- 04/01/2011 at 9:15 am #16926
spent the evening at Birdlings flat
2 nice kahawai
and lost a huge thresher shark in close … what a buzz
looked a similar size to yours birdlings !!!
heres a photo of my rig !!!
04/01/2011 at 9:42 am #16927BirdlingsflatParticipant
Very cool so it was worth getting rained upon after all pity bout the thresher..its a good sign!That they are out there..and good to see a big bunch of people out there doing it!!04/01/2011 at 9:48 am #16928
it was great fun tonight lol
legs were still shaking half an hour after the fight haha
on the downside mu rod spike was pushed hard into the ground and it bent in half when it was hooked
we were fishingdown bayleys road where the road turns to shingle a side track heads down towards the beach
no elephant fish04/01/2011 at 10:14 am #16930AnonymousInactive
yea figured they would be good bait after all the snapper were there and so were they, but the pillies did the trick.
What bait is everyone using when the threshers strike?04/01/2011 at 10:26 am #16931MiliwolfParticipant
I tried piper a few times for bait and I do not consider its worth the effort catch them.
Was anyone else catching Snapper on the point?04/01/2011 at 11:28 am #16932BirdlingsflatParticipant
The thresher probably struck whatever had taken your bait..as mine did..it was all Wham Bam stuff..as you saw!.Next we will have all the LBG people lined up on the beach!..In Northern warmer waters where Piper is prized we use a piper net in quiet water after chucking bran out they are also fantastic as a raw fish dish or done up like roll mops..on another tack..
Does anybody know in Christchurch where you can buy grey mullet as bait?..or tua tuas or yellow eyed mullet?Can buy all that in bait shops up north but not down here??Dont have a lot of time myself to go out and collect it..04/01/2011 at 12:17 pm #16933
just got back from black rock fished from about 8.30-midnight. Nothing really except a few doggies after dark,was using squid,prawn and crab for bait. 2 commercial fishing boats weren’t very far out to sea so wouldn’t be surprised if that was why we got bugger all04/01/2011 at 8:22 pm #16935
we were using a combo of baits ..
squid cooked prawn and mussel
we think that there may have been a small fish or a crab hoooked up when it took
but it put my gear to the test lol
when hooked it took off down towards banks peninisular and kicked around on the surface
good fun tho
i am semi glad that i lost it tho
i have no use for a shark of that size04/01/2011 at 9:52 pm #16936mulletmanParticipant
i think ive seen grey mullet at the wharehouse, but i get my own tuatuas05/01/2011 at 12:16 am #1694005/01/2011 at 2:19 am #16941
we were out at birdlings flat on sunday night and the fishing was amazing we got a nice kahawai and 2 doggies had a big bite but the hook broke..got me excited though, went back on monday and didnt get a bite all day .. oh well thats fishing aye05/01/2011 at 3:35 am #16943AnonymousInactive
not sure if anyone else caught any snapper mili, but there were no other cars in the carpark when we left. Spoke to a guy who started fishing next to us the night before, said he caught a 44cm snap off the breakwater near waikawa before xmas and hasn’t had any luck since05/01/2011 at 4:07 am #16945MiliwolfParticipant
I reckon the storm would have done the Snapper fishing no favors. probably caused them to head further out.05/01/2011 at 4:59 am #16947AnonymousInactive
went for a look at the kenepuru twice, the 1st night was ok, water wasn’t too bad caught a few kahawai got bitten off by what im sure was a snap, that was right out past the head on the other side just before dark. The second time i went I found the spot by the big tree you told me about, didn’t even wet a line as the water was like mud. Then I went to karaka05/01/2011 at 5:00 am #16948AnonymousInactive
Kenepuru road is an absolute mess, would avoid fishing over there till its cleaned up
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