|Kosi Bay flyfishing at night
The date was early August 2012 and our short trip was a last minute decision to get away from the extreme cold weather that was experienced towards the end of winter. We knew in the back of heads that fishing might be tough or the big boys would be scarce but there was that little bit of hope anyway.
As predicted, fishing was slow during the days, picking up an odd small fish here and there (Shad, Queen Fish and Threadfin), deciding to try fish the tides into the evenings after acquiring night permits. We tied on our brush flies and proceeded to fish into the nights as the push tides started entering the mouth area. To our surprise, in pitch darkness, not knowing where the fly was landing, fast retrieving flies, we began to get hard pulls and eventually hook-ups. Some Big-eye Kingfish gave us some good fun and also picked up a Rock Salmon (River Snapper), some big Skipjack (Springer) and even a Honeycomb Ray. We also had some hook-ups that just ran like steam trains and unfortunately were lost into the darkness...
What a great experience! I will be back for those big guys one day....
Submitted by:Brandon Stonefield
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