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    floundering

    I have made myself a decent spear and want to try for a Flounder or two.
    Is there an optimum tide time to have a go, or is it trial and error?
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    Incoming high tide after dark should work.

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    Really depends on the tidal area you are doing it in pengy.

    beware getting cut off by incoming tide!

    smaller tides are better here as big tides produce too much current and visibilitly is nil.
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    At the risk of sounding like a twat, I am a little surprised that a penguin would be asking for "fishing tips" although I guess since "spears" are not std operating penguin equipment then maybe some pointers may be required

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    just make sure the current runs head on so the sand and mud that stirs up flows away from you. We've been successful in both Tides here
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    Thanks all (maybe with exception of Mikee ).
    I have choices of location. First is in the shallows of the main bay, about 80 metres from the front door
    Second is in the sheltered estuary by marina, but this opens into the main boat channel which is obviously deep, and also subject to pretty fast flow, up to 8 knots.
    Lastly, we have the man made waterways, which are tidal, and muddy, but also surrounded by flash houses.
    No brainer really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Thanks all (maybe with exception of Mikee ).
    I have choices of location. First is in the shallows of the main bay, about 80 metres from the front door
    Second is in the sheltered estuary by marina, but this opens into the main boat channel which is obviously deep, and also subject to pretty fast flow, up to 8 knots.
    Lastly, we have the man made waterways, which are tidal, and muddy, but also surrounded by flash houses.
    No brainer really.
    In front of the flash houses pengy there will be shitloads, none of those rich cunts are getting wet and muddy for a feed when they can buy it already clean and filleted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Thanks all (maybe with exception of Mikee ).
    I have choices of location. First is in the shallows of the main bay, about 80 metres from the front door
    Second is in the sheltered estuary by marina, but this opens into the main boat channel which is obviously deep, and also subject to pretty fast flow, up to 8 knots.
    Lastly, we have the man made waterways, which are tidal, and muddy, but also surrounded by flash houses.
    No brainer really.
    OK maybe this might be a little more useful. 20 years ago we used to row a small dingy (much like cams but fibreglass) round the rangitata and rakaia lagoons spearing flounders. We used a 55w driving light to which we applied silicone anywhere it looked where it might leak mounted 1-2 feet under the water facing fwd , obviously, worked way better under the water than spotlight shone from above.
    I guess now you can buy ones which are more technically advanced
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    Nice turn around mate.
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    I have one much as mikee described, The boss has one from HandF I think that is led batts last all night and it turns iself on when underwater (salt only) and off when out.
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    A nice flat tidal bay. Not muddy. On the incoming tide between shin and knee deep. Just flounder about slowly. As kids we used to use the old kero lamp but the underwater lights now are the shiz. Just because you haven't seen anyone out there doesn't mean there are no flounder just they are all happy tucked up and watching the box. And for fucks sake don't spear those little web feet of yours
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    I was going to get a pair of Orange Crocs specially for the job.
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    NOT!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    I was going to get a pair of Orange Crocs specially for the job.
    "Crocs'....arrrrhhhhhh my eyes, my eyes.......!!!!!!!
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