- 19/12/2006 at 6:00 pm #7486
whats the use of flasher rigs like in the kaikoura area??? would it really aid me in catching more fish while surfcasting???19/12/2006 at 7:16 pm #7488
Yellowfin,can we change this topic name? wasnt spose to be THE topic! lol20/12/2006 at 12:37 am #7490
Thanks Seaview Slayer,
That’s a good idea. How does Surfcasting at Kaikoura sound?
Yellowfin.20/12/2006 at 5:11 pm #7491
Thats better makes more sense!20/12/2006 at 5:56 pm #7492
yea much more20/12/2006 at 6:26 pm #7493
The best way to find out if flasher rigs increase your catch rate or not is to simply try them.I dont tend to use them much for surfcasting mainly because with more than 1 hook its easier to snag them up.Nothing worse than hooking a good fish on 1 hook only to have the free hook snag up on retrieval!
I can say though that thanks to a quality flasher rig I got myself into the 20lb snapper club while fishing from rocks in the sounds last new years day.
Flasher rigs are probably best for low light conditions such as deep sea or glow in the dark ones for night fishing.But being colourful also helps to attract the fish and they can be deadly for kahawai and kingys etc.Also the smaller rigs can secure fresh bait fish without even baiting them up.
It is important to buy quality brand flasher rigs because SOME of the cheaper ones just simply pull apart.
Anyways it doesnt hurt to try different rigs all the time and who knows you mite have a day when nothing but the flasher/ledger rigs get touched!
Let us know how you get on. FISH ON24/12/2006 at 6:01 pm #7495
I just want to say good stuff for the awesome site!
Im a keen surfcaster and have only just discovered the choice beaches around the Kekerengu area and man I am yet to be dissapointed!
A couple of weeks back me and a buddy checked out this spot heading towards Kaikoura and mate not only did I catch my first sevengill shark,I landed 5 and my mate got 2 within about 3 hours! At one stage we even had a double hookup! I was up the beach a bit waiting to recover my mates sevengiller from the surf when I turned to see my rod bent like a staple and line peeling off! The old adrenalin kicks in when youve never caught sharks like these before, especially one after another!
All the sharks measured 5 to 7 feet in length and were all released quickly and wouldnt you believe it,it was the one day neither of us had the camera! :X24/12/2006 at 8:26 pm #7496
That’s just awesome! Well done. Full marks also for releasing them as well. There is no sense keeping them if you aren’t going to eat them! Pity about the camera but I’m sure you’ll catch another one
A mate of mine caught an eight foot sevengiller twenty odd years ago during the Nape Nape South Island Surfcasting Champs. Amazingly he came second in the fishing contest when someone further down the beach actually caught a bigger one
All I know about the Kaikoura Surfcasting Contest is that it is on 14 January 2007.26/12/2006 at 4:41 pm #7498
what are the chances of catching blue cod off the beach of rcoks? if possible where would i be more likely to do this? i have heard that you are able to catch them off the27/12/2006 at 1:07 pm #7499
That is a very good question. I read an interesting book about when the railway line south of Kaikoura was completed about 50 years ago. In those days crayfish and blue cod were amazingly plentiful. Huge numbers could be caught even in the shallows. There were certain spots that the rail gangs29/12/2006 at 10:33 pm #7500
You may get em when you can cast 300m or more! lol
Kaikoura lions surfcasting contest – 14th Jan
Nape Nape surfcasting contest – 21st Jan31/12/2006 at 12:00 pm #7501
yes i have since caught a whole bunch of blue cod off the beach at kaikoura along with half a dozen moki which i was happy to catch pleanty of kaiwhai were around just a pitty bout the weather the past fews up here31/12/2006 at 2:52 pm #7502
Yellowfin01/01/2007 at 11:25 am #7503
sounds like you had a good haul! what bait were you taking the moki on?01/01/2007 at 11:26 am #7504
um a little bit of mussel and also blue mackeral which i though was weird
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