- 16/02/2013 at 10:18 pm #22898
forgot to set your drag Donald?17/02/2013 at 2:02 am #22908
bugger thats no good ss.17/02/2013 at 5:12 am #22911DuckmanParticipant
i don’t set the drag for moki, they seem to run for the rocks, actually i hardly ever set the drag as i normally stand close to me rod17/02/2013 at 5:23 am #22912
I went for a fish with the goals of improving my moki techniques and catching at least 5 legal sized moki. Claverley was swarming with wrasse so I went to Kaikoura. Pretty slow fishing overall, but I just managed my goal with fish from 41-55cm.
17/02/2013 at 5:51 am #22913DuckmanParticipant
nice catch, well done17/02/2013 at 6:24 am #22917
i always set mydrag no matter what im after as you never know what will take, rather loose a fish that runs to rocks than risk a fish taking in ya rod17/02/2013 at 6:56 am #22922shark slayerParticipant
cheers hipp..its all good the guy is going to fix it..just a shame about the shark trip as the conditions were perfect but oh well hopefully this weekend plays the game…went down for a rig..one cast 2mins later a nice wee rig around 9lb on cooked prawn..will head home and smoke her up..nice moki booger17/02/2013 at 8:55 am #22926smells like fishParticipant
had a crap start to this afternoons fishing walked all the way to the spot and found my reel was almost seized,could just wind it no more,so walked all way back to the car and used some oil from the dipstick to lube up the bearings,finally got it to free wind.
Baited up with raw prawn,cast out,rod in rod holder (warrata with a pvc pipe wired on),bang,first wire tie poped off then second,rod getting pulled down the shingle towards the sea at a great pace,only managed to grab it before a big wave came in.After oiling the reel back at the car I had tightened the drag up and not set it.
Anyway a 4 foot female rig put up a great fight,also got a dogfish foulhooked.
Live and learn.17/02/2013 at 10:33 am #22929AnonymousInactive
nice fish booger.17/02/2013 at 10:38 am #22930
I have used saltwater to free up siezed reels before, not the best options but it can save a fishing trip. Should be cleaned afterwards20/02/2013 at 4:19 am #22941
hit the cliffs up for my first moki this morning….49 cm duck broken …special thanks to ss for loads of tips mate your a legend!20/02/2013 at 5:22 am #22942elmo22Participant
went to baileys beach last night after work, got there approx 6pm fishing 2 rods the 1st hour nothing then in the next hour got 2 good bites but no hook up also had 2 caught and had then on got them up into the surf brake and my trace broke half way up and lost that one,had the other one nearly out of the water and the hook came out and that one swam away,, the next hour nothing so packed up and left just before 9pm,,they took crab also had prawn,and tuatua,20/02/2013 at 5:52 am #22943
Going for a Moki fish tonight.
Wrong part of the forum, but to lazy to make another post. Last night I trolled around Shakespeare bay then out around Wedge point and headed towards Ngkuta bay before returning to Picton (I turned at Iwirua point). About a 10km troll in all.
Sunday night I trolled out from Waikawa and across to Allports Island, rounded the island then back. Another 10km-ish paddle.
Blanked both trips, but I am doing it more for the exercise then the fishing.
gollyfish20/02/2013 at 8:43 am #22944oompalompaParticipant
congrats gollyfish. stil yet to get my 1st moki20/02/2013 at 10:09 am #22945
Think I might have to find a new spot M, because the last few times it has failed to produce…. Was looking good back in September
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