Well we missed out on the snapper running up the Kapiti Coast but we did get into some Kawhai both on the fly and surf casting which was a bundle of fun.
We only picked up some small kawhai on the fly but even those were great fun on the light fly gear – they sure go like the clappers.
With long casting rigs even young fellas can have a great time surf casting to Kawhai. It’s a technique that bundles everything up together so you don’t have bait and weights flying around separately and lets you get better distance.
Our best luck came with the change of light (dusk) when all of a sudden whack, whack, whack the kawhai were everwhere.
We are now going to head back down into the South Island and work our way back to Queenstown fishing the coast as we go.
When I get back to Queenstown I am off on a guided overnight safari fly fishing trip chasing trout and then another couple of single day trips before the season ends.