The big kingfish have turned up in Coromandel, so Milan and Nathan are off on the annual big fish hunt, ready to land a couple of the very big ones.
Preparation and anticipation are the two key elements when heating up for an extended fishing trip. The more and the better you prepare, the better chance of hooking into the dream fish. The simple rule of thumb is: always bring everything. How painful that may sound, it has made the difference for Milan and Nathan.
Starting with a quick run-down of how to anchor up your boat to position yourself in the best spot, Milan and Nathan get stuck into the bait fishing. Some aggressive kahawais make this a fun game.
Once the focus is turned to the target of the trip, the initial feeling of being on top of the game is gradually stripped off, as both Milan and Nathan are repeatedly reefed, busted off and generally outsmarted by the Coromandel kings.
Facing their grim defeat, the boys return home, triple-check their knots and the tide and weather forecast to give it one more attempt. Finally it all comes together.
When we hunt down monster kings in Coromandel only the best is good enough. Both of us run 20000 Stella’s on 7’9” Ocea Plugger rods. We spool our Stella’s with PE10 Varivas braid and the FG knot joins 140lb mono leader and 6 turn improved clinch knot to a BKK 10/0 deep jigging hook.
Please tie your knots really well out there so you don’t wind up sulking like Nathan when you lose your fish!
Top Catch supplies all our fishing gear, bait and berley and it’s a one-stop shop for anything you need to go fishing.
Endurant Batteries run our live-bait tanks all day long and we never run low on power.
Our Tristram 701 Offshore supplies comfort and style day after day out on the water.
Your chance of survival is much higher if you can call for help. We always have a distress beacon and cell phones in drybags on us at all times while on the water.
Shimano 18,000 Stella reel on Shimano Ocea Plugger Full Throttle PE8 rod 8’8”.
Spooled with PE10 Varivas braid, 140lb varivas mono shock leader.
Live bait combo
Shimano 20,000 Stella reel on Shimano Ocea Plugger PE10 rod 7'9".
Spooled with PE10 Varivas braid, 140lb mono leader.
Nomad Riptide 200 floating stick bait.
BKK 10/0 deep jigging hooks.