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Amberley Beach Lions Surfcasting Competition postponed until Sunday 5th Feb

Amberley Beach Lions Surfcasting Competition 2016

Amberley Beach Lions Surfcasting Competition postponed until Sunday 5th of February After talking to our weather man, experienced fishers and a trip to the beach we have made a hard decision. For everyone’s comfort and safety (especially the little ones) the Amberley Beach Surfcasting Competition is postponed until Sunday the 5th of More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 2 months ago
Surfcasting Tips for Beginners New Zealand Kaikoura surf angler.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, November 28th, 2015
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Surfcasting Tips for Beginners New Zealand – Tackle, baits, when, where & how to catch fish!

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 More...

The Saltec Thumb Caster shown in the correct position with line in place ready to make a cast. Photo: DJ Moresby.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, March 16th, 2015
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Saltec Thumb Caster Protects Your Casting Finger

Saltec Thumb Caster Protects Your Casting Finger and Increases Casting Distance The Saltec Thumb Caster shown in the correct position with the line in place ready to make a cast. Photo: DJ Moresby. Fine braid will More...

Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler in Christchurch caught this beaut elephant fish surfcasting at Birdlings Flat December 2016.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, April 3rd, 2015
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Surfcasting Birdlings Flat and Kaitorete Spit – sharks, elephant-fish, moki, kahawai

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...

Sting-ray Nape Nape Beach.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, January 7th, 2016
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Nape Nape Beach Surfcasting – Gurnard, blue moki, elephant fish

Nape Nape Beach Surfcasting Red gurnard caught surfcasting at Nape Nape Beach. Nape Nape Beach surfcasting location in North Canterbury. From Christchurch to Nape Nape by car is a distance of 110 km, and will take More...

Sevengill shark
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, April 9th, 2015
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Birdlings Flat – Sevengill Shark Surfcasting at Birdlings Flat

Surfcasting for Sharks The author and his sevengill shark at Birdlings Flat. It had taken a small frozen mullet cut bait intended for red cod. The trace was 80 lb monofilament and the shock leader 50 lb mono. Luckily More...

Snapper from Ninety Mile Beach, Northland.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, August 17th, 2015
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Ninety Mile Beach Surfcasting Classic by DJ Moresby – Tips and Techniques

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 hook the snapper bit More...

Photograph: Surfcasters waiting for the sandbar behind these breakers to come up with the falling tide. Photo: DJ Moresby.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, August 14th, 2015
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Fishing the Ninety Mile Beach Five Day Surfcasting Contest by DJ Moresby

This testing surfcasting Competition requires skill, knowledge and fitness to be successful! by Denis Moresby Ninety Mile Beach is a legal public road and road rules apply. Contestants on their way to the daily More...

The rugged Alvey 650GRC
By Allan Burgess On Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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Alvey 650 GRC

The rugged Alvey 650GRC Alvey 650 GRC with Allan Burgess This is an unusual Alvey reel in that it is geared whilst all other models are fixed centre pin reels. It has been engineered as a high-speed spinning reel More...

Alvey 650c surfcasting reel. Allan Burgess
By Allan Burgess On Monday, June 15th, 2015
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Alvey 650c Side-Cast Surfcasting Reel reviewed by Allan Burgess

Alvey 650c with Allan Burgess Allan Burgess with a spiny dogfish from the beach at South Rakaia on an Alvey 650C. Most anglers have their favourite fishing reels. These are their “go-to” reels they know More...