- 24/11/2008 at 6:51 am #11754
Hi Aaron. Im keen for a fish one night this weekend. Not sure about saturday yet cause its the father in laws b day so will let you know whats going on later in the week.
Rob24/11/2008 at 7:39 am #1175624/11/2008 at 7:55 am #11757MiliwolfParticipant
I use 20cm of 80lb wire trace, the teeth marks are obvious after each fight. The only time I use nylon trace when fishing the east coast is when targeting Rig (prawn).
Still need to find the Snapper spot and Elephant spot along the coast. A Moki spot would also be great.24/11/2008 at 10:04 am #11759Jones Jr.Participant
Let us know when you find the snapper spot Milli
Sounds good Rob, will hear back from you and hopefully others.
Aaron24/11/2008 at 5:45 pm #1176125/11/2008 at 3:13 am #11765PierMasterParticipant
had a good night on the pier on sunday the 23rd started fishing at 7.30 and got home bout 3am ish caught 15 rig, only keeping 3, biggest about 4kg,got a good ele bout 3.5kg, lost a sevengiller and my mate got 2 ele’s both good size one. will be back up there on sat and sun mst prob
Andrew25/11/2008 at 5:46 am #11769YakkamanParticipant
Tides are looking good for some fishing give me a some warning i’m only down the road would be keen to meet some of you guys.25/11/2008 at 5:41 pm #11772
Popped down to the beach after work for a few hours yesterday, caught some fish. A big spiny two red cod some small tope some bigger tope and a good 8kg tope which put on a good fight and was a matter of tiring it out before i was able to land it. Even the smaller ones (2-4kg) had a lot of fight in them more so than iv had before even had one jumping out of the water trying to throw the hook. So was a good afternoon fishing considering it was just three hours from leaving home and getting back again.
High tide 4.50pm
Fishing time 4.30 – 6pm most the fish caught between 4.40 and 5.30
Strong gale force norwester had been blowing all day, luckily the spot i was at was flat and sheltered so little wind on the beach.
Bait: Red cod – squid/spottie
Spiny – pilchard
Tope – pilcahard/squid/spottie , red cod(8kg specimen)
Heres some pics of yesterdays sojournes,
Heres what greeted me a muddy looking sea the effect of the mud flowing from the awatere river, luckily the water was realitively claen right on the beach.
And heres one of the moderate sized fish that put on a good fight for its size
And heres the 8kg fish, it swirled to the surface as soon as i put pressure on it once it had finished pulling string about 100 metres off the beach, then it came in quite easily intil it reach the breakers and then it took about 10minutes to wear down and eventually allow it to be washed onto the beach and by which time ended up about 200 metres down the beach from my gear.
26/11/2008 at 8:52 am #11775
Jones Jr.26/11/2008 at 9:14 am #11776MiliwolfParticipant
Has to be Seaview?
Must of been a extra energetic tope for the size to take that amount of line. The one I took maybe 25-50m of line and was on the gravel in less then 5 minutes. But my one swam straight into the breakers once hooked which probably shorten the fight.26/11/2008 at 5:45 pm #1177727/11/2008 at 11:42 am #11779Jones Jr.Participant
Hey Rob and others
High tide is at 6.50pm, what would be best? Arrive 1 hour before high tide (at 5.50pm)? Or do people think an hour before the change of light is more important (Which would be 7.30pm on an outgoing tide).
Aaron28/11/2008 at 12:32 am #11780yellowfinParticipant
wont be able to make it as i have a friends 21st to go to. also may need an operation of sorts tonight so may not even make it to that lol.28/11/2008 at 2:19 am #11781yellowfinParticipant
On the topic of school sharks. I caught a couple at Wakanui beach the other week, and one put up a REALLY strong fight and took a bit to get in. It wasn’t all THAT big, but it was hooked sort of on the top fin which explains why it put up so much of a fight.28/11/2008 at 4:01 am #11782
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