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    techniques

    So what is everyone's favourite techniques for catching sea fish?
    Maybe type of fish, general sea state, and pics &/or of rig. Reels and rod details to.....
    Any tips too

    oh and spot X GPS coordinates to
    Please excuse spelling, as finger speed is sometimes behind brain spped........ Or maybe the other wayy.....

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    Throw rods away and get in with speargun
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    drifting with softbaits or slow jigs no mess from bait catch blue cod , trumpeter , and the odd salmon . as far as gps coordinates 20m of that rock in that wee bay for trumpeter or just to the left of that rock on that point for salmon and over to the right for blue cod . hope that helps .
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    Love fishing lures, hard and soft. Too impatient for bait most of the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    Love fishing lures, hard and soft. Too impatient for bait most of the time.
    I am too impatient for lures !
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    I use rods,nets,longlines,pots to target varing species threwout the whole year......I maybe some kind of saddist but I kinda even like scraping the frost off of the windscreen in the dark to go set a flounder net in the early hours.
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    I haven't put a bait on a hook for nearly 5 years and the Mrs is sick to death of eating fish. Softies and jigs all the way

    Northland snapper/kingfish/trevally/kahawai/john dory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyBoosh View Post
    the Mrs is sick to death of eating fish.
    You too huh....I give most of mine away and still get complaints.
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    The only request I get when I go fishing is don't bring any more bloody fish home! I have agreed to eating fish only 4 nights a week now, so she is happy with that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
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    don't worry @Gibo you can get a pill at the chemist for that problem.
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    Tried dam near every flash harry idea...gone full circle to burley bait and tide. Back to tieing my own rigs and gone basic as. Two hook ledger rig for snapper , single hook for cod! And as @longrange308 said get wet and hunt them!
    I love the sea , every day is differnt ,and completely unforgiving mistress!

    The only thing I do now is try everywhere deep , shallow , points and right in the back of bays...VC has taught me a lot and for that I will be for ever greatful!
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    Tried dam near every flash harry idea...gone full circle to burley bait and tide. Back to tieing my own rigs and gone basic as. Two hook ledger rig for snapper , single hook for cod! And as @longrange308 said get wet and hunt them!
    I love the sea , every day is differnt ,and completely unforgiving mistress!

    The only thing I do now is try everywhere deep , shallow , points and right in the back of bays...VC has taught me a lot and for that I will be for ever greatful!
    Nil durum volenti !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyBoosh View Post
    I haven't put a bait on a hook for nearly 5 years and the Mrs is sick to death of eating fish. Softies and jigs all the way

    Northland snapper/kingfish/trevally/kahawai/john dory.
    Yep, soft bait and jigs is all I use now, have to carry so much less gear.

    I think the thing I like most is that it is active fishing, you can feel what you are doing with the lure when you get the hit and itís really interactive and I find it more exciting than bait.

    Donít think I will ever go back to bait, would rather head home if nothing biting than try bait!
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    OK, so for this soft bait stuff. What rod, reel and braid are people using or recommend?
    I've only used them once on a charter, bloody good gear (read bloody expensive), but before I get that level, I'd like to get a rod and reel around $300 to give it a bash
    Please excuse spelling, as finger speed is sometimes behind brain spped........ Or maybe the other wayy.....

 

 

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