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Kingfish

Mike Stevens
I had an early morning trip to late in March chasing kingfish with St Helens charter operator Michael Haley.
I had previously only caught one kingfish in Tasmania, but quite a few in NZ. There had been a lot of talk about kingfish, but not much catching.
Kingfish had been around Elephant Rock at St Helens for a while, and whilst quite a few people had been catching them plenty were struggling to get any.

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Derwent Sea Runner

My names Daniel Crane. I caught a Derwent Sea Runner on Friday 19th just gone in the upper reaches of the Derwent just below Bridgewater. It weighed just shy of three pounds and fell to a Berkley Pearl olive Flick Bait in which the fish just smashed nearly swallowing the whole soft plastic.

It was good to see the amount of fish moving in the area feeding even though this was the only one landed for the arvo bigger fish were seen rising as the derwent was like a milk pond and you could see every movement.
The river was still very dirty from all the rain and just full of dead bugs floating mainly black bugs and all the floating grass weed made some fishing hard as there were a lot of wasted casting where you were just reeling in clumps of weed, But it was also good to see a little school of white bait skipping through the water hard up against the reeds which i thought was a good sign hoping that they will get about early this season.
Its good to see this amount of fish life already as the white bait haven't really taken off even though little schools are about, I think its gonna be a great season for the sea runners and i reckon we will be seeing a few more Derwent River sea runners yet.

Cheers, Daniel Crane

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