- 12/04/2014 at 11:13 am #2497012/04/2014 at 7:44 pm #24971
The rays look like somthing out of hell12/04/2014 at 10:22 pm #24972
rig_slasher14/04/2014 at 5:51 am #24974shark slayerParticipant
Eagle rays look cool..nice gurnard.23/04/2014 at 11:11 am #24986AnonymousInactive
nice work… the rays were amazing…04/09/2014 at 2:54 am #2516015/09/2014 at 9:45 am #25178
Kaikoura Sevengiller Released
A quick photograph on the beach.
Then released to grow a bit bigger.
Here is a small sevengiller I caught at Kaikoura behind the Whaleway Station. I have caught quite a few sevengill sharks over the years. They come in very close to the beaches and rocks in search of food. I caught quite a big one once at Taylors Mistake. They will eat just about anything they can find including small baited hooks. They will also take large bites out of one another when hooked at sea from a boat. In the past I have kept them as food. The big ones over 8 feet are a bit tough. On cutting them open I have found all sorts of things inside them including bits of dead seals, dolphins, whole salmon, along with small baitfish and red cod. Nowadays I usually release them. They are not particularly strong fighters. Big sevengillers hooked in the surf will certainly pull off line. Their weight alone means you have to take your time when bringing them in. Allow wave action to carry them up the beach.
When releasing them you have to be careful because they can twist around on the beach and inflict a vicious bite. A mate of mine was bitten on the leg by a sevengiller at Nape Nape many years ago. Decades ago you could catch a big sevengiller during the South Island Surfcasting Champs at Nape Nape only to discover you hadn’t won the contests for the biggest fish because someone further down the beach had caught a heavier one!16/11/2014 at 6:34 am #25272AnonymousInactive
My first ever Moki! Caught near Timaru, 5lbs.16/11/2014 at 6:59 am #25273
Well done Stoney. You are the Moki Man for sure!16/11/2014 at 7:39 am #25275troutfishernzParticipant
really nice fish there Stoney well done. gonna have to get out for a surfcast soon, have only been out once this season.16/11/2014 at 7:46 pm #25277shark slayerParticipant
nice moki mate..21/11/2014 at 11:42 pm #2527822/11/2014 at 2:58 am #25279
Wow, that’s awesome!30/11/2014 at 9:04 pm #2529201/12/2014 at 2:17 am #25293croozerParticipant
Great fishing mate. Well done!!!!
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