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    Southern surf casting

    Hey all

    Just after some nudges in the right direction.

    Allow me; my wife is a big fan of Elephant fish and most saltwater species and as I've only been saltwater fishing once in the last 6years it's fair to say I'm a bit rusty.

    Although as the other week showed I haven't forgotten how to catch em!

    Anyway pertaining to surfcasting in the Deep South what is one likely to catch and also off the rocks etc and what techniques work better etc. I haven't got a surfcaster yet and won't till after duckshooting(thinking a bait runner).

    As if I wasn't busy enough with hunting, fly fishing, work and dog training I want to earn some extra brownie points( then I can build a 284 later on in the year)!

    Tight lines and hot barrels

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    I have never caught one on a line myself but this may be of help.

    How to catch elephant fish - The Fishing Website
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire

    Chicken Intolerant.

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    try out around blue cliffs area and te wae wae bay.only place I have heard where people get them from shore.

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    they get eleys off coast by waimate...bit far to travel. you should get on to blue cod easy enough and you shouldnt need huge rod to get line out far enough to do the trick especially if you in remote/seldom used spot.

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    build yourself a compressed air launcher makes it easier to get long casts.son made me one out of pvc pressure pipe 50mm chamber with 50mm ball valve then reduced to 32mm for the barrel.mine launches spuds 200m with about 80psi .you can get that easy with some new bike pumps if you don't have a 12v compressor ,I have a 50 litre compressed air tank I can fill at home and take with me also.

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    Iv found eley eggs washed up on oreti beech last year
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    Catch them off the beach from oamaru all the way up to ellesmere

 

 

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