I took the wife and kids down to the Kairaki beach for fishing last night, half way down the beach by ourselves. Talk about beginner’s luck, a salmon coming downstream took resident in a hole 10m in front of us and porpoised a few times. I tried to hit it several times with a lure and then my wife on her second cast got it to take. Took a while to get it in as she had the drag set way too low, but then again the hook was only in by one barb and only lightly hooked so maybe it was a good thing. Got to use my new priest and did my first bit of salmon tailing. It was a nice 10 lb Hen salmon so at least I still have bragging rights with my 17lb salmon.