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    Help for a newbie to surfcasting in the NI

    I'm going up to the Mount around Christmas time and was just wanting some tips on surfcasting up that way? I've never done it before, but can get my hands on a rod so thought I might as well.
    Any thoughts would be appreciated

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    hey ben, i done a bit in the past. your best bet is to use light line on your reel six pound ish if you are only fishing off the beach. with a heavy shock leader. the lighter your line the further u will be able to cast and less drag in the water. if u want to catch kahawai fish during the day. if you want to catch snapper fish from dusk well into the evening. get one of them little led lights and place it on the end of your rod so u can see the bites. use oily bait such as pilchards but you may have to tie them on. or at low tide find a tuatua bed and try them as well, great snapper food. dont wade up to your neck fish at you feet first. change your bait at regular intervals. anywhere along a surf beach should do, but try to look for the holes if you can. you dont have to have flash gear, the 90 mile contest was often won with guys using the warehouse fishing tackel. i hope this helps abit.

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    I used to live in Papamoa as a kid and used to fish the area a lot before I left the bay of plenty. Go down Papamoa beach road there are beach accesses all the way down there, the domain is worth a shot (go 800 meters south of the surf lifesaving tower), go around the mount hill and fish from the beaches opposite Matakana island, also around leisure island is worth a crack. Salted bonito, tuatua and trevally were my go to baits.
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    Thanks guys, appreciate the advise

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    Make sure you lock everything up, you know maybe park off the street to lol
    If its guns, tits or tyres it's going to cost you lots of money

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    Quote Originally Posted by crzyman View Post
    Make sure you lock everything up, you know maybe park off the street to lol
    Lock it or loose it ,don't leave any thing valuable in the car .I have a large dog that looks after my wagon ,no problems.

    If you want to head up the coast an hour I'd be happy to try getting you hooked into a snapper or 2 .
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    Quote Originally Posted by crzyman View Post
    Make sure you lock everything up, you know maybe park off the street to lol
    Yea thanks for that Gav, but at this stage there's still nothing in there for a shits to take

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Lock it or loose it ,don't leave any thing valuable in the car .I have a large dog that looks after my wagon ,no problems.

    If you want to head up the coast an hour I'd be happy to try getting you hooked into a snapper or 2 .
    That'd be awesome Chris! Will probably head up that way at some stage so will be in touch closer to the time

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    Hi waimobenj. I fish there a bit. Ill take you out early morning if your keen. 5am through till the fish stop biting. I find the mornings are best. Up to you.


 

 

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