This seriously large mako shark was caught by Dave Cairns (right) of the Canterbury Sport Fishing Club off Kaikoura. It tipped the scales at an incredible 392kg (862.4 lb). Hunting Mr Mako Plus Jumping Mako Shark Picture.
Saltwater fly-fishing need not be com-plicated or expen-sive. Trout gear can always be tested out on an obliging school of kahawai down at the river-mouth. This is great fun - even if most of the blighters seem to toss the hook after a jump or two. Trout gear, particularly reels, must be carefully flushed with freshwater and sprayed with penetrating oil after even the slightest exposure to salt spray or the corro-sive effect will be ugly and almost instant.