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Nape Nape Beach Surfcasting – Gurnard, blue moki, elephant fish

Sting-ray Nape Nape Beach.

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 almost two hours. If heading to Nape Nape from Christchurch drive north past Motunau for a further 9 km, then turn right at Stonyhurst Road. More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 3 years ago
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 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 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...

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

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...

Spiny dogfish
By Allan Burgess On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Common Small Inshore Sharks

Spiny dogfish. Small Inshore Sharks 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 – 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 will 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...