- 26/01/2009 at 11:15 pm #12318MiliwolfParticipant
Swellmap has temps27/01/2009 at 2:54 am #12320PierMasterParticipant
yeah dnt have to cast fas at all at birdlings, one year in the comp me and my mates got bout 30 herring on a 1 hook handline with no sinker lol thats how close they were.
the schoolie i got had 3 whole baby dogfish in its guts, why would it want to eat them when there is so much better stuff to eat out there! lol27/01/2009 at 3:53 am #12322
the sst is under the 7 day forecast part showing 17.8 at brighton atm and 17.2 and hurinui mouth27/01/2009 at 7:40 am #12324
Went for a drive out to Wakanui beach just now. Massive swell, one of the biggest I’ve seen there. Wouldn’t be fishible even with 19 foot rod. I wouldn’t think it would be safe either. Shows how much the sea can change in a day, as on Sunday it was so calm there were hardly any waves at all.27/01/2009 at 8:20 am #12326Jones Jr.Participant
Cool, thanks guys. I wounder where swellmaps gets its figures from? Satellite data via NOAA I’m guessing. Interesting that pocket of quite warm 19 degree water sort’ve near the coast of Ashburton / Timaru!
The kingfish must be round pretty soon I would think.
Aaron27/01/2009 at 9:13 am #12327dorie beach fishermenParticipant
theres no fish around anywhere. why would you bother fishing with the best summer ever and beer cheaper than ever. fishing is to costly these days for no reward. last year was magic this year custard no fish at all anywhere. rugby season in 2 weeks thank god.27/01/2009 at 10:17 am #12328tracknzParticipant
Jones Jr.27/01/2009 at 1:31 pm #12329rdeejayParticipant
zac27/01/2009 at 11:13 pm #12331GillerParticipant
very nice sized ele you have there28/01/2009 at 8:03 am #12335RodmanParticipant
Got two rig at wakanui this morning. The first one was the biggest that I have caught this season. Sounds like conditions yesterday would have been even better than today but I cant fish every day. Was holding bottom with no drift with 5oz storm sinkers.
If you dont want to eat it put it back.28/01/2009 at 8:51 am #12336
Don’t think Yesterday would’ve been better, not in the afternoon/evening anyway. Swell was about the second biggest I’ve seen there, the biggest I’ve seen the waves were up to where you park your car basically, and you could park there and have it basically splash onto your car.28/01/2009 at 10:03 am #12337RodmanParticipant
On rough days I have had to cast from the carpark and still caught some good fish. Big swells are not much good for eles but rig seem to like these conditions.
If you dont want to eat it put it back.28/01/2009 at 10:46 pm #12341Jones Jr.Participant
tracknz29/01/2009 at 9:32 am #12347MiliwolfParticipant
Went for a fish this evening, headed down to the bar for a look at the vandalism the council has been doing down there. They have completely blocked the Wairau off from the sea and created a new mouth. There is still alot of flow getting through the stones.
But, all of the mullets, whitebait, and other fish did not know that so there was tens of thousand of them trying to swim upstream but were trapped behind the new Wall. So I spent around three hours throwing flys at them. Hooked around 8 mullet and 4 KY. There was a few big KY which swam around but refused any fly or spinning. I caught one small KY and kept it because it had a infected looking bottom. I later had a closer look and discovered it was trying to poop out a 4/0 or 5/0 fish hook I removed the hook. The local sea gull also stole my bait KY and a mullet, So only had 4 mullet for bait.
At around 8:40pm decided to head down for a quick surf cast. Fished a spot a few hundred meters down from the old mouth. The water was fairly dirty with a incoming/high tide. Fished two mullet baits and a flasher rig with cooked prawn. The flasher rig caught a nice rig, and one of the mullets had its tail bitten off. Went home after a hour or so of fishing.30/01/2009 at 4:11 am #12351
Weather isn’t looking to bad for the weekend, but forecast does say Southerly. I’ll probably just head to the Pier to stock up on some mullet/kahawai for bait tomorrow.
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