Beach long-line fishing has become extremely popular in recent years with the proliferation of electric torpedo fishing systems. With the ability to tow a beach long-line with 25 baited hooks kilometres out to sea, electric kontikis are an effective way to put high quality seafood on the table while enjoying a social family outing at the beach. John Eichelsheim takes a closer look…In 1947 Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl, seeking to prove that Polynesia was settled by voyagers from South America, crossed the Pacific Ocean on a hand-built balsa raft named Kon-Tiki. By the early 1950s various raft-like contraptions used by Kiwi beach fishers to tow beach long-lines out to sea began to be called ‘kontikis’.
Read on, source: Long-line fishing with an electric kontiki – The Fishing Website