Waimak Mouth Trawler

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  • #7281
    yellowfin
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    I Have been out to the mouth of the Mak a couple of times over the last few days and noticed a Trawler about 1 or 2 K’s off the Mouth tops. Has anyone else seen it sniffing around?? It was out there for a good couple of hours on Fri night so it’s obviously not just “Passing through” Be a shame if they were trying to sound around for Salmon, Kawhai etc. Any idea of the rules and regs for Trawlers at river mouths??

    #22770
    yellowfin
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    It was there today also..who knows what they catch..hopefully not salmon!

    #22796
    yellowfin
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    it could be a trawler going for eles etc, but also like said kahawai/salmon (wouldnt suprize me ) or even kinigis, then again there are some commercial Clam boats that work those areas

    #22797
    burkefish
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    to catch salmon the trawlers need to be large, the inshore ones are to smalland to slow. they need trawl at about 8 or 9knots salmon have a speed in the 20+ km per hr range. commercial inshore set netters are a bigger problem for salmon.

    #22803
    yellowfin
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    my guess is its a commercial clam boat but i have not seen it out there as have not been, out there,

    #23646
    yellowfin
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    I Have been out to the mouth of the Mak a couple of times over the last few days and noticed a Trawler about 1 or 2 K’s off the Mouth tops. :dude:

    #23647
    burkefish
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    inshore trawlers are to slow to catch salmon. probably after flat fish at this time of the year.

    #23743
    shark slayer
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    trawlers are not to slow for salmon at all,they take kingis,kahawai,various species of shark as by catch including mako sharks wich would leave salmon for absolute dead in a race,even eles flounder and rig are quick,the fish dont know whats happening until it is to late.so any activity in that close especialy around mouths should be reported…

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