Kingfish Off The Rocks IV – Great Barrier Island

On my last mission – some ten days ago – I landed a 12 lbs+ snapper off the rocks, after a challenging and long fight on light tackle. The fishing was even better two days ago, on another landbased fishing adventure with my top friend Chritian visiting from Germany. We planned to fish the outgoing tide and arrived at our destination rightt on the high tide mark. We deploying a small burley bomb and stray-lined squid and pilchards. Christian spotted immediately – while I was sorting out some gear – a big snapper in the burley trail and by the time I had a bait in the water, there were plenty of small bait fish and some other biggish snapper …

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Kingfish Off The Rocks II – Great Barrier Island

Finally, I get a chance to write in more detail about our recent land based fishing adventure. As any keen angler, I also enjoy putting friends onto the fish. At times this can prove difficult, mostly because fishing is not always the highest priority, but that is not an issue with my English bud Paul. He is an expert on catching kingfish off the rocks. He’s dedicated, very experienced and most of the times well prepared, and he uses the word kingi a lot during a day.