- 01/02/2008 at 10:14 am #10147
yea i usually get frozen ones as well but the ones that have been precooked and then just chuck them straight ito the freezer although id use more than a handfull each time i go out01/02/2008 at 10:17 am #10149
Are you tieing them on with bait cotton/elastic? I can usually get a couple of fish on one bait before having to put on a fresh one, unless theres heaps of crabs about and generally find that a float on the hook trace keeps them away for a bit longer than without one01/02/2008 at 10:19 am #10150
no im not aye id rather use a fresh one than carry on using a old one i always like to change my bait to fresher ones every 15/20min but oprefer ti get a fish in like 5 min lol01/02/2008 at 10:25 am #10154
tie them on using a fine elastic I know that rig and ele’s can peel them off the hook easily unless they are tied on. given that they are cooked there really is no such thing as a “fresher” cooked prawn01/02/2008 at 10:29 am #10157
lol true i do have bait elastic but only really use prawns at places like kaikoura or birdlongs amberbley which is closeer to me isnt really a rig and ele area and i dont fish pines and kiraki only the waimak mouth even though its like 5 min away i find its way way way to shallow like 150m out its only up to ur waist01/02/2008 at 10:32 am #10159
Got some seaharvester brand elastic and its the shizz, very fine, super stretchy and strong. would highly recommend it. Is similar to the garys bait elastic but a lot cheaper.01/02/2008 at 10:32 am #10160
although having the braid now may make it easier to fish these beaches01/02/2008 at 10:34 am #10162
i have elastic for it i cnt remember where igot it but it was bloody cheap and does the trick when i decided to fish with mussels or omething like that i just never had the problem with prawns flying off while casting01/02/2008 at 10:36 am #10164
elastic also stops nibblers or crabs stripping your hooks quite so quickly too. cooked prawns can also fall apart when they hit the water not just when casting01/02/2008 at 10:37 am #10165
ok then sweet as i may give this a try.01/02/2008 at 10:43 am #10167
If you’d be keen to head out for a fish sometime flick me a PM02/02/2008 at 6:14 am #10174
yea will do if i enter the birdlings comp i may see you there. if conditions are good should try get a few of us there maybe06/02/2008 at 7:58 am #10204dorie beach fishermenParticipant
hi this is a great topic i used a couple of berley bombs today while surfcasting but tangled in lines everytime i tried.. i was fishing 3 rods though which made it impossible to get it out without tangling in line. it attracted the fish though beacause i saw a penguin in the breakers chasing small fish right infront of me .
i suppose the trick is not to use 3 rods or put your burley further down beach. i reckon burley works though got a huge rig 15lb atleast probably due to crabs coming closer the burley trail . i made a killer burley bomb mix in the end with herrings burley bomb chopped up doggies blood guts and chucked it out in the breakers. while i caught the rig very close to shore say just past where the breakers were due to hard casting crab without coming off or using cotton . im convinced burley works wonders surfcasting i caught 2 crabs on my line today first time..
this is what i used for my burley trail a net wit ha burley bomb in it with twine connected to make it drift out . worked wonders bar tangling lines 3 times in a row and enough was enough. nothing worst if you hook a big fish and have that problem .
would be great if any of you fishos have any ideas and of making it work. i thought of filling it with stones but the beach i fish you cant wade out far . hard chucking a big weight out without getting distance15/02/2008 at 12:03 pm #10292SevengillzParticipant
Whose tried that Salmon berley? I think its from NZ king salmon,not sure.I reckon its the best shit Ive ever used! Its bloody expensive (for berley) and it doesnt last long but I found that no matter where you put it in,you will have baitfish there within 2 minutes! Its done that everytime ive used it.Even when there wasnt a single herring in sight.The last time I used it was down the Kenepuru off the rocks.It looked pretty dead so we berlied up and after a minute or two we had a big school of mullet at our feet.About 5 mins or so they were joined by a school of mackerel and a few garfish.I must say this stuff amazed me its just a pity its expensive.I think they were costing around the $16 mark for smallish log.15/02/2008 at 10:00 pm #10296MiliwolfParticipant
The salmon burley does have a good reputation. Tried it once in the keneperu and got KY quite quickly. I did not pay $16 for mine, more around half that I believe. About to leave for a 3-4 day tramp so can not find the exact price.
The warehouse has a simalar looking burley which can be brought for $4-5 when on sale.
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