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How important is berley for landbased kings ontop?

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Category: Saltwater Fishing
Forum Name: Popper and Topwater Fishing
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Printed Date: 20 Jun 2021 at 7:00am


Topic: How important is berley for landbased kings ontop?
Posted By: _jackrw_
Subject: How important is berley for landbased kings ontop?
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2021 at 11:03am
Some people swear by it and some people dont use it at all... How much do we think it helps?



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Posted By: Titahi
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2021 at 11:18am
Heres an analogy...

You could bump into Bazza anywhere any time, just a random chance thing. 

Or you could create a hazard of any description ,and you can be certain he will happen along and bumble  into it.


Fish are no different, slightly less accident prone perhaps, but if you build it they will come.


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Posted By: Skoti
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2021 at 12:46pm
Originally posted by Titahi Titahi wrote:

Heres an analogy...

You could bump into Bazza anywhere any time, just a random chance thing. 

Or you could create a hazard of any description ,and you can be certain he will happen along and bumble  to it.


Fish are no different, slightly less accident prone perhaps, but if you build it they will come.
LOL Clap 10/10


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Posted By: The Tamure Kid
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2021 at 5:40pm
Originally posted by _jackrw_ _jackrw_ wrote:

Some people swear by it and some people dont use it at all... How much do we think it helps?

None of the limited success I've had - at Tauranga, suburban Waitemata, and in Northland - has involved berley. But that's mainly because of the terrain: usually shallow flats/channel edges.

But if I was fishing off a classic Northland or Coromandel rock ledge, and based in one main area - not constantly moving around a long area of coastline - i reckon berley would be a significant advantage in getting baitfish/kahawai to hang around, and therefore targets for passing kingies to investigate.
Put it this way, I can't see where it would be any kind of disadvantage, other than the weight to carry the berley and dispenser/ropes etc in and the need to carry back stinky plastic rubbish etc.

Topwater off the rocks is a game of percentages: based on the frequency of passing kingies, which may only happen once every couple of hours, and putting a lure in front of them in those short windows. So unless kingies are passing by very regularly, increasing the odds in your favour with berley is worth it, I reckon.


Posted By: Muppet
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2021 at 6:46pm
Problem with berley is if they start eating that they will probably ignore your lure.
There are spots where kings frequently visit even off the rocks so getting to know the when and where is more important in my opinion.


Posted By: Muppet
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2021 at 6:46pm
Not too mention possibly bringing sharks in right now too.


Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2021 at 7:23pm
If you can carry it in, take it

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