- 21/12/2010 at 11:42 pm #16690
HIPP21/12/2010 at 11:53 pm #16691
St_Paul22/12/2010 at 1:49 am #16695BirdlingsflatParticipant
A fraction beyond the breakers seems best from Birdlings to Bayleys..the big concentration of fish feeding seem to be right in close..my veiw anyway..
heres my fav hooks A and B long shanks work for me.and have never bent or snapped…I never know the sizes!!.C work very well but a bugger to get out…D and E are experimental for me this year..but the long shanks enable me to retrieve them easier.. STILL blowing like hell down at the beach!!22/12/2010 at 2:19 am #16696
hey milli went up kaikoura last nite for some crays (got my limit) and decided to shoot up to clarence beach (by the humps on the road) for couple hours as had surfcasters on board.You guys have some beaut beachs up that way aye very very deep beach compaired to what we have here in canterbury, seemed the longer the cast the bigger the fish ended up getting 1 conger,4 gillers average size 6 foot biggest just over 7foot dropped another 6 gillers as well . They seemed very shy on the bite but travelling in packs as both rods would go over at nearly the same time22/12/2010 at 3:13 am #16698fishforpotParticipant
I hope you released most of them ? limit is 1 from memory22/12/2010 at 4:08 am #16700
Limit is one for most the bigger species of sharks I think. Not sure that the beaches up there are that much deeper than some of the canturbury ones south from birdlings flat etc. There’s definitely a LOT more seven gillers around kaikoura though almost hooked one every trip up there and if I haven’t someone else has. Nearly all my seven gillers have been at Kaikoura compared to ONE I’ve had south of Christchurch which was at Rangitata.22/12/2010 at 4:21 am #16701
Yes i know the limit i have been fishing for over 25 yrs and why would i want to kill something that i dont want to eat, Im a Fisherman not a trophy hunter like some on here !!! Just because i did not say i released them does not mean i keeped any of them,once again some common sense would go along way22/12/2010 at 4:27 am #16702
Yeh zac they seem abit more common up there for sure , i just cant ever remember having such a hot bite time with them22/12/2010 at 4:36 am #16703
Have heard of them travelling in groups around there. I know their was a day PierMaster fished in front of the railway station he got heaps and have heard of guys that throw their fish frames etc off the wharf they’ve seen groups of 4 or 5 turn up.22/12/2010 at 6:57 am #16705
There is no limit on the number of Sevengillers you are allowed to keep when fishing in Challenger, although school shark (tope) are part of the 20 finfish daily limit. That beach you fish is typically excellent fishing this time of year, a normal summers trip would be to arrive, catch 4-5 large Sevengillers and/or Topes then drive home exhausted after a couple of hours. Have not fished it this year, but might go down sometime in January. It heaps on fun to have two sevengillers on at once, have landed both on several occasions.22/12/2010 at 7:50 am #16706elmo22Participant
as said in earlyer post was going to bayles today but as wind was still up did not nice and calm here in town now 8.45pm wont be fishing now till i go over to the west coast and go in the 10 day fishing comp north of westport that i go in all the time26th….4th always have a great time and if to rough to fish these alway a comp in the local bar that we can enjoy lol22/12/2010 at 8:54 am #16707St_PaulParticipant
Miliwolf22/12/2010 at 9:58 am #16708BirdlingsflatParticipant
All calm here now at Birdlings Flat few guys setting up for the night between here and Bayleys..all hoping for Rig or whatever..lovely full moon evening….clear water nil wind22/12/2010 at 10:27 am #16709
Hopefully things would clear up a bit by Friday night for my traditional Christmas eve Snapper fish.
Mustad demons are one of only a few hooks which are straight eye and non-offset circles. Most circle hooks have a offset which increases the chance of large Snapper being hooked deep. It only seems to be a problem when stray lining without any weight. Owner SSW In-Line are another option and I think Eagle Claw also has one. Unfortunately all of these hooks cost around $2.00 rather then the $0.50 which I am prepared to pay for Snapper hooks.22/12/2010 at 11:21 am #16710
the limit for seven gillers is one. i have it right here in the book
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