- 20/03/2010 at 12:50 am #6888
How does Kaikoura fish off the beach in these months ??? ….never been up there that time of year , I imagine it would fish ok for kahawai , if ya can get past the doggies ….
Anyone fished it then ?21/03/2010 at 7:42 pm #15166
bump to get above SPAM argh21/03/2010 at 11:20 pm #15171
Have had good Moki fishing at that time of year, need to check my records but I beleive the summer sharks start to dissapear around April and are replaced by the Dogfish and Red Cod.24/03/2010 at 3:32 am #15192
Dogfish, Skate, Red Cod, Congers were the main catches over winter last year. Heard moki are around over winter and possibly a few other species, just gotta put the time in to find out.25/03/2010 at 7:17 am #15210
When do the kahawai vanish or thin out ?
And thanks for the advice …25/03/2010 at 7:27 am #15212
I don’t think they totally dissapear over winter as I’ve seen a few caught in the middle of july at the Pier. I’d say they’ve probably started to dissapear already though but might be wrong. Might stop in Kaikoura for a fish when I’m up that way over Easter.25/03/2010 at 8:07 am #15213
I reckon they thin out around the middle of April but fishing can be good into May. Heard of a Snapper being caught in Kaikoura in early may last year.26/03/2010 at 11:07 pm #15226
yea i believe moki are around over winter alot more along with doggies (firewood) and red cod/bastard cod.27/03/2010 at 3:09 am #15230
I have seen Moki while diving during the winter, have not been able to catch any on bait at that time of year.02/04/2010 at 3:58 am #15306
wen up to kaikoura last nite and fished beach all day today didnt see one school swim past at all04/04/2010 at 2:45 am #15318elmo22Participant
went to kaikoura 2 weeks ago , i go up by why-papa bay. got there on firday about 6.30 got unloaded with my caravan and tinny and loaded up the boat with 3 cray pots and rods and then headed off, set the pots and went for a fish, got 1 sea pearch got back in at 8.30.. up sat morn and went and checked my pots 1st one nothing 2nd one broke my rope half way up,said a few words then went to lift the 3rd pot half way up my knots must of come undone as all i got was my rope back.. said alot more f… words and went out to fish , tied up to some pots out on one off the reefs that i fish on,, so all up for satday fishing 10hrs got 8blue cod biggest 44cm 1 big conger approx 7-8kg and about 9 dogs, sunday morn checked my only pot nothing so pulled it up and went for a fish, out to the reefs and got 3 blues 1 small conger and dogs and 2 parrot fish so moved to other boys and tied up to , after about 15 mins i got some blue cod then bang pulling them up 2 at a time for about 10 mins some under size but most about 36-38cm then i got one that i thought was a dog fish, it put up a good fight then when i got it up it was a bluey went 47cm biggest one i have ever caught,,early on i pulled up a small blue on top bait and a cray on the bottom but just as the cray came out of the water it fell off..but later i hooked other and got it in the boat was just leagle size so got my 10 cod on sunday , so came home happy with a good feed of fish, pissed of about the pots but thats fishing. so put the tinny away for winter and wait for whitebait season..04/04/2010 at 10:34 pm #15322
oh you got a boat. cheater!!05/04/2010 at 6:01 am #15325elmo22Participant
boat , well it just a 12ft hull that i can lift up on to the roof of my truck but it does the job, great for up there, would love a big flash boat but then i could not use it by myself, and cost of course,lol05/04/2010 at 7:44 am #15326
it would be good to have a boat of any kind but ill settle for fishing off the shore lol05/04/2010 at 9:09 am #15328
I have had access to boats of various sizes but find fishing from the shore is much more satisfying and for many species is more rewarding.
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