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by Casualtyward
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Starting my K/F addiction, budget $800-$1200?
Replies: 12
Views: 1256

Re: Starting my K/F addiction, budget $800-$1200?

If you can stretch your budget a little bit. There is a really good deal going on an ocean kayak trident 4.3 , complete with everything you could want. Rod an reel, pfd, vhf, c tug etc, $1500 , it’s on Facebook, kayak fishing page. Bit of a reach but is this still potentially available. couldn't fi...
by Casualtyward
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Saving pennies for first yak
Replies: 19
Views: 1920

Re: Saving pennies for first yak

How much do you lose mounting the transducer inside the hull? Know I’ve got the scupper but was just wondering for ease of install. If you lose a bit of response I’ll look at getting the scupper kit instead. Plenty of people install their sounders to shoot through the hull so I think the loss is mi...
by Casualtyward
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fishing Pliers/multi tools
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: Fishing Pliers/multi tools

I have a couple of tools, though one would probably suffice. I have a pair of the Ocean Angler mini pliers. They're marine aluminium so they don't rust, they have a braid cutter, and a split ring opener. They also come in a pouch with a curly spring lanyard so they're harder to throw overboard. I ha...
by Casualtyward
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: snapper
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: snapper

EddieHarris wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:24 pm
hi I am a newbie to kayak fishing, was just wondering what the best ways to catch snapper are. thanks
Whole books could be (and have been) written about this topic...

Let's start with the basics: where are you based and what have you tried so far?
by Casualtyward
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak suggestions, budget $800-$1200?
Replies: 7
Views: 864

Re: Kayak suggestions, budget $800-$1200?

I reckon you should be able to get a decent second hand kayak in that budget if you're patient. Another alternative would be a Phoenix Hornet, which is $999 brand new. There's also plenty of Chinese models in that budget range. I don't have any experience with them though so I can't pass on any soli...
by Casualtyward
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 939

Re: Hello

Welcome aboard, Alifish!
by Casualtyward
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: winter kayak fishing
Replies: 17
Views: 2389

Re: winter kayak fishing

Thanks, it is all helpful. One thing I have to work with is the fact that I always end up sitting in water, dunno if it is just my weight at 105kg, but water always comes in scupper holes or laps over side with swell etc, so want stuff that will keep me warm when wet. I'll check it all out and find...
by Casualtyward
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: winter kayak fishing
Replies: 17
Views: 2389

Re: winter kayak fishing

I definitely rate high top footwear for keeping your feet warm and dry. I have the NRS Boundary boots => https://www.paddlerzone.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=157. They're high enough to avoid the water and tight enough to stop ingress if you do take one step too many. Then I we...
by Casualtyward
Wed May 29, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Monster PB Snapper and Gurnard
Replies: 11
Views: 2392

Re: Monster PB Snapper and Gurnard

Congratulations, Epic!! You're certainly putting in the hard yards and reaping the rewards.
by Casualtyward
Tue May 28, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone fished in Rarotonga?
Replies: 7
Views: 1802

Re: Anyone fished in Rarotonga?

I'm over there next week! Hopefully the fishing gods will be kind to me (and I can get a pass).
by Casualtyward
Fri May 17, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: Vacuum sealers.
Replies: 7
Views: 1075

Re: Vacuum sealers.

I have this one: http://www.briscoes.co.nz/Product/1076160?gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=CjwKCAjwlPTmBRBoEiwAHqpvhdUQkFRjAUfcaY6foiyv5yKJXrrrBPwS3-Xx5V8PgaEzGeVY3SN5AhoCAekQAvD_BwE Seems to work well enough, though I do wonder if a more advanced model might get a better/tighter vacuum. I don't have anything t...
by Casualtyward
Fri May 10, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle pants
Replies: 17
Views: 2728

Re: Paddle pants

Coromandel Kayak Adventures (Rob and Janet) do Rasdex pants. Or Viking Kayaks do NRS dry pants. I have NRS pants, which I'm fond of, but I don't love. I like the semi-dry thigh pocket, but they have a pretty narrow fit. I'm 6ft and ~100kg. To get a pair that fits comfortably around my waist I had to...
by Casualtyward
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Taupo
Replies: 2
Views: 540

Re: Taupo

Can't help you there Hermodo, but there's a couple of Rob Fort 'Reel Screaming Kayaks' episodes where he covers jigging and softbaiting for trout. They're filmed in the Rotorua lakes, but surely some of the same concepts would still apply?
by Casualtyward
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: GET TOGETHER.
Replies: 9
Views: 1700

Re: GET TOGETHER.

No, that was the New Zealand Kayak Fishing Group on Facebook.
by Casualtyward
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Murrays Bay Noob
Replies: 2
Views: 727

Re: Murrays Bay Noob

Welcome aboard!

Plenty of good (and marginal) information available here.
by Casualtyward
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taranaki Kayak Classic 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1194

Re: Taranaki Kayak Classic 2019

Great job, Blair. I've been waiting all week for your report.

Well done and catching some JD's and winning a prize for it.
by Casualtyward
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Newbie to Kayak Fishing
Replies: 5
Views: 978

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: 990

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: 3
Views: 854

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: 1264

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.