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    Posted: 20 Aug 2010 at 6:06pm
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has any one picked up any squid in wellington?
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Tried along oriental bay but no luck...Heard from others that Burnham wharf is a good place but yet to personally do it...
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tonight would be the nightSmile
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lets hope monday nite works, will try obay  and move round abit. 
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I've been told summer is best but not tried for squid. Only seen one while spearfishing in the last 3 years.
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I've caught probably half a dozen over the last 15-20 years fishing the harbour - always during the day, mostly around Seatoun / Kau Bay and all whilst fishing for Tarakihi using bait or small plastics. The last one I got was when the screen blacked out on the sounder, I picked them for pillys and sent the platic down to see if there was anything under them, but they were squid!
 
They are amazing wee beasies, all translucent and colour changing, they try to blend in with the chequerplate ali floor on the stabi, it's facsinating!!! Then they will squirt you head to toe in horrible black ink THAT STAINS ALUMINIUM PERMANENTLY! well does fade over time.
 
I'd say they are relatively common in the harbour if you were to target them, I also saw one last year swim past the underwater camera I use on top of my burley bucket, it shot past after oogling the camera's LED lights and never saw it again. I brought some squid jigs but have not seem them for a year or so. They are quite aggressive they way they attack baits and jigs. I use them for bait, but have eaten the last couple and they were superb.
 
I'd be interested to hear from anyone who targets them, in Australia, this is a huge past-time of local wharves.
 
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gona have a go this arvo. 
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no joy. had some look at the jig but wouldnt hit it. Friday maybe
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Awesome at least you had something chasing it! Whereabouts in the general area were you? :)
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just bought a yama****A jig off mole and will give it a crack soon.
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obay and some of the wharf bits in evans . will be skulking round this weekend depending on work etc. 
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Originally posted by Furstimer Furstimer wrote:

Tried along oriental bay but no luck...Heard from others that Burnham wharf is a good place but yet to personally do it...
Hey Furstimer and all
 
Whats the official story on Burnham wharf.
 
Is it a restricted/Private  area?
 
With al the gates and stuff it looks like a nogo.
But posts and such imply that it is OK to fisg off it.
 
Does anyone know for sure?? It would certainly put muy mind at ease.
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forgivness is easyer to get than permission.....Wink   give it ago all they will do is move you on
 ive seen a few guys fishing there. will try it one of these nites. 
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They are amazing wee beasies, all translucent and colour changing, they try to blend in with the chequerplate ali floor on the stabi, it's facsinating!!! Then they will squirt you head to toe in horrible black ink THAT STAINS ALUMINIUM PERMANENTLY! well does fade over time.
 
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Thanks for that bit of info FF.
 
As a completely newbie squid fisher was intending to take my
new alloy boat out one night soon, when the weather is more
conducive.
 
However in light of your comments re ink stains may have a
re think & maybe take out the toy ten foot tinny instead. At least
I can slap another coat of paint over that if need be.
 
With my record the new boat will undoubtably get messy enough
in a relatively short time .... however don't want it looking like
the tray of a bitumen truck just yet. Furthermore it has a protective
coating of nylac inside & out hich could suffer from any vigorous
cleaning.
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I want to know more about squid in wellington. I love eating them and would be keen for a few explorations after the kids are in bed. 
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Originally posted by DeKay DeKay wrote:

I want to know more about squid in wellington. I love eating them and would be keen for a few explorations after the kids are in bed. 
 
Geez DK .... judging by the size of those scallops in your avatar
reckon you would be better off sticking to them.
 
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Tie a bucket next to the boat with a bit of rope so it dangles just above the water.  Drop your squid into one and let it squirt out all its ink Bazza. 

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Originally posted by DeKay DeKay wrote:

I want to know more about squid in wellington. I love eating them and would be keen for a few explorations after the kids are in bed. 
Mate I'm with you DeeKay
 
ALways up for a feed of squid
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Wellies harbour makes for some big bivalves. I'd suggest everyone stays away as they are toxic and inedible.

However, I love squid and would love to be able to catch them but is it really worth the effort in Wellies?

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holy Censored that's a big scollie on the bottom right!! Good stuff
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