- 05/08/2008 at 7:46 am #6624MilloParticipant
New to the Ashburton area and looking for some advice on local beach spots and what I can expect (hope) to catch & eat!
Thanks08/08/2008 at 1:53 am #10797MiliwolfParticipant
Can not offer specefic advice for the ashburton area, but the species you would expect to catch would be typical of east coast south Island. These include several species of shark and rays. The better eaten sharks being Rig (lemon shark) and Elephant fish. These are more common during the warmer months.
The most common fish caught would be Red Cod with the odd Kahawai caught during the summer. To keep things interesting other species would be caught from time to time.
You are to far south to catch Snapper and Kingish. It is not impossible but highly unlikely. I beleive if you search the fourms you would find a thread on fishing Dorie Beach.10/08/2008 at 7:51 am #10800MilloParticipant
Thanks……….will start to look around for some tips on the sharks…baits and stuff12/08/2008 at 10:20 am #10805
Used to fish wakanui once a week, weather permitting when I was visiting ashburton. Good beach from october thru to march, use cooked prawn for bait and you should get into some good elephant fish and rig. Have generally found fishes best on nor west or a couple of days after a southerly.
Fished Dorie a few times but always seemed to strike bad days.
another spot worth trying is pendarves. head right down the end of west kyle rd and walk down the gully to the beach, again cooked prawn seems to work best.01/09/2009 at 4:39 am #13525
Thought I’d post some more info.
Directions are from Ashburton.
[b:pncre32n]South Rakaia Beach[/b:pncre32n] – Follow Seafield Rd to Seafield, Continue on Christys Rd, Turn onto Acton Road
[b:pncre32n]Dorie Beach [/b:pncre32n]- Follow Seafield Rd to Seafield, Continue on Christys Rd, Continue on McCrorys Rd, Turn onto Mainwarings Rd
[b:pncre32n]Pendarvis Beach[/b:pncre32n] – Follow Seafield Rd to Seafield, Continue on Christys Rd, then turn onto Chertsy Kyle Rd at Pendarvis
Pictures at Pendarvis:
There’s a small path you can follow down to the beach, and also some toilets, although they arn’t exactly in working order.
[b:pncre32n]Wakanui Beach[/b:pncre32n] – Follow Beach Road then turn onto Wakanui Beach Road
[b:pncre32n]Ashton Beach[/b:pncre32n] – Follow Grahams road and turn onto Ashton road
Not sure what this beach this called but it’s at the end of Williams road which goes off Grahams road. Looks like a nice spot.
There’s a small stream that flows towards the beach, I guess it just goes into the ground as it doesn’t actually go to the sea.
Tried to follow Lower Beach Road and look for some other beaches, but was stopped by a stream flowing accross the road.
[b:pncre32n]North Rangitata Beach[/b:pncre32n] – Turn onto Earling Rd off SH1 before the Rangitata bridge, Continue down to Wrens Rd
[b:pncre32n]South Rangitata Beach[/b:pncre32n] – Turn onto Edgar Rd off SH1, then Right onto Old Main South Rd, then Left onto Orton Rangitata Mouth Rd
I think that covers the main Surfcasting spots within half an hour of Ashburton. Maybe someone could cover other spots further North/South?01/09/2009 at 8:15 am #13527MiliwolfParticipant
Why not surfcast at the mouth of the Ashburton river?
Might be a few Kahawai around during the summer?01/09/2009 at 8:22 am #13528
The ashburton doesn’t run to the sea very often due to water take from irrigation, some good trout in it though01/09/2009 at 8:23 am #13529
Well Ashton beach is right on the South side of the mouth, and I’ve heard of people getting Kahawai there. Could also be worth a try on the North side of the Mouth.01/09/2009 at 8:28 am #13530
you’d be better off heading down to the rangitata heaps of kahawai down there01/09/2009 at 9:12 am #13531elmo22Participant
good picture zac but the best place two fish is 20 steps passed the pine tree thats the secret spot lol01/09/2009 at 9:18 am #13532elmo22Participant
south side of rakaia is good for rig (crab) elephant pipi , grey boy any thing , ky herring so looking forward to a good season after whitebaiting24/02/2010 at 2:40 am #14992AnonymousInactive
are we into adds now ,i thought this was for fishing.24/02/2010 at 2:43 am #14993
No they’re spam bots that sign up and spam the forum with crap. Should be all gone once a moderator comes on and deletes it.24/02/2010 at 3:19 am #14995Fishy BishyParticipant
Excellent pictures of the beaches Zac. Every time I ever fished them the sea was either dirty, rough, wind blowing in your face or scorching hot norwester and then on the odd occasion, all the above!
Hard to fish on most days but you found the one day they all looked the part and all you did was catch pictures???
Good on yer mate, great to see the south coast lookin’ good.
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