11/11/2012 at 5:57 am #7247
I was trolling in lake lyndon on friday afternoon. Noticed 2 guys on the side of the lake pulling in a lot of fish and keeping them. I trolled past them and noticed they had hooks and sinkers on. i trolled Very close to shore and hooked up with there lines. they were very quick to untangle them before i got close enough to have a look. This is not legal?
Today i went to the waimak just down from the old bridge to find 2 guys fishing with sinkers and around 6 hooks on. they were catching a lot of very very small fish and keeping them. Is bait fishing legal in the waimak? and if it is how many hooks are you aloud? i thought bait fishing was only 1 hook?
How do you report illegal fishing?11/11/2012 at 6:33 am #21888troutfishernzParticipant
Bait fishing is legal in the Waimak and yes when bait fishing your only allowed one hook and I think that has to be below the sinker.
As for reporting illegal fishing, I once rang fish and game up about people using squid for bait at the Canals and they said there’s nothing they can do unless they are cought in the act.11/11/2012 at 6:35 am #21889
Cool thanks for that
The 2 guys i saw in lyndon had 2 rods each in the water as well. Really pissed me off11/11/2012 at 6:53 am #21890the plugParticipant
Bait fishing in Lyndon is legal, but only for junior anglers. This is a relatively new regulation.11/11/2012 at 6:54 am #21891
These guys were around 35-40 asain men11/11/2012 at 9:29 am #21892
You can take a photo of evidence and take photo of number plate and send to : Fish & Game NZ North Canterbury or Steve Terry: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by mail to :
North Canterbury Fish and Game Council
PO Box 50
Phone: (03) 3135728 or 0800-FISHANDGAME (0800 347 426)
Administration: Debbie Ambler 0273483280
Regional Manager: Rodd Cullinane 0272808192
F&G Officers: Steve Terry 0212218327
Ross Millichamp 0212218328
Dirk Barr 0212218378
Tony Hawker 021221832512/11/2012 at 5:58 am #21898
Asians have their own rules so they think, as for bait fishing the mak they could have been after mullet, in which case they were doing something legal,13/11/2012 at 6:16 pm #21906
xr24613/11/2012 at 6:38 pm #21907troutfishernzParticipant
Yes but if asked by a ranger you have to prove you are not targeting sports fish (Trout and Salmon) and unless right down near the mouth I don’t think the excuse of targeting Saltwater species would be good enough.13/11/2012 at 7:54 pm #21908burkefishParticipant
probably catching some of the salmon smolt released from issacs last week.14/11/2012 at 9:20 am #21910
Benefit of the doubt for the Waimak guys – I’ve fished with ‘Sibinkis’ in the Mak (tidal area) and Kaipoi that have at least 6 tiny hooks and shiney, small ‘feathers’ – somwetimes with small pieces of squid as well – and a small sinker. Specifically for mullet as surfcasting bait. Its a quick cheap way to get fresh bait. I’ve never been after or hooked up any sport fish when doing this – although it does look dodgy as I use my light 6′ ‘trout’ rod and reel – you don’t want to be using a 15′ rod with 25lb line when you’re fishing at your feet of small fish! I believe, from what I know, that what I’m doing is perfectly acceptable and nothing illegal.
The guys at Lyndon are obviously fishing illegally and hopefully will be caught sooner rather than later. Thanks for the advice “go fishing”.17/11/2012 at 9:13 am #21926
BurkeFish in regards to the smolt release, Are isaacs still operational? Last i heard it was not? and recent looks on google maps (dunno how up todate it is) id say at least half the raceways were compltely empty? Worked there about 7-8 years ago for a while17/11/2012 at 8:15 pm #21928burkefishParticipant
fish and game are raising salmon,brown and rainbow trout there, they grow better there than at montrose. 240,000 salmon smolt grown and released around south island this year. mt cook are also raising salmon smolt there, the release was their surplus smolt.18/11/2012 at 6:13 am #21936
xr24611/01/2013 at 5:38 am #22358
The business of fishing is one of the most popular as well as profitable business in some countries.Bait fishing is not so good and also there are many things that should be require for fishing business.
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