Getting The Hang Of It
Posted 12 September 2008 - 10:35 AM
Posted 12 September 2008 - 04:25 PM
Posted 13 September 2008 - 12:17 PM
I don't recall seeing any underwater lights at bunnings. But they would certainly have non-waterproof lights.
You could get a car battery, hook it up to an inverter (which I have seen for sale in super cheap auto) and then run lights off that. Or alternative buy a small petrol generator but that may be too heavy and noisy to bother with.
Jazman has mentioned that small batteries are available. I think they might have been motor bike batteries. And they are a lot lighter than car batteries.
Posted 13 September 2008 - 12:52 PM
Thanks for letting me know that small batteries are available, and lighter than car batteries. Thats fantastic.
I have lots of photos re Squid fishing in Auckland, I hope someone can help you one day too
Posted 22 September 2009 - 11:02 AM
So you mean overhead or underwater lights?
Hi Glen, If you need a under water light, get a prawning light..cheap as and run off a 12 volt battrey... hope this helps regards Gary
Posted 22 September 2009 - 04:46 PM
if you don't want to make up your
own lights/housings (which is not that difficult)
bunnings and lighting shops sell submersable pond lights
make sure they are IP68 rated (Ingress Protection Rating)
these lights take either standard 12v halogen, flourescent, or led downlight bulbs (which they also sell)
as for the colours a piece of coloured plastic placed inside the lens will do the trick
i would recommend either blue or white
for the battery you should use a deep cycle battery rather than a standard starting battery, these are designed for continuous discharge and will last longer than a starting battery
the size of the battery will depend on the current drain of your chosen light, how long you wish to run it for and don't forget about the weight if you have to carry it
i have a portable led light that i made up, from a 7Ah battery (small one) it will run for 14hrs no worries
Posted 22 September 2009 - 04:55 PM
Posted 22 September 2009 - 10:54 PM
the biggest advantage is that there is no glare or reflection on the surface
i've had squids as small as 40mm swimming around the lights chasing the crill
herring and garfish get mesmorized by the lights and you can just scoop them out with a net
larger fish and squid may not be drawn to the light itself, but to the bait it attracts
led light engine before fitting in the housing
Posted 12 March 2010 - 10:56 AM
I have been going out most nights and catching squid now. I'm afraid you wont get much NZ forum activity, as 99% of squidders here in NZ use english as a second language. I have learnt a lot but still much to learn. Does any one know which light colour is best for squidding?
Posted 12 March 2010 - 11:58 AM
I was given a link to a site in japan that sells both flashing and normal underwater lights.
This is what i purchased http://www.plat.co.j...al-bf-8952.html
and it WORKS!!!!! not just squid, bait fish, adult fish.... shrimp...
everything you can think of...... it is very cheap for what it is and was very worth it.
Posted 13 March 2010 - 07:47 AM
are those crill or baby mantis shrimp???
Posted 13 March 2010 - 05:07 PM
there were thousands of them in big schools
not to mention the fish having a banquet
Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:50 PM
Re: Submersible lights, have a look at this one...
High Intensity Light
i ave one i got it from plat.
its made y panasonic.
great thing, but it also attracts the bait fish so most of the time squid are eating the fresh bait fish not the jigs, but still a great thing
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