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Building A Mega Surfcasting Rod Part 2 – Assembly – Fishing Video

Southern Mega Surf Beast surfcasting rod.

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, along with a heavy fibreglass extension for extra rod length, and been satisfied that everything is where it should be, we’ll now More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 2 months ago
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...

Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler in Christchurch caught this beaut elephant fish surfcasting at Birdlings Flat December 2016.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
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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...

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...

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...

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...

Mokihinui Gentle Annie Beach
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
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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...

Elephant fish baits feat
By Allan Burgess On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Surfcasting Baits – Using different baits to target different species

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 Baits Using More...