Where is the best place to target kingi's

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Sradich
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Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:17 pm

Hi all looking to plan a trip in April to target kingfish as yet to catch one. Where in the North Island would be best?

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Stevd
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AndrewRawlingson
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Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:43 pm

Don't think you'll struggle to catch a kingi north of Auckland mate. Coromandel or Northland would be obvious choices.

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AndrewRawlingson
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Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:06 am

To prove a point, I’ve caught four kingfish in the last two days and wasn’t even trying. A rat, 74cm, 76cm and 85cm. Not huge fish, but if you just want to get one, or even a legal fish, there are plenty to go around

Sradich
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Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:34 pm

Awesome thanks
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AndrewRawlingson
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Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:14 pm

no worries. let us know where you decide to go and someone should be able to offer some specific advice. i think jigging is the most consistent, or at least the easiest way to catch them. doesn't have to be full on mechanical jigging with heavy gear either. 100g slow pitch style on medium/heavy softbait gear will work just fine for rats and low end legal fish.

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rodders
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Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:24 am

What’s your gear for that type of fishing?


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