Re: Line setup – Canterbury Coast


Majority of the time I use either 12 or 15lb main with 30lb casting leader … Spencers Park in open water needs a good heave , this setup helps ….same gear off other beaches ….
Often tho , at the deeper shingle beaches if it’s half a mtr or less I’ll drop down to a trout rod with 8lb casting leader and 1kg main ….Had no issues landing some good rig and ele’s with this gear , still after that 10-1 schoolshark …numbers seem to have dropped off over the last several years
Use the same gear at the Waimac mouth for kahawai …I tried 1lb pretest , what a joke … wasted every time