Kapiti Island - 02/11/17

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Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:21 pm

Shot over to Kapiti Island on Thursday afternoon for a bit of jigging. Took about 45 minutes to get across the ditch and once there I was greeted by flurry of Kahawai workups. My plan of attack was to jig for Kingies but I couldn't help myself and got stuck into a couple of horse Kahawai. After landing one, I opened it up to see what they were feeding on and I was surprised to find it absolutely full of krill like crustaceans - should have taken some pictures :^)

Once it was clear there was no Kingies harassing the KY, I went off to my jigging spot and began my drift. It wasn't long until I hooked into something semi solid but the weight came off about 5m from the yak, so I quickly dropped and began jigging again only to have the braid snipped by something with sharp teeth once I loaded up again ;( . And this would be my story of the afternoon, donating a number of jigs to the ocean :lol: . Nevertheless, I did manage to get one legal rat (released), and few fat blue cod to salvage the trip ;)

Kapiti Island is a pretty good fishing ground and well worth the trip :clap: . Due to the current that pumps through the channel, I recommend studying the tides and doing it with someone else as it can get pretty narly out there very very quickly :!:
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:56 pm

Great report, Thanks!
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Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:19 am

Good effort! Something to put on the to do list - once I've a few k's under my belt - and can find a friend~ :lol:
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