Salmon Season 2013 – 2014

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    kbel

    #24898

    shark slayer
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    I used the owner eagle claws for a while..nice and sharp but I don’t like the way they hook up..they fall out to easy under slack lins which is easy to get briefly when you have a fish in the dump…I find the standard hooks you get on ticers hook up and stay hooked better..the only fish I hooked up properly on and lost this season was on an owner when it got half a second of slack in the dump…me and a mate also had a few bend slightly on kahawai but were alot harder on the kahawai cos who cares if you lose one?you can’t be to hard on salmon with them or they will straiten..and I have found alot of the time they only hook up with one shank

    #24899

    burkefish
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    have been using eagle claw 375 freshwater size1 in rivers and 1/0 in surf for 23years have had 1 fail and found it hadn’t been tempered. one a 20lb fish broke the weld of 1 and pulled one side out to 90deg but it never let go. have that hook as a ‘trophy’ on my fishing room wall. Saw 18 fish caught at macintoshs today, weight getting better know 3-18lb fish caught last 2 days. on a personal note have netted 13 fish for people last 3 days and still bloody can’t get one myself, been about a month now. probably the new rods fault- not ‘broken’ yet.

    #24900

    bignhairy
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    First Visit to Macintosh for couple hours after high tide. Saw 4 caught and landed a 12lber nice fish. Took soft but fought well, well hooked. Thanks to gent who netted for me.

    #24901

    yellowfin
    Participant

    Anyone know how the kaiapoi river has been fishing?

    #24902

    burkefish
    Participant

    kaiapoi fishing well, small spinners and rapalas.

    #24903

    kbel
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    The Kaiapoi might be a bit murky for a while as the Ecan crew is clearing out the upper Silverstream using an NCK dragline.It’s usually done about this time of the year to clear out all the overgrowth of weeds and water cress etc.

    #24904

    smoked salmon
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    does anyone know how the point fished today plese?

    #24905

    burkefish
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    quiet day 2 fish up to 2pm, don’t know since then.

    #24906

    nickthechippie
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    I havnt been on waimak since Tuesday avo/night(fished upriver a bit for 4 hrs saw nothing), but how bad was the lower river today from the silver ferns farms discharge? :evil: Could it affect running salmon? Many fish around today?

    #24907

    burkefish
    Participant

    didn’t notice a thing, only knew about it when ecan came along. obviously nowhere as bad as it was in the 90’s

    #24908

    yellowfin
    Participant

    I heard it was sewerage from Bromley?

    #24909

    yellowfin
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    11 fish at mackintoshs this am of which one was mine 6 lb,

    #24911

    burkefish
    Participant

    pollution is from works about as much that would fill a Olympic pool much less than they were putting down there everyday 18months ago and it has been treated. the problem is a pumping station breakdown and it all cant be sent to Bromley until pump is fixed.

    #24912

    burkefish
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    spent today along with about 25 other mainly lower waimak people finclipping 85000 salmonsmolt over at Montrose. fish to be released in Rakaia and southbranch waimak. still a lot more to be done if anyone interested tomorrow. meet yauldhurst pub 8.00am.

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