Surfcasting at Birdling Flat, Canterbury, S.I. New Zealand

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  • #7605

    yellowfin
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    yea im of new school but still occasionaly work in kgs etc.im planning on entering the competition but

    #7606

    yellowfin
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    I’ll probably be there depending on the weather, I usually use kahle or octopus circle hooks as the fish tend to hook themselves on these. Just make sure that you are leaving plenty of hook point clear.
    weight of sinker depends on current, usually 4 – 6oz breakaway sinkers (the ones with legs!) 8 oz is pretty huge!
    You can pick up anchovies from pak n save normally about $5 a kg, layer them in sea salt for 48 hrs to help them toughen up.

    #7607

    yellowfin
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    yea i use recurve hooks or octopus hooks and around a 4 oz breakout sinker

    #7609

    yellowfin
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    Hello, just been out today (sunday), caught my first good size fish, another rig, I guess it was about 2-3kg. Not huge but its a start. Went to the beach near Rakia Hutts.

    Was using squid, and rapt sum elastic cotton round the bait. It seemed to stay on hook much better. Was very costly tho,

    #7610

    yellowfin
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    was It a rig or a school shark? unusual to catch rig on anything other than crab or crayfish bait. can you post a picture?

    #7611

    yellowfin
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    Yeah. It sounds more like a school shark. Ive never heard of rig on squid. It is possible but its more

    #7612

    yellowfin
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    I’m not an expert on catching rig, so it may be trus that its unusual to see them caught on squid, but here’s a picture of one which was caught on squid at the Brighton pier. I don’t know the guy who caught it, I just took a photo of him because I had never seen a rig caught at the time. Incidentally, the water was rough and dirty that day and he cought it off the end of the pier, but right at the base of the pylons.

    My brother in law used to fish the pier a lot and tells me that he caught the occaisional rig using squid too.

    #7613

    yellowfin
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    Oops, didn’t realise that the picture was so small. here is a better shot.

    #7616

    yellowfin
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    cool! Thats a nice rig!

    have heard that a great bait for rig are cray bodies, available cheaply from pak n save on moorhouse ave.

    #7617

    yellowfin
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    yea ive caught alot of rig on squid before and a few on bonito havnt tried cray bait for them yet but will start using it soon

    #7618

    yellowfin
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    St_paul

    #7619

    yellowfin
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    Just out of interest were they all from the pier? I know there are a lot of crab about out there and wonder if perhaps they are mobbing your bait and the rig are capitalising on this and becoming hooked in the process.

    #7620

    yellowfin
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    no actually none were from the pier i very rarely fish the pier

    #7621

    yellowfin
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    cool, mind you same thing could be happening in either location. have managed to foul hook + land sizable crabs at both those beaches.
    Mind you I have caught ele’s on squid tubes and everyone reckons they’ll

    #7622

    yellowfin
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    yea exactly the reason i dont fish the pier is

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