Category Archives: kahawai

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. The silver lure is an excellent sprat imitation.

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 have selected any lure he wanted, but chose this one! Could this be the best kahawai fishing lure? Best Kahawai Fishing Lure Which is the More...

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By Allan Burgess On Thursday, November 30th, 2017
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Kahawai Spin Fishing at River Mouths – Great on light-tackle -video

Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler fishing tackle store, in Christchurch, demonstrates considerable skill and technique to catch and release fish after fish on light spinning gear and 6lb line. Malcolm was fishing 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

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 and I visited More...

Light Tackle Kahawai Spinning – Exciting Low-Cost Game Fishing Video
By Allan Burgess On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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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 Spin fishing for kahawai at river-mouths plays a big part in the overall recreational fishing scene in New Zealand. Often under-rated, 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...

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.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, November 10th, 2014
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Canterbury Winter Kahawai

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 More...