- 16/10/2008 at 9:04 pm #6657lisaParticipant
im not sure if this is a dumb question CAN YOU GO FISHING AT NIGHT??16/10/2008 at 11:29 pm #11232
Yes, it is often best at night.
Many fish feed more often after dark and might even more in closer to the shore. Also the wind normally dies down and it becomes calmer.
All you need is a decent torch (I use a cheap headlamp from kathmandu) and maybe a tip-light for the end of your rod. I use MK.4 tip lights and just stuck it on with heaps of heavy duty sellotape.16/10/2008 at 11:46 pm #11233
Yeah after dark is the ticket,especially for fish like moki and snapper.Yeah sure you get em during the day but but you can get them in 2 metres of water at night.
Moki come out into the open after dark and snapper come right in shallow to feed.Depending where you are fishing of course.
As Mili said,the weather conditions normally die right down and it is quite pleasant sitting down there in the dark without a breath of wind and the sea just lapping on the shore.
Places that seem dead during the day just comes to life after dark and there is all sorts of shit moving around.One thing that spun me out was watching crabs swimming around just under the surface.I didnt know they could do that… Saw alot of small squid darting around with them too.
I dont know about the rest of the people here but I have more luck on quite dark and cloudy days and pretty much any day with low light conditions.
Um so yeah….night fishing is all good…hope this helps lol16/10/2008 at 11:55 pm #11234
Where did you see the squid?17/10/2008 at 12:03 am #11235
Ive seen them a couple of times.The first time I saw them was in Forsyth bay under the lights of the mussel harvester I used to work on.Thats when I saw the crabs swimming around and I last saw them off the jetty at elaine bay.They were moving quite fast and took a while to identify.17/10/2008 at 3:19 am #11237
Thats cool, thinking of trying to catch a few this year. Brought myself a squid jig from the warehouse would give it a few throws while I wait for a snapper bait.17/10/2008 at 2:26 pm #11242
yeah it would be quite good to stock up on some fresh squid.I always thought they would of preferred the deeper open water but perhaps the young ones stay in a bit.17/10/2008 at 8:05 pm #11244yellowfinParticipant
I’ve seen squid a couple of times at karaka point. Just cruising around the weed. I never knew you’d get them in that close. Let alone during the day!
There was a guy there catchin them one day while we were after a kingi. He got about 5 or so.
It looked like it took a bit of technique, he ad to spot them and then drop the jig right in front of them. He used a light spinning/softbait set up.
I’ve also seen them off the kaikoura wharf at night.
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