29/12/2007 at 3:17 pm #6538
hey just wondering whats a way to go about catching these other than in a net? ive heard that fishing a few tiny29/12/2007 at 10:45 pm #9616
You are onto it. I can not remember the exact details but a small trout hook works well. They respond well to burley.
Alternatively go out on the water at night with a bright light and that attracts them.30/12/2007 at 12:09 pm #9626
yea thats what i intend on trying to do in kaikoura with that light off the end of the wharf that attracts them and then use them as really fresh bait. would be30/12/2007 at 12:52 pm #9630
Send one out as a live bait. You might get something surprising.
I suspect the wharf area would be heavily fished at all times of year. I once went down there middle of winter and there was 3-4 people fishing there…. Residential fish would not last for long but the number of Moki is still quite impressive. Probably due to the light and maybe the concentration of burley.30/12/2007 at 1:08 pm #9631
yea like a coutta which i wouldnt want30/12/2007 at 1:25 pm #9632
Yeah, that is the most likely result.30/12/2007 at 1:32 pm #9633
dont know what else maybe a snapper?? they come as far south as chch in summer30/12/2007 at 1:40 pm #9634
Snapper are a fluke anywhere south of the Sounds on the east coast.
Slight chance of a kingfish or a Salmon. Albacore tuna might venture close to shore. Fishing always manages to surprise me.
These speedsters of the sea put in a regular appearance at Kaikoura from Christmas through to just after Easter weekend. Some years they come quite close in to Kaikoura Peninsula while other years anglers and commercial fishermen report that the schools are at least 20 miles or more offshore.
Albacore are caught by trolling at about 8 knots with a variety of lures. The most common of these are rubber skirts over lead heads. The treble hooks used are similar in size to that used for salmon at around 1/0.
Catching albacore involves attracting them to your boat by making plenty of
commotion by trolling at least half a dozen lures at once. Teasers are also a good idea. The tuna often take the lures right in close to your prop wash! So it is a good idea to spread you lures both far back and up close to the stern. Once a school has shown interest you can then catch them on cast lures as well.
This species are tremendous fighters for their size. Sport anglers from Christchurch have taken record fish on light lines chasing albacore at Kaikoura.30/12/2007 at 2:02 pm #9635
yea a salmon would be good you dont need a licence to catch salmon in salt water either so i believe30/12/2007 at 4:39 pm #9636
within 500 metres of a river* Mouth ( from the seaward side) Fish and Game Rules Apply…OUTSIDE 500 metres Fisheries Rules apply.
The 500 metres is measured in an arch from the middle of the river mouth
* River means from any freshwater outlet
So if my maps are correct, the wharf should be safe.31/12/2007 at 3:31 pm #9647SevengillzParticipant
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