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    D'urville island Winter Fishing

    Trying to hatch a plan @stingray @vietnamcam @mikee Would you guys be keen to join in ? Which side of the Island should I be looking ? . Port Ligar maybe ? . french pass ? Okiwi ? Would bring mates boat 22 ft HT .
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    I'd be keen!.....not much help on the local knowledge tho as I have never really fished it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    I'd be keen!.....not much help on the local knowledge tho as I have never really fished it.

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    Ive fished it in summer but only cod , gurnard , etc . I had it in my mind (not sure why ) that the eastern side fished well ?. Trouble is its easy to forget how big Island is
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    Ive fished it in summer but only cod , gurnard , etc . I had it in my mind (not sure why ) that the eastern side fished well ?. Trouble is its easy to forget how big Island is
    Top end is the kingi hotspot or at least that's where most people seem to go.

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    Mid winter the Stephens Passage for sure for the tide then you could chase grouper if flat enough or blue cod (if you can be bothered) then Chase snaps while waiting for the tide for the kings.
    I used to go up there with some other guys in their boat we would go from Okiwi. Its a bit of a haul and you always watching the weather but in the winter is usually OK. Never fished the eastern side apart from the top.
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    Catch plenty of kingi's around the top, there's also a few grouper holes around there too, okiwi doesn't hold much, but once saw an old lady pull in a 55cm snapper of the jetty there, so you could get lucky there. (go there every Christmas) French pass is good fishing for but the currents and rips through there have been unforgiving in the past when it gets rough or at change of tide so do be cautious! But yes anywhere around the top and east is good fishing, don't forget it's a massive island!


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    Have caught some good kings and snapper up in the passage
    grouper is very hit and miss if you don't know spots (which i don't) haha
    Good cod, big kahawai, also good hunting in greville harbour
    I have been meaning to do a full weekend trip up there for the last few years haha
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    For the snaps up there in winter its all about the gigs 'slow gigs', lucanis, bottom ships etc. Last year @ the rewaka hunting and fishing comp (August) there was even a tuna weighed in that was caught on a jig at Durville. It defiantly wasn't an albacore, possibly a slender tuna or a juvenile blue fin
    Get into it fellas
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    Quote Originally Posted by kukuwai View Post
    For the snaps up there in winter its all about the gigs 'slow gigs', lucanis, bottom ships etc. Last year @ the rewaka hunting and fishing comp (August) there was even a tuna weighed in that was caught on a jig at Durville. It defiantly wasn't an albacore, possibly a slender tuna or a juvenile blue fin
    Get into it fellas
    Good to know the bloody things do actually work in winter at least.....I only ever get Barry the snake or bloody cod on them
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    Sorry that was meant to be Jigs!! ... bloody Jigs not gigs

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    Spear fish the rangitotoes or port hardy butters moki Paua cod mussels scallops ( anyone heard if we are having a season ). Bucks ( crayfish) should be shallow! Hell it would just be an adventure getting amongst it all
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    @stingray I read an article on the nelson mail stuff page a couple of days go suggesting that the scallop season would be closed again this year due to stocks still low, so most likely no season - Bugger!!

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    Bugger indeed!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stingray View Post
    Bugger indeed!!
    Be even more of a bugger if they got wiped out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Be even more of a bugger if they got wiped out
    Ban commercial fishing!
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