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Reply #15 - May 19th, 2010 at 4:13am
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Salmoner wrote on May 19th, 2010 at 4:09am:
Hi Aunty,

Yip found the thread, thanks. I will buy the same one that you have. Just got to get a smoker now. Mouth is watering LOL Grin

As far as de sliming them someone told me to stick them in a sack with a bit of washing soda ? anyone else do this or any other ways ?


Sack with a cup or two of salt and/or place in warm water 30-60sec and then use newspaper to remove slime.  I prefer the first method.
  
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Reply #16 - May 19th, 2010 at 4:17am
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Raging Bull wrote on May 19th, 2010 at 4:13am:
Salmoner wrote on May 19th, 2010 at 4:09am:
Hi Aunty,

Yip found the thread, thanks. I will buy the same one that you have. Just got to get a smoker now. Mouth is watering LOL Grin

As far as de sliming them someone told me to stick them in a sack with a bit of washing soda ? anyone else do this or any other ways ?


Sack with a cup or two of salt and/or place in warm water 30-60sec and then use newspaper to remove slime.  I prefer the first method.

River sand works well too, once they are dead of course.
  
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Reply #17 - May 19th, 2010 at 4:54am
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yeah thats what we did, damp sack and baking soda and shake the crap of it.

biggest problem is curling when smoking. split them and salt them, then hang em for a while to set before smoking. we put a fan on ours for a couple of hours, to speed up process, then a usual cold/long smoke and they were great, and straight as
  

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Reply #18 - May 19th, 2010 at 5:16am
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Aunty wrote on May 19th, 2010 at 4:54am:
yeah thats what we did, damp sack and baking soda and shake the crap of it.

biggest problem is curling when smoking. split them and salt them, then hang em for a while to set before smoking. we put a fan on ours for a couple of hours, to speed up process, then a usual cold/long smoke and they were great, and straight as

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Reply #19 - May 19th, 2010 at 6:00am
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this is making me hungry, we used to have an old stand up dryer converted into a smoker mmmmmm
  
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Reply #20 - May 19th, 2010 at 7:45am
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might not be relevant to the thread, but when I was a younger fella we used to bait them up and spear them. Tried once with a chicken mesh trap, caught a good one in about half an hour during the day. We poured some milk in the river just upstream of the trap, or where we were spearing. They used to come right out to where the milk had been poured in. Did the same in the river at Boys high one lunch time, they love milk for some reason. Fresh milk was used.
  
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Reply #21 - May 23rd, 2010 at 3:09am
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Salmoner wrote on May 19th, 2010 at 4:09am:
Hi Aunty,

Yip found the thread, thanks. I will buy the same one that you have. Just got to get a smoker now. Mouth is watering LOL Grin

As far as de sliming them someone told me to stick them in a sack with a bit of washing soda ? anyone else do this or any other ways ?


I got my smoker from the warehouse on special. Is the smaller of the two they stock. Cost me 40 bills on special. Works great and plenty of room! I think theres a special on now at the moment?? 30% off all fishing gear...
  
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Reply #22 - May 23rd, 2010 at 3:16am
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I've pretty much thrashed all the local streams so will give the local river a whirl now...cheers HH
  
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Reply #23 - May 23rd, 2010 at 3:56am
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Hi Dublin,

I have a small portable smoker that came off the ark it is that old. Grin
I am wanting to make a cold smoke i had one in the past but it blew up.  Shocked Shocked; Grin. I had a small gas cooker that was being used to smoulder the shavings and it got a bit warmish and kaboom. Have been looking on trade me for the old stand type clothes dryer.

Got the hinaki set [this morning]  in the stock water race with 3 small chickens in it as bait. If i dont catch an eel tonight i will take the chickens for a swim in the Waimak.
  
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Reply #24 - May 23rd, 2010 at 4:53am
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Salmoner wrote on May 23rd, 2010 at 3:56am:
Hi Dublin,

I have a small portable smoker that came off the ark it is that old. Grin
I am wanting to make a cold smoke i had one in the past but it blew up.  Shocked Shocked; Grin. I had a small gas cooker that was being used to smoulder the shavings and it got a bit warmish and kaboom. Have been looking on trade me for the old stand type clothes dryer.

Got the hinaki set [this morning]  in the stock water race with 3 small chickens in it as bait. If i dont catch an eel tonight i will take the chickens for a swim in the Waimak.


Lovely!!! Now thats the story!  Cool

First time i used mine i nearly burnt the house down!  Embarrassed  I was all lined up to use meths and someone advised me that they were adament i should be using kerosene. Against my better judgement.... Lips Sealed

Wife was watching too...having a good ole giggle  Tongue
  
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Re: Henaki set 2 night
Reply #25 - May 23rd, 2010 at 8:35am
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To de-slime I just roll 'em round on a dry shingle road. Split and rub in lots of salt then hang in the wind for about 4 hours. Hot or cold smoke, easy eh!
  

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Re: Henaki set 2 night
Reply #26 - May 28th, 2010 at 10:24pm
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Had the net set in the stock water race for 4 or 5 days and caught a trout and a couple of cockabullys. Have not been to Waimak yet due to river conditions but am on the way in a few min to give the chickens a swim in there.

Question. Should i be using the same chickens as bait or should i get some new fresh ones ? I have a suspicion these chickens are not trying hard enough  Grin

  
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Reply #27 - May 28th, 2010 at 11:32pm
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dont use free-range ones, use the battery ones they used to tight spaces and will perform best.
  
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Re: Henaki set 2 night
Reply #28 - Jun 13th, 2010 at 12:55am
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the best an most easy way to de slime eels  is to boil the jug get the butchers knife out pour the water over the eel an scrap the slime , turn over an repeat , simple, di it on a chopping board or grass, the slime turns white , when the boiled water is added, so making it easy to see the slime. Cool
  
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Re: Henaki set 2 night
Reply #29 - Jun 13th, 2010 at 2:53am
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The best way to deslime I have found is Washing soda crystals unscented of course, put live  eels in a big bucket with lid, or a sack will do  ,for about doz medium eels 1 cup should do it . eels will thrash about so make sure lid is on bucket ,half our later eels can be washed and are clean as and dead, then carry on with your gutting ect
As for net placement I find backwaters off main rivers with a bit of current flowing are good .
If eels come from muddy  creeks or rivers try to clean them out  by keeping them alive in clean water if possible for few days gets id of the mud taste,
I have used big plastic barrel with tap water flowing in and hose flow out.but be warned they are escape artists so make it secure
  
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