- 03/02/2009 at 3:38 am #12404
yea that breakwater i have heard of it and apparently it is a very good spot for rays heard of alot caught there over the years. now after havin a yarn to my boss who has been fishing his whole life mainly from boats he said he had heard of gurnaard caught off moutanau not so long ago and had heard of snapper caught off bp and himself had got one at kaikoura one year though very small but he thinks withthis warmer water with the kingis around thinks snapz could very well be possible rare but possible03/02/2009 at 4:20 am #12406
If you wanted to actually target Stingrays, I’d probably use a wire trace and heavy shockleader. My shark traces have about 80 – 90cm of 250lb Mono, and around a 30cm length of really heavy plastic coated wire. I had been using around 8/0 – 10/0 stainless steel hooks, but I’ve made a few traces up with 10/0 recurve/circle type hooks. Also if you make the trace so it has the bait sort of sitting on the ocean floor, and use a whole mullet or whole crab as bait.
Even if the trace might be a bit overkill, at least it’s still in good condition after hooking a couple sharks/rays. Also it’s important to use plastic coated wire, and use either heat shrink or electrical tape over any crimps, and even some electrical tape up the hook to about the barb, as sharks can actually detect the metal, and can put them off.
Haven’t been fishing around lyttelton for years now. Wasn’t sure if there was anywhere suitable to fish from. I remember the last time I fished there, I caught loads of small mullet, but it wasn’t really off any rocks or a wharf.03/02/2009 at 6:17 am #12407PierMasterParticipant
Its called naval point yacht club
My 60lb leader 80lb trace holds up long enough , its the rocks that get ya most of the time
all im using is 6/0 hook 80lb trace with long dropper covered in lumo and herring head for bait03/02/2009 at 6:35 am #12409
80lb and lumo covering the hook end of the dropper usually protects from being bitten off, but if you let them roll they can get rapped in the shockleader and snap off anyway. It’s always harder landing fish off the rocks anyhow.03/02/2009 at 1:20 pm #12414
Went for a fish at the waimak last night. Got one big kahawai, 4 small-medium kahawai, and a mullet. Pretty standard stuff.03/02/2009 at 11:32 pm #12415YakkamanParticipant
Were you land based or having fun on that new kayak of yours?04/02/2009 at 12:24 am #12416
Land based, was fishing until about mdnight. Was wading out a bit to cast into deeper water.04/02/2009 at 3:58 am #12418
Anyone going fishing on Friday? I thought I might go up to either Birdlings Flat, or just to the Pier, not sure yet. The Pier gets a bit annoying these days with more people fishing there at night, I remember a few years it would just be a couple people fishing, now the whole place is usually packed. But I suppose if the sea is a bit rough, or it’s a bit windy, I could still go up to the Pier.04/02/2009 at 10:10 pm #12419rdeejayParticipant
Not Friday but most probably Saturday at Birdlings. I only live about a 5 min drive from New Brighton but never fished the pier, but then all the idiots i hear about up there puts me off.05/02/2009 at 3:35 am #12420tracknzParticipant
rdeejay05/02/2009 at 4:06 am #12421
trying to decide where iwill go tomorrow…. considering birdlings or amberley or nape nape. the sst at birdling has droped to 15.3 i think where as other os 16 so it is getting colder which could be good maybe05/02/2009 at 4:23 am #12422
zac05/02/2009 at 4:32 am #12423
Yeah Nape Nape is further. I wouldn’t trust the travel time on Google maps though, it said it would be over 3 hours to get from Ashburton to Nape Nape, and it only took just over 2 hours with one stop for petrol. It took around 1 hour 30 minutes from Ashburton to Birdlings flat though, and around the same time from here to the Pier.05/02/2009 at 4:33 am #12424
haha yea like it told me some time to get to hanmer and it took less than a hour one day it said lik a hour and a half or something05/02/2009 at 4:37 am #12425
think i may go to birdlings at this point just for the day though from 8ish till 2ish
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