Yesterday with good fishing forecast it was off to Waitarere Beach to try out Don’s Kontiki. Muggins being the only one in shorts was designated the one to head into the surf and set the Kontiki going. There is about 2km of nylon on the Kontiki but we only let out about a km or so after baiting the 20 hooks on the long line. Straight out into the surf we let it go for about 15 minutes before turning it off. Then we sat down for half an hour or so, had lunch and then wound it back in again. What did we catch? only one Sand Shark. Never mind there’ll be plenty more opportunities this summer we hope.
The beach was looking quite deserted once we had headed south away from the other fishermen.Parked on Waitarere Beach setting up.Baiting up the long line.Getting ready to launch the Kontiki.Off into the wild blue yonder go I.Our only catch. A miserable Sand Shark.Back into the drink he goes.