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Surfcasting Birdlings Flat and Kaitorete Spit – steep shelving shingle beach

Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler in Christchurch caught this beaut elephant fish surfcasting at Birdlings Flat December 2016.

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 very well. The best fishing here is usually later in the day. So the setting sun generally heralds the start of improved fishing. The most More...

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Surfcasting Tips for Beginners New Zealand Kaikoura surf angler.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
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Surfcasting Tips for Beginners NZ – Tackle, baits, when, where & how to catch fish!

Home » Surfcasting Surfcasting Tips for Beginners New Zealand Casting over the surf behind the old railway station at Kaikoura. with Allan Burgess In Surfcasting Tips for Beginners New Zealand, we’ll More...

Sevengill at Taylors Mistake, Black Rock.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, July 30th, 2018
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Black Rock, Taylors Mistake, Banks Peninsula – Sevengill Shark

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...

Mokihinui Gentle Annie Beach
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
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Mokihinui Gentle Annie Beach – Productive Surfcasting for Snapper

Mokihinui Gentle Annie Beach – Westland Snapper caught Cliff Simpson from Gentle Annie Beach. Mokihinui Gentle Annie Beach You can catch snapper, kahawai, rig shark, conger eel, stingray, gurnard and More...

Some of the author's Alvey side cast reels. From left: 650C, 650GRC, 600C5, and 55C5.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
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Alvey Surfcasting Reels – distance casting, reliable, almost indestructible

Alvey Surfcasting Reels Saved  I own no fewer than five Alvey reels and would use no other for surfcasting. Their ruggedness and dependability in all conditions have to be experienced to be appreciated. They More...

Kahawai caught along the Kekerengu coast, north of Kaikoura.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, April 1st, 2018
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Kaikoura Coast Surfcasting – rig, sevengill, moki, kahawai

Kaikoura Coast Surfcasting There are many miles of excellent surfcasting beaches along the Kaikoura Coast This fine brace of rig sharks was caught surfcasting at Kaikoura by Trevor Petersen. They weighed 9.0 and More...

Button cell powered rod tip light is taped in place near your rod tip. The battery lasts for ages.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
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Surfcasting After Dark – Fishing often improves after sunset

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 fishing More...

Snapper from Ninety Mile Beach, Northland.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, May 12th, 2017
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Ninety Mile Beach Surfcasting Classic by DJ Moresby – Tips and Techniques

Home » Surfcasting 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 More...

The author at Birdlings Flat, near Christchurch, about to make the first few tentative casts with the Kilwell 9 oz blank. The guides on the surfcasting rod are all held in place with insulation tape. Featured Image.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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Building A Mega Surfcasting Rod for Heavier Weights – Initial Testing

This Mega Surfcasting Rod is Designed for Casting Heavy Sinkers Part 1 – Surfcasting Rod Initial Testing  The author at Birdlings Flat, near Christchurch, about to make the first few tentative casts with More...

Southern Mega Surf Beast surfcasting rod.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, May 20th, 2016
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Building A Mega Surfcasting Rod Part 2 – Assembly – Fishing Video

Building the Southern Mega Surf Beast Surfcasting Rod Here is a video of the Southern Mega Surf Beast in action. Part 1 – Initial Testing. Having tested the rod with the guides temporarily taped in position, More...