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Topic # 143823 28-Apr-2014 17:08
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Hi There!

I thought I'd start a general fishing thread to discuss all types of fishing.

Feel free to chime in and state your preferred type, bait, equipment, tips, tricks and general commentary. 

I have tried Deep Sea Fishing, but am not the worlds best sailor and find bait disgusting. I love fresh fish and last weekend went out in Whangamata with Te-Ra and caught my first Kawahii (the only thing I caught). I had never caught or had it before, and I thought it was amazing pan fried the same day. I have heard its good
Sashimi Style (I love raw fish) but I am not good at filleting. I have tried fresh water trout fishing on one of the lakes in Rotorua and enjoyed that the most of all, no bait and no sea sickness and fighting trout was quite a cool challenge. I did some river trout fishing as a kid and loved that too. 

Whilst in Waihi Beach this last weekend, I saw some surf casting and saw two decent Kawhaii caught. I am not considering the purchase of a surf caster but they range in price from $30 to $500. I would want something decent, but not stupidly overkill, and preferably something easy to assemble and collapse. 

Any advice?



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  Reply # 1032681 28-Apr-2014 17:12
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Good thread.

I haven't been fishing since we sold our boat, definately want to get back into it. I find it very relaxing.




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  Reply # 1032682 28-Apr-2014 17:13
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KiwiNZ: Good thread.

I haven't been fishing since we sold our boat, definately want to get back into it. I find it very relaxing.


I have to be honest and say I enjoy catching rather than fishing and I love eating just as much. I need to practice my filleting. 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1032689 28-Apr-2014 17:17
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Key to filleting I found was to do it as soon as possible (not on the beach or boat as the Fishery inspectors get grumpy as they can fully determine length), have a good set of dedicated knifes that are used for no other purpose. I also wore a mesh glove as I am a clutz .




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  Reply # 1032694 28-Apr-2014 17:21
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One of the best points of living out here (almost makes up for the bad internet) is the fishing.
Tonight we're eating snapper, caught this morning down in front of the house.
Just on daylight, as we were packing up, a pod of dolphins started jumping.. magic.
...Trevally makes excellent shashimi

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  Reply # 1032695 28-Apr-2014 17:23
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I generally do fishing from shore (similar to surfcasting, but not from the beaches), also very keen on Coarse fishing, which is the art of catching the biggest fish on the smallest type of equipment, we are talking 2lb line stuff.





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  Reply # 1032696 28-Apr-2014 17:23
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KiwiNZ: Key to filleting I found was to do it as soon as possible (not on the beach or boat as the Fishery inspectors get grumpy as they can fully determine length), have a good set of dedicated knifes that are used for no other purpose. I also wore a mesh glove as I am a clutz .


The mesh glove and very sharp dedicated filleting knife are both essential. 



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  Reply # 1032703 28-Apr-2014 17:27
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Sidestep:
KiwiNZ: Key to filleting I found was to do it as soon as possible (not on the beach or boat as the Fishery inspectors get grumpy as they can fully determine length), have a good set of dedicated knifes that are used for no other purpose. I also wore a mesh glove as I am a clutz .


The mesh glove and very sharp dedicated filleting knife are both essential. 


I shall Procure both immediately, though I have no fish to fillet nor any idea when I will :) 

One thing I found interesting, everyone on the boat catching kawhaii was bleeding them, but when I caught mine the skipper came over and told me not to bother as in 35 years of catching and eating Kawaii he had never noticed a difference when the fish was prepared fresh. Interesting I took my fish to a friends place that night who cooked it on the BBQ and he swore by bleeding, but then admitted he had never tried it without and when I told him afterward it wasn't bled he decided he will no longer bother either since he couldn't tell any difference. 

I wanted to catch Trevally so badly but my fisher skills were ruined by sea sickness.


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  Reply # 1032710 28-Apr-2014 17:36
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Sidestep:
KiwiNZ: Key to filleting I found was to do it as soon as possible (not on the beach or boat as the Fishery inspectors get grumpy as they can fully determine length), have a good set of dedicated knifes that are used for no other purpose. I also wore a mesh glove as I am a clutz .


The mesh glove and very sharp dedicated filleting knife are both essential. 


I shall Procure both immediately, though I have no fish to fillet nor any idea when I will :) 

One thing I found interesting, everyone on the boat catching kawhaii was bleeding them, but when I caught mine the skipper came over and told me not to bother as in 35 years of catching and eating Kawaii he had never noticed a difference when the fish was prepared fresh. Interesting I took my fish to a friends place that night who cooked it on the BBQ and he swore by bleeding, but then admitted he had never tried it without and when I told him afterward it wasn't bled he decided he will no longer bother either since he couldn't tell any difference. 

I wanted to catch Trevally so badly but my fisher skills were ruined by sea sickness.



I have a feeling bleeding Kahawai is only useful if you're planning to butterfly and smoke it.
Spoiled for choice, most locals say they find the flesh a bit dark and oily for their liking.
Personally I think it's fine cooked fresh.

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  Reply # 1032716 28-Apr-2014 17:48
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I have always bleed Kahawai asap it makes it taste and look better. I also generally Smoke it.




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  Reply # 1032865 28-Apr-2014 21:43
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I go out with a mate on his boat quite often, mainly go after snapper but get the odd kahawai, shark, octopus, seaweed thrown in there......
Do reasonably well off the Whangaparaoa Peninsula in the Tiritiri channel.... nasty place to be tho if the winds change.





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  Reply # 1032868 28-Apr-2014 21:49
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We have a 46Ft Power Cat. (Game fishing boat)
Go fishing all the time. (Cough cough i hate fishing. I always get sick)
This is the boat
here are some Malin some kids caught from Tutukaka on Saturday.


If you like fishing and are in Whangarei maybe ill take the boat out
(The boat is dads)

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  Reply # 1032870 28-Apr-2014 21:50
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O yes, That 132KG and 91KG

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  Reply # 1032872 28-Apr-2014 22:04
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One of the reasons for bleeding the kahawai is to reduce the amount of flesh that retains the blood and stays dark. The flesh is white when it is bled, often even with bleeding there is a portion near the spine that will be dark, and not so nice to eat. We often stuff the Kahawai and bake in tinfoil to help keep the moisture in. If you are not liking bait you should try jigging for Kingfish sometime. I can recommend these guys: http://letsgofishing.co.nz

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  Reply # 1032877 28-Apr-2014 22:11
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Find a buoy and do "jigging" next to that. Guarantee there is a Kingi there. They put up a hell of a fight. 65CM is minimum size.



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  Reply # 1032891 28-Apr-2014 22:25
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TimA: Find a buoy and do "jigging" next to that. Guarantee there is a Kingi there. They put up a hell of a fight. 65CM is minimum size.


 

Sounds awesome. That is a very nice boat you have!

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