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Ok this autumn/winter keen to give it a go. is there any squid there,do you need lighting or is darkness best??is it best high tide? what would the normal jig colour/wirght be?windless night??Thinking from about 8.00pm onwards.
never tried squiding but determined to give it a go.
what about torpedo bay wharf or stanley bay??   just want somewhere safe from the idiot hoons.

Oh do you need to use burley??

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Hi mate, I haven’t tried off devonport wharf but generally you want slack tide (either high or low) and still conditions. Use darker colours at night with red foil under the cloth.

If you can’t get them there then Murray’s bay wharf works at high tide, cast off the left. Let me know how you get on.

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Thanks will report back in 2 weeks
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High tide next to Devo wharf under the lights, cast around the pole sticking up out of the water. Always a few squid caught there. Outgoing tide from high usually goes best. No burley required.
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Thanks BFIST even got the wife wanting to try, 
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Don't laugh.but how do tell if a squid is going for jig?
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They usually hit it on the drop, so after you cast, let is sink till near the bottom, whip it up a couple of meters and let is sink again. Eventually when you try to whip the rod up, it will bend and you will feel the pulse-pulse-pulse of a squid. Run a light drag otherwise you end up pulling tentacles off.

Occasionally they will follow right to your feet - if that happens, just let it fall and they will often dive after it.
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Another tip for this time of year when the squid are smaller is if the squid follows your jig right to your feet but doesn't bite, just keep the jig sitting in the water, they will quite often take it.

Smaller jigs can work better at this time of year too.
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Thanks BFIST

trial and error,Just checked tide chart nothing around 8.00pm for weeks, in a fortnight looking like 6.30pm to early??
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Originally posted by pjc pjc wrote:

Thanks BFIST

trial and error,Just checked tide chart nothing around 8.00pm for weeks, in a fortnight looking like 6.30pm to early??

If its a couple of weeks when your down there lets know,  might say hello.
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Will do "otto"
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Hi from Perth.....for what its worth ...i never seemed to catch squid much in nz but i catch em all the time over here.....
what i have found here is.....fish around the weed line and not too deep.....need clear water....no wind...no rain ......a for edgy style ?......i just work it lie a soft bait and yes i do burley the area with pellets and spray prawn scent on the lures......change them often.....especially after you catch one.....late arvo and into eve incoming tide and high tide is good.....12 pound flouro leader......the yamishaita with rattles and glow are good....when you feel the line tighten....dont strike ...just keep winding smoothly and keep line tight....light drag as mentioned so you dont pull the hooks.......point the squid to the side to let it spit the dummy and ink...........then grab the line and lift it up....dont try to wind it up out of the water....it will come off....i use 2.5 and 3.0 most of the time for average squid.
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some good info thanks "laidbackdood"
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Originally posted by pjc pjc wrote:

some good info thanks "laidbackdood"
Your welcome.....
I just bought a Hearty rise poseidon squid rod......dont know if you guys get them but they look a nice build to me.......will check it out soon.....You been getting any luck?
If you can get some prawn scent from somewhere....that might help.......Thats my little secret out here anyway...Cant go wrong with the smelly stuff....Good luck.
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