- 25/03/2009 at 7:48 pm #6756pookyParticipant
Thinking about purchasing a Kontiki, has anyone used one of these around the Canterbury area and how successful they are on the East Coast.
Thanks.25/03/2009 at 11:29 pm #12823MiliwolfParticipant
You would catch more red cod and dogfish then you would know what to do with.25/03/2009 at 11:42 pm #12824rdeejayParticipant
On a calm day i’ve seen a home made one in use at Birdlings Flat, and speaking to one of the locals they use a torpedo now and again sending it out about 1-1.5 km which when i last spoke to him they caught rays05/04/2009 at 7:06 am #12895
I think the majority of people use kites, mainly because they are cheaper I suppose. I’ve seen people using kites at both Rangitata and Rakaia, but not really sure how successful they are. I know the guy who runs the shop at Rangitata sends out a kite when the conditions are right, and I think i remember him saying he gets rig/schoolies. But I’d say most the East Coast beaches around Canterbury are about the same in terms of species caught.06/04/2009 at 6:39 am #12907elmo22Participant
the last coulpe of years a mate that i know uses one down at spencer park and they get good catches of rig and elephat and grey boys..the other day went down to the why-mak mouth and talked to a salom fisher a he uses one at pines beach and gets some good fish there i made one up with pipe and got the motor ect put it out went out and did a big half circle and came up the beach 300mts down the beach havnt used it again lol06/04/2009 at 7:44 am #12908MiliwolfParticipant
Probably a bit naughty of me to mention this.. But someone sent one out of a river mouth and on each dropper they had a hook baited with a small piece of shiney metallic foil… He caught 3 or 4 salmon, the river was not highly regarded as a salmon fishery. It is second hand information so I am unable to get any more information.06/04/2009 at 10:16 am #12921rdeejayParticipant
The home made one i saw in use was a whole lot of plastic bottles attached to a wood frame and a collapsible sail that looked like it was made from a wool sack in the middle, they sent it out on the NW wind.06/04/2009 at 10:29 am #12925
Well I suppose anything can work after some perfecting. I read somewhere something about people using black plastic rubbish bags as floats.18/05/2009 at 6:11 am #13229
i hve had a bit o0f experience with kontikis sail powered and electric. the time of year and bait can have a bit effect. summer etc using crabs prawns and shellfish could turn out to be a set of rig eles and other species where as winter could just be straight doggies on evvery single hook (25 hook limit i believe)19/11/2009 at 6:46 am #14044fishforpotParticipant
I had a longline period early in my fishing career lol …….your wasting your time off most of our beaches ….and doing yourself out of the fun of catching good fish on a rod …..
Sure , maybe at spencers park if you send some crab baits out 400-500 mtrs you should catch a few rig ….
But on most of our beaches the fish sit withen 50mtrs of the breaking wave …..Pendarves or Baileys you can catch a heap on a good day with a rod …
Put in the effort to fish the first 3 hours of daylight , or the last 3 hrs …you will be rewarded …..
Now the west coast is a different kettle of fish , snapper and gurnard would be worth targeting , and them suckers will be a km out …….same as the north island beaches , thats why kites etc are so popular up there …….01/07/2010 at 9:32 pm #15679oldgreyboyParticipant
i have a large wind powered kontiki best is 5 good sized schoolies worst was 5 elephant fish heads seven giller prolly got the best parts.
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