- 08/07/2012 at 10:16 am #21279
Although its probably been colder, it does not seem as winterly as it did last winter.21/07/2012 at 11:10 pm #21306troutfishernzParticipant
For the 3rd winter in a row im yet to see any Red cod caught around the Timaru area. Must be fished out or Something. When I first moved down here in 2007 there was heaps around.
Anyone know if there is Sevengillers caught in Tasman Bay? Im going up to Motueka in November and wondering if they catch some of the Shark species that are around Canterbury?22/07/2012 at 4:35 am #21307shark slayerParticipant
red cod fishing in canterbury has been shit for a while now,the trawlers have destroyed the population,you can still get a few at birdlings flat etc but not enough to even bother fishing for them,you will catch a million doggys before you get 5 cod.Went on a red cod mission to kaikoura last sunday,arrived after dark at 7.30 pm,fished the beach behind the caves store,caght doggys and a nice conger <a href="“>(sorry about the shit photo’s they were taken on a phone.) i started losing gear to stone bruising and didn’t have many sinker’s so changed spot’s.I went and had a look at the new wharf but decided not to fish as it was quite swelly,it had an awesome vibe with the neon lights and hundreds of sea gull’s were floating just off shore.Then i went to the railway station and fished till about 2.30am with no luck on the cod just doggy’s and a skate <a href="“>
The next day i decided my luck would improve if i moved further up the beach to the sand and where the bottom flatten’s out,i fished the last 2 hours of the incoming and got 6 nice cod in between doggys’ <a href="“>
The next day the condition’s were shit after the southerly blow came through but i fished the incoming and after getting 3 more nice big cod i was happy so i headed back to christchurch.Not to bad for my first surfcast in kaikoura and i have a good supply of red cod fillet’s wich i am having for tea tonight…i don’t care what anyone says it is yum!!22/07/2012 at 5:06 am #21308troutfishernzParticipant
shark slayer22/07/2012 at 5:20 am #21309
Doggies are also not bad eating they are just plain, similar to red cod. Skate are quite tasty but difficult to fillet.22/07/2012 at 9:52 am #21310smells like fishParticipant
where as rig taste so much better than doggies imo22/07/2012 at 9:57 am #21311
just returned from two days in kaikoura, Managed to bring home 16 cod out of the 20 i got and lost a few also, Only got half a dozen doggys, A Small schoolie and a octopus,22/07/2012 at 11:04 am #21312
I am bit surprised you did not catch any skates or congers, did you go surfcasting or fish the wharf the whole time?23/07/2012 at 2:39 am #21313
i also were suprised. yes fished the beach yesterday and got fish between 7 and lunch then it went quiet, Someone else got a very small skate, possibly the smallest i have ever seen, at maybe 30cm across, and no congers, reason i lost a fair few cod was they also kept hitting my wee rod with tiny tiny hooks on them so guess they couldnt get a good grab24/07/2012 at 9:03 am #21314smokin’ joeParticipant
troutfishernz24/07/2012 at 10:14 am #21315
Might have to go out for a surfcast shortly, once the rain clears and the floods drain away… been a while since I surfcasted during winter but I am convinced the red cod would still be in good numbers up here.24/07/2012 at 9:20 pm #21316DuckmanParticipant
try around the bar mouth, use to catch good numbers few years back, but mainly at night25/07/2012 at 12:25 am #21318
Yeah, Just inside the bar mouth at slack tide use to be extremely productive for cod over winter, but think I would go somewhere more scenic like Blind river.25/07/2012 at 2:29 am #21319
go to kaikoura on friday or sat Thomas i will more than likely be back there25/07/2012 at 4:26 am #21320
I only head to Kai at this time of year when the forecast looks good for spearfishing. Forecast is currently 1-1.5m so maybe not….
Might head to Westport, but would prefer a smaller sea.
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.