Fishing info

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  • #6621
    yellowfin
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    Planning to visit New Zealand for a couple of months and hope to do a bit of surf fishing. Going out mid August and coming back at the end of october. Going to spend the first 3-4 weeks on the south island then going to Tauranga for 6 weeks. Have had a look at the latest catches on the forum so got a little taster for what might be around but would appreciate a few tips or a few places that may be worth a go.

    Thank you

    #10777
    yellowfin
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    where in the south island do yoou intend on being?

    #10779
    yellowfin
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    Was going to rent a car and planning to cruise around the island and enjoy some of the scenery and hopefully get a spot of fishing in too. We are flying into christchurch and will most likely be heading south from there but have to head upto the north island to do some studying for 6 weeks. Would be great to know a few spots where there is a good chance of catching something from the shore.

    Cheers

    #10784
    Miliwolf
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    Most locations around the south island would result in red cod and dogfish during the winter months. Still to early for the interesting summer species to show themselves.

    Maybe give the Kaikoura wharf a fish at night, use prawn for bait (local supermarket stock it) and hooks around 3/0 in size might result in a few Moki.

    If you up near the Marlborough sounds then a drive out to French pass might be worthwhile, the scenery is excellent and if you cast into the pass itself you should get onto Blue Cod.

    Have no idea what the fishing is like off the shore in accessible fiordland over the winter months. Could be worth a fish, the same applies for Stewart Island if you get over there. In general winter fishing is slow.

    Once up in Tauranga you might get onto the odd Snapper.

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