- 17/02/2010 at 5:50 am #14924
Went to timaru for a few hours this afternoon. Caught small terakihi, warehou, mullet and a small kahawai from the wharf on carolyne bay side that says private property. Never caught a kahawai at the other wharfs where the fishing boats go so seems they don’t enter there for some reason. Had a massive hit and hook bent out twice on my sabiki and I don’t know how many times that has happened while fishing there and I’ve always lost whatever it was. I suspect it to be either large terakihi, moki, or salmon but could be anything. Also Saw some big schools of dogfish swimming around on the surface like you would see mullet, never seen them like that before.18/02/2010 at 12:01 am #14936
Went to Wakanui late yesterday,with 2 friends.
N/E wind ok but big southerly swell, and high tide made for interesting fishing,
one grey boy (on prawn) and a small dogfish (on crab!!!)….though it was hooked in the “beak” so maybe he was just havin a wee sniff :
and one larger fish lost in the surf from the shark family but not identified.
lost a lot of gear, but better than working.
Another friend got a Rig there the day before.
I just cant seem to get onto them this year…any advice guys.
Cheers, Hipp18/02/2010 at 12:51 am #14937
Check this website for swell conditions – http://swellmap.com/reg_forecasts.php?tag=BirdF#anchor Anything above 1 meter is usually a bit rough. Haven’t been to wakanui for a while but there should still be a good number of rig around so can’t really give any more advice to catching them.18/02/2010 at 2:54 am #14938
Here are some old pics of a ray I got at kaikoura only just got them from the fiery ginga.
Removing the hook at the steps. Was using a slide trace that’s meant to slide down your line after you cast out your sinker but since the ray was right at the wharf I just clipped it up to mainline and dropped it down.
18/02/2010 at 4:21 am #14939
I will check out the swell conditions site, its along way to go to face a wall of water ,
Guess just gotta get out more aye,
Cheers, Hipp18/02/2010 at 5:59 am #14942fishforpotParticipant
Try these sites as well …….
http://swellmap.com/charts.php?region=c … nkp#anchor
http://www.niwa.co.nz/our-services/onli … conditions
http://www.buoyweather.com/wxnav6.jsp?r … 12&units=e
The last one is a virtual bouy off baileys beach ……
The more info you can get the better when it comes to fishing
That said , heres a webcam thats a few hours behind live , off the Ashburton river mouth , spot on for wakanui Id say ……..http://www.niwa.co.nz/our-services/onli … shburton-b18/02/2010 at 6:37 am #14943
Didn’t know they had fixed the ashburton cam that should be useful18/02/2010 at 7:15 am #14944MiliwolfParticipant
I use to enjoy watching floods via the ashburton camera Amazing how quickly they raise.18/02/2010 at 9:42 am #14946rdeejayParticipant
zac18/02/2010 at 9:46 am #14947
Just where the boat club is on marine parade just on the corner to Unwin Rd.18/02/2010 at 11:21 am #14948rdeejayParticipant
Ah ok i know where you mean and thats one place me and my bro as youngsters never flicked a line, back in those days you could fish every wharf there is, but a heck of a lot has changed since then(25 odd years +) we would fish sanfords wharf, the wharf which is used now by the roll on roll off nedloyd, number 2 but never 3 and of course number 1 extension.18/02/2010 at 8:58 pm #14950
Thanks fishforport for those sites, I used to look at the Ashburton camara but had lost the link,
so cheers for that.
Thanks, Hipp20/02/2010 at 10:33 pm #14967fishforpotParticipant
Giants nose this morning ….1 kahawai ……and 1 blue cod …..wasnt far off legal , certainly big enough to be blue as in not that brown colour the little ones are ….
Dont know if its the setnet ban , but it suprised me to see it come out of the water21/02/2010 at 3:23 am #14970MiliwolfParticipant
Fished new wharf at Kaikoura to sometime after midnight. Quite a calm sea.
In total caught 3 or 4 moki and 2 Blue cod and a tara. All undersize. Others on the wharf caught Moki and Tara while I was there.
Only one group of four squids swam past while I was there, they ignored my jig. Would wait until autumn before my next visit to the wharf.21/02/2010 at 3:49 am #14971
Havent been out in ages, although got fishing trip penciled in Darwin early june.
Found this on the net:
Thought it was funny
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