- 30/11/2009 at 5:00 am #14151
mulletman30/11/2009 at 5:53 am #14152
Got this Seven Giller on Sunday Morning at the Pier, not the best photo though. Was around 6ft. Released.30/11/2009 at 7:18 am #14153Fishy BishyParticipant
Ooooh bugger, would have been way better filleted and frozen to keep the family fed for a week or three.
Might have saved a bit of tackle from chew offs too.
Great catch just the same!30/11/2009 at 7:22 am #14154
Most people don’t like them to eat, plus I already have enough rig and elephant fish fillets to last a while. I think bigger species like seven gillers are best for catch and release.30/11/2009 at 7:47 am #14155
I struggle to think of many things worst then having to eat Shark for several week <a href="“>30/11/2009 at 10:29 pm #14156
when using cooked prawns for rig bait are frozen ones good or do you go for the fresh deli ones?30/11/2009 at 10:31 pm #14157
baitman01/12/2009 at 6:02 pm #14160
Thanks for that. Has anyone tried off the south rakaia huts lately? The mouth is so far south this year I was wondering if it will affect the surf casting? I have caught a few schoolies and some spinys but can’t seem to find a rig or ele.01/12/2009 at 6:36 pm #14161fishforpotParticipant
I doubt the fresh water effects them much , Ive heard rumours but have caught them IN the rivers
Quite possible you would do better down at Dorie , Ive never had elephant fish at Pendarves tho ……..
Id guess its the time of day your fishing ….get your rods into the water by 5am , and I bet you have better news to report …….especially for elephants
Start at about 8pm and expect the fishing to get hotter as time ticks by , rig feed more in the dark , and the school sharks seem more prolific in the evenings ….
Put in the effort , and I bet you will have better news to report01/12/2009 at 11:34 pm #14162gunnercoopsParticipant
Miliwolf02/12/2009 at 12:29 am #14163Fishy BishyParticipant
Even put them out on the Torpedo and came back untouched.
Fussy buggas, maybe Countdown need to get their act together and provide a better quality chuck away Prawn…02/12/2009 at 4:25 am #14165
I find Paddle crab to be a significantly better bait for Rig then prawn. But when paddle is not available it is the next best option. At times they would take prawn and leave the crab baits untouched, the other night HLS out-fished me using prawn when I had paddle crab.
Prawn is also a usful bait to have on hand when chasing Moki. Both raw and cooked prawn work on both species. Prawn and Crab are excellent when the doggies are around because they do ignore them, Red Cod also rarely take them so they are a good selective bait.02/12/2009 at 7:00 am #14166HookLineSinkerParticipant
Iv found recently that prawns for me have worked just aswell if not better than crab myself personally, but this could be in the way im rigging them or where im fishing them possibly and also that thats all im using intil i get my self some crabs to use along side the prawns and compare.02/12/2009 at 6:47 pm #14174
I ve caught heaps of rig at night on crabs usually around 10-12kg (only ever caught 2 small ones (3-4kg) and that was during the day).
Tried softbait crabs and got nothing never caught one on squid or anything else, gonna give prawns a nudge got some yesterday still with shell on is there any trick to rigging them to stay on better or do you just thread on hook and go?02/12/2009 at 11:29 pm #14176
I just push them onto the hook then wrap bait elastic around them heaps. Stays on well enough.
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