winter months provided the sea is clear.

This kahawai was taken at the mouth of Canterbury’s Waimakariri River during summertime. However, there are always a few stragglers around that will take surfcasting baits over the winter months provided the sea is clear. Surfcasting for Winter Kahawai Arriving at the Birdlings Flat beach, just south of Banks Peninsula, one day during the Christmas More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 4 weeks ago
Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler removes a lure from a Waimakariri River-mouth kahawai. The silver lure is an excellent sprat imitation.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
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Best Kahawai Fishing Lure – Sprat shaped lures might be the best

Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler removes a lure from a Waimakariri River-mouth kahawai. This silver lure is an excellent sprat imitation. Consider that Malcolm owns a huge fishing tackle store. He could More...

Aaron with a hard fighting kahawai landed on a saltwater fly he tied himself.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
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Arawata River Mouth Kahawai on Saltwater Fly & Ultra Light Spin Gear

Home » kahawai Arawata River Mouth Kahawai on Saltwater Fly & Ultra Light Spin Gear with Dick Marquand Aaron with a hard fighting kahawai landed on a saltwater fly off the Arawata River mouth. When Aaron Horrell More...

Fishing for kahawai on light tackle.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
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Kahawai Spin Fishing at River Mouths – Great on Light Tackle Video

Kahawai Fishing at River Mouths on Light Tackle Video  Here is a great video on light tackle kahawai fishing featuring Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler tackle store in Christchurch City. Malcolm Bell More...

Light Tackle Kahawai Spinning – Exciting Low-Cost Game Fishing Video
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
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Light Tackle Kahawai Spinning – Exciting Low-Cost Game Fishing Video

Light Tackle Kahawai Spinning makes for Exciting Low-Cost Game Fishing at River Mouths Light Tackle Kahawai Spin Fishing from Allan Burgess on Vimeo. Video: You can catch kahawai on heavier gear but it just doesn’t More...

Kahawai taken on 40g Lucky Lure. This hard bodied lure is bright silver, and the body is flat. It is small and compact and casts a very long distance. Combined with single Mustad 34007 size 2/0 O'Shaughnessy hook you have a deadly combination for kahawai on spinning gear. The small lure and single hook attract more strikes and hold the fish better than a treble.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, August 10th, 2015
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Kahawai fishing on light spinning tackle, softbaits, and fly rod

Kahawai caught at Kaikoura. This species are great fighters on light line! Kaikoura is a great place for kahawai fishing. Over the summer months, huge schools of kahawai work the coast hunting schools of baitfish More...

If you are fishing in fresh water and using gear that could reasonably be expected to catch sports fish (Trout, Salmon and Perch) you need a valid sports fish licence.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
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Kahawai Licence – Do I need a fishing licence to fish at river mouths?

Kahawai licence – Do I need a licence when fishing at a river mouth? If you are fishing in fresh water and using gear that could reasonably be expected to catch sports fish (Trout, Salmon and Perch) you need More...

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By Allan Burgess On Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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Kahawai Fishing Tips: Techniques, Lures, Spots – Video

Fishing for kahawai at the mouth of Canterbury’s Waimakariri River. Kahawai Fishing Tips Here are some top kahawai fishing tips you can put into action this summer. The humble kahawai pound for pound is one of More...