Fishing in New Zealand

Started by alantani, August 14, 2019, 03:04:56 AM

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steelfish

Quote from: boon on August 27, 2019, 11:18:20 PM
Quote from: alantani on August 27, 2019, 04:33:03 PM
25 minutes.......

Trickier question is how fast can you get to the rail? These fights are won or lost in the first 30 seconds, either the fish makes it into the reef or it doesn't.

If you're at 40lb of drag with a 7ft rod you've got to deal with approx 140lb at the grip until you can get to the rail.

different size of monster fish but that sounds the way we fish here, 5.5ft and 6ft rods are perfect for panga use and also gives more leverage to the angler.

you said it before, just like Cedros in steroids, not a place to give line to the fish or "play" with the drag, its You Vs the fish
NZ sounds like a dream fishing trip
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alantani

We'll talk it over at dinner on Sunday!
send me an email at alantani@yahoo.com for questions!

roosterfish

Saw that some guys were talking about using the RAIL--definite no/no by Kiwi standards. The reasoning behind this is that the spinning guys cant so why should you--infact on my 2 trips to the Kings, the mate told me that he would cut my line if the rod touched it but it was fine if I wanted to crush my hand---Got bloody knuckles to prove it. Man up, hit the gym, because a 90lb Kingie is going to do a serious thrashing on your back---Great Fun.

boon

Quote from: roosterfish on August 29, 2019, 09:52:33 PM
Saw that some guys were talking about using the RAIL--definite no/no by Kiwi standards. The reasoning behind this is that the spinning guys cant so why should you--infact on my 2 trips to the Kings, the mate told me that he would cut my line if the rod touched it but it was fine if I wanted to crush my hand---Got bloody knuckles to prove it. Man up, hit the gym, because a 90lb Kingie is going to do a serious thrashing on your back---Great Fun.

I'm kinda like "more power to you"; I'd love to see if it actually works in this fishery?

Wally15

For those of you that have expressed an interest in the New Zealand fishing trip, I started a separate blog to finalize the trip details.
Here's the info on the charter operation we've selected:
https://www.epicadventures.co.nz/

5 days of fishing. Day trips off the Coromandel Peninsula. Feb 25-29 2020. Need to finalize the booking within the next week. Please let me know if you're still interested.
Mike Pate
(229) 344-1973
wmpate15@gmail.com
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kiwiretzev

I live in Auckland, New Zealand and every year my Canadian wife (shes from New Brunswick) make the 26 hr journey to her home town in Saint John.

Believe it or not we are kind of used to the trip now, and I just cant wait to get out of the plane to go Bass fishing! That's a fish I would love to have here in New Zealand.

scarpie

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Quote from: roosterfish on August 29, 2019, 09:52:33 PMSaw that some guys were talking about using the RAIL--definite no/no by Kiwi standards. The reasoning behind this is that the spinning guys cant so why should you--infact on my 2 trips to the Kings, the mate told me that he would cut my line if the rod touched it but it was fine if I wanted to crush my hand---Got bloody knuckles to prove it. Man up, hit the gym, because a 90lb Kingie is going to do a serious thrashing on your back---Great Fun.

I've been on about 17x 3 Kings Trips jigging-only.  Jigging here is machoistic!  The harder your pull, the harder the Kingies pull you back.   There is no way you will keep a 7' rod horizontal during the fight, in fact the rod will be vertical from the hookup until you can turn it's head and settle into the fight.  All vessels here have rails, not broad gunnels to rest your rod.  So any railing will result in point-loading and breaking your rod.  Besides, I think you'll have fun trying to get a 7' rail rod onto a plane.
The Deckies will always make fun of guys railing, they will never cut your line.

Conventional reels are the most popular here with Maxel Transformer, JM Power Spell and Shimano OJ4000 ruling the roost.  If you don't own the gear, some vessels will hire gear suitable.  Enchanter's 3 vessels (2 now) each hired Maxel/Jig Star combos that are probably the most popular brands used at the 3 Kings.  Yes, you can bring your 6500 or 20000 spinner, it will definitely work but watch out for that stripper guide being smashed off at the rail!

The borders are open so come over and be spoilt for ever.