- 04/11/2010 at 8:03 pm #16272
went out southshore yesterday with chris to get crabs . seems to be alot of mullet around. cast my trace in and as soon as i tightened up the slack i had a mullet on every hook06/11/2010 at 5:33 am #16277mulletmanParticipant
were u casting out far06/11/2010 at 6:34 am #16278
He was casting 450 mtrs give or take ….tail wind tho
Wonder if there’s many kahawai over Taylors at the moment ….06/11/2010 at 12:14 pm #16279
Really need to get out for some decent fishing but all the local beaches are way to rough till probably wednesday. Not working till tuesday night. Got some ideas for summer round the local beaches that involve big baits and hopefully big schoolies/seven gillers or something bigger just gotta wait for the water to warm up a bit. First method involves casting out a 7 or 8oz breakout sinker with a metal stopper ring at the end of the shockleader and then using a slide trace to slide whole kahawai/mullet down the line, either dead or live ones. Always thought about using a balloon to send out baits but the winds gotta be right and it’s always been to much hassle for me to even bother so was thinking of building some sort of kontiki type thing to take baits out into deeper water. Not sure where the deepest water or steepest drop-off is on this side of the rakaia mouth but I heard dorie is meant to be a bit deeper than the other beaches not sure about pendarves and wakanui and unless any difference in depth was a lot I doubt it would make much difference to the fishing. Probably be a month till the big schoolies show up anyway.06/11/2010 at 6:25 pm #16280
same here in timaru nor easters all last week and rough southerly all weekend cant go fishing have got a bit of whitebait not much tho06/11/2010 at 6:40 pm #16281
Its doable Zac ……and isnt that hard …..
I used to use a casting kite to deploy baits …..have been thinking about doing it again but 400 yards offshore on the rod , with live or dead bait for the larger schoolies which hang back about that distance from the beach
Somewhere on this site I posted a method of livebaiting the bottom , this has the benifit of keeping the bait away from dogfish , crabs and sealice …certainly worth a try …..
I wouldnt do pendarves , the cliff makes the wind fickle …dorie may be a go tho ……Id be heading to my spot further along baileys if and when I try it ……
I’d be keen come Jan ….they should be here a little before that but lets maximise our chances I say06/11/2010 at 7:02 pm #16282
That 21kg schoolie baitman got at wakanui was mid december last year so december/january seem to be the peak months. I think a lot of the big schoolies off the pier have been around january although a guy lost a good sized one really early last year might have been around start of november although there was never any other big schoolies around that time. Doubt I’ll be going anywhere today, just about to go to bed now..06/11/2010 at 7:23 pm #16283
Im pondering heading over to Taylors , try the livey on the bottom for some kahawai … will soon see if nay schollies of size are around ……
Might take young sam over there ……I wonder if its too early to ring him lol07/11/2010 at 9:00 am #16284MiliwolfParticipant
Took a walk down the New Brighton pier today and saw the fish ID sign. Was wondering do you guys regularly (or ever) catch Trevally and Gurnard while fishing there?07/11/2010 at 3:04 pm #16285
no gurnard and in january get a few baby trevally07/11/2010 at 4:59 pm #16286
Only a matter of time , and snapper …..
I know the crab man who used to set nets at the same distance off the beach along there for pot bait caught a couple of snapper over the years
He also caught quite a few kingies …and other rare species …….
A 12’6″ mako too ……..but no broadies08/11/2010 at 12:28 am #16287
went fishing this morning south of timaru didnt get there till 11 am had to werk before that sea was fishable but quite a nor east dump on the beach, rod bent over good cow ele too lost her in the surf 10 metres away from me bit gutted but thats fishing.08/11/2010 at 5:50 am #16288mulletmanParticipant
weve all been there, i know your pain lost a big rig just feet from me in the weekend.08/11/2010 at 9:17 pm #16290
surfcasting south of timaru this morn brat schoolies and dogs i dont know when an edible sized schoolie will show up usually here by now09/11/2010 at 2:17 am #16291MiliwolfParticipant
I do not think there is any such thing as a eatable size schoolie.
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