Ximena Sarmiento | New Zealand
Favourite Technique / Species / Fishing Style
Softbaiting off my Kayak on those small tight bays boats can’t get into for Snapper, Kahawai and Trevs.
My hubby, Chris Leskovsek and everyone that respect our oceans.
My Local (Favourite Fishing Spot)
You’ll usually find me lurking the Rangitoto shallows while avoiding getting drowned by boaties.
Why I Fish
The excitement of not knowing what I am going to catch, or how the weather is gonna play, and if the fishing is bad on a particular day, the simple pleasure of exploring new areas with my kayak makes me feel at ease and one with nature.
Favourite Fishing Moment
I remember being towed and battling for 10 minutes for what I thought it was a Kingfish (spoiler: it wasn’t), just to realise it was a huge - honestly - huge (60cm plus) Kahawai, which then started jumping all around next to my boat, is certainly something I won’t forget.
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