I’ve never lived in Timaru so have very rarely had the chance especially when I was a kid and didn’t drive to do any fishing in Timaru. However, about 12 or 11 years ago when I was 9 or 10 I went fishing at the wharf there where the fishing trawlers were coming in. I only had a little rod fishing for small fish, I hooked a big red cod! Me being a little kid that was exciting! Never got it up though as I was using these tiny little hooks, it just fell off.
Went surfcasting with some guy my grandad knew a few years before that one evening (I must’ve been 7 or on a beach just north of Timaru. I caught a hearing and my cousin caught a paddle crab. There was another fisherman along that beach that had a bucket full of Kaiwhai.
These are really cruddy memories…lol. Have much better fishing stories! Maybe will have to go and have a fish at Timaru maybe sometime soon, a strait drive down the highway isn’t too far from Templeton.