- 09/09/2007 at 9:37 pm #8799Jones Jr.Participant
Hi Zac, Kaiwhai at the pier today were of a nice big size. Not huge but a good sized kaiwhai. Perhaps the same or slightly smaller than my kaiwhai from Kaikoura.
There were no mullet about, although I suspect I got “mulletesh” type bites at one point but that’s it. Surprisingly not one dogfish seen.
Hey Wiz, the kaiapoi river seems to be a mullet hot spot. Or the mouth of the Waimak river. Just fish the Kaiapoi anywhere south of the main bridge that goes through town, try find a quite spot and chuck your line in. Closer to Chch I’ve seen good catches of nice sized mullet in the Avon river between say where Wainoni Rd and the Pages Rd bridges are. I haven’t fished there in a while tho.
Cheers10/09/2007 at 8:54 am #8800St_PaulParticipant
birdlings flat and baileys beach are worth a crack. Take the road to akaroa and turn off at the signpost (about 30 mins drive). Have caught seven gill sharks, school sharks, rig, elephant fish, kahawai, red cod, skate and electric rays here. You can buy a map with canterbury surfcasting locations from rebel sport that has a few more options too. They are called spot x maps.
Nice to hear the Kahawai are about off the pier, usually means they will be about off the southern beaches too. Might have to have a crack out at baileys beach next weekend depending on weather and tides.10/09/2007 at 9:37 am #8802gunnercoopsParticipant
Hi..I have tried Birdlings a few times, done ok there. Where is Baileys beach?
Thanks10/09/2007 at 10:05 am #8804
Went fishing, Saturday at sumner only got a doggie, 60-70cm i guess in length and I got it on chicken hearts aswell! Then went to pier yesterday, nothing biting other than crabs. Aaron, greg and10/09/2007 at 2:15 pm #8805St_PaulParticipant
Baileys beach is the beach at the end of the kaitoreti spit road, instead of going around the left to birdlings you go over the cattle stops and continue on down the gravel road to the car park. the beach is accessible by 4wd or a short walk.10/09/2007 at 5:00 pm #8808
Shark_Tale10/09/2007 at 5:16 pm #8809Jones Jr.Participant
Well I didn’t get the oppertunity to feel bored from fishing as I hardly got to go when I was a kid. LOL
Cheers10/09/2007 at 5:27 pm #8810
HookLineSinker11/09/2007 at 10:27 am #8811
Amberly beach is the best place I have had for mullet, biggest being 38cm,11/09/2007 at 6:27 pm #8812
zac11/09/2007 at 6:28 pm #8813
HookLineSinker11/09/2007 at 6:29 pm #8814
Somtimes it is quite busy. If you go later at night there arn’t usually as many people and all the asian people have usually left. I havn’t really fished in that many places north of Christchurch so I don’t really know any other places you could try.11/09/2007 at 6:30 pm #8815
i lot of the beaches to the north of chch are al to shallow for surfcasting. you could walk out11/09/2007 at 6:30 pm #8816
Jones Jr.11/09/2007 at 6:36 pm #8817
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