Re: fishing around waimate??

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troutfishernz
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I pretty much use a similar setup to you, 20lb mono mainline 60lb leader and trace but use a 12ft rod and Breakout sinkers rather than a spoon. I target elephants on this setup but sevengills are a reasonably common bycatch. They can chew though the line but I use circle hooks and most times they are hooked in the corner of the mouth and there teeth cant get near the line, although if I was specifically Targeting sevengills id use nylon coated wire. You can eat the smaller ones and there quite nice tasting a bit like lemonfish (rig) but the bigger ones are better off released.