Re: land based game fishing canterbury


Forget livebaiting with coutas. If you manage to hold one down and hook it through the back once you put it in the water it will make a serious nuisance of itself. My bet is that it will find the trace and bite it off. Trouble is that in the absence of kahawai you’re lacking a mid-sized pelagic fish to use as livebait. That being the case i’d focus on sharks with big deadbaits, maybe whole skipjack. I’d try and sail that out with a beach ball or a blown up rubbish bag off one of the deep beaches in a stiff norwester. With braid you could spool up a huge amount of line and get your bait into blue water.