While backpacking around NZ, Rory had heard how good the fishing is out of Mangawhai Heads so he decided to charter Fishmeister in an effort to better his PB – to date this was a Mackerel caught back home in Scotland. No problem said skipper Mike! In fact the first fish caught was a large blue Mackerel which Rory was very happy about. Much to his surprise though the fish did not go in the bin but had a large live bait hook surgically inserted through it’s nostrils & sent back to the depths on a “search & seek reconnaissance trip”. Rory could not believe his luck when the Mackerel starting heading West at a phenomenal rate of knots. After putting the reel into gear & striking Rory realised that something big was on! 10 minutes later a nice kingi was welcomed aboard Fishmeister. Needless to say Rory’s PB record was smashed! Reckon the photo tells the story.
FISHMEISTER AUTUMN TIP – The Hen & Chicks this autumn has produced a lot of good kingis! Find the bait fish……berley up a storm…….catch a live bait & then send it down into the berley trail on reconnaissance & you have a good chance of converting that Mackerel to a kingi!!
More Fishmeister tips coming soon.