Re: Ranking Canterbury Fish


The best fighting fish would depend on what tackle its caught on for example Kahawai are Heaps of fun on Trout gear but when caught on heavy surfcasting gear they can be winched in. Overall Ive found stingrays to be extremely powerful no matter what gear there hooked on even the small ones put up a huge fight on 20lb line.

I know a lot of people will disagree but for me personally the best eating fish caught of the Canterbury beaches is Red cod followed by Elephant fish. Both are reasonably abundant on certain beaches at certain times of the year.