- 08/11/2011 at 12:48 am #19159
Beautiful fish you got there BF Well done,also what time of day are you getting these ? also what size hooks as have heard not to use to big a hook due to size of mouth.is this true as i usually use a 7/0 hook .08/11/2011 at 1:09 am #19160
gidday Giller-12 oclock lunchtime today -best elle fight I ever had..sharp is more the hook size as you can see I snagged it in the cheek(quite common)as they seem to nuzzle the bait around, this was a size 8 or 9 hook..i use the same hook for rig..last year I used more a 7..to 8 old fashioned straight shank..seems to be a good size to bind the shrimp on..or the crab..I bind a wee morsel of squid and a another of mussel to that as well-that way Im covering the sight and taste themes..always been a fan of cocktails..cept when it comes to single malt whiskey…thanks and cheers ian08/11/2011 at 2:47 am #19161
Top looking ele ian.They put up a good scrap when they are that big.Let the fun begin.08/11/2011 at 4:35 am #19162
15lb is a good size, biggest on here that Ive seen so far, heard of monsters hitting close to 20!08/11/2011 at 9:03 pm #19165
this morning early while throwing greyboys back near (the fridge) spot..I snagged a big tired crab it flapped a tad strange in the half dark it was Darth Rigfighter himself..less a few limbs of course..now I know why some of you spell Baileys like that..
08/11/2011 at 9:56 pm #19166
It looks almost edible.I will bring the salad and single malt.08/11/2011 at 11:27 pm #19168
Awesome,thank you.haven’t had a ele on for a couple years now so will be wanting to get out tomorrow morning for a few flicks.i was starting to second guess my hooks as was using between the 7 and 8 size and was thinking are they too big now or what as no hits over the last 4 weekends.usually target down at taumutu as is just around the corner from me.will post pic if i have any luck tomorrow,thank you for your advice and tips .09/11/2011 at 1:37 am #19171
yup socky thats what the 2ic “said Ill a bring de salad”-typical east coast yank she’ll eat anything with a crabby crust on it oops!-fergot to tell her bout the malt…bugga
Good luck giller dont worry about your hook size its how you use it…09/11/2011 at 4:43 am #19175fishforpotParticipant
I use 2/0’s …..and won many many prizes in comps with them … wouldnt use anything bigger than 4/0 which I bought when no 2’s were available , and I hate them lol
Had a few bent tho , a conger that probably won Kaikoura comp several years ago bent one , still landed it tho ….
Presenting the bait right makes a huge difference09/11/2011 at 5:01 am #19176
Smaller hook = smaller bait = less flavours being given off = bait harder to find. Would you agree? Obviously you don’t want the hook too big, but surely it doesn’t have to be that small?09/11/2011 at 5:23 am #19177fishforpotParticipant
The bait is tied to the line above the hook …I often use a keeper hook of the same size ……especially if using crab baits
Hard to explain , but I have the meaty part of the hook exposed , so the fish doesnt have to chew thru the bait to reach the point of the hook …..
I dont want to catch 200lb sever gillers , the fish Im targeting only need small hooks09/11/2011 at 7:27 pm #19182
good morning BF,whats the surf cond this morning ? would rather ask you than drive 15 min to see the sea has some huge dumping waves this morning.
i guess last nights rain and wind would of made a mess of the sea and swells today .Hope to get out this morning if its fishable.09/11/2011 at 8:49 pm #19184
shitty cold windy blowy snotty.lumpy sea…may improve this eve10/11/2011 at 2:21 am #19187DuckmanParticipant
yes the whole east coast is crappy, looks like it might be around for a few more days10/11/2011 at 2:23 am #19188MiliwolfParticipant
Seems pleasant enough up here, but I am about 20km from the coast….
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