I have fished a kite rig at Birdlings Flat and South Rakaia quite a few times in the past. We would mostly catch dogfish, tope, rig and the odd sevengiller on bottom longlines. At times we would get good catches of kahawai. Occassionally elephantfish around Christmas time. I lost a kite once on the reef at Nape Nape. The other half of the line still being pulled by the kite was headed towards the Chathams. I wonder if anyone has experienced loosing a torpedo while making a set? I guess it must happen sometimes.