Shrimp as bait?

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  • #7031
    Anonymous
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    Hey everyone,

    Just been doing a bit of research on trout fishing regulations on the internet and areas like the Kaiapoi actually allow bait fishing for them… Another area where bait is allowed are the Tekapo canals (I know that some find “fishing” over there a bit low but it seems to be a pretty convenient spot for families to go…). I’ve seen people mentioning the use of shrimps as bait in both these places. Couldn’t find out if they were referring to freshwater shrimps or what… Anyone knows?

    Also, when they say you can use bait for trout they mention bait as being:

    Natural fly

    Natural insect

    Natural spider

    Natural worm or worms

    Natural crustacean

    Natural fish (excluding fish ova, or any portion of a fish, or shellfish (mollusc)

    Uncoloured bread dough

    Any scented lure constructed of, or treated with, elements that have chemical attractant properties”

    So the shrimps mentioned before are definitely not supermarket shrimps? Anyone knows what a “natural” crustacean would be?

    Was just wondering as I might give bait fishing a goal, besides spinning.

    Thanks

    #18351
    troutfishernz
    Participant

    Ive seen plenty people use supermarket shrimps before at the Tekapo canals and they have cought fish,Havent tryed them myself as I dont know if its legal or not.

    #18352
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    What do you usually when you’re over there, troutfishernz?

    #18353
    troutfishernz
    Participant

    I normally use worms, Huhu grubs are better but there hard to find were I live.

    #18356
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Have you tried or seen anyone trying soft baits over there? Don’t know where to get worms so thought the soft bait imitation might do?

    #18358
    troutfishernz
    Participant

    I havent used soft baits or seen them used in the Tekapo canal. I have seen them catch fish in the ohau canal down by Twizel so I cant see a reason why they wont catch fish in the Tekapo canal as well.

    I suspect a lot of the fish in the Tekapo canal are tackle shy As I have used spinners many times and have never had a touch and as soon as swicth to bait I start getting bites.

    #18361
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    The worms you’re talking about are just your common garden worms?

    #18362
    troutfishernz
    Participant

    Yes. the best place to find them is under stuff, Rocks,logs etc. Or failing that sometimes if you stick a garden fork in your lawn and wiggle it around the worms will come to the top.

    #18363
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Sweet thanks for the tips

    #18367
    yellowfin
    Participant

    Any bought prawns or shrimps are allowed to be used as long as it is the whole thing.You arnt allowed to break bits off and use them.

    #18371
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I see… Thanks!

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