Blue Cod

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Knots & Rigs for Blue Cod

Blue cod are found from Stewart Island to The Three kings, but the biggest and best fish tend to be found in the southern parts of the South Island.
They grow to ~70cm and their fine delicate white flesh makes magnificent eating.
They prefer reef and low broken foul and will eat just about anything. As a result most baits are an option for catching these fish.

Best Rigs

The best rig for blue cod is the dropper rig. Jigs, flashers and softbaits work well also.

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Best Baits

The best baits are any cut bait such as pilchard, skipjack, mullet, squid etc

Best Spots

Reefs and most areas of foul up to 120m.

Best Times

Any time

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Major Bites

Minor Bites

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