16/04/2007 at 2:22 am #6456
To get half decent sharks and other large fish, do you have to cast, or do they come in under the pier? I imagine the no overhead casting rule would be a real pain, but I guess people probably do it at night anyway, what’s the council coming to –16/04/2007 at 1:16 pm #7953
I usually cast when i am targetting big sharks and i have never really tried just dropping it down for them so i dont know. I usually take three rods with me when i go. I use my smaller one for kahawai and yellow eyed mullet, then i have my two 12ft rods that i use for bigger fish. And alot of people do overhead cast at night when there is no tourists or other people coming out. If you are targeting sharks at this time of year there are not as many around now compared to in summer. I havnt fished there for a couple weeks now but last time i was there i heard a couple red cod were being caught so the number of them being caught will just increase.16/04/2007 at 5:52 pm #7954
as far as i know your only allowed one rod per person now i thnk a one rod22/04/2007 at 1:08 am #7980
Here is a cheap Rod & Reel that would be good for fishing off the pier26/04/2007 at 9:48 pm #7982
I got a 12ft Kilwell Magnum for $60. I’ll need to figure out how to cast properly with two hands to get the most out of it – at the moment my left arm does an overhead26/04/2007 at 9:57 pm #7983
Im not to sure about other places around christchurch unless you go to a beach like Birdling Flat. The red cod should start to show up soon at the pier so when that happens you will be able to get some of them. What you could do is try fishing at the pier with small hooks for yellow eyed mullet and stock up on enough of them and freeze them because they are the top bait for red cod and they are not around so much in winter.05/05/2007 at 9:14 am #8004
anyone going to fish off the pier05/05/2007 at 11:34 am #8006
I was going to go up tonight but i have decided to leave it until next weekend or the one after. I still need to go for a mullet fish somewere and i dont think there are many around at the pier at the moment. And i am waiting untill i hear reports of Red Cod at the pier because last time i went05/05/2007 at 11:47 am #8007
ive just got back from the05/05/2007 at 11:51 am #8008
im not 100% sure weather i will go down tonight because the tide is fairly early05/05/2007 at 2:12 pm #8009
I tried the Kaiapoi for about an hour too this morning, only got one mullet! Must’ve been in a bad spot or something, or the river was too low – was near Sewell St, about 300m down from the BMX track. Tried the waimak mouth05/05/2007 at 6:56 pm #8010
no usually the bmx track is a good spot. i just got back from the mouth got a06/05/2007 at 3:33 pm #8011
HEAD – did you end up going for a fish at the pier?06/05/2007 at 4:12 pm #8012
nah i didnt aye was too lazy so just went in the mak20/01/2010 at 8:29 pm #14747
Here we go AGAIN! I know its an old thread & old topic but felt I would say something regardless.
I went for a walk along the pier last night approx 8pm, a lot of people about fishing & otherwise. Now as I have said before I dont go there much & havent fished it for a number of years. I was astounded firstly by the number of people (mostly immigrants) with crab catchers. Secondly the blatant disregard for the rules, 1 line, no overhead casting etc. Thirdly ….
“What a F@#KEN mess!” there were fish frames, whole fish, crabs, old bait bags & all manner of other shit lying all over the place. Now I stood around for 20-30mins watching proceedings & there were a number of sightseers being a mild evening, is the “no fishing zone” still in affect ? I wouldnt have thought so. Now a few forum members & others worked hard to lobby the council to allow fishing there again but I wouldnt be surprised if it was short lived due to the actions of others, & not just immigrants either! Im a fisherman & I thought the place was disgusting, I heard a few comments from people who were out walking & they had similar thoughts.
Im hoping it wasnt any of you guys down there last night.
Just my rant for the day!
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