- 17/11/2008 at 7:05 pm #11714
Yeah was great to get into some fish other than spotties which is about all I’ve been getting lately.
We also tried running rigs and whole pilchards etc, hoping for a big snapper, but we done best on the simple ledger rigs and squid.
Will hopefully be back up there to nail a 20lb’er over xmas/new years! (fingers crossed)17/11/2008 at 7:08 pm #11715
Im back up there over the New Year period, cant wait!18/11/2008 at 2:37 am #11716
The Sounds are insane over New Years.
I plan to seek out a bay everyone ignores, and head over to Port Underwood for a fish.18/11/2008 at 7:00 am #11721DisconnectedParticipant
Them snapper are definately starting to run hoping to be back up before the holiday madness. This time I was the lucky one to pull two decent pannies vip_yo had one and my brother went out for a duck hahaha. Always come back with a story to tell. Good times, awesome scenery, great mates and good fishing absolute magic.18/11/2008 at 8:10 am #11722
vip_yo, what part of Titirangi did you see the tarakihi?
Never seen one while snorkeling yet18/11/2008 at 7:16 pm #11723
Right in front of the point to the right of the camping ground.
We had just put a berley bomb out so thought it was the ideal time to try out my speargun.
Wasnt the best visibility with the wind blowing straight into the beach23/11/2008 at 12:38 am #11737
Went to Wakanui beach yesterday. Caught a couple good School Sharks, and the usual dogfish. Also got one baby red cod, and some others there got a good Elephant fish and Red Cod.23/11/2008 at 4:19 am #11738Jones Jr.Participant
Would people be keen for a rig fish this coming sat evening? I think that stars could aline and give us good fishing conditions, whether the fish are there is another matter. I’d be up for it and from my last post on this it sounded as if some others would be to, guess this is more of a reminder post then anything. Need to get your techniques tracknz and PierMaster!
Aaron23/11/2008 at 6:05 am #11739
Just gotten back from Sevengillz not so secret Shark spot.
I left home a bit later then ideal because my father caught me about to leave and asked if I “wanted” to help sort deer in the yards . So at 11:35am (job took 35 minutes) I was in the car and got to the spot around 1pm (via KFC and Mobil). The sea around the ure river mouth was choppy but there was no wind further south.
Someone was parked in my normal spot so I went further south and after one wrong turn found the access sevengillz uses. Two rods were eventually casted into the sea, then one bent over a bit then a bit more. What followed was a short fight then I saw a dark shark in the surf, it quickly beached itself and I knew it was a sevengill, but its beaching was short lived and it was away again. After 4-5 minutes I got it out of the surf and removed the hook. I estimated it weighed around 40lb.
A while past then my other rod bent over, this shark gave much more powerful runs. Quite quickly a est 25lb tope was on the beach. That shark was the easiest to release to.
Then a slow period before another rod bent and a 4-5 minute fight resulted in another sevengill shark, this time I guessed around 25lb.
One last fish I decided, then the rod bent over and stayed bent. After what seemed a long time of powerful runs and sore muslces I spotted a sevengill tail in the surf. I eventually landed it after 10minutes total fight and I estimated it to be around 60lb.
I started to pack up and caught a small tope shark on the remaining rod.
4 big sharks, 3 sevengills (whole Pilchard) and 1 tope (Salted bonito), small tope (Garfish).
Moon: declining Banana
Tide: High at 2:45pm
Sea: Calm with small swells (.5m).
Temperature: Air around 25, Sea 13.9
Wind: Calm at beach, Humid weak norwester at home, stronger norwester at ward.23/11/2008 at 6:53 am #11740HookLineSinkerParticipant
Good stuff there milli i figured it would be a cracker day to get out but wife had to work so no joy for me on a fishing front had to look after daughter but life happens, next weekend will be a even more of a cracker im picking and one i intend not to give up just hopefully the weather plays ball.
Just wondering there milli were you using wire traces to catch the sevens or did nylon do the damage? Thanks23/11/2008 at 7:07 am #11741
Yeah, access was easy. Just drive down a road, cross railroad (give-way signs), there is a creek on one side and a farmers paddock (airstrip?) on the other. Just watch out for the sudden cliff at the end of the road . Might not be 100% public but it looks like a well used access.
I reckon Clifford Bay would have been rough today, but Kekerengu south to Kaikoura is normally calm during norwesters and it was. Plus swellmap was showing calm seas so I decided to check it out.23/11/2008 at 7:33 am #11743
Went out fishing for the first time in about a month today, caught a small wrasse in the waimak from my kayak, was very surprised to find a wrasse there. I think it was a green wrasse instead of the usual spotties and banded wrasse that are common around rocky areas in canterbury.23/11/2008 at 9:26 am #11745SevengillzParticipant
Good stuff Miliwolf.Sounds like that stretch is heating up.Well I know where im going this weekend
I think the land is leased by the railway im not sure or its a stretch of crown land but its definatly not private.Yeah that cliff is dodgy now that was all level about 3 months ago.23/11/2008 at 9:28 pm #11748Jones Jr.Participant
Those are some good catches Milli, persistence pays off!
Just realized xmas in the park is this Sat evening so may not be the best for a get together at the Pier if people were intending to go there, we could do it Sunday instead? Or if people were still keen for Sat evening I’d be good for that, what are people thoughts?
Aaron24/11/2008 at 3:16 am #11751
Been back down the coast, was not going to go but was talked into it. The weather was quite bad, big chop on the sea. Did throw a line out, first cast resulted in a small tope, second cast hooked a sevengill which got free when my shockleader broke. Got sick of being sand blasted so went home.
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