Nah, I know a few of the members have landed kingies before. Although maybe none in the South Island. I speared one a couple of years back.
Anyway, my first Rig of the season. Caught at Spot R just before dark. She was a big girl.
Was caught over high tide, had a few other strikes. Only caught two paddle crabs in my pot. Sea was fairly calm, no wind but overcast skies. Went home just after 6pm because I was soaked and was getting cold.