Just remind us again how many elephants you killed last season SS ?
A few manky skate aint going to be missed ….fishing middle of the day aint going to hurt any beach ….not like 1 trawler can do in an evening ..
Was a southerly mid morning for about an hour , before swinging back to westerly , then nor west again …..could see what looked like a rain front for quite some time up heading offshore up that way , and another seemed to be roaring over Banks Peninsula …
Was too hot ..and I got eaten by little sandflies .argh ….
Snapper huh …thats…[Read more]
I head to the nearest bridge and dangle a burley cage off it ….several pillies mashed into 1/3 a loaf of bread …
Jiggle the cage until the mullet arrive – then jiggle it as time permits between catches …
Bower bridge is my favorite , maybe the slight water discolouration helps
Bare hooks , smallish and silver seem to work best ……jig the…[Read more]
The organisers were told that Amberly’s contest was the 5th back in June or July ….
Initially I wasnt impressed with the apparant lack of coordination , but after finding out the above fact , and giving it some thought , I figure out of principle I will fish Amberly if I fish any contests this time around …..outgoing tide is the same for…[Read more]
Fished a few km’s north of Duckman today …
First cast saw a cray on the beach ..
A few kahawai , 5 mullet , 2 skate , 2 crabs , 2 gurnard and 7 schoolies …
Around 3.30 the schoolies came on the bite and were a real pain , taking bare hooks ..
I’m of the opinion the hooks should be proud of the bait , they way they cant be picked up and dropped without at least one of the hooks finding its mark .
I rig my traces with dropper loops which I cut one end and tie the hook on a single strand with the other hook sliding ….bait it,bind it then thread the keeper .
If I can slide my hand over…[Read more]
How many posts do I have to go back thru to find news of a summer catch ? …..
You all too busy playing with ya rods to get out and catch fish ?? …. soon as the weather stops playing tennis I will venture out again
Fished down the spit hard from 6am-1pm and managed 1 ele … it was freshly scarred from mating , so it’s quite likely they were out there but busy .
I also foul hooked a fresh egg casing …a first for me …
We got a few bites during the day , likely kahawai as schools passed us by …caught one
Sounds like both the Kaikoura and Amberly fishing comps are on the same day this time around , with the tide being outgoing ..
These guys really need to sort their shit out if they expect good turn outs …
Youd be suprised at the numbers of fish taken over the years off the beach there ….been several guys regularly setting nets , with one taking way more than allowed ….. this ended with the net ban , but has obviously been replaced with these damn torpedos
The fishery can handle a little abuse like that , it’s the commercial raping during…[Read more]
Fished Bayleys last night ..got there around 4.45pm and watched a trawler working towards the peninsula I’d say inside 1km from the beach .
Crabs were very hard to come by off the Peir yesterday – maybe 30 pots fishing is and I saw 1 crab caught other than the one I managed ….scored half a dozen off Joe who had caught them earlier in the day…[Read more]
If you are still reading Dave , I apologise for the harrassment …you have as much right as anyone to use this site and I’m willing to give you the benefit of the doubt …
We cant tar all because of the actions of a few …
Back to topic ….. the whitebait season was weird to say the least , and eles where here quite early up the coast ……[Read more]
Thanks Dave , but I dont drink coffee ..and I have no doubt there are some honest fishermen out there ..it’s just a shame some dont play by the rules …
It certainly looks suspect when a trawler is towing along the beach at 3am , then veers out to see the minute the lights come on on the beach .
Another prime example is the fish dumping that has…[Read more]
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