24/11/2006 at 8:25 pm #6419
Newbie here,just want to say hi and good sh*t for the site and yeah ive already picked up on sum useful hints and tips so cheer25/11/2006 at 1:41 am #7468
Hi Seaview Slayer,
There are many miles of excellent steeply shelving surfcasting beaches along the Kekerengu coast north of Kaikoura Peninsula. I intend to give this area a good bash myself over the coming months. The numerous schools of kahawai here over the summer make the trip worthwhile for a start!
Yellowfin02/12/2006 at 2:39 pm #7469
Yip the Kekerengu area is where I plan on trying for them but now its just a matter of waiting for a window in the weather! About the last 1-2 months the weather been shocking up here and what really gets me down is that the odd nice day we do get has been right in the middle of the working week and although I do pay attention to the forecasts some weekends had looked promising then she all turns to shit!
Anyone on here had ever fished at (The Needles) point/beach north of Kekerengu?
Off beach access?
Fish on;)04/12/2006 at 5:22 pm #7470
i also intend on fishing this area alot over christmas any advice on the best bait i should use? i have Tried using blue cod for bait04/12/2006 at 6:25 pm #7471
Depends if you plan on targeting a certain species like rig or moki then crayfish or crabs and shellfish baits are the way to go,mind you I have heard of them both being takin on old squid!
School sharks,seven gillers,skates,spiky dogs and kahawai are the usual catches around these areas from my experience anyway but some more common than others.The seven gill numbers seem quite thin compared to the rest but when you do hook one it makes all those hours sittin in the stinkin hot sun on the beach with no shade worth while!
For the above mentioned I dont really think bait is too much of an issue as long as its fresh and you can keep it away from the crabs
Targeting sharks I prefer to use quite big baits that are bloody and preferably with a bit of guts still in it like half a freshly caught kahawai or big mullet.
As for spikys,skates and red cod well I try not to catch them!
Anyways hope this helps out a little bit.04/12/2006 at 6:37 pm #7472
ok then thats kewl mullet are easy to catch so was intending on taking a doz or 2 of them . yes i know what its like hooking a seven giller04/12/2006 at 6:37 pm #7473
ok then thats kewl mullet are easy to catch so was intending on taking a doz or 2 of them . yes i know what its like hooking a seven giller04/12/2006 at 7:22 pm #7474
yeah the red cod can be pretty prolific after dark and im no expert but im pretty sure they start to bugger off as it warms up,head for deeper water or something but we dont get em all year round up here.
I you find a mint bit of beach not too far from some rocks and kelp etc and park up for the night then some large blue moki .Apparently they move out of the kelp as it starts getting dark and come into the open where they feed in the shingle.
I have never caught one on a rod before but I have seen quite a few get takin along the coast north of kaikoura and they were big!
Large greyboys seem to come out when it darkens as well so I guess its just a matter of gettin a bait out there and persevere, who knows what might turn up in the dark!04/12/2006 at 7:26 pm #7475
oh ok then thanks yes i prefer05/12/2006 at 2:56 am #7476
You can see in this article05/12/2006 at 5:22 pm #7477
thanks for that do you know exactly what date the competition is ?05/12/2006 at 5:54 pm #7478
I’ll find out the date and post here tomorrow.
Yellowfin05/12/2006 at 6:44 pm #7479
that comp sounds the go07/12/2006 at 3:32 pm #7480
Kaikoura Surfcasting Contest
The Kaikoura Lions hold the surfcasting contest over summer and the date is 14th January.10/12/2006 at 8:50 pm #7481
Im in.hope the weathers good
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