Re: new to fishing


Personally I’d use a 4/0 or 3/0 hook – either a circle or mutsu style hook would make them easier to catch though a beak style hook might be a more sporting choice. I’d use bonito for bait, though I’m sure many other baits will work well enough.
If you’re lure fishing you could use a hex ticer lure of around 30-50g, though if I did it here in Christchurch during the salmon season without a licence I’d probably get fined by Fish & Game. Some guys fish for kahawai with saltwater fly fishing gear.