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by Casualtyward
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Newbie to Kayak Fishing
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Newbie to Kayak Fishing

Orere Point is good too, just a few more minutes down the road.
by Casualtyward
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Musings on kingfish
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Musings on kingfish

TL:DR - I missed a bunch of kingfish, but then I caught one over the weekend I think most kayak fishers aspire to catch a legal kingfish from their kayak. Many succeed - some by just plain luck, and some by putting in the yards specifically targeting them. I caught my first one from the kayak in Feb...
by Casualtyward
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Garmin Striker Transducer Profish 400
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: Garmin Striker Transducer Profish 400

You could always ask Viking if it'll fit.

They have this on their website: https://www.vikingkayaks.co.nz/kayaking ... transducer . It sounds like a different transducer to the one you want to use, but this might give you some hints...
by Casualtyward
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Looking for Intro Kayak
Replies: 7
Views: 798

Re: Looking for Intro Kayak

I'm about 6ft and 100kgs. I paddle a Ocean Kayak 4.3 Ultra with no worries. Otherwise the Viking 440 seems to support large lads too. If you can find one of those secondhand and in budget you'd be fine.
by Casualtyward
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trolling lures
Replies: 7
Views: 706

Re: Trolling lures

The gold with red stripes is quite popular. I've also used a purple one with success.

Be warned - they dive deep (I won't tow one in less than 10m) and it's like pulling a plow (you'll feel the extra drag on your kayak).
by Casualtyward
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Hey
Replies: 1
Views: 397

Re: Hey

Welcome aboard Keywe!
by Casualtyward
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Non return scupper plugs
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: Non return scupper plugs

Or you could go for the more local option...

https://www.kayakadventures.co.nz/24/7- ... p/49885137
by Casualtyward
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Tauranga rookie
Replies: 1
Views: 286

Re: Tauranga rookie

Welcome aboard, Easyflip!
by Casualtyward
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AHB 20 Oct
Replies: 6
Views: 893

Re: AHB 20 Oct

Curiously the Gurnard, coughed up prawns after it was boated. Actual prawns - about 1/3 the size of the ones you'd buy at the supermarket. I didn't know NZ had prawns, for Gurnard to eat, shrimps yes, but all the shrimps I've ever seen have been ~ 2cm or so, not 5cm . Interesting. I'm going to haza...
by Casualtyward
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Hi all from Auckland
Replies: 2
Views: 725

Re: Hi all from Auckland

Welcome aboard, Barac!
by Casualtyward
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Live bait solutions
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: Live bait solutions

I usually use them as I catch them.

Someone once suggested one of the plastic berley pots you can buy for a few dollars from the Warehouse. I haven't tried that yet though.
by Casualtyward
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Waikato Region
Topic: Mercury Bay
Replies: 7
Views: 738

Re: Mercury Bay

I should defer to G1's superior knowledge. He's a local whereas I'm just an occasional thief in the night.

In fact, I was probably using G1's tips when I caught my first kayak kingi down there last year...
by Casualtyward
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Waikato Region
Topic: Mercury Bay
Replies: 7
Views: 738

Re: Mercury Bay

You could launch straight off the beach and look for the bait schools. Some nice kingfish get caught in the bay over summer.
by Casualtyward
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Hello everyone!!
Replies: 7
Views: 761

Re: Hello everyone!!

Welcome to NZ!
by Casualtyward
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kohi - Monday August 27 (video added)
Replies: 26
Views: 2495

Re: Kohi - Monday August 27

Good to have you back, Destin!
by Casualtyward
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Kayak carrier
Replies: 2
Views: 635

Re: Kayak carrier

by Casualtyward
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Orere Point
Replies: 1
Views: 581

Orere Point

Its been a while since I reported last, so I thought I better do a trip report. Went out at Orere Point yesterday on the basis of a pretty good weather forecast and tales of success the day before. The air was cool, but not as cold as I had expected. Looking from the beach it looked like it was goin...
by Casualtyward
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thursday AHB
Replies: 9
Views: 1121

Re: Thursday AHB

I'm thinking of using my waders, with a belt and a lifejacket I should be OK in the harbour. Herb Spannagl ('Rainbow' on this forum) used to do likewise until he had a bad experience and the water got past the belt - its hard to swim if your waders are full of water and you can forget about trying ...
by Casualtyward
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Fledgling Kayak fisher in Whangaparaoa
Replies: 5
Views: 1435

Re: Fledgling Kayak fisher in Whangaparaoa

Welcome aboard!

Hit up the North Shore Kayak fishing Club - bound to be some advice in there somewhere :lol:

Try out a few kayaks and find one that suits you and what you want to do.
by Casualtyward
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Help struggling getting the Kayak to the water
Replies: 30
Views: 3394

Re: Help struggling getting the Kayak to the water

If you already have a c-tug, you could buy the wheelez conversion kit. Its cheaper than a new set of wheelez - but not by much :lol:

http://www.beachwheels.co.nz/shop/kayak ... ersion-kit