- 26/09/2007 at 5:54 pm #9087MiliwolfParticipant
No. Because it means that atleast one part of the eco-system is still strong which would provide a building block to strengthen others.
If you get rid of the doggies I highly doubt a more desirable specie would take their place. So instead of catching doggies you would be catching nothing.
The current fish population is currently being limited due to overfishing not due to lack of food.26/09/2007 at 5:56 pm #9088MiliwolfParticipant
I highly suspect that large sharks would grealy enjoy feasting on the doggies, and the baby doggies would provide food for smaller fish.26/09/2007 at 10:25 pm #9089St_PaulParticipant
I’m off for an overnight trip tomorrow so will try the doggie as bait for sharks and let you know how I get on.27/09/2007 at 6:53 pm #9090SevengillzParticipant
Miliwolf28/09/2007 at 11:50 pm #9092
went for a fish in the kaiapoi just b4 got a eel or about 10kg gave me a fright when i felt the weight on the line alothoug i intended on catching eels for a lil bit of fun29/09/2007 at 6:47 pm #9095
went for a fish today in the kaiapoi got about 50 mullet withthe biggest being 30cm also got a nice kaiwhai of about 2kg but released it cause i didnt want it30/09/2007 at 2:20 pm #9098St_PaulParticipant
Went for a bit of a night fish at Dorie on Thursday night, pig of a sea big pounding waves and a viscious undertow. 2 sizeable doggies and a hookup with something fairly hefty that managed to chew through 60lb steel trace after being on the line for about 1/2 an hour.
The undertow was so strong it was flattening 60lb mono shock leader lost a few sinkers and rigs.
Will definitely have another crack down there maybe after a couple of nor west days when the seas a bit flatter.01/10/2007 at 8:07 am #9102gunnercoopsParticipant
Had a few hours at Birdlings yesterday, one doggie, seems to be heaps of crabs.
Stupidly windy!04/10/2007 at 8:14 pm #9130
I’ve been to Birdlings Flat a number of times in the last 5 months or so, the two trips in the first month produced good results, but it’s been04/10/2007 at 8:23 pm #9131
ahhhhhhh the westport breakwater isnt too bad not sure about the 3m swells of the wharf in the port of westport04/10/2007 at 10:05 pm #9132tracknzParticipant
Hi all. Im looking to head down the pier about 10pm saturday night if the weather is ok with a bit of crab and see if any Rig are coming in. Be good to meet up with you local guys if any are keen for a late night fish. High tide is about 1am Sunday.05/10/2007 at 3:23 pm #9133MalParticipant
Had my 1st surfcasting trip for the new season last Sunday (Waianakarua), managed to christen my new surfcaster with about 5 dogfish & one small greyboy! might be a bit early yet but a nice way to spend an evening all the same. I am heading to the Whataroa (south of Hokitika) later this month, anyone here fished the surf over there?, would it be possible to catch a snapper??05/10/2007 at 6:25 pm #9134
ahhhhh it may be possible to catch snapper although i think it may still be far to cold for them down that far06/10/2007 at 5:32 pm #9136
I fished in06/10/2007 at 6:52 pm #9137
Thats the reason I never really fished anywhere over winter apart from a couple trips down to Timaru and one trip up to the Pier.
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