Jones Jr.

  • Jones Jr. replied to the topic Latest Catches 2 in the forum Surfcasting 15 years, 5 months ago

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    Kingis are being caught off taylors allready Aaron and a couple of salmon fishermen suspect there have been one or two at the mouth of the waimak after having kawhai and salmon landed minus everything bar the head. Im keen to try for a couple of these this year, if anyone else wants to make a day of it let me…[Read more]

  • Jones Jr. replied to the topic Latest Catches 2 in the forum Surfcasting 15 years, 5 months ago

    Cool, thanks guys. I wounder where swellmaps gets its figures from? Satellite data via NOAA I’m guessing. Interesting that pocket of quite warm 19 degree water sort’ve near the coast of Ashburton / Timaru!

    The kingfish must be round pretty soon I would think.

    Cheers
    Aaron

  • Jones Jr. replied to the topic Latest Catches 2 in the forum Surfcasting 15 years, 5 months ago

    Where do you get your SST (Sea Surface Temperature) readings from Milli? I’ve got a temperature sensor on my sounder and I got 17.5 degree temps off Lyttleton, we were catching snapper in the sounds with those temps on show weekend! I guess it’s possible snapper could be out there, would leave it till the beginning of Feb till I’d have a crack at…[Read more]

  • Jones Jr. replied to the topic Latest Catches 2 in the forum Surfcasting 15 years, 5 months ago

    When out in the boat on Sat morning I saw a school of about 20 kahawai below some kelp, they were not large but moderately sized fish.

    Snapper in Cloudy bay! Cool! Now for a Canterbury snapper, lol.

    Cheers
    Aaron

  • Jones Jr. replied to the topic Latest Catches 2 in the forum Surfcasting 15 years, 6 months ago

    Went just south of Birdlings this evening, didn’t get anything on my baits out in the water but while spinning with a hex lure I picked up a 2 1/2 foot couta. Not big for a couta but was fun to fight on lighter gear.

    Went away to the sounds of course between the 27th Dec and the 3rd Jan, got a gurnard, couta, Kaiwhai, mullet, and a few snapper!…[Read more]

  • We have seen them off the Wharf at Kaikoura but they didn’t seem to be as plentiful as in the sounds.

    Despite hearing they are meant to be right around the coast of NZ I’ve hardly seen them or heard of them being caught in and about Chch, when I was a kid (13 to 14 years ago?) I remember fishing off a friends boat around Quail Island in Lyttleton…[Read more]

  • Jones Jr. replied to the topic Latest Catches 2 in the forum Surfcasting 15 years, 7 months ago

    Good stuff Andrew! Yeah the fishing has been good along the coast this year, and I agree with Danny there seemed to be more red cod about the past winter and of good size. Am happy with my rig! Got quite a fair bit filleted up in the freezer, will keep me going for a bit. One way to cook them if one is too lazy like me at times is I’ll take them…[Read more]

  • Jones Jr. replied to the topic Latest Catches 2 in the forum Surfcasting 15 years, 7 months ago

    Fourth pic showing the conditions.

  • Jones Jr. replied to the topic Latest Catches 2 in the forum Surfcasting 15 years, 7 months ago

    To add to Greg’s story.

    Caught my first rig today! And pretty happy with it being 7kg. Greg obviously had a good time last weekend getting them at Amberley so I went with him yesterday. The water was a bit rough and had to wait for the tide to come in a bit till our lines were atleast just behind the breakers, Amberley seems to be a little…[Read more]

  • Jones Jr. replied to the topic Latest Catches 2 in the forum Surfcasting 15 years, 7 months ago

    Good stuff Danny and Steve! What type of setup were you using Danny? Bait etc etc……

    Went to the Pier yesterday evening and met up with Rob (tracknz) and PierMaster (Andrew), fishing was fairly slow to begin with then around 11pm or so it heated up. I didn’t get anything for the evening but PierMaster (got 5 or 6 rig! lost one) and Rob (1 rig,…[Read more]

  • Jones Jr. replied to the topic Latest Catches 2 in the forum Surfcasting 15 years, 7 months ago

    Ok, 7pm it is. Look forward to meeting some of you. Hopefully we get some rig to! I usually go on the right had side where the last seat is there before the end of the pier bulbs out the way it does. You can see me in my little pic there, sort’ve tall so you know what to look for. Give me a PM if you want my cell so you can txt if we don’t know…[Read more]

  • Jones Jr. replied to the topic Latest Catches 2 in the forum Surfcasting 15 years, 7 months ago

    Hey Rob and others

    High tide is at 6.50pm, what would be best? Arrive 1 hour before high tide (at 5.50pm)? Or do people think an hour before the change of light is more important (Which would be 7.30pm on an outgoing tide).

    Cheers
    Aaron

  • Jones Jr. replied to the topic Latest Catches 2 in the forum Surfcasting 15 years, 7 months ago

    Let us know when you find the snapper spot Milli :D

    Sounds good Rob, will hear back from you and hopefully others.

    Cheers
    Aaron

  • Jones Jr. replied to the topic Latest Catches 2 in the forum Surfcasting 15 years, 7 months ago

    Those are some good catches Milli, persistence pays off!

    Just realized xmas in the park is this Sat evening so may not be the best for a get together at the Pier if people were intending to go there, we could do it Sunday instead? Or if people were still keen for Sat evening I’d be good for that, what are people thoughts?

    Cheers
    Aaron

  • Jones Jr. replied to the topic Latest Catches 2 in the forum Surfcasting 15 years, 7 months ago

    Would people be keen for a rig fish this coming sat evening? I think that stars could aline and give us good fishing conditions, whether the fish are there is another matter. I’d be up for it and from my last post on this it sounded as if some others would be to, guess this is more of a reminder post then anything. Need to get your techniques…[Read more]

  • Jones Jr. replied to the topic Latest Catches 2 in the forum Surfcasting 15 years, 8 months ago

    Had a great time. Left Chch on Thursday evening after work and finally got settled in the sounds by 3am! Came back Sunday. Got up around 8am on Friday and spent the day out on the water fishing, was the best day in the end as the other two were too windy to go out!

    Caught some panny snapper which tasted great, and on just simple ledger rigs and…[Read more]

  • Jones Jr. replied to the topic Latest Catches 2 in the forum Surfcasting 15 years, 8 months ago

    Sorry I didn’t get back to this thread.

    Main thing about the Sat evening just past is that fresh cold northeast was blowing and I didn’t think would be pleasant to fish in, did you get anything if you did go?

    I’d still be keen for the 29th and 30th Nov, am going elsewhere this weekend.

    Cheers
    Aaron

  • Jones Jr. replied to the topic Latest Catches 2 in the forum Surfcasting 15 years, 8 months ago

    Hey man

    Me and Steve (Shark_Tale) got there about 7.30pm I spose and stayed till about 9pm. The northeasterly was a bit cool and the fishing seemed slow so we left.

    We were fishing on the right hand side if you were going to walk towards the end of the pier. Probably about 20m back from the end on the right, sort’ve where there is a bench seat.…[Read more]

  • Jones Jr. replied to the topic Latest Catches 2 in the forum Surfcasting 15 years, 8 months ago

    Went to the Pier this evening, used paddle crab trying for rig but no luck. Didn’t look like many people were catching anything, a few small dogfish / perhaps school sharks look to of been caught though. And the odd mullet.

    Perhaps a snapper Sevengillz? LOL, ok but it’s a nice thought!

    Cheers
    Aaron

  • I’ve now had a 1996 Hilux Surf 3L Diesel SSRX for around 3 months now, has been great.

    I towed my 5.2m boat up to the Sounds and back from Chch no worries, no overheating, no problems at all.

    I sold my old Nissan Patrol that was petrol and the surf is way better by comparison, but the Patrol was really a guzzler. It was an awesome 4WD though…[Read more]

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