Kingfish gave me a battle royal
MY best was a kingfish back home in new Zealand.
they’re big solid They put a good fight.
That was just over a year ago. We fishing in a mate’s little dinghy on the east coast of the North Island.
They were schooling that day and we found a bunch of them. We ended up hooking seven or eight of them in the space of a couple of hours.
The big one I got was more than a metre – it took up a lot of space in that little boat.
It was heavy on the line and I got pulled around a bit. One guy almost got pulled off the boat.
Everyone goes for them because they are good fighting fish. They take off, they run, and you have to let them run a bit. It took about 10 minutes to get it in.
We went back in and told our mates who didn’t believe us at first but then they saw our fish, so we took them straight back out. We call it Spot X.
A few days later we got a few more. things.