Fishing the Poor Knights

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Re: Fishing the Poor Knights

Postby Ali Perkins » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:56 pm

I'm no expert either, but the lure is made of lead, weighs 410 grams, and was found on the side of a wall next to Northern Arch. Kev found a second lure of the same type in the same place. My fishing friend tells me they are kingfish jigs. There's absolutely no chance they drifted there, because last time I checked lead doesn't drift that well. I'm pretty confident I know how they got there.
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Re: Fishing the Poor Knights

Postby ChuckyBob » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:12 pm

+1

99.99% sure its from some dumb a*** fishing at the 'Knights.
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Re: Fishing the Poor Knights

Postby Cameron_R » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:28 pm

Frosty wrote:I'm no expert but couldn't that lure have drifted thousands of miles? maybee was stuck in a fish jaw and finally shaken loose


Not a chance in hell.

When I found it, and picked it up, it was bright, shiny and looked about 2 days old. If it drifted for thousands of miles there would have been some real growth on it.
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Re: Fishing the Poor Knights

Postby NEMES1S » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:07 pm

Absolutely no chance...most likely a trolling lure and they were skirting close using the long trawl outriggers....bastards!
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Re: Fishing the Poor Knights

Postby somethin fishy » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:22 am

Looks like a Kingi jig to me...
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Re: Fishing the Poor Knights

Postby long john » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:26 pm

yeah, is a kingi jig- a 'long' jig. It's pretty unusual to jig as shallow as the arch is but if they were noddies they might give it a crack. There's an outside chance a king was hooked and lost elsewhere and has traveled to the arch and dislodged it on the wall: they do a lot of that sort of thing.
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Re: Fishing the Poor Knights

Postby somethin fishy » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:42 pm

Its a Sunset Wrasse/Thalassoma lutescens, taken in Rarotonga a few years ago with my old film mx10..
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Re: Fishing the Poor Knights

Postby long john » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:20 am

Saw something similar at Berghans point in january. I think maybe a moon wrasse except it was quite deep (over 20m) which is not typical habitat for them? and being deeper, the colours were all washed out. But it had the lunate, fluoro yellow tail
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