- 20/05/2007 at 6:17 pm #8083
If you are interested in shark fishing have a look at http://nzfishing.atspace.org/shark.html20/05/2007 at 8:42 pm #8084
Thanks. Seems like a good range of different hook sizes are required.
10/0 for SevenGills
5/0 for ‘general’ fishing.
2/0 for moki fishing
10 hooks for Elephant, Flounder, butterfish, mullet.
But if the sea is calm. I would probably just jump in and spear a few Butters and Mokis.20/05/2007 at 8:49 pm #8085
I would think that size 10 is a bit small for elephant fish. I would use a 2/0 or 3/0 for elephant fish.20/05/2007 at 8:51 pm #8086
If i am fishing somewere where i havn’t been before and i dont know what can be caught i usually use a 5/0 or similer because people have caught fish as big as seven gillers on 5/0 and i have even had a yellow eyed mullet on a 5/020/05/2007 at 9:26 pm #8087
I read in a ‘fishing guide book’ to use size 8-10 hooks to catch elephant fish. I have never even seen one before.
The quality and strength of the hook is more important then the size of the hook when catching large fish. I have caught large trout on small 16 size hooks before.20/05/2007 at 9:31 pm #8088
Yeah i have also caught some big kahawai on small size 10 and smaller trout hooks.
If you have never seen a elephant fish, here is a picture20/05/2007 at 11:48 pm #8089
If you are targeting a certain species the style of hook can be near as important as the size and how well its goin to21/05/2007 at 12:45 pm #8090
I changed many of my lures to single hooks, but I found for the expensive lures like Rapala the single hooks changed their motion so had since put triples back onto them.21/05/2007 at 6:11 pm #8097
Do the Moki hang around all year (over winter), or head North????21/05/2007 at 10:31 pm #8099
There should be moki around all year, but around August they spawn around Gisbourne.
August-September in Gisborne.
June-July and September-October at Napier
September-October at Wellington
May-June and October at Kaikoura
So according to this data the next couple of months should be the prime moki fishing time.
[quote:5hue3r3l]The fish make an annual spawning migration, swimming north from Kaikoura in May-June, reaching Gisborne to spawn in August-September, and then swimming south, passing Kaikoura again in October.22/05/2007 at 5:45 pm #8100
Just been into town and brought a few hooks ready for surf casting.
Got a Bulk Pack of 50 5/0 Gamakatsu Octopus hooks. At 70c each they are not cheap but if a big fish gets on I have complete confidence in them.
Also got 8 2/0 Owner hooks for Moki fishing this weekend. They cost even more then the Gammy hooks .
I also found a pack of 5 10/0 Gammy suer Octy which I would use for 7 Gill until I get a few Mustad Tuna Circle hooks.26/05/2007 at 10:59 pm #8125
Just got back from Kaikouria. I spent the afternoon diving around and scaring the fish. Just on dusk heaps of mokis appeared out of the weed.
Then after grabbing a feed (I was frozen and tired) I went down to the ‘new wharf’ (ok, I followed the sign which said new wharf and I got to a grotty old wharf…. with a single green light.
So I fished off that wharf and there were quite a few piper, garfish and other small bait fish on the surface. I think I saw a baracouta zoom past once. Fished there for a couple of hours and a couple of other people joined me. I was mainly using Size 2 hooks with small bits of Squid and snail for bait. I got half a dozen bites and landed 1 small perch. The others landed a small red cod. At about 8:30 I had enough and left.26/05/2007 at 11:07 pm #8126
I have never tried using snail for bait. What did you get the perch on? The squid or the snail?26/05/2007 at 11:09 pm #8127
Snail. Just a small random one I grabbed.
Its texture was identical to Paua. Well pauas are also Snails. If the fishing was good I had a whole paua ready to use.09/06/2007 at 6:51 pm #8185
Thinking of heading down again next weekend for a fish around Kaikoura.
Just wondering if there has been any updates. The winter cold might encourage the red cod into the shore. But I can catch these up in Marlborough.
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