13/11/2009 at 5:17 am #6814
Coming down for a week around xmas and will be bringing a rod along .Whats the normal summer catch in that neck of the woods?
Have had a read of some of the older threads about spots ..Has anything changed?13/11/2009 at 5:48 am #13962
Decent fishing around Picton. The best reel to use would be of the spinning variety.
Species regularly caught would include Spottie, Snapper, Spottie, Kahawai, Spottie, Trevally, spottie, Gurnard, Spottie Eagle Ray. Kingfish are also often seen off the likes of Karaka point but I have never targeted them.13/11/2009 at 5:54 am #13963
LMAO I have still have a emcast in the garage and was thinking of bringing that and the solaris as its a lot easier to transport the the other rods .
Cheers13/11/2009 at 6:10 am #13964
Yeah, emcasts work well in the sounds. The 33lb of drag really helps to stop the large eagle rays and snapper.13/11/2009 at 6:30 am #13965Fishy BishyParticipant
Drop a pilly under a float between the moorings off the Waikawa Marine (round against the hillside)…..another great Spottie Spot but some huge Congers in ther Neil.
Also yielded a fair number of Snapper and Kings there but Hang On!
Water is about 3m deep close in up to about 12m deep 30m out, handy to know for how far up your mainline to set the stop knot above the float.14/11/2009 at 2:12 am #13968
still some good spots around picton, try to find bays without major boat traffic. I use my solaris with a baitfeeder and a whole straylined bait (pili, kahawai slab etc) and no sinker. Berley up heaps. use a smaller rod to catch fresh bait (gars, YEM, kahwai) and put out a livey for kingis around whatamanga/karaka point. Give me a bell I’m always keen for a fish. PM me if yer keen.14/11/2009 at 5:25 am #13971
Thanks guys .Just had a quick check and the solaris the swf rod one spin rod and my custom cd surf rod will all fit into my rod tube
just booked the sailings 29th dec til the 4th jan.
Will be in contact closer to the date St_Paul14/11/2009 at 5:51 am #13972gunnercoopsParticipant
Got a week booked at Waikawa in Jan, looking forward to catching my first snapper…hopefully! A kingi would just be way too much to hope for!14/11/2009 at 6:49 am #13974
looks as if you have a rod for every eventuality. Should be floating about somewhere over that period have found out that we don’t need to go to christchurch for Christmas.YES!!14/11/2009 at 7:33 am #13976
Guilty as charged more rods and reels then sense LOL.14/11/2009 at 7:39 am #13977
nope thats generally what I take away and sometimes add a 10-15 kg 2 piece spin rod too. Hopefully theres some good kahawai about at the diversion and you can have a crack at those.14/11/2009 at 8:25 am #13979
Hmmm I have one of those as well…Will have to see if that will fit as well.27/12/2009 at 1:13 am #14432
Packing the gear now.
We will have a vehicle to use for a few days while there and have just found out that a cousin on my wifes side runs the mv sea bud out of picton as well.28/12/2009 at 6:32 am #14449
What line weight is favored people?
Or should i just bring a selection of reels.28/12/2009 at 11:11 am #14454
I typically use around 20lb so I stand a chance against the Sevengillers and Eagle Rays (They head straight towards the nearest mooring, wharf, reef). Also aids in breaking free of any snags which often occur. Fishing from my Kayak I drop down to around 12lb because Rays are not a problem and the sevengillers are easier to release.
Long Distance is rarely important and can be counterproductive , most of the time there is not enough space for a proper cast anyway.
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