- 12/01/2010 at 3:02 am #14671
Perfect size squid for eating and bait… Must get down there and catch a few.12/01/2010 at 3:06 am #14672
Was great catching them. There was some massive schools and seeing the squid jumping and the barracouta chasing them was so cool.12/01/2010 at 3:23 am #14673
Did you try using a Squid Jig or just the cast net?12/01/2010 at 3:26 am #14674
Just cast net. They didn’t have any squid jigs at hunting and fishing but I’ll look for some on trademe for next time.12/01/2010 at 3:31 am #14675
Warehouse does/did have a selection of squid jigs in stock. but probably better value from trademe anyway. Was told by a aussie who chases aussie squid all of the time that the Yo-Zuri Squid Jig out fish the generic ones 6 to 1. They are also significantly more expensive.
Also would not want to use a Yo-Zuri when the Coutas are about.13/01/2010 at 10:20 am #14685
Caught a trevally in the grove arm tonight, pleasant evening over high tide. Fished from 7:30pm-10:10pm.
Fishing was very slow, even the spotties were off the bite. Caught a few mullet including a few big ones. Almost landed a garfish/piper. Going to target these buggers one night shortly.13/01/2010 at 10:24 am #14686
Anyone know when the piper are around kaikoura? Want to plan another trip to kaikoura and hopefully spend a week there to make the trip worth it, just gotta wait for some better weather.13/01/2010 at 11:59 am #14687
exactly 7.43 every sunday night14/01/2010 at 3:09 am #14692
If you plan to spend a week might as well head up into the sounds where you have the chance of catching a Bronze whaler and a few other different species. But that would easily double the driving time.
I do not have any trends with regards to when Piper turn up or go. They seem to be around most of the time, slightly more common at night.14/01/2010 at 4:31 am #14695
wen u go zac ull have to take me with u lol14/01/2010 at 5:31 am #14700
Lol I doubt I’ll be catching any bronze whalers but I’d be up for some eagle rays further north, just might be a bit far to travel and I’d say petrol costs would be getting well over $100 to go any further than kaikoura.14/01/2010 at 6:05 am #14703HIPPParticipant
caught a garfish in queen charlote sound in early december,
caught on small hooks with small amout of mussel for bait,
(also got some small ky,1 gurnard,some mullet,one ray/skate and spotties by the ton )
kept it for bait and then herd on my return that they are pretty good eating!
Also saw more at night under ajetty light but was on bigger hooks by then.
Cooking tips anyone?
Cheers ,Hipp14/01/2010 at 6:09 am #14704
Yeah, it would be over $100. Blenheim is a extra hour and a half from Kaikoura, then the nearest decent spots in the sounds are 45 minutes from Blenheim. Reaching French pass is around 2hrs from Blenheim, Titirangi is approaching 3hrs.
HIPP14/01/2010 at 6:10 am #14705HIPPParticipant
thanks, will give it a try…just gotta catch one again now lol14/01/2010 at 6:22 am #14706
fuk id be keen as zac
id put in for petrol
50 buks enuf?
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