- 02/02/2013 at 2:09 am #22643
Here’s this mornings effort, after a fishing drought its been good catching a few goodies.02/02/2013 at 2:45 am #22644
not a bad rig HLS02/02/2013 at 3:00 am #22645elmo22Participant
just spent over half hr writing a story about my very early morining fish down at rakaia but when i posted it ,it didnt come up , so im really pissed off about that,so not going to go though the story again, it cutting into my drinking time lol, got one dog fish and no bites a shit day fishing that started at 3.15am started fishing at day light and finished at high tide at 9.30 had crabs prawns,squid and tuatua for bait worse day out for a long time02/02/2013 at 3:08 am #22646
we all get days like that!! i wont fish till wednesday at this stage, managed to get a shopping bag of mullet and small kahawai this morning from my mate whos dad got them in his net, also got i think 5 decent kahawai too from thw same place but had died he kept the alive ones so they in bait freezer too, will be using crabs mussels kahawai mullet, salmon moki and flounder heads when i next go, wanna get the mrs into something bigger than a 1.5kg schoolie lol maybe a skate or something.02/02/2013 at 3:13 am #22647
The fiery ginga02/02/2013 at 3:19 am #22648
yea i reckon 6-7kg roughly looking at that, doesnt look 9kg02/02/2013 at 6:58 am #22651troutfishernzParticipant
Went surfcasting east of Temuka this afternoon, Was pretty quiet to start with only a few doggies caught then about 5pm a huge school of kahawai showed up they came in really close too almost beaching themselves, Quickly grabbed the Trout rod and some 3 inch gulp softbaits and caught this 6lb Kahawai, Heaps of fun on the 1-3kg rod.
02/02/2013 at 8:20 am #22654shark slayerParticipant
good stuff boys..thats a nice kahawai on light gear..would have been fun..that rig looks around the 17-18lb mark there hls very nice..well my big plans almost came through today..went for an early moki at 5am but after an hour and a half and only a small moki caught i thought fuck this and went to town to stock up on prawns..got home and fell asleep for 2 hours wich kinda ruined my plans for the day..but still went to my kingfish spot i found a week or so ago..got there at 4pm after a long and hot walk..got some burley happening then started attempting to catch my livie…but the mullet were shy because of the gulls in the burley trail and it took ages to hook one..wich i lost..fuck..then lost a second..double fuck.then they moved out of casting range so i tried catching a moki or wrasse for a live bait..i succeeded but they were to big so i decided to try the mullet again..just as i went to do this i looked down and saw a school of baitfish go past..they were not mullet though they looke like mackerel..they were tucked right into the rocks and looked spooked..then a nice kingi around the 14-20lb mark came mooching in after them..it swam around the area were my livebait would have been if i had one..fuck..panic stations i quickly tied on a rapala x rap and tried that but the fish had already moved on or was not interested..screw lures anyway live baits are where it is at off the rocks…so i now wish i had of spent the week chasing them instead of driving my dad around in my boat to go diving so he didnt sulk haha..tommorrow i will be properly prepared and ready to rock and roll..i am going to live on those rocks untill i get one..i have a good felling about tommorrow and the adrenaline is pumping…02/02/2013 at 9:06 am #22655
The fiery ginga02/02/2013 at 7:23 pm #22657
shark slayer02/02/2013 at 8:14 pm #22658
Got in a decent amount of Surfcasting yesterday.
Arrived in Kaikoura mid morning to thick sea fog, so decided not to launch my Kayak until it lifted. Started fishing at the Sawdust pits and it was not long before I caught a mediocre Gurnard, that was followed by a feisty Kahawai which was a brilliant shade of green, then another Gurnard and a final Kahawai. The fishing slowed around mid-day so decided to pack up looked elsewhere.
Around low tide I decided to fish Kahutata RIver mouth, very shallow and Bouldery. Maybe worth another look over high. So I packed up after a couple of casts and went for a troll instead. Then had a quick Salmon fish in the Clarence.
Evening I fished Wharanui, the spot which Shark Slayer suggested, but the Crays kept stealing my bait. Managed to land a few which were probably undersized. No moki or other fish, also broke my Backbone elite rod on a Cray… Packed up around 10:30
My Backbone elite had seen relatively light use, simply because it did not fit in my rod tube with my other three piece rods. When I first purchased it I caught a few Rigs but overall it only seen occasional use. When I won a second two-piece rod I took it out of retirement, and it really shone today catching all of the Fish and Crays. RIP Backbone Elite.02/02/2013 at 8:20 pm #22659
was your BBE a 2 piece rod? cause the 14′ isnt much smaller that your other rods, it may have been damaged or something, think i have had mine a bit over a year, has not seen much use recently but has seen alot over the year or so02/02/2013 at 8:46 pm #22660DuckmanParticipant
Dumb question but where are the sawdust pits in kaikoura, never been able to find them, might be worth finding different fishing spots up that ways02/02/2013 at 9:08 pm #22661
head north of kaikoura, past the itm and all that crap the road then veers to the left to head to blenheim etc, keep going straight it will turn to gravel eventually they are a km or 2 up there02/02/2013 at 9:08 pm #22662
Yeah it was the 2-piece version. I suspect it might of been damaged sometime in storage…. My two piece rods are both 12ft, while my 3-peice were around 13’6 feet. I am liking the two piece rods because I do not have to dismantle them during transport, makes getting setup so much quicker.
For most conditions 12ft is fine, and I do not fish big seas anymore so no need for the longer rods.
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