- 28/10/2009 at 1:19 am #6808pajero2.8Participant
Hi new to the forum , came here looking for answers
We have two boys 5 and 6 yrs old , too small to walk the big rivers chasing Trout and Salmon ( and lets face it unless they are biting anywhere its no fun for kids )
The Lyttelton harbour is closed off (?), surfcasting is just inviting birds nests from newbie fishers
Is there anywhere to take kids who are inexperienced fishing , to a wharf or similar in or near Christchurch ?
We are looking at getting a 12 ft tinny for some lake fishing with them but …..not sure how sucessful that would be
Any ideas appreciated – thanks28/10/2009 at 2:58 am #13818MiliwolfParticipant
Maybe the pier in new Brighton? If you use spinning reels bird nests should not be a problem with surfcasting.
Have you thought about taking them to the Groynes for a fish?28/10/2009 at 4:48 am #13821yellowfinParticipant
Kids fishing day on this Saturday at the Pier would be a good chance to have a fish there. Otherwise anywhere in the Avon or Kaiapoi etc for mullet, trout, eels, salmon28/10/2009 at 8:13 pm #13829pajero2.8Participant
Thanks guys might try the smaller Canterbury rivers in the city then.
Have tried the Pier but last time I was there we were setting up and there were Asians ( and no I am not racist ) on all the rails catching fish ( dogfish to me ) and crabs .Kicking the landed fish all round the Pier , no killing of the fish just leaving it to drown out of water .Needless to say the kids did not enjoy seeing Dad telling this mob to get their act together and stop behaving so badly in a public place ( there were tourists with cameras etc all over the pier too – except the end where this lot had taken up residence) so we left and have never been back.
Be great if there were still wharfs available to fish from for kids – like in Timaru and Dunedin etc . They don’t care what they catch at a young age , they just wanna catch fish .30/10/2009 at 7:17 pm #13838fishforpotParticipant
Mouth of the Waimac , north side through kaiapoi …..Its signposted as Karaki beach
FIsh past the rock wall , sea side of …..make sure the river is fishable ……
http://ecan.govt.nz/services/online-ser … teNo=66401
Anything around 100 CM’s or less will be fine …
Take some good sinkers as the river can drag you around a lot , dont be too worried about the tide ….
But make sure you set the drags light on the reels , kahawai can hit pretty hard ….
Lots of mullet to be caught ….long casts not needed……
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