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    All caught using mullet which I catch in the Waikato river. I normally salt it then freeze it to prolong shelf life. The salting is more to toughen the baits, not for its increased keeping abilities.

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    They look nicer to eat than trout .
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    Smoked, mullet is pretty hard to beat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross Nolan View Post
    Smoked, mullet is pretty hard to beat.

    Yes, smoked they are great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got-ya View Post
    All caught using mullet which I catch in the Waikato river. I normally salt it then freeze it to prolong shelf life. The salting is more to toughen the baits, not for its increased keeping abilities.

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    What do you catch them on and how far up river are they? In the intertidal zone or right up in the pure fresh water?
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    What do you catch them on and how far up river are they? In the intertidal zone or right up in the pure fresh water?
    Caught using a 60m mullet set net.

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    As the river is pretty big towards the mouth I tend to have a look around and find the schools. The net is set up to float so just run it out keeping hold of a line on one end and let it drift with the tide (incoming).

    These are caught in the intertidal zone. They are right up the river into the Huntly lakes where there are heaps of them (only good for bait up there though).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got-ya View Post
    Caught using a 60m mullet set net.

    https://www.actionoutdoors.kiwi/epag...MulletNetFloat

    As the river is pretty big towards the mouth I tend to have a look around and find the schools. The net is set up to float so just run it out keeping hold of a line on one end and let it drift with the tide (incoming).

    These are caught in the intertidal zone. They are right up the river into the Huntly lakes where there are heaps of them (only good for bait up there though).
    Ahh, I used to get the occasional one if I set the flounder net during hours of darkness.
    Set nets are banned here now thanks to Nash.

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    Some times it is just unattended nets which are banned (worth checking). I am not actually setting it and always have hold of it. Yes you will have a higher sucess rate after dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got-ya View Post
    Some times it is just unattended nets which are banned (worth checking). I am not actually setting it and always have hold of it. Yes you will have a higher sucess rate after dark.
    Yea na its any set net within 4 miles of the coast to protect dolphin.... Which typically are at least 4 miles from the coast and never in the estuaries locally but Nash and need I say more.
    It will move to the rest of the country very soon if not a change of govt
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Yea na its any set net within 4 miles of the coast to protect dolphin.... Which typically are at least 4 miles from the coast and never in the estuaries locally but Nash and need I say more.
    It will move to the rest of the country very soon if not a change of govt
    Could be worth finding out their definition of "set".
    As Gotya says, if you have hold of one end it might not be defined as set.
    I'd be careful doing that with a sixty meter net though. They would be looking for an excuse to book you doing that reckon.
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    Takes the same amount of time and motivation to use a 60m as it does a shorter one so I use the max lenght I am allowed. Still there is nothing to stop you standing still in the dark with a person on each end of a drag net.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Yea na its any set net within 4 miles of the coast to protect dolphin.... Which typically are at least 4 miles from the coast and never in the estuaries locally but Nash and need I say more.
    It will move to the rest of the country very soon if not a change of govt
    We have the same regs here, but they only go a short way into the estuary/ tidal zone. I just fish up river from this point.

 

 

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