- 02/02/2011 at 4:14 am #17406
yh u might be right kev but for now i think getting the fly rod owt and waiting for the rivers to clear02/02/2011 at 4:18 am #17407
You might be right mate,heading out after elephant fish tonight then might hit the lakes friday..when r u dropping the spinners off bud?02/02/2011 at 5:01 am #17408
straight after dinner so bwt 7ish if thats ok im sure once the rivers clear up there might be a few about to keep us occupide02/02/2011 at 5:34 am #17409
yeah mate c u at 7 then02/02/2011 at 7:52 am #17413
has anyone herd anything about the hurinui ?
cheers tom04/02/2011 at 6:35 am #17426
went for a look up the kaiapoi river today after school it was dirty for some of the tide but at low tide clean as anything talked to a few chaps and they all said that there were 3 taken today only small salmon though round 8 to 10 lb . i was fishing alone and saw one porpose right in front of me but it was really small looked to only be like round 5 to 8 lb most of the salmon this season seem to be small up the kaiapoi04/02/2011 at 9:04 am #17427
The hatchery fish seem to be extra small this season,but there seems to be some big wild fish about also!!04/02/2011 at 9:46 am #17428
having lived in kaiapoi for 21 years the kaiapoi does get dirty when the waimak is although often i find around high tide the dirty water pushes up the cam more and above that just gets slightly discoloured. then outgoing tide that water gets clear as anything.04/02/2011 at 10:06 am #17429baitmanParticipant
how do you tell the hatchery fish from a wild one kevo? fin clipping? I wasn’t aware you could tell the difference?04/02/2011 at 10:10 am #17430
yea i think it is fin clipping im not 100% sure thats what silverstream hatchery does thou i cant remember from when i went there with fish and game04/02/2011 at 10:42 am #17431
Yeah it’s the clipping of the adipose fin,they have days during the year where the public are invited to help clip thousands of hatchery smolts prior to release!05/02/2011 at 3:40 am #17439
just about all the salmon in the kaiapoi this year have been small but they are showing up the kaiapoi but yet nothing round makintoshes or the mak05/02/2011 at 10:23 pm #17446aretheyrunningyetParticipant
Got up at 3am Saturday and headed to the Opihi to try both the surf and gut. We arrived right on daybreak and just before my first cast a chap directly opposite hooked and landed a fish around 12lb. With his fish on the bank I made my first cast and hooked a fish right at my feet. Had a short battle and had a good mate tail it up the shingle for me. Weighed in at 15lb, my best yet. We spent the next hour in the same spot but I figure those two fish had been sitting in that spot over night and no more were coming in so gave the surf a go. My mates dad hooked a fish on his first cast in the surf which made me think I could be in for a limit bag ! His fish took a good 10 mins to land and was unfortunately foul hooked on the top of the head so was released. It was bigger than mine and we estimate 18lb. No more fish were caught while we were there so we were pretty happy to have landed two of the three fish caught that morning.
Also went to the Orari for half an hour in the surf but nothing doing so cleaned my fish and headed home.06/02/2011 at 1:03 am #17452
Hey guys, just wondering what cumecs does the rakaia flow at when its good to fish?
wud be good to know if its fishable or not before i waste a bunch of fuel getting down there haha
cheers06/02/2011 at 2:37 am #17453
180cumecs is just about right, but coming down dirty again so mid to late week might be right.
Whos sick of this weather pattern?
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