Watched a longline come in from the beach off Spencers Park this morning …..baited with a mix of crab and paua …….set from 200-350 mtrs out and left for the turn and an hour if the incomming ….
Retrieval was staggered , with 5min pauses letting all hooks fish various distances , quite a clever idea!
Every hook was untouched , other than the millions of sealice eeewwwwwwwww
And a mate of mine , who couldnt even catch a cold …..went to Kaiterete Spit last night ….armed with crab for bait
Ive only heard 2nd hand , but I dont think he improved his percentages any ….returned empty handed again
Seriously though , if he couldnt catch anything , it probably isnt there to be caught yet , another few weeks maybe !