01/06/2008 at 9:19 am #6607
I think we should have a little shore-based fishing competition for members of this site. For every species (of legal size) caught while fishing from the shore from the 1st of June 2008 (first day of winter) to the same time next year. So a whole year to get out there and compete.
Photos and maybe even a short report would be great. Especially for the more interesting catches. If someone claims a Snapper from the “New Brighton Pier” every effort to get a photo with the landmark in the background is to be expected. This is mainly a honesty based comp. Anyone caught committing fraud or cheating forfeits all their (quality) fishing gear to Miliwolf.
Gear to be used is “Rod and Reel”, no more then four hooks (eg: no Long lines with dozens of hooks). Lures and spinners are allowed. The fish just has to be caught from the shore.
[b:d9qpcc99]1 point species[/b:d9qpcc99]
Eel (Any specie)
Rig (lemon, grey hound)
Tope (School Shark)
Carpet shark (or Sand Shark)
Wrasse (Any species)
[b:d9qpcc99]2 point species[/b:d9qpcc99]
To make things a bit more interesting a bonus point system.
A Snapper or Kingfish caught south of Port Underwood (or Okarito) gets 1BP
A Snapper or Kingfish caught south of Kaikoura gets 2BP
A Elephant fish caught north of Kaikoura gets 1Bp
A Salmon north of Kaikoura 1BP
5BP to be rewarded if more then 10 species are caught during the three winter months.
If you want any other species or condition added just let me know.02/06/2008 at 2:10 pm #10657SevengillzParticipant
keen as.Photos of length or fish on scales for proof maybe? More photos posted on here would be a good thing anyway.
Oh and maybe a groper from shore = 100 BP’s? lol03/06/2008 at 12:27 am #10659
100BP is a bit to generous for a Groper… But I agree, maybe 2BP for a groper caught from the Shore on the North or South Island of New Zealand.
It is possible to catch them using a ‘kite’ or longline while fishing off the beach. But for this comp there should be no more then 4 hooks on any 1 ‘cast’.03/06/2008 at 4:30 am #10660
Been thinking. And a couple of changes have been made to encourage the targeting of more demanding species.03/06/2008 at 5:40 am #10662
Updated first post06/06/2008 at 9:19 am #10665
So if you caught 3 red cod for example, would you get a point for each one, or would you get one point because you caught at least one of that species during the year?06/06/2008 at 9:28 am #10666
1 point per fish species. So if you caught 10 red cod it would still only be 1 point… Unless it is something freakish and cool like a Giant Albino Red Cod then that should be worth a BP or two.06/06/2008 at 9:34 am #10667
OK. I suppose any unlisted types would be one point, e.g. wrasse (subtypes?), carpet shark, longfin/shortfin eel (are sometimes caught in the sea – or does it include freshwater fishing as well?), sea perch.
Anything over 1.5-2m or 30kg could possibly get a bp.
I guess the further north you are, the more chance you’ll have of getting more species, but hey it’s just a bit of fun anyway.06/06/2008 at 9:53 am #10668
I think we should try and keep the list simple and concentrate on the more common speciest… I thought about wrasse but there is about 7 different species and all got a bit complicated. By keeping with the more common species we can exclude the strange tropical fish which sometimes make a appearance during the warmer months. But I agree that Sea Perch (the one people eat, not the bright orange one) and Carpet shark should be on the list.
With regards to the eels. I Believe short fin and longfin mainly live in freshwater, plus most people would not be able to tell them apart I suspect. So unless you can argue otherwise ‘1’ point for the first eel caught from the shore.
I thought about giving BP for extra ‘big’ fish but was to lazy to work out the ‘weight’ or ‘length’ for a BP. If someone feels up to the challenge go ahead. Plus it could be a touch hard to weigh a 30kg shark without killing it so would make it hard for catch and release.
Did have trout on the list to start with, but decided this is mainly a ‘surfcasting’ saltwater forum so decided to remove them. Quite a few people do not have trout license also. I included “Salmon” because it is the Kingfish of the south.
Edited ‘conger’ to eel,
‘Wrasse’ as a generic fish.
For a comprehensive list of NZ saltwater species06/06/2008 at 10:16 am #10669
I do not know if the “North island” would have a big advantage or not. There is same species more common down here, while other species (mainly Snapper, Blue Maomao, Kingfish and John Dory) are more common in the north. But for most species there is a degree of overlap especially during the Summer.
Wellington and Marlborough in same ways get a selection of both. While further south the fishing gets harder which is way I gave BP to Kingies and Snapper if they are caught further south.09/06/2008 at 2:03 am #10672
Sounds like an interesting concept,I assume this is a total honestty based comp?lol09/06/2008 at 4:35 am #10673
Yeap honesty based, to hard otherwise.22/06/2008 at 4:07 am #10690
Just got myself a extremely rare species, the cloudy bay Red Cod. It was taken on a ledger rig during overcast conditions. The bait was a piece of pilchard.
This species means I am now on [b:2lnv08q0]1[/b:2lnv08q0] point.22/06/2008 at 11:11 am #10692SevengillzParticipant
was it a cloudy bay cod (bastard) or a red cod? Im sure bastard reds were sold as cloudy bay cod back in the days23/06/2008 at 12:31 am #10693
It was a red cod caught in Cloudy bay. Was making it more mysterious sounding.
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