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Surfcasting Tips for Beginners New Zealand Kaikoura surf angler.

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 cover what you need to get started catching fish from the beach. We’ll also give you some quick and easy tips on the tackle More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 3 months ago
A good size eating snapper taken on surfcasting tackle in the inner Marlborough Sounds. The state of the tide, time of day, and time of year all play an important part when it comes to successful snapper fishing from shore.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, April 6th, 2019
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Snapper Fishing – Time and Tide Count When Shore Fishing

Snapper Fishing – Time and tide count quite a bit when shore fishing/surfcasting for snapper A couple of good snapper from the upper South Island. In snapper fishing tide and time really matter. Having spent More...

Yoke Rig. Use this surfcasting rig when casting as far a possible is your main aim. On a shallow sandy beach sometimes you might have to wade out 100m and then cast another 200m to reach a distant hole or gutter.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
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Pulley or Yoke Rig for Long Distance Casting on Shallow Beaches

Pulley or Yoke Rig (Clipped Down) Video Description: Yoke Rig. Use this surfcasting rig when casting as far a possible is your main aim. On a shallow sandy beach sometimes you might have to wade out 100m and then More...

Snapper from Ninety Mile Beach, Northland.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, November 12th, 2018
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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...

Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler in Christchurch caught this beaut elephant fish surfcasting at Birdlings Flat December 2016.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, September 1st, 2018
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Surfcasting Birdlings Flat and Kaitorete Spit – steep shelving shingle beach

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...

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...

Elephant fish baits feat
By Allan Burgess On Friday, May 25th, 2018
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Surfcasting Baits – Using different baits to target different species

Home » Surfcasting 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 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...