Reel advice for Kingies off the rocks

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    Posted: 03 Feb 2019 at 5:15pm
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Hi folks,

I've just signed up to the forum as I've found a lot of information on here useful and looking to talk to/meet some like-minded fishing mates.

I recently went up to Spirits Bay to try to pop a fishing cherry and (being from England) a bucket list fish.
Well it worked out and I managed to land a Kingie, at 96CM it wasn't a monster but I was chuffed to say the least. This was on a cheapie Shimano vortex rock set up and after constantly being told it wouldn't stand up to much I hot footed it to a tackle shop with a better set up in mind.

I ended up spending quite a bit on a Shimano Topwater 8'2 50-80lb rod and a baitrunner 12000D spooled with 80lb braid.
I've since had one more slightly larger Kingie on this set up and it handled it fine but since doing my research a bit I'm getting worried....

Anyway enough of the jibber jabber, could anyone advise me whether this set up will handle a bigger Kingie?
I bought it with the thought that I could either fish with lures or live bait but to be honest I'm 90% livebaiting.

Thanks in advance

Jake
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ask in this forum mate, all land based fishing
http://www.fishing.net.nz/forum/walkabout_forum19.html
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Originally posted by BananaBoat BananaBoat wrote:

ask in this forum mate, all land based fishing
http://www.fishing.net.nz/forum/walkabout_forum19.html


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