- 05/08/2009 at 10:15 am #6781
until the sevengillers return06/08/2009 at 1:17 am #13445yellowfinParticipant
I’d say next month the Yellow Eyed Mullet and Kahawai will start to show up, hopefully. So might be able to finally get out for a fish and stock up on some bait. Been wanting to fish, but just not worth going anywhere.06/08/2009 at 5:22 am #13446
Yeah, september/october sounds about right…. for the Kahawai to return in numbers
A few of both species hang around over winter, saw a Kahawai caught in Kaikoura two weekends back, I also caught a mullet and saw another one being caught.06/08/2009 at 7:08 am #13447stormParticipant
yeah hanging out for them to come back, landed the 1st one in early october last year hope their here that early this year !06/08/2009 at 8:42 am #13448
semi decent workup off the diversion today, could see seals feeding on kahawai with the binocs. they don’t appear to be moving up river yet though.06/08/2009 at 8:54 am #13449
Was the sea calm at the diversion?
Looks flat according to swellmap?06/08/2009 at 8:00 pm #13450yellowfinParticipant
I may have to target one this summer.. although I stil havent got a rig yet
I was thinking of maybe going down the diversion this weekend if I get time. Would be good if kahawai are starting to turn up.07/08/2009 at 5:59 am #13451
I have not been tempted to head down to the diversion yet….07/08/2009 at 7:22 am #13452
Sea was flat yesterday and flat today, the river mouth is getting pretty shallow now they’ve put in that bank up near the rail bridge to try and force more water down the wairau bar. You could easily walk across the mouth even at high tide. I suspect we need 2 – 3 days heavy rain to blow it out again.07/08/2009 at 10:21 am #13453
I am hoping for a big flood to blow the dam they made away.08/08/2009 at 12:24 am #13454
a stick or 2 of gelignite would sort it out quite nicely
doesn’t seem to have had much effect on the wairau itself. My feeling is they need to stop some of the irigation take and get wineries and farmers to contribute to off river storage of surplus water.
on the plus side i’ve seen a couple of nice kahawai landed off the beach at the diversion and off the stopbank at the bar08/08/2009 at 5:55 am #13456
Checked the dam out today, it is quite substantial in size. The lower wairau gets much of its water from spirngs and only a small amount from surface flow, so what the council did would achieve next to nothing apart from reducing the flow in the diversion.
Good to hear a few Kahawai are about…. Were they all hooked in the sea or in the river?
Did not see any Kahawai schools while out diving in Port underwood.09/08/2009 at 2:04 am #13459
All in the sea and on bait, did manage to hook a nice sea runner on thursday on the fly rod but lost it.
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