- 25/08/2010 at 6:18 am #6928
Is there a time of year when sea runners are more likely to move up into a river or is it more a random kinda thing?
Is the presence of whitebailt likely to encourage sea runners up or are you more likely to encounter resident fish?
I am asking these questions in relation to a small Otago river and certainly within the tidal affected area.
Thanks for any light you guys can throw on this.
Oh yeah I saw a monster last night…. He saw me too so we will have to meet some other day25/08/2010 at 9:25 am #15883
Small Otago river estuary…. I think I know the one you mean
Yeah sea-runs will start coming in from September onward for whitebait, although it can be hard to tell the difference between them and resident estuary fish.
And they come again in Feb-march to spawn up-river, can get some big sea runs in them small Otago rivers, my biggest fish from last season was an 8lb brownie out of an otago estuary. I don’t think it was a sea-run fish, it was quite golden, but very nice condition. It was also one of the few fish I didn’t get a pic of26/08/2010 at 2:35 am #15886
Dude if I see you on my patch you are poaching26/08/2010 at 3:39 am #15887
You keep fishing the estuary, theres no good fishing upstream26/08/2010 at 7:40 am #15888
I’m only fishing down there cos the water above the main road bridge aint open yet.
Seriously though bro we should hook up sometime and do some fishin instead of talkin about fishin.26/08/2010 at 7:55 am #15889
Yeah, I’m keen I don’t have access to a car though so my fishing options are limited to round Dunedin, though if I’m ever heading up your way, I’ll send you a PM
If your down Dunedin way, either when the season starts or earlier, I chould chip in for petrol and we could hit the Taieri or the waikouaiti?26/08/2010 at 8:07 am #15890
Np I got the transport covered… will let ya know26/08/2010 at 8:49 am #15891
Sweet, I look forward to it! Be good to catch up with a fellow forum member27/08/2010 at 8:03 am #15895
Went back for another look
Sorry bout the bad pic but it was almost dark when I took it.
4 1/4 lbs looks like a resident fish I think.27/08/2010 at 10:01 am #15896
Stay out of my river!!!!
Na, good fish, looks like a sea-run to me, or is that just camera-flash?28/08/2010 at 2:19 am #15899
It was nearly dark, taken with mobile phone on night vision setting with flash
Quite golden coloured in the light.10/10/2010 at 8:57 pm #1614910/10/2010 at 9:02 pm #16150
Rakaia winter sea runs..http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/7637/005evf.jpg10/10/2010 at 9:17 pm #1615112/10/2010 at 5:24 am #16158
Nice fish bro
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