- 20/09/2009 at 9:26 am #13601
Its really a intake for the salt works.. It is basically two meter wide platforms which go 20-30m out into the sea. The two platforms are separated by about 2m of water, one of them has railings. Normally very crowded.
I personally feel it is better to fish off the beach, mainly because many fish feed just behind the first breaker. The only reason I spend time at the pier is to catch crabs.
Species I have caught, or seen caught from around the pier
Heard of but not seen
If you plan on going this far north, continue on for another hour and fish the sounds. That way you would have a good chance of catching Snapper, Gurnard, trevally and eagle rays. The species which frequent around the saltworks are no different to what you catch further south.20/09/2009 at 9:30 am #13602
Well this summer I’ll mainly be after rays/sharks. Smaller species really don’t interest me that much anymore, they’re more just for bait.20/09/2009 at 10:10 am #13603
Rays hit the shallows in either of the sounds. Caught heaps in the grove arm last summer. Would also catch Snapper, gurnard and trevally while targeting them.
For sharks, try around the 3 fords or the mouth of the Washdyke stream (they very close to each other)… Last summer I normally got around 3-5 big sharks (combination of sevengillers and topes) in 2-4hrs over high tide there. Infact, anywhere between the mouth of the Clarence and Kekerengu River mouth would be worth a try, the places I listed have easy access.
For even bigger sharks, need to find the bronzies in the outer sounds. Can not offer much advice.
For kingfish, I would probably try off the rocks around Hori Bay, or maybe walk around the coast out of cable bay.21/09/2009 at 8:48 pm #13606
Went to the pier on sat afternoon, fished for about 3ish hours, few KY were being caught.22/09/2009 at 1:02 am #13607gunnercoopsParticipant
A mate went to pier last night and got a school shark + doggies, saw a couple of KY caught. Got bitten off by something “big”.22/09/2009 at 4:26 am #13609
big dogfish22/09/2009 at 5:35 am #13611
according some asian guy on sat arvo i got a mako lol22/09/2009 at 6:06 am #13614YakkamanParticipant
I never knew you had asian friends especially those that talk up your fishing “Mako” next one will be great white 2ft long weighing 300lbs22/09/2009 at 6:11 am #13615
it was a kahawai lol the guy keeps goin oh mako good siza mako! im like huh mako wtf r u on about mate? kinda had to be there to be funny haha30/09/2009 at 7:49 am #13641HookLineSinkerParticipant
Miliwolf30/09/2009 at 8:17 am #13642HookLineSinkerParticipant
zac30/09/2009 at 10:21 am #13643
Went for a Snapper fish .
Arrived at the DOC campground in Moetapu bay. I got there shortly after 6pm, three rods into the water. 1 baited with Razor clams, 1 with Pilchard and 1 with squid. This is a nice looking spot, it is possible to fish rods on either side of a small point, or walk out to the point itself. I feel this spot is probably best fished with a couple of boat rocks for off the point and a longer rock or two from the beach. Heaps of casting room.
It does involve a short walk to get there which is a bit of a pain. So its not a place to fish when the weather is bad and you want to sit in the car while waiting for bites. In saying that, if the wind is to cold one side of the little point should be more sheltered then the other.
The fishing was slow, A few nibbles to start with (probably spotties). After dark next to nothing. Last bait out of the water around 9:45pm. Very pleasant evening after dark and the water cleared a bit when the wind died down.05/10/2009 at 6:24 am #13655
Went up to the sounds for the weekend.
Conditions were pretty crap all weekend. Wind from the north and then the south.
Hit up titirangi on friday. Got our limit of bluecod and a tarakihi. Also got a skate, some carpet sharks and dogfish.. Only 1 spottie, 1 kahawai and no snapper yet..
Went out on the boat on saturday out of tory channel. Conditions were pretty poor got a couple of fish. nothing decent.07/10/2009 at 9:24 pm #13669
Went to the pier last night for a rig fish, caught 3, had about another 10 hits
These are the first rig that i know of off the pier
<a href="“>08/10/2009 at 2:19 am #13672
Awesome. I was planning on going up to the Pier this weekend but not sure on the weather yet. Still have to make a crab catcher for some crabs. Hopefully the school sharks will start getting bigger, and the seven gillers will start to show up by the end of the month.
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