FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

What is a good size tarakihi?

Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote MightyBoosh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: What is a good size tarakihi?
    Posted: 02 Oct 2018 at 11:48am
MightyBoosh View Drop Down
Platinum
Platinum
Avatar

Joined: 08 Jan 2016
Location: Northland
Status: Offline
Points: 1448
I caught a 51cm tarakihi the other day. I haven't caught many of this species and can't say I'm overly excited by them, but my mate seemed to think it was a good one. How big do they get?


World's most boring jetski "pilot".
Back to Top
Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote kitno Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2018 at 1:13pm
kitno View Drop Down
Platinum
Platinum


Joined: 06 Sep 2015
Location: Pahoia
Status: Offline
Points: 2020
Not sure how big they can get, but 51cm is a good one. Nice catch MB.
Top 10 finish
2019 Grunter Hunter.
Back to Top
Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote Alan L Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2018 at 1:36pm
Alan L View Drop Down
Silver
Silver


Joined: 21 Nov 2012
Location: Hastings
Status: Offline
Points: 470
Thats a good one. Max size prob around 60. We caught 10-20 last w/end around 40cm and considered them better than average/decent fish.
Alan
Legasea Legend member
Back to Top
Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote CrayZfish Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2018 at 2:06pm
CrayZfish View Drop Down
Silver
Silver
Avatar

Joined: 11 Apr 2017
Location: Te Toro
Status: Offline
Points: 295
The Shimano Measure comp hall of fame has leader/s at 56cm, 50th at 51.5cm.
In 2018 you'd be coming second equal...
Thats a nice fish MB
 
Why choose either diving or fishing when you can do both. Besides crayfish tail is very good bait!!
Back to Top
Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote MightyBoosh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2018 at 2:37pm
MightyBoosh View Drop Down
Platinum
Platinum
Avatar

Joined: 08 Jan 2016
Location: Northland
Status: Offline
Points: 1448
Thanks for the replies. Lump of mullet on a flasher rig at did the trick if anyone is interested. Mate was happy, he got to take it home.


World's most boring jetski "pilot".
Back to Top
Post Options Post Options   Likes (3) Likes(3)   Quote Uncle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2018 at 3:38pm
Uncle View Drop Down
Moderator - Black Belt
Moderator - Black Belt
Avatar

Joined: 19 Mar 2003
Location: Tauranga, NZ
Status: Offline
Points: 12940
Damn, I would have swapped 3 snapper for that, LOL.
Much better eating than snapper, imho
Back to Top
Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote Clifftastic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2018 at 4:01pm
Clifftastic View Drop Down
Platinum
Platinum
Avatar

Joined: 14 Mar 2012
Location: Te Atatu Pen
Status: Offline
Points: 1757
Agree Uncle, that flesh is creamy
Back to Top
Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote MightyBoosh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2018 at 7:31pm
MightyBoosh View Drop Down
Platinum
Platinum
Avatar

Joined: 08 Jan 2016
Location: Northland
Status: Offline
Points: 1448
Haha, I knew someone would say that! Yes, they're good, but I don't get too excited about eating fish. We have fish four nights a week, Mrs MB won't have it any more than that! Anyway, my rule: if I go out on someone else's boat, they have the offer of all the fish I catch. It's the least I can do.


World's most boring jetski "pilot".
Back to Top
Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote krow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2018 at 7:49pm
krow View Drop Down
Titanium
Titanium
Avatar

Joined: 02 Aug 2007
Location: Whangarei
Status: Offline
Points: 5328
My best (that I've measured) is 45.
Back to Top
Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote Grunta Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2018 at 9:27pm
Grunta View Drop Down
Admin
Admin
Avatar

Joined: 17 Jul 2002
Location: Paradise
Status: Offline
Points: 8276
Here's a couple of good ones from the Fishingcomp.co.nz leaderboards at around 55cm...

Back to Top
Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote MightyBoosh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2018 at 9:34pm
MightyBoosh View Drop Down
Platinum
Platinum
Avatar

Joined: 08 Jan 2016
Location: Northland
Status: Offline
Points: 1448
Nice fish. I'll try and get a photo of my fish.


World's most boring jetski "pilot".
Back to Top
Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote MightyBoosh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Oct 2018 at 3:07pm
MightyBoosh View Drop Down
Platinum
Platinum
Avatar

Joined: 08 Jan 2016
Location: Northland
Status: Offline
Points: 1448
The fish of the day. Sorry, there's nothing to give scale in the photo.



World's most boring jetski "pilot".
Back to Top
Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote BFIST Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Oct 2018 at 3:33pm
BFIST View Drop Down
Gold
Gold
Avatar

Joined: 17 Jul 2002
Location: Auckland
Status: Offline
Points: 778


King Tarakihi get even bigger! This one was from the Ranfurlys.
Back to Top
Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote krow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Oct 2018 at 8:29pm
krow View Drop Down
Titanium
Titanium
Avatar

Joined: 02 Aug 2007
Location: Whangarei
Status: Offline
Points: 5328
Do they taste the same? Feed on the same crap? Stomachs fill of yuk.

 
Back to Top
Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote BFIST Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Oct 2018 at 10:48am
BFIST View Drop Down
Gold
Gold
Avatar

Joined: 17 Jul 2002
Location: Auckland
Status: Offline
Points: 778
I didn't notice any difference in taste. They live in the same sort of habitat so assume they eat the same food.
Back to Top
Forum Jump
Forum Permissions View Drop Down


This page was generated in 0.246 seconds.