Bait Cost

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  • #11912
    yellowfin
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    Ive heard it is cheap there.

    #11922
    St_Paul
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    I buy prawns at around $10 a kg, for fish bait I’ve been catching my own. mullet and garfish in Picton or at waikawa, and kahawai at the diversion. I also managed to score forty kgs of fish farm pellets Guy in trademe, dated pellets from a kingfish farm) and find a good trail is the key to drawing in plenty of bait fish,and . I usually mince up all my frames and freeze them too

    #11925
    Miliwolf
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    I have always been to lazy to make my own burley, and my mincer is not really up to the task to mince fish frames. Have thought about collecting cockles and mussles for shellfish burleys but unless I combine it with another purpose it would work out to be rather expensive when time is taken into consideration.

    How is the fishing in the QC sounds going st_Paul, have you caught any Snapper this summer? They were about this time last year.

    #11941
    St_Paul
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    Lost a beauty a couple weeks back, reckon it would have gone 20lb plus, managed to ping the trace on rocks at the last minute. :x
    on ho;iday from today so hoping to get a bit more in.

    #12038
    Trumpy
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    You guys use prawns for bait?? :x

    #12039
    Miliwolf
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    Yes. Its a easily purchased answer to catching Rig and moki.

    #12126
    yellowfin
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    and much cheaper than crayfish .

    #12143
    Miliwolf
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    Using crayfish for bait should be illegal.

    #12144
    yellowfin
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    Why? its about all is good for it has no real eating qualities

    #12147
    Miliwolf
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    Says the person who used Scallops for bait :roll:

    #12149
    yellowfin
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    well if they catch fish ya might as well

    #12203
    yellowfin
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    looking at places top by bait if its sdalted bait you want ive bought some before from pete lamb fishing but alot of places will do it as well was just looking before and 10kf of salted mackeral is about 50 bucks (15 shipping) where as when i bout it at a petrol station it was like 8.50 for 750 grams pitty i dont need 10kg of bait. but this is a good way to buy a bait if its one you like to use buy it in bulk and then package it into trip size lots rather than spend 8 bucks every time you want to use a bait

    #12204
    St_Paul
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    Have been using a cast net for bait collection lately, quick simple way to go throw some burley in wait for the mullet to show up and fill a bucket in 2 throws. then freeze, salt or store in the fridge (if you’re intending to use in the next few days)
    It has more than paid for itself, haven’t had to buy any bait in ages.

    #12205
    yellowfin
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    I was looking at getting a cast net last year. With the amount of mullet that can some up to the surface with some burley, you could get more in one cast of the net than you could fishing the whole day. What did you pay for yours?

    #12206
    fishsnatcher
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    Whats the best burley for mullet?

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