27/08/2008 at 9:59 am #6627
September is only 1 week away and it roughly marks the start of the spring fishery… In other words it means that the whitebait would start running which would soon attract the KY and sea run trout into the rivers. The warmer temperatures would bring more shark species closer to shore. While further north the first of the Snapper would start sniffing around for a feed.
In saying the above, I am certain there would be many more days (and nights) of quality Red Cod and Dogfish fishing to be had.
So what is everyones plan for the next few months?27/08/2008 at 10:04 am #10846
My plans are quite simple.
1) Surf-casting for rig and Elephant fish at Cloudy and Clifford bays, would be using prawn and hopefully crab for bait. Would be targeting them from now onwards when tidal and wave conditions permit.
2) Sounds Snapper, according to another thread on the topic of Snapper. A few big snapper are snooping around the Sounds this time of year. So would be throwing a few large pille baits out in the hope of catching one.
3) If river levels allow I would spend a bit of time after work trying to catch Sea Run trout and KY on my fly rod. Might combine this with a rod or two targeting rig.
Should be enough to keep me entertaind until the Summer fishing really starts.27/08/2008 at 10:56 am #10847
I’ll probably just be going to Birdlings for a surfcast or try my luck at moki if the conditions permit. Kaikoura for a night soon also is probably a must.
Orded in 1000m of 1kg mono, way to much but good deal. Really light line just for yellow-eyed mullet etc, make fishing for them alot more exciting other than just hauling them in on 25lb line, not exactly all that exciting really. Looking at getting a 2-4lb ultra light rod.28/08/2008 at 12:46 am #10848
Go to Kaikoura for bait and lure fishing.
Go fishing in Auckland when I go there for work.
Catch some mullet and kahawai from the waimak, mainly for bait.
Catch a rig or two from the pier.
Check out Manuka Bay (near the Hurunui river mouth).
Try to catch an Elephant fish just south of Amberley.28/08/2008 at 5:53 am #10850
I have also been noticing that the day length is getting longer, still light after 6pm
I am getting excited about the long summer evenings.28/08/2008 at 6:11 am #10851
my plans for spring…. maybe get the net out catch some bait for some patties…… also maybe get some kaiwhai for bait and mullet for bait (or the cat) and mullet for the smoker.and say byebye to the doggies for a while..28/08/2008 at 6:15 am #10852
Miliwolf28/08/2008 at 7:36 am #10853
i am currently thinking about a aexon but may think for a bit longer yet28/08/2008 at 10:16 am #10858SevengillzParticipant
I plan on thrashin the coast this spring/summer with prob next to no trips down the sounds this time except for maybe 1 or 2 to french pass for kingi season.Still havnt got that one off the wharf yet…mind you might help if I tried
Sharks are the game with Sevengillers being target species.
It will be interesting to see if the are around in numbers this season.If I remember correctly I tallied around 10 sevengillers and only 1 or 2 good tope for the 06/07 summer and the 07/08 talley was 2 Sevens and countless Tope with majority of them around the 4 to 5 1/2 foot mark.
Hope for a calm season with big fish28/08/2008 at 8:44 pm #10859
Booger05/09/2008 at 5:27 am #10919
Heading to the pier tomoro morning to fish the incoming tide.07/09/2008 at 8:47 am #10928
Pretty hopless fishing, didnt get any bites at the pier, only saw a couple fish caught nothing exciting. Then went to the esturary to try luck at flounder or anything, even there things werent happening. Might have to wait a month or so till I go out again.09/09/2008 at 5:17 am #10934
yea was farily shit aye steve got the one small shark and 2 cocabilies
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