- 21/02/2009 at 7:33 pm #12560
Went and fished near the old wharf at Tennyson inlet last night. Fished from 3:30-10:30pm. High tide was around 9:00pm
Conditions were overcast, the wind was all over the place but for the most part calm. Caught a Ray on pilchard shortly after arriving (lost a second), which was followed by a KY a short while later. Used Pilchard, Squid and KY for bait.22/02/2009 at 9:30 am #12563
Have not been fishing for a while so decided to take advantage of the evening high tide and calm weather (which was a moderately strong nor-wester ). Anyway the sea was calm at the grove arm wharf, there was a old guy fishing there who left shortly after I arrive. I fished from 7:30-9:30pm.
The action was hot, my first rod in the water baited with two pilchard chunks got grabbed by a suspected ray which quickly went, the line eventually broke.
Got my second rod into the water, and this one quickly caught a good sized mullet, then two nice trevallys which I kept.
Got my third rod casted out with KY for bait and quickly hooked another ray which took heaps of line but eventually broke off.
The fishing slowed, but hooked a third ray on my second rod. After a short but intense fight I managed to land and released a small ray… Think I might be slightly under gunned to handle the Rays, they certainly put up a much tougher fight then the surf sharks.
edit: There was quite a bit of the glow in the dark stuff in the sea tonight, whenever I ‘moved’ the water it was glowing22/02/2009 at 7:57 pm #12564LeestonSurfcasterParticipant
Travelled up to Amberley Beach Sunday afternoon. Fished about the north end of the golf course between 2.30pm and 6.30 pm. Got 1 good clean Rig and 2 juvenille grey’s. The swell wasn’t too bad but the “sea lettuce” caused major headaches especially when trying to fight and land the rig in the swell.23/02/2009 at 4:46 am #12565MalParticipant
Was talking to a commercial fisherman this afternoon, he told me he caught 3 Kingfish about 4.5 km offshore at Timaru. They are currently on display at Sanfords23/02/2009 at 5:08 am #12566
Wonder what they’re doing that far south at the time of the year.26/02/2009 at 8:49 am #12582St_PaulParticipant
[quote:3ffq1ti4]The action was hot, my first rod in the water baited with two pilchard chunks got grabbed by a suspected ray which quickly went, the line eventually broke.
could’ve been a kingy mili, have heard of a few about up the grove at the moment.26/02/2009 at 9:02 am #12584
Thats possible, but until I see a kingie flash I am going to assume ray. Plus they stopped and become a dead weight which is characteristic of rays.27/02/2009 at 8:40 am #12595RodmanParticipant
Got two rig at wakanui today.
If you dont want to eat it put it back.27/02/2009 at 9:30 am #12596
To moan the (second to) last night of Summer I decided to fish a new spot near the Saltworks. I arrived at around 7:30pm (and went home at 9:30pm) to a calm sea. The weather was overcast with a gentle breeze from the south. High tide was around 8:30pm
I fished three rods and used a combination of Paddle Crab, Cooked Prawn and Mullet. The Paddle crab had a bit of attention and I finally landed a nice Rig a short while after dark. The prawns were not touched. Just before I caught the rig I landed a single Red Cod, a few other fish had a go at my mullet but they did not become hooked.
So not a bad way to spend the last night of Summer
Bring on Autumn fishing27/02/2009 at 10:36 am #12598
Just got back from the Pier. Fished from about 6 – 9.30. Caught one mullet, one medium sized schoolie, and three big dogfish. Some asian guy seemed to be catching lots of Mullet, but I didn’t seem to have any luck.27/02/2009 at 10:03 pm #12604
Here is a summary of the number of trips per month I have done, number of fish caught, and number of trips I blanked on.
Fish numbers do not include Red Cod, Dogfish or other baby fish.
Total Fish 0
Total Fish: 3
Total Fish 5
Total Fish 5
Total Fish: 5
Total Fish: 12
Fish Caught: 30
A few notes
The three fish caught in October were the only good size Kahawai caught.
The first Rig did not turn up until November.
Everywhere is fished well in Febuary.
[b:2e5a0lbx]Why did I stop catching Kahawai around October?[/b:2e5a0lbx]
I changed tackle and technquies, during the winter I often fished during the day, I had 4/0 hooks baited with pilchard and other fish. During the warmer months I only used prawn and crab on the smaller hooks. When I fished during the day I used larger hooks with bigger baits… These factors would have resulted in fewer Kahawai being caught.27/02/2009 at 10:53 pm #12605rdeejayParticipant
zac28/02/2009 at 2:20 am #12608
Went to Bayleys beach early this morning, caught two rig, also hooked up to something big that was on for at least 20 minutes before it straightened out the 8/0 hook it was on, strangely enough the other hook was straightened too. Might have to bring some of my 10/0 beak hooks next time.28/02/2009 at 2:48 am #12609
What brand of hooks were you using?28/02/2009 at 9:21 am #12614
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