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    How to catch a flounder ?

    I've been challenged to catch a flounder on a line , I'd like to try fly rod but if I has to be bait I'll use my spinning rod . Anyone done it before ? Ant tips ? And yes I know a net is piss easy .
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    Put a sinker up where the swivel is for the trace and a hook at the back. Use a small crab as thats what they eat. it'll just sit there on the bottom bouncing around in the current and old mr flounder will swim by and munch him back. My first fish I caught in the river here was a flounder on a set up like that
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    That is a challenge!! maybe try a real light softbait or check this out mate
    Catching A Flounder - The Fishing Website Forums
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    I have caught a couple on a Terakie rig by chance.
    Someone said creamed corn is good bait and burly?
    Small small hooks obviously
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    I have caught a couple on a Terakie rig by chance.
    Someone said creamed corn is good bait and burly?
    Small small hooks obviously
    How do you keep creamed corn on a hook?
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    Im planning on giving it a go at some stage, was just guna set up a really light running trace on my spinning rod baited with a worm or crab

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    I should add , the challenge is set in lake Ellesmere . ( dirty brown salt water ) . I'm not sure if there are crabs in there Toby . I'm sure there is a dose to be caught down at the local huts there though .
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    small hooks?
    I dunno what creamed corn is
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    And is a Terakie a relation to our Tarakihi
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    Did it put up a scrap ? I've herd they are good fun on light tackle
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    small hooks?
    I dunno what creamed corn is
    Gold!!! Just imagine trying to keep cream on a hook

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    I should add , the challenge is set in lake Ellesmere . ( dirty brown salt water ) . I'm not sure if there are crabs in there Toby . I'm sure there is a dose to be caught down at the local huts there though .
    Do some research or ask the locals what they eat in there?

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    Do a bit of cheating. Or scouting whateves. net some and check whats in its guts before the comp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Do a bit of cheating. Or scouting whateves. net some and check whats in its guts before the comp
    The bloke who has put the challenge is an absolute gun fly fisherman and retired guide , so cheating is option , if I do succeed it will be my only chance to out fish him ever .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    The bloke who has put the challenge is an absolute gun fly fisherman and retired guide , so cheating is option , if I do succeed it will be my only chance to out fish him ever .
    Sweet then, just buy one and flop it out when hes not looking

 

 

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