- 06/01/2008 at 9:41 am #6548
Does anyone have any information regarding the Kaikoura surfcasting contest, I believe it is being held on Sunday the 13th this year.
Is anyone here thinking of entering?06/01/2008 at 2:35 pm #9759
Yip Im going to enter.Same with the blind river comp when I find out when that is.Not to worried about prizes or anythin im just more keen on sein what can be caught06/01/2008 at 9:28 pm #9777
I am predicting the most common catch would be other peoples lines.06/01/2008 at 9:38 pm #9778yellowfinParticipant
LOL good prediction06/01/2008 at 10:41 pm #9779
Id say a good majority of people will be using mono….thats when braid comes in handy.I use braid.06/01/2008 at 11:13 pm #9782
Sevengillz06/01/2008 at 11:44 pm #9786
Obviously I dont intend to damage other peoples line,I try to stay away but I do take great pleasure in sein that dude that walks right upto ya and and starts casting his boat rod right over top of07/01/2008 at 3:26 pm #9799
I never had any problems with others getting into my casting zone. At times I had people stand behind me while flycasting but thats a different issue.
I have not let seen a person cast a boat rod far enough to interfere with my line anyway. With a half decent technique and correct weight it is possible to get good distance but most seem to have strangely balanced tackle. I quite often use boat rods while surfcasting. With them you can,t be tempted to cast towards the horizon. They are no good when the sea is big.07/01/2008 at 3:34 pm #9800
All 3 times have been at the wairau bar when I was fishing just outside the mouth.Not all were boat rods and I prob only cut two of them off just an example of what happens to ya mono when it invades my space.07/01/2008 at 7:14 pm #9804
As you would know the bar can be very busy. I never surfcast there during the summer. I often watch people surf casting (while spinning) and have never seen them catch anything decent. A good red cod spot during the winter.
I personally feel they are wasting there time.08/01/2008 at 9:17 am #9819
yeah youre not wrong.I dont fish there anymore unless im spinning.Even then I dont go all the way to the bar for a Kahawai,I prefer to stay up the river a bit up near the bus turn-around bay.08/01/2008 at 9:38 am #9822St_PaulParticipant
have a wedding to go to on the 12th otherwise I’d be heading up. Good luck all you guys giving it a crack08/01/2008 at 3:54 pm #9839
Sevengillz10/01/2008 at 9:28 pm #9889
Any word on the Kaikoura comp?10/01/2008 at 9:52 pm #9890
I have not been able to find any information.
I am planning to be on the beach around 8am. I believe that registration starts at 9 and lines in the water at 10am. Might of made that up.
Might even stay the night in Kaikoura so I can catch fresh bait first thing in the morning.
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