My best and worse happened on the same occasion..
We had berleyed up hard at karaka Point in Queen Charlotte sound.
Had been having fun with kahawai all morning, when we spotted a kingi cruising out past the weed line.
I rigged up a livie and sent 1 out. It got nailed in seconds. And I got busted off in seconds as well.. I rigged up again and sent it out again.. It got nailed just as fast again.
And again I got busted off.. It was my 2nd encounter with kingis and the 1st time I had hooked them. It was one of the biggest adrenalin rushes I’ve had while fishing.
But It turned out I had forgotten about sunblock. And I had been sitting in calm hot conditions all day.. I ended up not being able to walk on my sunburnt legs for 2 days and had to take 2 days off work
I’m seeking my kingfish revenge