Got my first fish from the surf at Rakaia (south side) on Saturday at 12 noon, just 5 minutes after another was landed. Same place that ecurb (above) got his fish the following day. 10½lb
My fishing buddy (from Auckland) lost what appeared to be a far bigger fish about 8am on Sunday at same location. Line tangled with fellow fisherman and he couldn’t wind in any further, and he failed to follow the fish (with other fisherman in tow) and the line caught in the stones in the gut.
He was down for three days to try and get a handle on the salmon addiction/fever that he has read about. He failed to get one but was impressed with the size of the kahawai we have down here. He will be back!