Anchovies

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  • #6515
    HookLineSinker
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    Has anyone on here had any success with anchovies and are they worth it as an option for bait, interested in here boardies thoughts?

    #9232
    yellowfin
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    yes thewy are very good alot like pillie byut smaller and

    #9233
    HookLineSinker
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    Ok thanks for that i bought some and figured i would ask some advice as i have not used them before so it will be interesting to see how i get on with them.

    #9234
    yellowfin
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    Anchovies should be good for anything that likes eating fish in general, I’ve found they’re a hit with dogfish (surprise surprise) and red cod. Some people salt them to make them tougher, though I suspect this may suck out some of the juices that would help attract fish to them.

    #9235
    St_Paul
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    I salt mine (see the bait thread) and soak in fish oil prior to use. This makes them heaps more durable and doesn’t seem to adversely effect performance.

    #9236
    HookLineSinker
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    Yea hi went down the coast last nite and never got a chance to use them i tried to beat the swell but it was close to 3m on the beach and beat me instead the result in the loss of several sets of tackle, Bugger.

    #9240
    Sevengillz
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    Where abouts did ya go HLS? I was gonna head

    #9241
    HookLineSinker
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    Hi was trying off the beach south of the clarence river mouth. And yip i found out the hard way that sometimes the beach should just be left alone.

    Had a quick look at the fords as iv never been down there before and the swell was rolling rightup and washing at the steep edge, but looks otherwise very interesting, i must give it ago sometime. Fishing strait off the park area seems a real possibility and would combat the big swells, food for thought.

    #9242
    Mal
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    Had 2 days & nights fishing the coast at Washdyke & the Waiao box(Waimate)… dogfish in the droves, small greys, carpet sharks, skate & a redcod. The further north you can get the better I think.

    #9243
    HookLineSinker
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    Ok did u go through the gate at washdyke down to the beach and if so did any cocky showup to ask any questions or had you got permision just wondering as maybe it is public access that the owner has no problem with? There is some real interesting looking water along that stretch especially with all the little streams if only to know who to ask for permission!!!

    #9244
    HookLineSinker
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    seven i take ST andrews u mean, the area south of the Ure valley it is very weedy and rocky and if ur lucky to pick a clean spot amoungst the rocks you could be in 4 some real fun if not could lose a lot of gear! Fish this area once lost some gear and caught plenty of wrasse so moki may be a worthy target.

    #9245
    Sevengillz
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    St.Andrews that little settlement just north of Waimate.I think thats what its called.

    No you dont need permission to access parikawa.Alot of people camp there and I think its either maintained by the MDC or DOC.I presume the gate is to keep stock from the neighbouring paddocks away from the main road should they get out.The area isnt fenced off on the beach side.I have been down there and past a cocky in the paddock on the southside and “g’day” was all I got.Got to be carefull though there is a couple of turn offs in the Parikawa area.Im trying to remember the name of the stream right next to the gate……will post soon :P

    Mal, can the Waiau box be accessed by car easily? cheers

    #9250
    Mal
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    Yep, you can drive straight to it, turn off at sign to the waiao marae & its posted further down the road

    #9251
    Mal
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    #9252
    HookLineSinker
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    Yea ok mal sorry, im in a different area and have made a mix up il leave seven and you to it, it just happens that there is a washdyke stream at parikawa so i got things confused sorry guys

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