- 26/10/2011 at 9:38 pm #19014
Just had a talk to a mate who works in a sports shop who says the west coast is also going off
with massive catches.The rivers down the bottom in particular.Tons and tons of it.The price has dropped to $20 / kg.Getting hard to sell it because of so much about.It would be great if some of the fishermen stopped and let huge amounts go up and breed for next year and build up even more
stocks.But I guess thats like trying to stop a gold rush.I bet the searuns are gorging themselves.26/10/2011 at 11:55 pm #19015MiliwolfParticipant
Maybe I should go over this weekend and try for a bloated Sea Run… I see the winds are from the NE, anyone know whats that like for the coast?27/10/2011 at 3:40 am #19016
North east is offshore on the coast.27/10/2011 at 4:40 am #19018
i somewhat believe the avon will still be closed next year but definately think it will be a cracker when it re-opens haha , havent been out to kaiapoi for awhile too busy lol27/10/2011 at 4:44 am #19019
Socky what part of kaiapoi do you bait , not the spot exactly just the area ? lol27/10/2011 at 5:06 am #19020
if you dont mind me asking where do you bait crackawoody i may have seen you around27/10/2011 at 9:23 am #19024
I have mostly baited above the kaiapoi bridge.After the quake down stream of bridge has little access.I am content to catch only a feed.Years ago had a try with towing frame but got real sick of wicked amount of crap to sort through to clean bait.Getting tired of baiting now,will give up soon and hit the surfcasting and flyfishing in earnest.And I am out of venison.29/10/2011 at 4:59 am #19034
Wed and Thur were big days at the mouth ……I was down today , sfa in the surf ….tho a box netter would have caught 7-8pounds in the sea , maybe more ….
Same guy caught 10lb yesterday , I dont know what else was caught …
Maybe it got up the river today ….bring on another fresh I say …..29/10/2011 at 6:48 am #19035
i bait just past the dam , around the school area , any where along that stretch of river seems to do quite good , got out today and , well … was pretty poor , about 1 1/2 pound. Mate got 10lb at the waimak though29/10/2011 at 8:09 am #19037
i herd someone creamed 40plus kg at mouth 2 days ago iv been told by afew was anybody there and can confirm it cheers29/10/2011 at 6:29 pm #19039
50lb is the best catch I can confirm ….but the prime spots tend to keep their catches pretty quiet …..as far as I know , the biggest run was on labour monday ….tho the following wednesday wasnt far behind it ….29/10/2011 at 7:24 pm #19040
ok thanks mate29/10/2011 at 10:39 pm #19041
Was talking to a gu the other day about the increase numbers of bait in the Waimac , picking the closed season was the cause ..he tended to think it was more the fact the ground had dropped , so the bait had more vegetation around the rivers to lay eggs ….I didnt argue , but I’d think the increase by the drop would be offset by the loss of vegetation lost , being some sunk under the high tide level …..
Anyways , there was an interesting article the other day about the state of the avon and heathcote rivers , and silt has clogged them , and destroyed breeding grounds for fish …seeing as whitebait lay their eggs above the average high tide level , I dont think they will be effected terribly …..in fact the opposite might be true ……take all the predators from the waterways …close the season for 2 years , and OMG ….what are we instore for next year ? or the year after if the shit keeps getting pumped into the rivers for another year …….
Also wondering if the young bait they leave the river actually return to the same river …or do they chase the nearest fresh water they come across ….with a few good southerlies , the bait from the avon may well go heading up the waimac ….. this could be said about waimac bait heading up the ashley …..
Anyone heard any goss about the ashley ?? ….or has it been kept quiet for a reason ??? …….. I did notice a few of the hardcore ashley boys who have been fishing the waimac the last few years are absent this year …..31/10/2011 at 6:41 am #19055
one month to go04/11/2011 at 3:01 am #19108
Averaged 17lbs last week …… …. 8lb was the worst , 30lb the best catch …..freezer is damn near full lol … this weeks been pretty slim …skipped monday , 17lb tue , 4 wed , and 2 lb each of the last 2 days …..gunna have a break for a few days now I think
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