- 20/12/2010 at 3:29 am #16650
5 foot 4 tail ……that would make it over 10 feet long ?20/12/2010 at 3:34 am #16651MiliwolfParticipant
Headed down the coast for a fish last night, cold wind was blowing which made the sea a bit rough. Decided to take a walk to see if things would calm down. 100m down the beach I noticed a orange flag 250m from the shore. Quickly figured out a kontinki (looked like a expensive one) had gotten snagged out there. After watching it for half a hour the wind had not died down so explored access ways into the Awatere river instead, I suspect shortly after the wind did drop Checked on the kontiki again just before dark and it was still there. Upon leaving saw a couple of guys looking at it, suspect they might of been the owners. Wonder if it still out there bobbing away. Probably a massive tangle of Doggies, Red cod and Skate on the line now.20/12/2010 at 3:57 am #16652
sorry for the dumb question guys,but what beach is Bayleys? I hear you talk about it often20/12/2010 at 4:21 am #16653
Public access thru Doc land I think , some 6-7 km’s towards Rakia from Birdlings ….including another 10-15km’s of coast via beach , or if luck enough , via private property20/12/2010 at 4:55 am #16654
nope fish4pot under 10 foot i measured from where the tale starts(bottom fin)(tail shank)I reckon the body was a little shorter maybe 6 inches or so shorter..so 9 foot 10 inches.. the tail is drying on my fence now..so it will be there for all to measure.
.Bayleys Beach turn right over the cattle stop at the road into birdlings and follow till you get onto the gravel..follow signs to the carpark..the road to it veers left eventually20/12/2010 at 6:52 am #16655
So total length would be 10footish ? …..dont know why youd measure from the bottom fin …
What was in its stomach ?20/12/2010 at 7:37 am #16657
er i mean from the beginning of the bottom tail fin..who gives a shit anyway..
there were two small red gumboots a partridge and a small box of flathead nails,3 different species of frog,five hotrod magazines and a blowup dolphin with a frilly skirt..
actually with due respect for the fish in hand I didnt rumble through the stomach contents..and left it for the gulls to devour and savour the tasty bits..the need to get home and use my nitro-lingual spray was paramount at that time. .20/12/2010 at 8:44 pm #16662
Went for a quick fish at Dorie this morning. Not much swell but was really windy. Crabs were destroying my baits as soon as they hit the water tried crab and mullet/squid, ended up catching one large crab and then the small schoolies and doggies showed up. Saw a big pod of about 10 dolphins they were going crazy 10 – 20 meters out jumping out of the water big lot of birds diving around them as well. Only fished 6 – 7am.20/12/2010 at 9:38 pm #16663HIPPParticipant
thanks for the report hopeing to get a few mates together for a fish at Coopers tonight, crazy moon eclispe, how will that effect the fishing I wonder???20/12/2010 at 10:11 pm #16665
we never know til it happens-main thing is getting out there..Fishermen must be at the height of optimism..Good luck Hipp20/12/2010 at 11:05 pm #16666
Should be fine if the wind calms down. Anyone know what that old structure is at Coopers Laggoon? Haven’t been down for a look but thinking it was an old pipe or something that went out to sea? Wish someone could build a wharf going out off one of the canturbury beaches although not sure how it would hold up in a big storm I’m sure it’s possible if they made it high enough to keep away from a big sea, although can’t really see any point in a wharf other than for fishing so doubt it will ever happen.20/12/2010 at 11:42 pm #16667oldgreyboyParticipant
went south of timaru this morn rough nor east dump on the beach gave up after half an hour21/12/2010 at 12:20 am #16668HIPPParticipant
The structure to the left of the access road to the beach at Coopers is indeed a pipe system that was used for controlling the lagoon levels,it is now jammed up with shingle,I had alook the other week,
It used to run out quite along way further and years ago I used to run down it as far as i dare to cast out, My ex wife hooked a Moki off there once, crazy as it seems….,
The structure to the right is a controlled outlet for the Salmon farm, Im not sure if it is still in use as sutch but it used to attract a lot of salmon fisherman, me included. I have seen people scoop netting whitebait there too, also was there one day when the smolt were released of which alarge number died of the shock and were washed up on the beach by the thousands.
I havent fished there for anything other than Salmon, any of you guys tried it for Rig or Eleies?
and yes you are right there Birdlings, Ill be out there doing it, thats the main thing,Thanks.
Cheers, Hipp21/12/2010 at 1:01 am #16669mulletmanParticipant
a mate of mine got a big school shark out of kaikoura, 11 pound i think, give or take a bit21/12/2010 at 1:48 am #16670
Late one night many years ago , was catching red cod , and every now and then Id think I hooked one and WHAM big pull and nothing …….this happened 3 times before I got pissed off and struck the shit out of of it just as I thought I felt another cod hook … the shit hit the fan
10 minutes later I landed a huge conger , well over 6 feet long
I ripped open its guts , and found 4 red cod with torn mouths …..mystery solved …..
Would have been really interesting to see what something like a thresher shark might have been feeding on …… like the ele I caught the other night …nothing but crabs , 2 of which Ive only seen in the harbours ….
Can learn a lot from gut contents ….
Mullet , 11lb is a good eating size schoolie …..not unusual for Kaik’s …..its down here we want the big ones ….like the 145lber off the pier ……how insane a fight would that have been
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