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Category: Saltwater Fishing
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Topic: Lockdown landbased reports
Posted By: CrayZfish
Subject: Lockdown landbased reports
Date Posted: 29 Aug 2021 at 5:58pm
Managed to wet a line at my local today. Loved every minute of it. Kids got some playtime, the Mrs got some sun and read a book and more importantly we all enjoyed some time away from the house.

I had two kahawai hook ups. Both jumped in the surf and both threw the hooks which sucked. Still a lot of fun and promise of more to come.

Let's see your reports.



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Why choose either diving or fishing when you can do both. Besides crayfish tail is very good bait!!



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Posted By: fishfeeder2
Date Posted: 31 Aug 2021 at 8:39am
nice...havnt been to hamiltons gap in a long time.


Posted By: Reel Deal
Date Posted: 31 Aug 2021 at 5:52pm

Grabbed a couple of hours at Whangarei harbour. A few bites and one undersized snapper but damn it was great to enjoy the wee fish mission


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The gods do not subtract from the allotted span of men's lives the hours spent on fishing - Assyrian Proverb


Posted By: spin king
Date Posted: 31 Aug 2021 at 7:14pm


Posted By: MB
Date Posted: 31 Aug 2021 at 7:34pm
Another harbour hunt for us today. I was confident about everything, but not a single bite. Hard times!


Posted By: Kandrew
Date Posted: 31 Aug 2021 at 8:34pm
No land based fishing in Auckland at the mo with this crap weather around.


Posted By: Reel Deal
Date Posted: 31 Aug 2021 at 8:46pm
MB maybe all this fresh water is having an effect ? 

Yes lots of waterfront properties in Auckland at the mo 


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The gods do not subtract from the allotted span of men's lives the hours spent on fishing - Assyrian Proverb


Posted By: CrayZfish
Date Posted: 31 Aug 2021 at 11:15pm
Glad to see others out there doing it. Agree the weather has been crap. Some easterlies coming though so west coast should be nicer than it has been. I'll hopefully remember my sand sinkers next time. Rookie mistake leaving them behind on Sunday.

What's your favourite surf trace. Sinker top or bottom one hook or two. I had a couple old set ups. But lost both fish so figure I need to change out something.

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Why choose either diving or fishing when you can do both. Besides crayfish tail is very good bait!!


Posted By: MB
Date Posted: 01 Sep 2021 at 12:22am
Originally posted by Reel Deal Reel Deal wrote:

MB maybe all this fresh water is having an effect ?

Sounds reasonable.


Posted By: MB
Date Posted: 01 Sep 2021 at 12:25am
Originally posted by CrayZfish CrayZfish wrote:



What's your favourite surf trace. Sinker top or bottom one hook or two. I had a couple old set ups. But lost both fish so figure I need to change out something.

I like a single hook pully rig with breakout sinker. Unfortunately, the fish don't agree, they prefer a running rig.


Posted By: Reel Deal
Date Posted: 01 Sep 2021 at 7:50am
I start with a two hook dropper style as if lots of pickers , feels like I have a better chance. But if long wait and bigger bites the single hook clip in my go to. Get further distance too. Two rods with each set up is my ideal.

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The gods do not subtract from the allotted span of men's lives the hours spent on fishing - Assyrian Proverb


Posted By: Steps
Date Posted: 01 Sep 2021 at 8:51am
No land based fishing in Auckland at the mo with this crap weather around.

 Depends where one is. Days have been fine, a little breeze.
 The guys off the west coat beaches have been nailing it, a 18lber landed along with 1/2 doz other big snaps an KY.
And seems to be a common theme from everyone.

As to flooding lots rain.. only got extra 800L in the tank here ..


Posted By: Reel Deal
Date Posted: 01 Sep 2021 at 9:08am
haha Steps that’s how I see rain, as litres in my tank. Replaced the water in the spa at just the right time. On the down side two rows of carrot seed have washed away. I maybe harvesting carrots at the bottom of the garden this year….

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The gods do not subtract from the allotted span of men's lives the hours spent on fishing - Assyrian Proverb


Posted By: Steps
Date Posted: 01 Sep 2021 at 9:45am
We have had enough consistent rain on and off that works well with the gardens... Planted out the dawf butter/ top crop beans last week, should have been up yesterday or today.. maybe soil just a little to cold yet.
 When we brought the place, got a little digger in re shaped the section to how was original shaped when house was built.. as per site plans... In real heavy down pours some gardens went under water , and would get into mms of going under the shed door...and we brought on the top of a hill.
Brought on tops of hills, solid ground for .. well since 70s when 'global warming' was becoming an issue.

Ever noticed, most, over 3/4 of rain happens at night?
Which makes good days for fishing...


Posted By: Reel Deal
Date Posted: 01 Sep 2021 at 10:31am
my dwarf green beans are up, slopped bed facing north. Spuds up too. Broadbeans are at 20cm already. But today’s cold snap plus days of rain will have put the brakes on. Globe artichoke seedlings keep getting re buried with bark mulch with flooding water. Should have waited till bigger before transplanting. Pooling water on a hill would suggest heavy clays not far under topsoil. I have same issue and on a hill. Going to let plants help. Sunflower, corn, daikon all great at penetrating soil with roots which helps water, nutrients get down an break up soils…we’ll that the plan anyway. 

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The gods do not subtract from the allotted span of men's lives the hours spent on fishing - Assyrian Proverb


Posted By: Steps
Date Posted: 01 Sep 2021 at 10:55am
My issue is great deep volanic soil and excellent drainage ..which means nuitants wash thru quicker.. soln heaps of compost to hold and continuous fertilizers as plant out.
 I bit shallow, with clay.. have done this at several homes over the yrs.. Dig over bring the clay up , then add heap compost, gypsum,turn over with a fork.. clay is where tap root plant bring minerals to the surface then they die leaving them there...
 lay the border with railway sleepers to take up the bit of extra depth, and the depth that happens over the yrs as the garden gets compost etc added to..
 Once the 1st lot organic (compost is in ) I just turn over a patch , throw a layer about 1 to 2" deep on the patch then plant into that..and a handfull of fertilizer around the plants.
 Going to smaller garden now.. family left home.. Im now planting on groups rather than rows.. get far more produce per area.. and is easier to.
Tomatoes planted out couple weeks ago, slow but ok.  broad bean near waist height,  last winter cali, broccoli are coming ready to cut, beet root spinage doing well.
 I dont do carrots, peas, sweetcorn anymore, as cheap to buy, and (espec carrots) take a long time to mature using lot of room that can be be more productive.


Posted By: Reel Deal
Date Posted: 01 Sep 2021 at 12:17pm
some good tips there. I do the no dig and lasagna styles of vege production. No wood edging unless untreated, also this reduces slugs. I dont dig and hardly weed. Maybe a couple pulled every month. Mulch is everything. I never fertilise in the traditional sense. I have consumed enough Petrolium products without adding it to my food. So organic is the go. The deep rooters break the clay and the next crop grows down the same holes and access nutrients and encourages deep rooting great for dry periods. 

I have added a small lasagna garden on top of a area where a shed was and it’s a concrete slab. It’s cropping well mainly shallow crops at the mo as my green, manure, carbon layers build up. Radishes, lettuces and the like, the main garden is growing size wise currently approx 20x20metres currently with corn pumpkins watermelons etc to yet be transferred from seed trays.

This years excitement is planting my first asparagus plants always thought they take too long  (3 years for good cropping) which had put me off. Green and red varieties asparagus,also red popcorn heirloom I’ve never tried before.


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The gods do not subtract from the allotted span of men's lives the hours spent on fishing - Assyrian Proverb


Posted By: Steps
Date Posted: 01 Sep 2021 at 5:50pm
Got the space use it... previous veggie gardens , when all the children at home.. split into 5 sections each around 7/8 m wide and total around .. total length about 40m
 If have the space, chicken run .. 4 brown shavers.. start with 5. Floor get to know a wood turner... then eventually that goes in the compost to break down couple times a yr.
Had an asparagus plot.. end up being rather a limit novetry rather than practical.

This actually a "Lockdown landbased report" ?
 We are in lockdown, gardens are land based.. not growing kelp..
yeah it is Cool




Posted By: lingee
Date Posted: 02 Sep 2021 at 5:14am
i have a 2x1.5 aspargus bed been in for 5 years ,picking every 2nd day.its worth the wait.


Posted By: Pcj
Date Posted: 02 Sep 2021 at 6:01am
Originally posted by lingee lingee wrote:

i have a 2x1.5 aspargus bed been in for 5 years ,picking every 2nd day.its worth the wait.
Dad planted a asparagus bed 1yr ,yep heads popped up and next minute gone.The bloody cat was biting of the heads.Who would of thought cats like asparagus??


Posted By: lingee
Date Posted: 02 Sep 2021 at 6:30am
thats a first, well must start canning aspargus for cats. be in all super markets next week ha ha.


Posted By: Steps
Date Posted: 02 Sep 2021 at 9:51am
Cats  f ing cats.. planting stuff , crap.. stink , kills all insentive to grow , maintain and even more so pick veggies.

This new place, section 1/2 size (840sq m) of last one.. neighbours closer lots cats..
So got a small solar panel electric fence... put around the gardens about 100/ 120 mm high ... works a treat.Thumbs Up
 Also , no cats , more birds, l far ess caterpillars , slugs snails bugs etcThumbs Up

Down side, cant rem the number times accidentally checking if working... and I spend lot of time in bare feet Thumbs Down
One gets et used to it.. its not like grabbing a E fence, and current goes right thru the body.. is usually shin to foot.

Also got to keep an eye (more ear) open for the edge plants growing onto the fence wire... its a definite "tick...tick.." heard even from the other side of the garden.

I borrowed the unit to try couple yrs back, got to return it after lockdown.. its worth buying my own unit ...About $250/ 300 last time looked.


Posted By: MB
Date Posted: 02 Sep 2021 at 10:09am
I think we need a separate gardening thread Smile


Posted By: Grunta
Date Posted: 02 Sep 2021 at 11:13am
Josh Rudd is just working on this page to provide plenty of links to surfcasting and other landbased articles for anyone interested.

Click here for the https://www.fishing.net.nz/fishing-advice/land-based-fishing-hub/" rel="nofollow - Fishing.net.nz Landbased Fishing Hub



Posted By: MB
Date Posted: 02 Sep 2021 at 1:18pm
Originally posted by Grunta Grunta wrote:

Josh Rudd is just working on this page to provide plenty of links to surfcasting and other landbased articles for anyone interested.

Click here for the https://www.fishing.net.nz/fishing-advice/land-based-fishing-hub/" rel="nofollow - Fishing.net.nz Landbased Fishing Hub


Great idea!


Posted By: CrayZfish
Date Posted: 02 Sep 2021 at 8:23pm
Managed to time full tide, sunset and calm seas together at the same time hitting the beach about 5pm tonight. New rigs with sharp hooks and breakout sinkers remembered today. This time I set up two rods and my little buddy was first hooked up but once again first fish threw the hook.

I was 0/3 from the two trips this week and wondering what i was doing wrong but sun was going down so figured there was still some good fishing to come.

Changed bait from mullet to skip jack and did the damage on this little guy. A few more baits taken but went dead about 630 so packed up. A lovely evening with some nice company. And will be back out soon now I've had success...



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Why choose either diving or fishing when you can do both. Besides crayfish tail is very good bait!!


Posted By: LONGROD420
Date Posted: 08 Sep 2021 at 10:47pm
Hey guys thought I'd share a few pics of the Trevs caught along Tamaki Drive over the last week or so and it's good to see them in such great numbers, lost some real donks this year too with plenty of foul language to go with it hehe but that's what keeps me coming back for more. Small cubes of pilly straylined have been dynamite with a small twitch as the bait is drifting down in the current, and ridiculous twitching with the Zman 5" bruised banana jerkshads has been working great also, Anyway it's been great to get out over lockdown especially for the mental and I can't wait to get out of this lockdown so I can get out on the big muddy..Tightlines



Posted By: Reel Deal
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2021 at 6:22am
frighten great result. Awesome to be able to catch a few meals! Thanks for the pics too




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The gods do not subtract from the allotted span of men's lives the hours spent on fishing - Assyrian Proverb


Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2021 at 9:42am
Well done on those Trevs!

Looks like caught on a variety of approaches too?


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LedgeNZ LBG


Posted By: fishfeeder2
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2021 at 9:57am
Cray
Try going to the right about 50mtrs back from that point...it fishes well down there in a high tide...or just to the left of the stream where that large rock is.


Posted By: LONGROD420
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2021 at 2:16pm
Yeah mate getting them on jigs, Softies, Ledger rig and Strayline, Cube of pilly on a half oz Jighead used like a strayline was by far the most effective though.


Posted By: MB
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2021 at 4:10pm
Good work LONGROD420!


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2021 at 8:05pm
That’s awesome fishing longrod, haven’t seen trevs like that since used to get em in August school holidays off ti point wharf near Leigh. Used to catch em on squid snodded on hook, squid was sold in talleys boxes 8 inch by 4 inch. Used long shank kirby galv hook with 2 ounce ball sinker.  Cast off wharf on outgoing tide and left to to suspend mid water in current.

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=LONGROD420]Hey guys thought I'd share a few pics of the Trevs caught along Tamaki Drive over the last week or so and it's good to see them in such great numbers, lost some real donks this year too with plenty of foul language to go with it hehe but that's what keeps me coming back for more. Small cubes of pilly straylined have been dynamite with a small twitch as the bait is drifting down in the current, and ridiculous twitching with the Zman 5" bruised banana jerkshads has been working great also, Anyway it's been great to get out over lockdown especially for the mental and I can't wait to get out of this lockdown so I can get out on the big muddy..Tightlines

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Posted By: CrayZfish
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2021 at 9:10pm
Originally posted by fishfeeder2 fishfeeder2 wrote:

Cray
Try going to the right about 50mtrs back from that point...it fishes well down there in a high tide...or just to the left of the stream where that large rock is.
thanks fish feeder. Yep that spot was to the left of stream and rocks. I went again on Sunday without a rod and there was a fishy looking hole another 150m to the left of stream. Apparently snapper and trevs too coming from it. Will try again soon. Can't see the boat being used for a while 😕

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Why choose either diving or fishing when you can do both. Besides crayfish tail is very good bait!!


Posted By: Reel Deal
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2021 at 7:31am
yeah why use the boat when you can wander down to the waters edge and get feeds like, what you are pulling out. Too good 

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The gods do not subtract from the allotted span of men's lives the hours spent on fishing - Assyrian Proverb


Posted By: MB
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2021 at 2:31pm
I do like trevally. Good looking, hard fighting fish. Must be one of the easiest to fillet and the skinning trick is magic. One of the best when eaten raw, acceptable when cooked. Best not to freeze though.


Posted By: Kandrew
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2021 at 4:08pm
Originally posted by MB MB wrote:

I do like trevally. Good looking, hard fighting fish. Must be one of the easiest to fillet and the skinning trick is magic. One of the best when eaten raw, acceptable when cooked. Best not to freeze though.
What’s the skinning trick mate?


Posted By: bazza
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2021 at 6:14pm
Originally posted by Kandrew Kandrew wrote:

Originally posted by MB MB wrote:

I do like trevally. Good looking, hard fighting fish. Must be one of the easiest to fillet and the skinning trick is magic. One of the best when eaten raw, acceptable when cooked. Best not to freeze though.
What’s the skinning trick mate?

There was a link to a vid showing how to do it put on the forum recently Kerry .... bound to be someone here that knows where.
 




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Posted By: MB
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2021 at 11:50pm
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Posted By: bazza
Date Posted: 11 Sep 2021 at 9:22am
Originally posted by MB MB wrote:

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Thanx MB


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When you cry, feel pain or sadness, no one notices your sorrow .... BUT
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Posted By: Kandrew
Date Posted: 11 Sep 2021 at 9:25am
Originally posted by MB MB wrote:

https://www.fishing.net.nz/forum/trevally-skinning-trick_topic131111.html%20" rel="nofollow - https://www.fishing.net.nz/forum/trevally-skinning-trick_topic131111.html
Thanks for that


Posted By: Telecaster
Date Posted: 11 Sep 2021 at 10:45am
Had a cast off the beach at Arkles bay yesterday evening on the incoming, lots of small snapper but managed a few keepers too. Best bait was raw prawn tails from the supermarket. I tried out a new way of tying ledger rigs and it worked really well, learned off this vid: https://youtu.be/NT99casykE8" rel="nofollow - https://youtu.be/NT99casykE8

I used 40lb black magic tough trace and black magic KL5/0 hooks with a pink lumo bead above.


Posted By: Kandrew
Date Posted: 11 Sep 2021 at 11:49am
Originally posted by Telecaster Telecaster wrote:

Had a cast off the beach at Arkles bay yesterday evening on the incoming, lots of small snapper but managed a few keepers too. Best bait was raw prawn tails from the supermarket. I tried out a new way of tying ledger rigs and it worked really well, learned off this vid: https://youtu.be/NT99casykE8" rel="nofollow - https://youtu.be/NT99casykE8

I used 40lb black magic tough trace and black magic KL5/0 hooks with a pink lumo bead above.
great vid mate I’m gunna hit little manly in the morning that flat rock on the left.


Posted By: Telecaster
Date Posted: 11 Sep 2021 at 12:52pm
Best fish went 37cm.



Posted By: Muppet
Date Posted: 11 Sep 2021 at 1:28pm
Nice one T, prawns eh 😂


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 11 Sep 2021 at 8:17pm
 Went off campbells this arvo.. all ledges full  and some very good surfcasters trying off beach … would been 20 plus odd fishos trying.
Not much caught… although didn’t check guys at northern finger one of my favourite spots. Did see one caught off main ledge .. would been dozen fishing southern end before went round the back … were some whoops and saw fish flapping hopefully a snap not kahawai from where I was fishing.
Anyway I’m a pretty hopeless alvey user and in spite of being frustrated by my not being able to cast as far as with my egg beater gear did manage a 33 cm snap on the 14 foot killwell alvey rod paired with 650 alvey reel. Took a piper only decent bite I had all arvo apart from a few pecks at other baits. Hard fishing but we have dinner. 
Was old timer fishing beach as came back casting over 100 meters. Said he had dropped a nice one when first arrived. Was fishing into dark.. not something I’ld do with alvey .. barely  manage to keep loops line on reel in day… suspect he will do well. But home now and fish for tea in new air fryer.
Might have anther crack tomorrow although running low on bait, we’re lot of baitfish today,  so tomorrow might take light piper gear and a better spin main setup tomorrow. 


Posted By: MB
Date Posted: 11 Sep 2021 at 8:31pm
At least with land based fishing, there is no boat to wash down or a whole heap of fish to fillet at the end of the day.

Just trying to cheer our JAFA friends up Smile


Posted By: Telecaster
Date Posted: 11 Sep 2021 at 8:32pm
Looks great Shane! I filleted mine today but will have for lunch tomorrow, fish tacos.

I might have another crack tomorrow evening depending on how knackered I am after my run (training for Omaha half marathon in Dec).


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 11 Sep 2021 at 8:48pm
Come Level 3 in kayak off here MB, we will be slaying them.
But catching one fish like today albeit a massive 33cm certainly buoys your spirits.
Was a time when younger I thought anyone who couldn’t catch decent fish from shore wasn’t worth talking to… I’ve mellowed. Even think boat fishing for marlin and tuna is cool and thoroughly enjoy it.
When  I was younger I must confess I was very narrow minded, about boat fishing. Wouldn’t even fish with the old man in his boat at one stage, would leave earlier than him and walk Pakiri beach or round ti point rocks.. and usually out fished  him.
Used to create bit of friction as was in my late teens.

Kayaks are awesome though sort of in between boats and landbased, possibly why I like them. Don’t get me wrong though I’ve known for quite a while now boats are great, but every time go back on rocks or surfcast, the buzz is still there.  We had some awesome fishing in the last century.
And another local guy I know and talked to tonight has had amazing fishing for snaps in the last week round here, so there is hope of better things to come if in protracted lock down.



Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 11 Sep 2021 at 8:59pm
Good luck with training Patrick, and if fishing tomorrow night.


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 12 Sep 2021 at 9:58pm
Got a nice 35 cm this arvo, but lost big one before that, was fishing deep ledge with heavy reef foul to one side. It’s actually a prick of place to get to, with limited fishing time, and didn’t get home till 7 even though left ledge at dusk and gingerly wandered home. Took my 10 foot ugly stick and old penn 850ss loaded with 15lb line and using 24 kg trace. It throws unweighted baits a considerable distance. Bigger fish lost took whole smallish yellowtail with fillet missing on one side. Been in freezer while and refrozen. Didn’t realise how big fish was, ran hard on first run but had plenty drag on relatively quick, managed to pump it back to shore and was thinking this will be awesome. A really decent snap off bays , as it got closer the big bronze flanks came into view and at that stage was thinking might need a gaff but was fishing close to water level. That was about when it made a powerful run across a large kelpy ledge in about 3 to 4 meters of water in front me, put its head down and stripped off line to get behind ledge and move down guess into deeper kelp with more rocks between me and him. Could still feel him head shaking but after 10 minutes still couldn’t budge him and eventually line went twang. Kicking myself for not locking up harder and pulling head up further when came in close, too much soft yak and boat fishing. Had been bit more aggressive before he ran left into foul might have got em. Reckon well over 10lb maybe 15lb. Still swimming hopefully and not tied up down there. Sinker was 1/8th of ounce above hook free running on trace tied in direct to mainline, so hopefully won’t bother fish. Had I got fish would of bought it home…


Posted By: Telecaster
Date Posted: 13 Sep 2021 at 9:20am
Managed to limp out to the spot again last night but only one undersized caught. A mate of mine got a 35CM on a pilly cube.


Posted By: Reel Deal
Date Posted: 13 Sep 2021 at 9:30am
you are all getting your fix all the same. Put in the effort and the rewards will come. Like life really.

Couple of those reports even had my blood pumping haha thanks for sharing. 


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The gods do not subtract from the allotted span of men's lives the hours spent on fishing - Assyrian Proverb


Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 13 Sep 2021 at 10:07am
Originally posted by shaneg shaneg wrote:

Went off campbells this arvo.. all ledges full  and some very good surfcasters trying off beach … would been 20 plus odd fishos trying.
Not much caught… although didn’t check guys at northern finger one of my favourite spots. Did see one caught off main ledge .. would been dozen fishing southern end before went round the back … were some whoops and saw fish flapping hopefully a snap not kahawai from where I was fishing.
Anyway I’m a pretty hopeless alvey user and in spite of being frustrated by my not being able to cast as far as with my egg beater gear did manage a 33 cm snap on the 14 foot killwell alvey rod paired with 650 alvey reel. Took a piper only decent bite I had all arvo apart from a few pecks at other baits. Hard fishing but we have dinner. 
Was old timer fishing beach as came back casting over 100 meters. Said he had dropped a nice one when first arrived. Was fishing into dark.. not something I’ld do with alvey .. barely  manage to keep loops line on reel in day… suspect he will do well. But home now and fish for tea in new air fryer.
Might have anther crack tomorrow although running low on bait, we’re lot of baitfish today,  so tomorrow might take light piper gear and a better spin main setup tomorrow. 

So people fishing off the rocks there then? I thought we had to keep it strictly to the sand?  


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Posted By: Nathan
Date Posted: 13 Sep 2021 at 11:02am


Posted By: Nathan
Date Posted: 13 Sep 2021 at 11:03am
My son picked up this respectable fish while fishing off the black hard sand at Milford last evening. A bit of a surprise and he was stoked. Not much else was happening though.


Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 13 Sep 2021 at 11:05am
Nice fish! Black hard sand! Love it!

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LedgeNZ LBG


Posted By: Reel Deal
Date Posted: 13 Sep 2021 at 2:35pm
hell’s bells that’s a good catch off the beach. Well done that fulla. Great pic too.

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The gods do not subtract from the allotted span of men's lives the hours spent on fishing - Assyrian Proverb


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 13 Sep 2021 at 3:04pm
That’s a beauty Nathan… yeah JK I hear you and way more dangerous where went yesterday than launching boat or yak. But hey everyone doing it, and Kennedy park beach wasn’t too far from where I was.  Guess might been stretching the written  limits. 
My brother  had bad fall fishing campbells Saturday afternoon in a seemingly benign spot at northern end between Campbells and Mairangi fishing with his kids, broke a finger and bruised ribs , after piece of papa rock was standing on broke away. 
I was extra careful yesterday. Even took my pants off to get to said spot.


Posted By: Telecaster
Date Posted: 13 Sep 2021 at 3:52pm
I think the "no fishing off rocks" thing is really to keep people off dangerous area like the rocks at the end of surf beaches etc. The flat sandstone shelves around the bays are pretty tame really.


Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 14 Sep 2021 at 8:45am
Originally posted by Telecaster Telecaster wrote:

I think the "no fishing off rocks" thing is really to keep people off dangerous area like the rocks at the end of surf beaches etc. The flat sandstone shelves around the bays are pretty tame really.
 

Yeah for sure but by saying "You can fish from a wharf or the shore, but do not cast off the rocks or fish from a boat", that is what they are actually meaning. I don't think they are looking for us to apply judgement in what is dangerous or not so have made it pretty clear cut. Plus the local aspect. 

They've taken a similar and less clear cut stance on mountain biking by saying its "okay on easy trails if you are experienced and know the trail. Choose a trail close to home. Do not go on tracks that are grade 3 or above". But what's "experienced" ridden before vs ridden for last 20 years??  I've been riding local trails that are ungraded and would prob be 2 to 4 if graded but I've ridden them thousands of times. Yes there could be accidents but would be freak like tripping over on the street or over a rock whilst walking the beach etc. Hell, I got attacked by a magpie on sunday and that almost put me off the bike LOL

We just need to apply common sense really and use the mindset, if something went wrong, how would this look in the media


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Posted By: Muppet
Date Posted: 14 Sep 2021 at 10:07am
I agree with that JK.

Does not take much to hurt yourself rock fishing, heard some horrible stories.


Posted By: Telecaster
Date Posted: 17 Sep 2021 at 10:00pm


Posted By: Reel Deal
Date Posted: 17 Sep 2021 at 11:10pm
wicked!

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The gods do not subtract from the allotted span of men's lives the hours spent on fishing - Assyrian Proverb


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 17 Sep 2021 at 11:49pm
well done Patrick, landbased gurnard awesome.


Posted By: DamoGill
Date Posted: 19 Sep 2021 at 1:23pm


Got these two off Manly last week. Wasnt expecting much to be honest but by all accounts there has been a fair few fish caught!


Posted By: Muppet
Date Posted: 19 Sep 2021 at 1:27pm
September is one of the best months for LB a lot snapper start to get really active in close before the schooling season starts.


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 19 Sep 2021 at 8:36pm
35 cm snapper off seawall tonight… took 3 outings over weekend to secure it and used a lot more than its weight in pack n save pilchards. But oh well, was fun spending quite few few hours catching it. 
Hoki fillets from supermarket in air fryer potentially better, easier, and equally delicious alternative… but you then don’t get to use your fishing rod and get that quality time away from the wife.


Posted By: jpfishingnz
Date Posted: 04 Oct 2021 at 9:52am

After seeing a dozen Windy notifications over the last six weeks, frustration got the better of us and a Friday mission was planned. Grunta and I made the trip up to Army Bay with the Rippton drone.

We’d heard some great reports of decent snaps caught up that way, but in hindsight, they were probably a little further out than we could manage with the Talica 50. Three flights out to ~ 500 meters between 5pm – 8pm saw around 8 fish caught, mostly small, but two keepers around the 35cm mark.

 

 

Bloody lovely evening with beers and snacks, plus plenty of interested locals chatting to us about the drone, or providing a bit of intel. We're already scheming and the next trip is likely to the west coast (possibly Muriwai). Has anyone had much success in close out there recently??



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