- 25/03/2012 at 4:41 am #20729
Fished Conway again today 6 ele’s let a small 1 go and a schoolie, kept 5, biggest ele was 5.9kg and smallest was 4.9kg, busted off on 1, fished for 2.5 hrs and got bag limit25/03/2012 at 10:46 am #20732
Must get down to Conway, What tide were you fishing and how long between the fish?
Went Surfcasting tonight, between 7:00pm and 11:00pm. High tide around 8:30, small sea and next to no wind. A perfect night for fishing.
First fish was a red cod , then Wayne got onto the Rigs, two big ones. Things slowed down then I started to catch Rig, first was decent size followed by a big one. Had more strikes and lost baits but that was it for the night.25/03/2012 at 7:37 pm #20733
Out going tide, goes dead at low tide but then picks up again, first was only 5 min’s after putting rods in, maybe 10-15 min’s between fish, excellent sandy beach.25/03/2012 at 11:35 pm #20736
Might head down there this weekend, was going to last weekend but was to lazy to drive further then Kaikoura. Its my favorite beach which I have fished south of the Clarence, and seems to produce good numbers of Eles this time last year.26/03/2012 at 1:27 am #20737
heading there again wednesday arvo so will let ya know how i go, best fishing for me in a long time, will catch part of the in coming tide so should be really good26/03/2012 at 6:15 am #20738yellowfinParticipant
Fished Pier Friday night. Lost what was easily the biggest fish I’ve ever hooked, a ray that looked to be over 100kg. After a few hundred meter runs into the shallows and north along the beach it started swimming back towards the Pier and then underneath where I got onto the 100lb leader and spent 30 mins hanging on trying to get it out but the weight, size and power of it made hard work getting it to the beach. Arms were giving up and rod was scratching on the Pier nothing much I could do so got someone else to hold the rod while I tried to grab the leader but couldn’t hold on and it went right under and out the other side before snapping the mainline.
Then went over to Diamond Harbour wharf with a mate hoping for some rig but no luck. Lots of lice and nothing on the big baits. Managed some mullet and small warehou, terakihi etc. Saw barracouta chasing fish and jumping under the light.
Fished Pier again Saturday but no luck with the rig, mate had a few runs but didn’t hook up. The rig seem to be getting a bit few and far between now.26/03/2012 at 7:36 am #20741
Sounds like a impressive Ray, I even have trouble landing the smaller models when they get stubborn, even more so on shallow beaches.26/03/2012 at 7:36 am #20742keenfishermanParticipant
unlucky about the ray,zac, big stingrays take forever to haul in!100kg wow!28/03/2012 at 3:59 am #20750
Forecast is looking to good this weekend for Surfcasting. Most likely would target high country trout instead28/03/2012 at 10:22 am #20754
Caught this fellow tonight, he is approximately 60cm long, and according to the length/weight chart should weigh 9lb. But it was in excellent condition, probably the fattest Snapper I have seen so suspect it would have made 10lb. So my first 10lb Snapper since the spring.
It was a last minute decision to go Snapper fishing tonight, I arrived around 7pm to mostly calm conditions. With just the occasional gust to ruin a otherwise pleasant evening. Tide was nearly dead low when I arrived, which created quite a strong current. The current quickly reduced in strength, but before that happening I had caught that fish. Put up a excellent fight and might of taken 60m of line, I find the smaller big Snapper (9-14lb) put up a better fight then the big old ones. After dark, not much happened, just a couple of pannies.28/03/2012 at 7:25 pm #20755
excellent catch milli29/03/2012 at 3:04 am #20756
Now I only need to catch one double that size before the end of Autumn30/03/2012 at 12:35 am #20763HIPPParticipant
Well done on your Snapper milli, nice one:)30/03/2012 at 8:08 pm #20767fishforpotParticipant
Dazza went to Bayleys spot X yesterday morning , 3 rig …. so they are still about ….31/03/2012 at 2:26 am #20768troutfishernzParticipant
Winter species around Timaru now . Cought about 20 dogfish this morning plus 3 carpet sharks. Been a very poor season for Rig and elephant fish.
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