Harrisons Cut, Papamoa, Bay of Plenty
I did one 25 hook set with my Paul's Fishing Kites' longline rig in a strong southeast wind. The surf was moderate and we fished on an outgoing tide and wound up not quite straight offshore. I was using
trevally for bait.
With the really gusty wind I first tried my nighthawk kite attached by the high wind setting. The winds were just too strong and the kite nose dived into the tide about 50 metres off-shore. It was easy
to pull it back in as I had the safety float attached, but I then found the centre spar had shattered. Bugger!
No worries though, I also had a super kite on hand and connected that to do the honours, which it did no sweat!
Result : Five nice kahawai, all of which were taken on the floating bead traces.