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- 11/07/2009 at 10:13 pm #6777AnonymousInactive
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
Paulo12/07/2009 at 9:04 am #13372
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.12/07/2009 at 10:23 am #13373Jones Jr.Participant
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?
Aaron12/07/2009 at 10:55 am #13374MiliwolfParticipant
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.12/07/2009 at 11:12 am #13375rdeejayParticipant
I haven’t had any luck in the avon across from home lately, caught heaps during the warmer months but lately just nothing.12/07/2009 at 7:57 pm #13376AnonymousInactive
Oh well… Should’ve caught them and stored them during summer….
Thanks guys12/07/2009 at 10:06 pm #13377gunnercoopsParticipant
seem to remember catching mullet at Kairaki most winter nights we went down there last year.13/07/2009 at 2:22 am #13378fishsnatcherParticipant
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.13/07/2009 at 8:09 pm #13379
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!!!!!!14/07/2009 at 4:18 am #13380
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.14/07/2009 at 4:36 am #13381151Participant
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 …….14/07/2009 at 4:43 am #13382
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.14/07/2009 at 5:47 am #13384
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.15/07/2009 at 8:41 am #13392elmo22Participant
my mate went to the kaiapoi on tuesday for herrings and he got nothing, not a bite , was there for about an hour16/07/2009 at 12:16 am #13393151Participant
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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