πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ Yellowtail Kingfish by kingiFiddler
Yellowtail Kingfish

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4 weeks ago by Mark Totzke
Awesome catch mate!!
4 weeks ago by kingiFiddler
Cheers Mark. Took about an hour to land and towed me about 1.5km. It didn't want to come the last 20m and I was glad to be using 50m of a 40lb braid topshot because it was going through the guides under pressure so often. Fortunately, the tax collectors left me alone that day. They've been hassling me for large chunks of this Summer. Hopefully with Winter here now I won't increase my tally of 28 sharks (up to a 2.5m GW that took 3hrs to leader) since Dec 1st.
4 weeks ago by dazzling79
Wow! man, a great catch! Are you wearing those special shoes for kayaking?
3 weeks ago by kingiFiddler
Ta dazzling79, they are just neoprene socks. More to keep th sun off the top of my feet which are prone to sunburn. I got sick of putting sunblock on my feet and toes every few hours. But now that Winter is here, the socks/booties help stop my toes from getting frostbite and dropping off. :-)
3 weeks ago by dazzling79
Yes! I need them because of sunburn! I use my normal socks when I am on the kayak. They get soggy wet from the launching moment to the end but I prefer to wear wet socks on rather than getting sunburn or sandfly bites. I was thinking to get a pair of aquashoes for that. I did't know if there are something like that you have.
3 weeks ago by Igor Aranha
Bloody monsterπŸ‘€πŸ‘€πŸ‘€ yep I'm kayak fishing with my spearfishing suit, can be a bit cold here on Haast, and there is sudden crazy waves that flip your yak in a blink... so I'm ready for swimming πŸŠβ€β™‚οΈ beforehand πŸ˜… great catch mate
3 weeks ago by kingiFiddler
Dazzling79, good idea. These were a gift from my neighbour, who tried valiantly to catch his first kingi before heading back to The Netherlands but seemed to catch everything but a kingi while he was here. They are sold on Amazon but there are cheaper NZ-sourced alternatives. The aquashoes probably have a more robust sole, which would be great if walking on rough/sharp terrain. Good luck. It's so much nicer to have warm feet when out there this Winter. Never bothered last Winter but will not go without them now. Igor, thanks. That suit would be just the ticket for a dawn, Southerly, mid-Winter session.
3 weeks ago by skrat
Ow man great job man dang.
3 weeks ago by Alex F
Congratulations! Great catch! Did you weigh it?
3 weeks ago by kingiFiddler
Thanks skrat and Alex F. Didn't weight it but I'd guess about 17/18kgs. Still searching for the elusive >20kg kingi. Noticed one this Summer but couldn't entice it to strike.

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