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    Eels

    Possom trapper just came home with a 5lber

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    How did he get it Dundee? As a young fella we would collect a road kill rabbit or possum and throw it in the shallows and then stand back and wait with the old man's slasher!
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
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    With a spear Rushy but fresh hare makes awsome bait.

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    I got a nice one tonight ,6 or 7 lb I guess should fry up OK for lunch tomorrow .

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    Any photo Chris.Have you got clean streams up there?Ours are still dirty and that one that Possom Trapper caught was in dirty water but hell they can sniff out fresh bait pretty good aye.

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    Photo on the way Mr Dundee . No rivers are dirty again where running clear yesterday ,bit like coffee color now.
    Last rain changed the river ,some places 10' wider now .Trees gone ,wide shallow runs where was deep & narrow .
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    Whats the rules ,season,cultural rights thing on eels?
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Whats the rules ,season,cultural rights thing on eels?
    I don't know of any rules ,season & think that all New Zealanders have the same rights to take eels.
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    Oh ok. I watched something on telly where they were catching thousands as they went overland to the sea and only they(that tribe I think) were allowed to do it but could be wrong wasnt really paying attention. Locally im fairly sure your not allowed to catch eels in the Nelson lakes? But once again could be wrong but thats why I asked the question.
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    Go get a feed Vietnamcam the eels are good tucker.

    Heres some education on the topic. Save the pic too your documents then you might be able to magnify it too read it.
    Cheers Dundee

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    Could be that the eel numbers are very low in the Nelson Lakes & they want to protect the small resident population.
    Don't think anyone would object to you catching a couple for your own use out of a river or stream in the area.

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    its good to clean out the big ones as they eat the little ones.
    a friend of the family is a commertial eel fisherman, he has restrictions placed on him. recreational fisherman are not restricted as far as im aware
    they are mighty good smoked

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    Took that one to work ,the guys took out the back bone for smoking.That didn't happen and plan B they baked it.
    Didn't taste like eel at all ,was very nice .

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    I got this one last year when bowfishing. I never weighed it, but I'm just a bit over 6' 4'' tall, so this one must be in excess of 5 feet long and I'd estimate its weigh in excess of 20kg!!! It was a real shame that I never weighed it as I later found out that the NZ record for a bow shot eel is only 9kg - so this one would have easily set a new record.



    I'll tell you one thing; it sure put up a good fight...death rolls and thrashing about, on several ocations it turned and tried to bite me!!! I wont be in a hurry to shoot another one as it smashed a lot of my gear.

    Note: The rules up our way (Waikato) are a maximum of six eels per person per day.
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    Thats a good eel kimjon. Did you shoot that wallaby up Rotorua way in your avatar?

 

 

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