Its a beach fairy dancing over my chilly bin in the moonlight. Their faint glow goes unseen by the naked eye but can be picked up by long exposures.
Some people would claim that its ‘ghosting’ caused by the camera lens, something to do with a extremely bright light source interfering with the elements of the lens. A close relative to lens…[Read more]
I am 194cm tall and 90kg and find 12ft rods ideal. The ease of moving and storing easily compensates in the slightly shorter casting distance. As a rule I do not fish rough seas so see little reason for using longer rods. Even in reasonably rough conditions I have not struggled to achieve sufficient distance.
Kaikoura was slow
Arrived at Goose Bay around 7pm, bit of weed in the breakers but conditions were okay. First cast resulted in a Octopus, nothing over high tide, nothing at dusk, nothing at Moonrise, nothing at midnight so I packed up and went to sleep. Up at 6:30 and started fishing Goose Bay again…. Nothing over high tide, nothing by 10am…[Read more]
Caught a couple of Rig surfcasting tonight , fishing was very slow. Caught one rig on my second cast, and the other on the last rod I reeled back in.
Lovely evening otherwise, and had higher expectations.
I been quite lucky this year and only had three badly hooked fish which I had to keep, two were Pannies and one was a trout. I almost never get Rig badly hooked, nearly always nicely in the jaw. I put that down to my choice of hook, but I suppose Rig might chew their food before swallowing. The occasional small school shark or dogfish also get…[Read more]
How far up the coast did you get SS, I kept on finding pesty people fishing the spots I wanted to as I headed north from Kaikoura. Was that you fishing just north of Waipapa bay (Saturday, midday)?
Perfect weather here today, but took the day off from fishing to try and recover from a neck ache which has been bothering me for the last few weeks.…[Read more]
One of the best aspect about the trip was that I successfully fished two spots which I have often wondered about but never gotten around to try. Often when I fish new spots I lose a lot of gear to snags.
The ones we get in NZ, or at least the one I caught are probably only dangerous if you eat them. I believe some of the tropical species with spikes might be more dangerous to handle.
I am still quite paranoid about these things so avoid touching them. The same applies with me handling octopus because I read about Blue-ringed octopus when I was young.
Yeah, I pushed both hands beneath him and carried him upon a layer of gravel then placed him in about a foot of water. Swan away quite happily. Managed to remove the hook without touching him to.
24 hour or so of fairly consistent fishing.
Arrived at Conway sometime after 6pm, conditions were decent but the swell could of been a touch smaller because it really rolls in there. Caught a small Rig almost immediately, which was followed by a doggy, two School sharks, more rigs and a fat Red Cod. Just on dark a southerly front hit, the wind…[Read more]
[quote="shark slayer":33ganda3] mili is a shimano t curve tk3g they call it a 782 spin its 7ft8 and i think its 6-8 kg or could be 6-10 i will check its purple or technicly lylic haha i thinj it looks good tho and its just so nice.just checked they call it a long cast spin..2.34m 2 peice.6-10kg.[/quote:33ganda3]
Managed to find it on-line…[Read more]
Would probably fish Conway Friday night if anyone wants to join me, driving white surf with a Fisha 550 kayak on the roof. Next morning hoping to launch from Oaro and paddle across to Spyglass point… Would even be quicker launching from Calverley but less sheltered, so doubt I would take that route.
rig_slasher, Are you using circle or J style…[Read more]
SS, I do not share your views regarding Shimano rods, for the same money I feel Berkely, Abu and sometimes Penn have better mid level rods. Agree with you regarding Daiwas.
[quote="fishforpot":pxluhrq1]How many posts do I have to go back thru to find news of a summer catch ? ….. [/quote:pxluhrq1]
13 I think.
Don’t think I ever paid more then $400 on a Rod, most expensive was probably my sage fly rods which I think were $325. I own a couple of rods which have a RRP over $400 but got them used or with a very good discount.
The rods I use to catch my big Snapper on are all under $130
When I looked a few years back we mostly only get the low end G-Loomis spin rods in New Zealand but they charge a premium for them (like more then the top end Shimano’s and kilwells ect). They also have so many different variations its was easy to lose track.
Tackletour.com is a great place to get information on Loomis and other American…[Read more]
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