- 28/04/2009 at 4:36 am #6769
Just wondering if anyone knows what techniques are used there( Rigs and baits, for instance). I’ve only read about rock fishing in the North Island and I was kind of confused when Alan wrote he uses sinkers…
Thanks28/04/2009 at 4:47 am #13064
Hi, it all depends on what you’re targeting as to what rigs/bait to use. Personally I just use the same rigs that I use surfcasting which is just a 2 hook ledger rig, and when fishing off the rocks it pays to use a sinker that isn’t likely to get snagged. If you look at some tackle stores you’ll find a product called “Lead Lifts” which you attach above your sinker and they will move to the top of the water when you wind your trace in.28/04/2009 at 7:51 am #13069St_PaulParticipant
lead lifts still get snagged and cost a packet, use a weak link on the bottom of your ledger rig to allow the sinker to easily break off and use old nuts and bolts as sinkers.28/04/2009 at 7:53 am #13070
Yes they still get snagged if you cast right into some weed, but it will prevent getting snagged on the retrieve. Also a lighter section of line to the sinker is always a good idea.28/04/2009 at 7:45 pm #13078
I always found a spoon style sinker to be the one to use around rocks etc. If you wind fast they tend to lift.
An old guy at work fishes with floats over at black rock.
To be honest I’ve only been there a half dozen times and only ever caught spotties and herrings. oh and a small dogfish.28/04/2009 at 11:20 pm #13081MiliwolfParticipant
A live bait beneath a balloon should work, would keep it above the bottom while having a good chance of getting one of the exclusive Canterbury kings.29/04/2009 at 7:44 am #13084YakkamanParticipant
nicotales29/04/2009 at 7:45 pm #13090
And do your guys think there is still fish to be caught at this time of the year at Taylor’s?
Thanks for your answers30/04/2009 at 5:43 am #13098
I’d say there will be some red cod and skate around over the winter months. Maybe also rays and a lot of dogfish.30/04/2009 at 7:45 am #13099MiliwolfParticipant
The big female lemons should be moving in shortly to give birth, fishing a crab bait could be worth a try. In saying that, a location like Black Rock would not be my first choice.30/04/2009 at 7:26 pm #13101
Miliwolf01/05/2009 at 2:29 am #13102
You’re allowed to catch crabs at the Pier, but there’s a size limit on the size of the crab catchers I think. Would be easier to do it off a wharf around Lyttleton or maybe diamond harbor.01/05/2009 at 6:13 am #13105elmo22Participant
i go down by the estary at rocking horse rd and get mine when i get my pips ,normal get about 20-30 by the time i get my pips approx 30mins01/05/2009 at 7:13 am #13106
And do you guys use the classic crab pot or do you use the “sock” method?
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