Latest catches Spring – 2011

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  • #19771
    Birdlingsflat
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    ..all I can say is…YUM!!! :grin:

    #19772
    beameer
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    Out this morning scored a couple of “Mamoths”

    That fish in the smoker looks great Socky :eek:

    #19774
    Birdlingsflat
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    nice elles Beemer…Yea Vics making us drool..I must have his bike here..lol

    oops

    #19776
    sevengiller
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    Beameer where abouts did you catch those Eles. Great catch

    #19780
    yellowfin
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    This is a story of great feats and derring do.I went to Ashworths for tuatuas and crab for bait.Good chanels were there but a meaty swell was running.With wetsuit on and a pair of socks to stop the nippers I waded out and started harvesting.Then I stood on a big shellfish and reached down and grabbed it.The shellfish then grabbed my hand and when I lifted it up a giant, no ginormous crab had a hold of my hand.It was a milisecond later that I screamed like a girl and uttered F and C repeatedly.I flung it so hard it gashed my hand ( I bled for you today Ian).It landed 100m away by my car hissing all the way.I carried on.All was good apart from hand wound, till a large blob of seaweed snuck up from behind and wrapped around my legs.You know the drill more screaming and cussing.So then I just worked the crabpot from the safety of the shore and in two sets nearly filled the bucket to go with the filled grundys.Who ever said gathering bait is boring and no fun.

    #19781
    yellowfin
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    sevengiller

    #19782
    rayhunter
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    thats a good size you wouldnt want it on a toe

    #19783
    elmo22
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    that crab is on top of a 44 gal drum lol

    #19784
    Birdlingsflat
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    ..and it twas a specially big 44 gal drum ..lol elmo..well Vic-torious Socky-well done..I vil have to order some single malt-I bow to you superior crabority— :grin:
    hey elmo go to taumutu and drive along a bit further to the middle of no-where..and thats where they are! :grin:

    #19785
    elmo22
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    how many cups of tea have you had birdling flat :grin: what are half way down to the middle of no were???

    #19786
    beameer
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    Elles caught between Taumutu and Birdlings on fresh squid had 7 in two days no by-catch……beach has dozens of elle tailings on the beach someone has had a good few days ……..Ian I owned a K100rs for 11yrs great machine did in excess of 250k ….miles that is :)
    Heres a couple more from yesterday

    #19787
    Birdlingsflat
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    yup they have a good rep..owned plenty of R models..and just about everything else..but never a K..now they are quite reasonable in price will enjoy this one for a while-must ask you half a doz questions one day about them..lol..anywhere between the half way mark tween bayleys and the ellesmere lake outlet should be good Elmo..thats where I got the biggy at the beginning of the season..Ive been too busy chasing other fish but i must pop down again soon and fill up the acme smoker..errr cups of tea?oh thats right I need to pop over to the whiskey galore site and order some more tea bags… :razz:

    #19790
    elmo22
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    beamer how do you get down the beach i can get to taunutu but at the church looks very soft to drive down is there a road that i can get to thats half way from bailyes and taumutu have hilux 4×4 no bike

    #19792
    beameer
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    Elmo can’t help you there I only know the beach access from Taumutu, Birdlings would be able to answer that,Hi Lux would be a artifical reef before the weeks end if you got stuck anywhere along the spit in particular at the cutting where they open the lake :cry: :roll: ,there is no reason why the elle’s aren’t at the church access though many good fish have been caught there over the years.

    #19794
    fishforpot
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    It’s quite astounding how different the water is once your along the above mentioned stretch …..sand hills are higher – beach steeper and water way deeper ….until about 4yrs ago it was shark central …but the commercial boys have raped the school shark population ….
    Ele’s and rig are prolific tho

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