Reply To: Surfcasting at Birdling Flat, Canterbury, S.I. New Zealand


I’ll probably be there depending on the weather, I usually use kahle or octopus circle hooks as the fish tend to hook themselves on these. Just make sure that you are leaving plenty of hook point clear.
weight of sinker depends on current, usually 4 – 6oz breakaway sinkers (the ones with legs!) 8 oz is pretty huge!
You can pick up anchovies from pak n save normally about $5 a kg, layer them in sea salt for 48 hrs to help them toughen up.