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    Intersting today

    Was at the Mouth of the Waianakarua river today catching exactly zero fish when I watched a rather big Seal haul him or herself up onto the spit on the South side.

    It lay for bit then slid down into the river and disappeared under water

    Amazing, I have never seen this before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    Was at the Mouth of the Waianakarua river today catching exactly zero fish when I watched a rather big Seal haul him or herself up onto the spit on the South side.

    It lay for bit then slid down into the river and disappeared under water

    Amazing, I have never seen this before.
    What? You have not seen a seal scare away all the fish???? happens a lot in the sounds. If we se a seal on the rocks we fish somewhere else. The only thing that we catch near seals is dogfish. Not sure if the seals dont eat them or if there are so many that they just dont care....

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    No, I've seen heaps of seals, I've just never seen one deliberately enter a river.
    Until this afternoon.
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    Global Warming, causing probs everywhere, didn't have a plastic bag for his fish?
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    They often come up the rivers here in Nelson, and I know that they go quite a way upstream in kaikoura
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    Well it also means I'm never going to put my dog in there again, fucken things are massive.
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    I've seen a couple come up the Orari river mouth into the lagoon. Same deal, caught exactly zero fish that day.
    All I want to do is to turn deer, into poop.

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    They come up the mouth of the Waitaki sometimes when I'm out in the surf whitebaiting, they glide in on the waves and come right at you snorting. Puts the shits right up me.
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    Seen a seal on the coast swim upstream then float past on his back eating a trout like it was a corn husk . According to locals he,d been doing it for weeks
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    Whats even stranger is the snapper been caught surfcasting at waimak mouth..
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    Seal burps are horrendous
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Whats even stranger is the snapper been caught surfcasting at waimak mouth..
    Water temps seem to be a bit higher than usual. Heard of a few knigies being caught at the mussel farm 16km out and around the peninsula.

    Kairaki Beach Water Temperature (Sea) and Wetsuit Guide (Canterbury, New Zealand)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Seal burps are horrendous
    Stop feeding the Waikato @Tommy roofies is the new seal puller apparently
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    The bloody things go well up into tidal sections of rivers in the catlins, eating trout. One lived in the tahapoka river estuary for months a few years back.
    Had one steal a salmon off my hook in Otago harbour once, mate thought it was hilarious, I'd reached for a rifle if I'd had one.
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    Have seen them in both the Rakaia and Rangitata lagoons while salmon fishing. Best to grab a seat on the bike and have a cuppa while they piss off back to sea, no action when they are about.

 

 

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