This Weekend... Advice please

Wellington region discussions, for local trips, meetings etc.
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Paul in NZ
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Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:59 pm

ARRGH! Another plan ruined but there is a potential up side...

Its a long twisted tale but the end result is, I have to come into town to the Airport to meet Vicki on sunday - about 2:45... (sigh) Then I drop her off in town and she is off with her cronies to the WoW show.... NOW, quite apart from ruining a perfectly lazy sunday (I live an hour each way from the airport) it has ruined my plan to go for a paddle on sunday (high tide around the same time) and the opportunity to head off with the classic bike club...

So - how about I take a kayakinto town with me because high tide in wellington is much earlier.. Go for a sneaky fish and then pick her up ;-)

The problem is... While I'm getting rather expert at littering the seabed with tackle and not catching fish at Kapiti - I cannot say I've fished in Wellington. Any recommendations for a easy to get to short distance fishing spot? I'll only have 2 or 3 hours tops as the lawns n stuff still need doing.

Paul in NZ
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Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:32 am

Sheesh - too many choices, I think I'll take the surf rod instead.

paddyak
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Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:32 am

hey mate.lyall bay is just next to the runway .it can be a bit hit and miss but i've caught a few decent fish around there.i normally drop in at the boat ramp on the opposite side to the runway and paddle right out into the middle of the bay and have a drift or fish my way back towards the far end near sharks tooth (a rock near the entrance of the bay shaped like a shark tooth)
over the sand you can get all the usual bottom feeders,gurnard skate,doggies etc .Theres usually a few cray pots closer to the shore marking a reef. i have got some nice blue cod in that area ....the usual few kahawai can be around too but the razor gang will usually close by.myself and dan and gordon were out there 2 weeks ago and all went home with something for dinner.
that's lyall bay anyway ..
other (close to the airport) options would be seatoun ,evans bay or the harbour...
oh and there's a marine reserve at the edge of lyall bay where it joins houghton bay and runs all the way to owhiro bay so make sure you dont drift into it with a line if your up that far.it's marked with the big yellow triangle you'll be able to see it ...let us know what you decide, i might be out myself tomorrow

hope this helps
keith

Paul in NZ
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Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:16 pm

Thanks keith

I'll decide in the morning - I'm rooted... I organise a few corporate ecology days and we did 1500 native trees today.. then I went surf casting at the beach near where we were planting .. <img src="./images/smilies/emoticon-0183-swear.gif" alt=":swear:" title="Swear"> me - I thought I was gunna DIE a few times in the storm surge, what was I thinking??? It would have had to have been one tough fishy to survive out there in that washing machine...

I'm a Bloody Moron some days....

Paul in NZ
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Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:15 pm

There were a couple of Yaks out there off Seatoun today and at least one caught something.

I was casting off the beach as I had limited time and the weather was iffy. Jeepers its hard yakker casting into the wind like that..... Sheesh.. Only one little KY for the effort. I was having to use a 6oz BOS to hold the bottom and the poor little bugger was trying to drag that around - ha - no chance, I barely noticed him on the line...

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