- 14/02/2013 at 2:54 am #22847
After many fruitless trips out after Moki or Kingfish I decided it was time to have a proper Snapper trip.
Arrived at my spot around 7:30 to fairly nice conditions. Although the water was surprisingly dirty. The fishing was slow to begin with, not even the spotties were stealing my bait. At twilight I landed a small panny, which was quickly followed by a slightly bigger one.
Then one of my rods bent over and starting losing line, the fish on the end of the line was heavy. Sort of felt like pulling in a large clump of weeds it put up so little fight. Once in the shallows I discovered it was a ugly old Snapper with a massive lump on its head. After a rough photo he was released. It was not long until my rod bent over again, this fished fought slightly harder and I landed another tough looking snapper, a likely school mate of the first fish. One more panny, and then it was night and the Snapper stopped feeding.
Just before 10 I landed a Ray and that was it for the rest of the night. Was quite a deep wade returning to the car.
Here is the first of the two large Snappers, did not take a photo of the second. They were around 70cm long.14/02/2013 at 10:56 am #22853
2 nice moki from my kaikoura trip today, will upload photos tomorrow14/02/2013 at 7:23 pm #22855
very cool mili well done..good to see you into the snaps again.14/02/2013 at 8:42 pm #22856
Two Moki from yesterday.
14/02/2013 at 9:32 pm #22857
nice moki there donald..they look to be around 3.5 and 4.2ishlb…southbay was it???15/02/2013 at 2:52 am #22861
south bay yes m8, didn’t weigh them measured the second one i got first pic 50cm, new straight off when i caught the first one second pic that it was legal slightly smaller guessing 40+cm, nearly pulled rod and holder out of the sand, if i hadn’t of been watching would of lost em lol15/02/2013 at 3:23 am #22862yellowfinParticipant
nice moki!15/02/2013 at 4:43 am #22864elmo22Participant
just back from spencer park went down to check out the sea conditions for a early fish tomorrow moring looks a bit rough and dirty from the sand sired up, swell map says its going to ok in morning but i dont think it will be,,has anyone been out baleys or birdlings today if it ok will go there in moring any help will be good thanks15/02/2013 at 4:51 am #22866
Good snapper there Mili, the QC or the Kenapuru side? Nice Moki photos too from Duckman and look forward to the photo of the Mako from the Poki Mocher too lol…Nice one Ian15/02/2013 at 6:41 am #22873
Was over on the Kenepuru side, was good to chase Snapper again but think I would put most of my effort towards kingies.15/02/2013 at 9:37 pm #22878
Be interesting to know what bait you were useing Mili, we caught all of ours on Anchovies, they wouldnt look at the pillies…we were stray lineing with the sinker up from the bait by about a foot.15/02/2013 at 11:33 pm #22879
I might have been using Anchovies (Real ones, not Pillys labeled as anchovies )
I use no sinker, although I use quite soft rods so still get good distance.16/02/2013 at 8:06 am #22888elmo22Participant
went to spencer park and fishing by 5pm went down by the whymac mouth and was full of weed and crabs moved half way back towards the gate and fished there but still weed and crabs so moved back to the gate and fished there,was no weed but still got crabs, caught 3 crabs and use them for bait but they still got eaten out..there were 4 lots of people with torpedeo set, i did see one lot pull theres in and they had a nice size rig… was told by someone down there that there mates got 9 eles this morning with torpedeo and rods. i fished till 7.30pm and not even a bite bad day again lol16/02/2013 at 8:08 am #22889
my boyhood dreams of catching a mako will have to wait..some dude that i only know a wee bit was down at the bay the other day..his truck broke down so he asked if he could borrow my car to drive 600 meters to fix it and bring my car back..normaly i would say no but he had forced me to have a go on his jetski so i said yes haha..i thought what could go wrong on a 600m drive…well he pushed down on the clutch pedal so hard while changing gear that it broke all the mounts for the pedal including one that is tack welded to the chasis..so i could not launch my boat and go shark slaying..fuckin hell
i have learnt a valuable lesson tho..never let someone borrow your shit..its a major job to fix it…went for a moki and got zip..good times..back to work on monday so shark fishing is postponed..mite head out for a rig to cheer me up16/02/2013 at 10:11 pm #22896
Thats a bugger S/S aka poki moacher lol,your a good guy,you have been helpfull to many people, Im sure that karma will cut you a break somewhere on the car front. Interesting Mili, achovies look like the go at the moment, awsome, pitty i wont be back up there for yonks!, nice to see possibilites for Eles still in canterbury…now just time to get there. Cheers, Hipp
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