Re: Red cod around christchurch

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shark slayer
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in my opinion red cod fishing around chch is almost a complete waste of time..it was good a few years back but the trawlers have wiped out the cod population and they are now few and far between..like ginga said shellfish and prawns work..they wont touch crabs tho..they feed on them but will not take them as bait..kaikoura is the go..mullet or trevally are better than squid i dont think it has to be fresh tho i find fresh frozen mullet to be really effective..but the best bait is raw prawn they love it as much as mullet but ya dont get the dogs..during the day if its discoloured and a bit rough they feed all day or any conditions in the dark…