- 15/03/2012 at 2:51 am #7161
anyone caught one and are they in canterbury?
thanks15/03/2012 at 5:21 am #20612magooesParticipant
Have caught a handfull over the years , all south of banks peninsula .15/03/2012 at 5:22 am #20613
birdlings flat?15/03/2012 at 5:46 am #20614
I have caught heaps around Timaru. They all seem to be the same size around 12-14lb.15/03/2012 at 5:52 am #20615
what bait do you use?
thanks15/03/2012 at 6:07 am #20616yellowfinParticipant
caught shit loads bloody awful things… they will take anything and at times can be in plague, will be all you will catch sometimes, heaps at kaikoura at times15/03/2012 at 6:12 am #20617
keenfisherman15/03/2012 at 6:16 am #20618
ok thanks. So i’m gussing they are bad eating.15/03/2012 at 6:20 am #20619
Yes they are bad eating tried carpet shark once and it had a strong ammonia taste.
They put up next to no fight ether.
They are a pest really.15/03/2012 at 6:30 am #20620
thanks for that. i’ll try to avoid them. hopefully they arn’t as common as spiny dogfish.15/03/2012 at 6:30 am #20621yellowfinParticipant
nothing can be as common as those shits15/03/2012 at 10:23 am #20626MiliwolfParticipant
Red Cod can be
Carpet Sharks are probably more common then doggies in the outer sounds, I rarely fish that there but they are the main catch off the beach at night for me.01/07/2012 at 4:18 am #21248
Bit of an old topic but does anyone know how big Carpet sharks grow?
All the ones Ive caught have been around the same size.01/07/2012 at 5:33 am #21250MiliwolfParticipant
Wikipedia say they can grow up to 1.5m . Would do a bit more investigation and would try and find a weight.
According to the NZACA records. The all tackle record for Carpet shark was caught on 08/04/92 by A.Clark in Whangarei. It weighed 6.500kg01/07/2012 at 8:10 am #21251PierMasterParticipant
Have caught plenty of them around the 5kg mark at birdlings flat, one night me and a mate did an overnight trip at birdlings flat and were plauged by them, sometimes we got two at once! they are just like big dead weights. Got most of them on large fish baits as they have quite large mouths, they also have a werid smell
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