Mullet Fishing – Are there any left?

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  • #6777
    Anonymous
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    I was thinking about going to Kaiapoi to catch some yellow-eyed mullet. From what I heard, they’re the best bait for Red Cod… So, is the Kaipoi River worth a try? Or I’m not gonna find any fish at this time of the year?

    Thanks a lot

    Paulo

    #13372
    yellowfin
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    I went fishing for mullet a week ago at McIntoshes Rocks near the Kaiapoi River mouth. I was using yabbies that I had caught with the bait pump down at the beach a little earlier. I tried for about an hour but didn’t even get one. I didn’t see any either. Usually a live wriggling yabbie is taken by mullet fairly quickly – if they are present. It was getting cold and late with the tide only half in. I note that people are setting nets in the lower river but they have always done this. Schools of mullet move up and down with the tide. When they are there you can quickly catch heaps. :)

    #13373
    Jones Jr.
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    Not sure about others but I’ve found I don’t catch any mullet in winter, they seem to disappear and come back in August or September.

    Maybe I haven’t been out enough, should they be there in winter?

    Cheers
    Aaron

    #13374
    Miliwolf
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    I have caught the occasional mullet fly fishing in the Wairau during the winter last year….. BY occasional I mean 1 mullet every couple of trips.

    #13375
    rdeejay
    Participant

    I haven’t had any luck in the avon across from home lately, caught heaps during the warmer months but lately just nothing.

    #13376
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Oh well… Should’ve caught them and stored them during summer….
    Thanks guys

    #13377
    gunnercoops
    Participant

    seem to remember catching mullet at Kairaki most winter nights we went down there last year.

    #13378
    fishsnatcher
    Participant

    I saw a few mullet down at Taieri mouth when I was spinning, not huge numbers but they were there, lost a couple that took my spinner.

    #13379
    yellowfin
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    I think once the whitebait start turning up in a month or 2. Then the mullet will come with them.
    As will all the other fish and I’ll spend hours at the beach!!! I cant wait!!!!!!

    #13380
    yellowfin
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    I can’t really remember if I’ve had any success with mullet over winter. They seem to be around at most times of the year, but maybe dissapear for a couple months over winter. But like with some other species, like Kahawai, there will still be the odd one about in certain places. I do remember catching them around September last year, so you might have to wait till then.

    #13381
    151
    Participant

    Have fished waimak 3 sumner 2 lyttelton 2 1n last 3weeks chasing flounder on rod,small hook useing worm,sea worm etc havent had to much luck to be honest and have only caught 1mullet no flounder or sole or any other fish …….

    #13382
    yellowfin
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    I’ve seen flounder caught off the Pier before, and one I caught myself was just on a standard mullet trace with some small size 10 Trout hooks and a small peice of fish for bait. Never tried using corn or anything, but I suppose that could work.

    #13384
    yellowfin
    Participant

    Has anyone tried fishing down the ashley river mouth???

    We take the flounder net down there sometimes at low tide. Plenty of flounder. And theres always schools of small mullet down there.

    #13392
    elmo22
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    my mate went to the kaiapoi on tuesday for herrings and he got nothing, not a bite , was there for about an hour

    #13393
    151
    Participant

    i wouldnt touch any fish caught from the ashley river as there is a toxic algae Phormidium in there very dangerous for animals also,

    check fish game website for info

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