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Trollers in New Zealand

Postby Abundance » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:52 am

I found this video while wasting a firewood chopping break. I know that the video's focus is on the horrible weather that the boats are going through, but I was surprised to see what looked like regular trollers be the boats in question. I knew that trolling was done elsewhere in the world, but it surprising to see familiar boats on the othere side of the world. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByGSMmenPDM
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Re: Trollers in New Zealand

Postby ata » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:12 am

Hi All:

Wonder if they were chasing kings? There is a naturalized Chinook stock there - the broodstock came from the Sacramento River. Same situation in Chile, thanks to farmed stock that originated in the Cowlitz and Kalama in WA. Maybe that skipper was training up to surf South America, too?

Maybe this is our new 'destination' fishery?

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Re: Trollers in New Zealand

Postby Abundance » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:52 am

according to http://www.fish.govt.nz/en-nz/Commercial/About+the+Fishing+Industry/Fishing+Methods.htm,describing New Zealands fisheries, "In trolling, baited hooks or lures are towed behind a boat and fish are pulled aboard when caught. This method is designed to target fast moving surface swimming fish such as tuna, marlin and kingfish", no mention of salmon. Another place said that spawning New Zealand chinooks, or quinnat salmon, are about sixteen pounds, much smaller than most. I doubt the the New Zealand government, which has some very strict fishery policies, would allow such a valuable sport fish to got to commercial guys. However, Chile's inside passage area has been high on my bucket list of exploration for some time. They are only starting to get any kind of decent regulation down there, so if a guy was to start something, now is the time. There is a video of subsistance salmon gillnetting in Greenland that was quite inspiring, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyPc5_H_XHc. And here is an old look at the now defunct Irish salmon gillnet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KLH6NpuI_4. its just interesting to take a look at the rest of the world once in a while.
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Re: Trollers in New Zealand

Postby Thorne Isl. » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:05 am

That would be interesting. Summer fishing up here, then winter fishing down there.
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Re: Trollers in New Zealand

Postby Salty » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:09 am

I sue miss Garrett.
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Re: Trollers in New Zealand

Postby joeman79 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:55 am

So do I Salty. What a loss.
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