- 09/02/2008 at 7:11 am #6567
Large waves, probably caused by the cyclone a few days back are currently smashing into the Marlborough coast. Combined with a king high tide and it is quite impressive.
This wave action would certainly stir the bottom up a bit, I watched a sea bird catch a herring near the shore today but only did 3-4 casts with my spinner…. When the sea calms down a bit, it could mean the flounders would move in close to feed. Other fish species might also move in to feed on the disturb ground. Going to be a interesting next week or so.
So I would be heading down there with my light tackle Monday or Tuesday next week.09/02/2008 at 10:07 am #10224dorie beach fishermenParticipant
man it must of been a beast of a cyclone storm up north making huge seas in the south aswell. the beach i normally fish has had good winds and it is very rare for these big swells for the conditions we have had. not to mention on top there are huge surges on all beaches in the south.10/02/2008 at 7:18 am #10232
Is anyone else going to target flounders once the sea calms down?10/02/2008 at 7:32 pm #10234MalParticipant
Ideal conditions to target Rig.10/02/2008 at 9:15 pm #10235
How do you go about targeting flounders with light tackle? I’d really like to know as have always wanted to catch a flounder on a rod.
Aaron11/02/2008 at 1:48 am #10237yellowfinParticipant
thats an easy one there aaron over winter we will organise a few flounder and sole trips to the mouth and i can show you
its pretty much have asensitive rod with lightish line running to a sinker of about 1oz below this hav 3 or 4 small bait hooks with something like ghost shrimp/yabbies/worms on the hook and hav theses hooks off short leader bits of line. then at the mottom hav another 1 or 2 oz sinker. and you look to cast for the deeper channels in the rivers11/02/2008 at 2:48 am #10242
Look forward to it Greg!
Do the flounder etc hang around in winter as much as they do in summer?
Aaron11/02/2008 at 2:54 am #10243yellowfinParticipant
from what i think even more in winter12/02/2008 at 3:05 am #10254
If the showers remain few and far between…. cloudy bay is looking good tonight. According to marineweather the waves are now less then a meter…. incoming tide…
I would be down there tonight with a couple of surf rods targeting rig, and a spinning rod targeting flounders.
Even Marfells / Saltworks should be fishing well tonight, it seems to be quite sheltered after a southerly. But that is to far of a drive for a work night.12/02/2008 at 10:20 am #10259
How do you go about targeting flounders milli? Something similar to what Greg was saying?
Aaron13/02/2008 at 3:48 am #10261
I went out last night, and my tactic was to leave my flounder rod at home….
I simply set up my surf rod for rigs ect… Then with a light spinning rod with a couple of small hooks, spoon sinker and walk along the coast and simply cast to the edge of the white water then retrieve the lines. The flounders should be in the shallows feeding.13/02/2008 at 3:53 am #10262St_PaulParticipant
Did ya have any luck? haven’t been out for a fish since last week and starting to get antsy!!13/02/2008 at 4:52 am #10263
Sea was calm-ish.
Caught a small rig, spent about and hour and a half fishing.
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