Re: non surf catches


Spinning for Salmon at Kairaki last night for a couple of hrs, foul hooked a 3kg+ Kahawai in the back of the head! Bugger had me going intially, slowish retieve, lure stops, strike… fish moves off slowly at first til tension comes on then starts to pull line off very easily, even a few (almost) Salmon like nods, Im thinking YES!!! broken the duck this season, turn his head around, then the buggar jumps clear of the water & I see its a Kahawai, devastated. A couple more jumps & runs then its on the bank. Pound for pound of of the best fighting fish around IMO. Was a bit of fun & the only fish of any substance that I saw landed there last night, left at 9pm though easterly was a real bugger.