12/11/2008 at 10:13 am #6698
What does everyone around pay for bait?? How much for a kilo of NZ pilchard, would be a good base rate to figure whats a good price and whats not!12/11/2008 at 6:45 pm #11667
I usually expect to pay around $10 for a bag of bait. Whatever type.
I generally only ever buy enough bait to get me started. Then I use fresh bait… If imanage to catch any.
Although some of my mates will go in and spend around $40 getting a few different baits.12/11/2008 at 8:05 pm #11668
Me and a mate could spend about $15 between us and usualy get a kg bag of pillys and sum bonito. But some time we hav bonito leave ova so it just the cost of the pillys which make it a cheap trip.13/11/2008 at 2:29 am #11670
Never taken much notice, brought a 1.5kg bag of pilchards last night for a little over $10. A kg of pilchards normally would last me around 12 hours fishing, that is normally spread across three or four trips.14/11/2008 at 4:34 am #11682
I haven’t brought bait for about a year. I’ve just been using stuff I’ve caught mainly. Although I did buy some chicken hearts the other day for mullet bait, but other than that, nothing.14/11/2008 at 5:03 am #11683
Same here Zac.I keep a couple of red cod each trip and build up supplys.I buy a pack of large nz arrow and that prob returns me about 10 bait reds before I toss the rest of the squid away.About $7 for a kilo of big arrow.
Whole prawns raw and cooked usually cost around $10-$15 per kilo or for some reason a kilo of tails near cost me $30!
I got a kilo of grey mullet today for around $9.I havnt bought any of this shit for a while so thought I would because it was there.
Would be interesting to compare prices of squid because brands and prices vary so much.I can get 10kilo boxes of nz arrow for $16 but my freezer always to full for that.
I was after a 10kilo box of barracouta fillets but at $12.50 per kilo….. Dont need to spend that much on bait even if it last you 12months but by then whats left over would prob be off anyway.14/11/2008 at 9:40 am #11689
Prawn vary greatly in price, I guess a few kinds of prawn are more elitist then others so demand a price premium. I buy mine on special and normally get the cheapest.
Purchased a 1kg pack of baby Salmon today, for $9.99 . That reminds me it is still in the car thrawing out…. (edit: In freezer now )
We probably already covered this, but do you catch noticeably less Red Cod when using Red Cod for bait. Would love to catch less of the buggers.14/11/2008 at 10:45 am #11692
Yeah I sort of noticed the sharks would take the cod before anything else did.I have caught cod on cod but not very many.I think I may have mentioned in a post,if I reported it but must of only been a few weeks ago I was down the ways with squid and cod for bait.Started out with the squid and if I remember rightly all I caught was red cod with no sign of sharks but when I switched to the red cod I got shark after shark Maybe nothing more than coincidence???14/11/2008 at 10:48 am #11693
Oh I forgot to ask MiliWolf,Where might I find some baby salmon? Salmon burley drives fish insane so maybe salmon baits will work wonders over these quiet times???14/11/2008 at 5:58 pm #11694
Hunting and Fishing has it in stock.16/11/2008 at 4:12 am #11703
id prob spend 10 bucks a ttrip as well depending on what im fishing for.18/11/2008 at 5:42 am #11718stormParticipant
Sevengillz18/11/2008 at 5:46 am #11719
yeah it stays on alright if you use big enough pieces but I always changed it after every hookup or a every couple of retrieves18/11/2008 at 5:58 am #11720stormParticipant
i tried one in the weekend basically had the whole cod on my hook but it didnt last long it got cleaned up by other cod15/12/2008 at 3:38 am #11906
The 4 SQ store in Havelock appears to be quite cheap for bait and burley.
I believe a 1.5kg bag of burley was $5.20, 1.5kg of pilchards was around $7.00 . My memory is failing me but it appeared to be a few dollars cheaper then the service stations and fishing stores.
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