- 18/07/2010 at 4:24 am #15760
sam.peterson18/07/2010 at 10:57 am #15762
Generally with rays tighting the drag on most spinning and baitrunner type reels to max wouldn’t even make a difference if its a big ray it will still keep going like its not even hooked. Full drag on my Daiwa Saltist 50 which is the type of reel people use for catching kingfish didn’t even slow down the ray I had off the Kaikoura wharf and that wasnt even half the size they grow to.18/07/2010 at 11:00 am #15763
God I can’t wait to hook one one the fly rod18/07/2010 at 11:04 am #15765
I’ve seen pictures on another forum of rays caught on saltwater fly tackle but obviously very heavy duty stuff19/07/2010 at 6:58 am #15766fishforpotParticipant
Jacktrout , y’d be much better using your time and energy chasing school sharks ……Ive had them off pendarves at christmas time , actually tailwalking ….
Ive never found the rays that exciting fight wise19/07/2010 at 9:56 am #15768
haw haw20/07/2010 at 7:58 am #15769St_PaulParticipant
Jacktrout24/07/2010 at 9:15 am #15776dutchharryParticipant
I haven’t caught one of these yet.Doing my homework ,i found the idea of TURNING RAYS ON THEIR BACK to remove the hooks
and cut up etc. Makes sense ,they only arch their tails up dont they?24/07/2010 at 11:22 pm #15777
I read that you shouldnt turn them on their backs as it can damage their organs or if they’re pregnant it can kill them or something like that. Also you shouldn’t put your hands in their gills to move them as they can get infections. To remove the hook you are perfectly safe directly in front of it as long as you dont lean over it the tail can not reach in front but it has a lot of movement up and side to side.25/07/2010 at 8:50 am #15779
females carry their eggs just under the skin on their back, thats the 2 big riges on eather side of their spine so turning them on their back would be a very bad idea . and what size trace would you recomend25/07/2010 at 5:54 pm #15783
If by trace you mean what size trace material I use 200lb mono or steel trace, doesn’t really matter to much if you’re only planning on catching rays as they don’t have teeth that are gonna bite through mono but could still cause abrasion to lighter lines. Heavy mono or steel holds up better and is a good idea since it’s possible to hook up on a seven giller or schoolie while targetting rays.26/07/2010 at 7:42 am #15784
so i guess that 50lb trace would be a bit bloody small aye26/07/2010 at 7:47 am #15785
i very rarely use less than 50lb trace for any surf fishing now. use a lighter one off the kaikoura wharf about 20lb or when bait fishing in the rivers otherwise its 60lb tough trace or higher 200lb when going for conger/sharks/whatever big off the beach and 80lb for rig etc26/07/2010 at 10:07 am #15786MiliwolfParticipant
80lb trace, 40lb shockleader unless fishing for Sharks
For Snapper in the sounds I only use 40lb trace. Caught quite a few rays on that to.27/07/2010 at 8:25 am #15787
cool hey thanks for the help aye, the stingray is one of the fish on my list of (fish to catch this year ) along with 7 gillers, big conger and flounder.
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