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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...

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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...

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

Home » Surfcasting » Page 2 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 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 Side-Cast Reel 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” More...

Spiny dogfish
By Allan Burgess On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Common Small Inshore Sharks Found Around the New Zealand Coast

Small Inshore Sharks Spiny Dogfish Spiny dogfish. Surfcasters fishing around the South Island of New Zealand will typically catch a number of smaller sharks. The most commonly caught are Spiny Dogfish – Squalus More...

Conger eel caught at night in Nelson.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Surfcasting at Night

Conger eel caught at night at Rocks Road in Nelson. Congers are a species that come out to hunt at night. Surfcasting at Night with Allan Burgess There is something vaguely spooky about ­fishing in the dark. More...

The rugged Alvey 650GRC
By Allan Burgess On Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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Alvey 650 GRC High Speed Spinning and Surfcasting Reel

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...

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...

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 More...

Surfcasters Belt
By Allan Burgess On Monday, March 16th, 2015
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How to Make a Surfcasters Belt and Trolly

How to Make a Surfcasting Belt and Trolly Surfcasters Belt Surfcasters can do a lot of walking during a day at the beach. You can save your legs by carrying your regularly used surfcasting gear around your waist. More...