- 10/07/2013 at 12:26 am #7328
Anyone seen anything yet or are the rivers still a bit grubby? Probably way to early as well but someone had to start the new season’s whitebaiting forum. Im getting the pinch already.10/07/2013 at 2:48 am #23537
Well I am gonna repair my old net and have decent crack at whitebaiting this year, Last time I tried was 1999 and only got half a dozen bait or so.10/07/2013 at 5:10 am #23538
Good stuff Trout, I only just got back into it 3 years ago and I have still get the bug when July rolls around. Heres a little something to get the juices flowing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tipbbbUtqAw11/07/2013 at 7:38 am #23540
oh yer that’s one good spot tell me were it is and I will be there lol tell you my good spot. its great to see the bait going over the spotter, gets the heart going,11/07/2013 at 9:11 am #23541
I have no idea where it is cos it aint me. The song is now a favourite though. Somewhere in southland, maybe Oreti or Aparima rivers?12/07/2013 at 2:46 am #23550burkefishParticipant
we noticed all during the salmon season on the waimak that there were small shoals of whitebait going passed us on a regular basis. can’t say have noticed that many in the past 20 odd years I have been fishing there. also siliveries were present the whole season. might be a good season.30/07/2013 at 6:22 am #23597
went down the why-mac mouth on sunday to see what its looking like looks better than last year. got a good sand bank build up from the styx river down 200-300 mts towards the mouth in a straight line so hopefully might get a spot.. looks good down around the beach also. not long to season now15/08/2013 at 7:13 am #23620
WOW it here at last any one been out or seen any in the rivers????????15/08/2013 at 8:00 am #23621
Quite a few baiters out at Taieri Mouth today. I got enough for a good size patty but no one looked like they were killing it. Biggest lift was probably 20 so pretty quiet but had to get it outta the system. River was perfect unlike last year when it was high and dirty.17/08/2013 at 7:16 am #23623
Saw about a dozen or so bait in the Opihi this afternoon while Trout fishing.20/08/2013 at 8:48 am #23629MiliwolfParticipant
I saw a hundred or so in my local river before opening day.
Was hoping to whitebait the full moon but my local rivers are all in flood, it might just be clear enough tomorrow for a spotting but blind techniques are probably required. I am not a fan of blind fishing so would wait a couple more days.
Checked out the Pelorus today, because it clears a lot quicker then the east coast rivers. Clarity was good (3-4m) but saw no whitebait. Had a look in the Kaituna for the same outcome. Never seen anyone white baiting the Pelorus, but seen a few white baiting the Kaituna. I have the impression neither are overly productive. These so many tiny streams in the sounds which whitebait can enter.28/08/2013 at 10:54 pm #23634ripshitandbustParticipant
pretty quiet in here any one having any joy anywhere?30/08/2013 at 12:09 am #23635
Was down the Opihi on Wednesday and didn’t even see 1 bait Gave up after an hour and went Trout fishing instead.30/08/2013 at 11:10 am #23636
Caught 5 bait at Taieri Mouth…….zzzzzz..zzzzzzz31/08/2013 at 3:40 am #23637fishforpotParticipant
About time to introduce bag limits me thinks ….its people like ‘on the fly’ that are wiping out the resource
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