29/11/2007 at 5:44 pm #6528
The fishing is really starting to hot up, and I have quite a few options and little time. Soon it would be the mad tourist rash. So trying to decide what to do this weekend. I have the following options.
1) Go fishing in river X where I recently saw large trout.
2) Go into the upper wariau because I beleive the lock gates are being opened for the season next weekend.
3) Go surfcasting for Snapper in the Keneperu or french pass.
4) Go kayak fishing off french pass and target above species.
5) Go surfcasting off Kaikouria and target sharks and moki.
6) Go kayaking off kaikouria and target reef fish.
7) Go spearfishing in one of the above locations.
I could probably fit in any two locations.29/11/2007 at 6:10 pm #9425
As far as sea fishing goes, the further north the better I reckon as the water is warmer,29/11/2007 at 7:04 pm #9426
Booger29/11/2007 at 7:18 pm #9428
good plan i tend to agree the ast coast would be much much better as it29/11/2007 at 8:13 pm #9429
Or all of the above…”The Big Seven”30/11/2007 at 9:23 pm #9430
Would not have the energy to do all seven.
Checking the marine forecast… it looks to be rough on the east coast. Waves up to three meters at times. So think I would give that area a miss.
I been up river X quite a bit, so would also pass on that.
So it would either be Snapper fishing in the Sounds or trout in the upper Wairau. Maybe both.17/12/2007 at 9:08 pm #9541
Hey Milliwolf, What website do you use to see the forecast for the Kenepuru/French pass ect.. I’m looking to take our boat out to French Pass/ D’Urville island but I need to pick the day right, I’ve got a Reflex Chianti 515 with a 115hp engine but it’s not a boat I would like to be in when theres a big swell.
A few mates have been catching some good snapper in the Kenepuru off the shore past portage and on the other side. I caught two pannies at the weekend one around Nydia Bay and the other one off snapper point.
I’ve never landed a kingfish but this xmas/New year Week I HAVE to land one! Anyone know any good spots to get a kingy? I’m thinking out off Tawero point? Anyone had any luck around that spot?18/12/2007 at 10:23 am #9543
I have not found any sites with info regarding the sounds. But I get a fairly good idea from Swell map
http://www.marineweather.co.nz/reports/ … egionid=3318/12/2007 at 5:50 pm #9545
Dobo18/12/2007 at 6:38 pm #9547
yo.Ive heard of a few kingis been takin off karaka point.Not a bad spot.I can say that too as thats where I joined the 20lb snapper club.
Dobo,Tawero would prob be your best bet if you not too keen on goin18/12/2007 at 9:39 pm #9550
Did you walk there or take a boat? karaka point is quite a distance, took me a hour or so to paddle out there in my kayak. Caught heaps of undersized Blue Cod. Is it even possible to get there on foot without a serious tramp and heaps of bush bashing?
edit: Now that I checked there is a karaka point out of Okiwi Bay and a Karaka Island in Admiratly Bay.18/12/2007 at 11:04 pm #9551
I18/12/2007 at 11:20 pm #9552
Karaka point (eastern point,Waikawa) 5 minute walk from the car park.no bush bashing its a well cut and maintained track.
I havnt been there for about a year,used to fish it often.Not a hugely productive area I dont reckon but when you do get a few its usually a mixed bag of the desired species.Ive caught a few blue cod there,a couple of legal ones,heaps of kahawai and my biggest snapper.Probably took me 8-10 trips there to catch these.Ive seen a couple of Tarakihi caught and some of the biggest rays I have ever seen have been cruising around there.I was also told of a blue shark that was spotted there prob 3 years ago which wouldnt be too far from the truth as we had one visit us at kiwi ranch (Curious cove) which isnt that far away.Its foul ground right off the point and ive lost so much gear there it isnt funny.Theres a bit of a beach on the Whangamata bay side of it but it seems pretty dead there.It was one of the first places I tried when I first started getting into land based fishing but now that I found different places I dont really go there anymore.Ive prob lost more gear there than anywhere else and its the foul around the best fishing spot that put me off.19/12/2007 at 8:07 pm #9555
[b:11ioabpq]19/12/2007 at 8:17 pm #9556
The fishing pressure of the cod in the inner sounds is immense. You really have to get out into cook or the outer sounds to really guarantee a consistent supply of legal cod. Even then the fishing can be slow.
In the inner sounds the moment they reach legal size they are kept. If you know a few good holes, at times you should be able to get a couple of legal sized cods in the sounds.
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