I use to fish a lot when I was a kid, but haven’t done much since then. The old man ran into some people surfcasting at Waihao Box on the coast across from Waimate and they seemed to be catching something. So I thought I would give it a try.
Went and purchased an el-cheapo rod and reel combo and have been out a couple of times since then… Dogfish, School Shark, Carpet Shark, and Red cod later I find I want to do more…
I live in Dunedin and was wondering what fishing clubs are active in surfcasting (club days or something)? Do I have to goto Christchurch for that sort of thing?
As I know next to nothing, I was hoping to see some experienced anglers in action.
Try ringing one of the Working Men’s Clubs and ask if they have a fishing section. Also ask at the big tackle stores if they know of any surfcasting clubs around Dunedin. Often small fishing clubs don’t seek publicity and can be quite informal. I have found that many fishing clubs in the South Island have a go at many types of fishing. For example members of a trout fishing club may also organise club surfcasting competitions and book sea charter trips together. I once went surfcasting at Haast with members of the Upper Clutha Anglers Club!