- 05/01/2008 at 9:40 am #6546
Thought I would introduce myself to the board, I am a pomme yes sorry I know! not my fault. Moved to NZ / Kaiapoi 2 years ago now with my wife son 4 and our new addition 4 month old daughter. We absolutely love it here its the best thing we ever did, getting away from the UK.
Ive been fishing for around 20 years now started with course fishing, then progressed to sea fishing, which Ive been doing for the last 12 years, mainly surf casting and some boat fishing. Just got into fly fishing over the past 3 weeks.
I’m after getting back into the fishing now things have settled down at home. Been looking into getting out surf casting pretty soon but need to find out some more info on areas / baits /05/01/2008 at 11:39 am #9716MiliwolfParticipant
I use rods from 6ft to around 14ft while fishing from a surf beach. I believe the advantage of the taller rods is that they allow for potentially longer casts and keep the line above the surf for a greater distance. Quite a few fish feed relatively close to shore so a large casting distance is not always essential.
Most types of bait would catch something if you use it for long enough. I personally like prawn, crab when targeting rig, and squid or pilchard for everything elese. From time to time I use other baits…05/01/2008 at 1:25 pm #9724
Hey fly guy im Greg and also live in kaiapoi and have done for 20 years05/01/2008 at 2:35 pm #9726SevengillzParticipant
Welcome Fly Guy
For info on surfcasting,you have come to the right place!05/01/2008 at 7:44 pm #9727
Cheers for the replies, some useful info there. Not been out surfcasting yet, been trying some fly fishing which I have never done before(TO BLOODY EXPENSIVE IN THE UK)
Im missing the surfcasting so its about time I got out there. Gonna plan a trip to Ambereley next weekend I think, better warn the wife!
In the UK 90% of my fishing was at night I suppose the same applies here for better catches? Is there a recommended spot to fish at ambereley?
Daz05/01/2008 at 7:51 pm #9728
um not really its just a beach like most others although where the car park is is ok then you dont need to walk to far or just any spot to the north that you can get downthe the beach i guess.yes night fishing at amberly is far better at night like alot of areas during the day its quite often dead but once it gets dark its alot better may be alot of doggies around though where do you fly fish?05/01/2008 at 8:07 pm #9731
The fiery ginga05/01/2008 at 8:15 pm #9733
yes 3 streams isnt too bad not alot of deecnt fish there though alot of babys05/01/2008 at 8:17 pm #9734
ill proberbly be going to the mouth of the waimak tomorrow to try get a kaiwhai or 2 and maybe some mullet for shark bait06/01/2008 at 9:38 am #9747
Not tried any course fishing, dont think I ever will again, I mainly targeted carp in the UK but have’nt done it for many years.
Might take my son to the bmx track today if the weather holds out, bought him a little rod & reel set try and get some mullet for bait.06/01/2008 at 4:41 pm #9764
ok i went up behind the borough school today and had a couple fishing acrossfrom me they sounded english. maybe it was you they had 2 kids with them that looked about 4 and a baby to??06/01/2008 at 5:47 pm #9766
I was fishing to the far right of the bmx track past a picnic table? did have my lad with me, and the misses turned up for 30mins with the baby. Caught about 20 mullet and what I think is a herring? had some gold colour spots down its side. All now in the frezzer for hopefully a trip next weekend.06/01/2008 at 6:22 pm #9769
oh no i was in a different place up the river further i got about 60 mullet and a few smelt. no it was a kaiwhai that other fish you got. i usually fish before that picnic table in that little bay kinda area with that big tree iover it or06/01/2008 at 6:48 pm #9771
Only 60 bugger
I didnt have small enough hooks to be honest, just used what
I found in my box.06/01/2008 at 7:30 pm #9775
i dont use overly small hooks either really
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