The Sustains are beautiful reels. I bought the 10000 for topwater kings and have put it on one of the new t curve ocea popper rods. Such a light combo and I can’t wait to load it up.
Oh yeah – love the photo mili. Sorry got sidetracked by tackle talk !
I’ve seen plenty of salmon caught but never seen one released. I’m sure it happens coz plenty of people say they do it so one day I’ll see it happen im sure. I only get one or two a season despite many hundreds of hours trying but the way I see it I have a lot of years to perfect the art of enticing more hits. When I do I’ll consider letting a few go.
Checked out the Rakaia south side this morning. No salmon seen between the three mouths and up to the first hole. Got a good kahawai in the southern-most gut which took 10 minutes to land on the trout gear. Thought for a second I was into a salmon !
[quote="samjvdl":3uaubb8g]Great news with the river getting good and a few salmon arriving. Worth a look at Mackies later today or is the bridge key currently ya reckon? Lacking the chest height waders I have seen others in. Really like a sea run or fluke a salmon for the weekend BBQ! Ha. Any advice welcomed[/quote:3uaubb8g]
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22g or 28g zeddie will do the trick. Cast up river on a 45 deg angle and vary the sink time on each retrieve. The fish aren’t always on the bottom at Mackies. Depending on the tide and river flow you might need to adjust your casting angle to suit the current.
Spent from 11.30 til 3.30 at Mackies, saw 1 landed and 1 lost on the point and 1 from a boat straight off the point. Went up below the bridges for a look and spotted fish sitting in a deep hole. There was one pair which were quite large and most likely salmon but hard to keep up with them to get a good look.
A nice 15lber my mate got from Mackies last Sunday. I got fed up not catching anything so we went for a hoon up river and found some quiet water to park up to get a pic and clean the fish.
Subjohn’s 19.5lb from last Saturday, he’s still grinning today
I pulled this one out of the Rakaia gut on the 28th of December. Thought it was a half…[Read more]
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