Published On: Sat, Dec 13th, 2014

Kaikoura – Elephantfish Surfcasting at Conway Flat about 50km south of Kaikoura

Conway Flat – Elephantfish

Heres another Elephant fish from the Conway Flat, caught on squid and mister twister crabs, caught 5 with in 2.5 hours of fishing biggest was 5.9kg and smallest was 4.9kg. It is an excellent sandy beach and very enjoyable on the nicest sunny windless days.

Heres another Elephant fish from the Conway Flat, caught on squid and mister twister crabs, caught 5 with in 2.5 hours of fishing biggest was 5.9kg and smallest was 4.9kg. It is an excellent sandy beach and very enjoyable on the nicest sunny windless days.

A good bag of five elephantfish taken surfcasting at Conway Flat.

A good bag of five elephantfish taken surfcasting at Conway Flat.

Congratulations to Donald Searles for catching and sending us this picture of a limit bag of elephantfish he caught while surfcasting at Conway Flat, near the mouth of the Conway River, about 50km south of Kaikoura, on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island.

Donald caught his elephant fish on Mister Twister sand/surf crabs and squid bait while fishing an out-going tide. Some anglers have the nack for catching elephant fish and Don is clearly one who knows how its done.

Turn east off SH1 at the Conway River bridge and follow Claverley Road east towards the sea. This long shingle beach offers excellent surfcasting. It is a bit out of the way and so is seldom fished. Also a good spot for kite fishing. Target rig, elephantfish, kahawai, red cod and other species.

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