South Canterbury fishing

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  • #6786
    South Canty Angler
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    Im in St Andrews, ive spent 7 years in Timaru and never fished st andrews, i here there is great elephant fish and moki out here?, Are there Any spots around here that are better than others? Or do i travel to Moeraki or Even north of timaru? also are elephant fish around at the mo or are they a summer only fish?

    Thoughts please?

    #13516
    yellowfin
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    From what I’ve heard St Andrews isn’t a bad spot for Surfcasting. November – March would be the most productive time for fishing anywhere along the east coast. I’ve heard of elephant fish and rig at St Andrews, and you’d also get seven gillers,skate,carpet sharks,dogfish,school sharks, red cod and possibly Kahawai at times. Not sure about the Moki though. If you were looking at travelling, I’d say north would be the best way to go. The beaches from St Andrews to Pareora would probably be much the same in regards to species of fish, and yes Elephant fish are mainly a Summer species along with most of the other ones.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/fishing/ar … -Challenge

    Saw that Article a while back, has a few spots mentioned down your way for Moki etc

    #13518
    South Canty Angler
    Participant

    Awesome, thanks for that, I come from New PLymouth and the Taranaki coast is Quite productive for Surfcasting, theres been times since ive been down here thinking, maybe i should convert to Fresh water, but i never do, something about chasing ocean fish that keeps me returning to the shores haha

    #13519
    yellowfin
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    Surfcasting along the east coast is a LOT more productive over summer than it is over winter. During winter all you’re likely to get is Dogfish, Red Cod and Skate. Give it a couple months for the water temps to warm up and more desirable fish should start to show up. I’d say you could probably get Blue Cod land based around your area as well, heard of people getting them just south of Timaru.

    #13526
    storm
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    theres a road opposite the st andrews golf course that goes down to the beach its a pretty good spot for chasing ellies

    #13549
    yellowfin
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    also there is a good spot right in the middle of st andrews where u go over the railway line and go down the cliff or go right through st andrews heading south just out side maybe 1 km south there is a bridge over the river nearly allways dry well there is a track just before the bridge on the left hand side takes u down to the river bed and u can drive down the river bed in a 4×4 to the sea this is also a good spot to surfcast and the above mentioned area is good also opposit the golf course

    #13622
    South Canty Angler
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    excellent, thanks guys

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