- 16/10/2016 at 6:12 pm #53590
plenty of Kahawai at the rangitata mouth today, small lures and softbaits working better than large salmon style ticers..11/12/2016 at 12:39 am #53825
Kahawai at the Waimakariri River Mouth
Heaps of kahawai at the mouth of the Waimakariri River at present. Plenty being caught on bait as well as spinners, I even hooked two on a zed spinner while trying for salmon. Great fun on light spinning gear. A small 19gram silver jig is the best lure to use. The best kahawai fishing at the Waimakariri River mouth is on the bottom half of the out-going tide. Try to fish as far down towards the breakers as safety will permit. You really need waders to fish in the waist-deep water. I hooked and released 14 the other night. We had a ball. Highly recommended.
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Good numbers of Kahawai at The Orari river mouth today was after Searun Trout but ended up Only catching Kahawai..01/10/2017 at 11:17 pm #55647
Kahawai are always good fun. That’s good to see.02/10/2017 at 6:33 am #55648
Yes and they taste pretty good too if properly looked after, Normally don’t get them this early in the season down here, maybe with all the floods over winter and sustained higher flows they have been attracted in by the freshwater?07/10/2017 at 2:52 pm #55654
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