- 14/11/2011 at 3:36 am #19293MiliwolfParticipant
rayhunter14/11/2011 at 11:15 am #19299
I’ve only ever hooked a ray once – was in the Sounds and I thought I’d caught the InterIslander. Personally, I share ‘rockys’ opinion on targeting rays – they’re not sport because you can just sit on hing smelly with a hook in it, get (admittedly a big) thrill as your reel screams – then lose a lot of line and tackle and leave a fish to swim around with it.
That’s why if you’re targeting them you use heavy gear so you can land and release them…02/12/2011 at 7:56 pm #19602
One more month!!! I’ve been on Home D for six months so it was too much like torture to even think about fishing.
I have enough berley to feed half of India and the water should be warm enough soon. I’m going to go night fishing for a big seven gill shark. I reckon any one of these shingle beaches around Timaru harbour will do. I’ll let it go of course after a few photos. Hoping to break my previous record of a 100 pound seven gill.
Counting down the days….
Rocky03/12/2011 at 3:21 am #19609troutfishernzParticipant
If your after Sharks Rocky Head down to St andrews Opposite the golf club. Plenty of sharks there,Ive only been there twice and cought Sevengillers both times and I wasnt even targeting them.
Havent really heard of much cought in the harbour, but The beach south of the breakwater Looks good though Aparently it drops away real quick.03/12/2011 at 7:08 am #19611
Well I don’t have much choice because it’s too far south to get kingfish. It’s not really for me. I’ve caught plenty of sharks. Just want to hook my partner’s daughter up to something really big so she gets keen on fishing. She’s only caught little stuff before.
Might do a trip up to Black rock too. I’ve heard kingis have been seen there in summer. Would that be the best spot do you think? Is it much of a hike with a 20 litre bucket of berley?
rocky07/12/2011 at 10:29 am #19681BirdlingsflatParticipant
theres heaps of kingi places around the bays on the penninsula some rocky outcrops are hard to get at but great for livey balooning..lotta walking/climbing just gotta go out there and find a great spot..and be there at the right time07/01/2012 at 11:22 pm #19990
Well I berleyed up Timaru Port area yesterday. First I did four hours on the shingle beach next to the rocks (behind the port) with three people and six rods and nobody got a single bite. Guy next to us caught a Moki but we weren’t using shellfish for bait. Saw a huge seal. Then went and berleyed up the point behind the Yacht Club at the corner of Caroline Bay. Conditions were perfect with really clear water and mullet everywhere. Had a huge berley slick right across Caroline Bay. One of us caught a medium size lemon shark and I put it out under a balloon for a few hours as a livebait but nothing went near it. Apart from that… ZERO!! No kahawai which is what I really wanted for livebait.
So I don’t think I’ll bother with either of those areas again. Just didn’t feel fishy at all.
Rocky22/03/2012 at 9:07 am #20699keenfishermanParticipant
there are massive rays in lyttleton22/03/2012 at 9:47 am #20700rayhunterParticipant
yes i hav had alot of them25/06/2012 at 4:21 am #21209keenfishermanParticipant
Well I guess this theard is a little old but I was wondering, are rays around in winter, at lyttelton? I have a new rod which I think would be powerful enough for rays and am busting to give it a go.15/09/2012 at 7:06 am #21551
Ive just got myself a new LBG rod and reel and im keen to have a go myself.
Looking at going for a big shark myself
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