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by Casualtyward
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1246

Re: Paddle recommendations

I upgraded from a one piece fibreglass Carlisle paddle to a two piece carbon fibre Propelz Venus. I bought it online without testing it first. I like that the new paddle is easier to transport, adjustable, and super light. But the blade is a longer touring shape which takes a bit of getting used to....
by Casualtyward
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Members
Topic: New Member
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: New Member

Can you tell me: 1) would you or anyone you know be keen in doing a trip like this? 2) what would you be wiling to pay to do a trip like this? (please choose one price) $47 $97 $127 3) what 3 things would expect to get from the trip? 4) what would make you want to come back again? 5) what would mak...
by Casualtyward
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fluoro leader for soft bait
Replies: 18
Views: 1187

Re: Fluoro leader for soft bait

I use 15lb Ocean Angler Fluoro and have caught snapper up to 14lbs on it. I noticed it was even thinner than the equivalent Black Magic fluoro. I use a lefty’s loop to the jig head and an FG at the other end. I didn’t like the back-to-back uni because it leaves the tag end perpendicular (90 degrees)...
by Casualtyward
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Matapouri goes off...
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: Matapouri goes off...

Telecaster wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:04 am
Yum i haven't had a feed of scallops for at least 2 years. Might need to invest in a wetsuit and weight belt... don't fancy my chances towing a dredge from the prowler :)
There was someone on the forum a while back who was determined to give it a go. Never heard from them again though...
by Casualtyward
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Members
Topic: New Member.
Replies: 10
Views: 642

Re: New Member.

That'd be these ones, Mental

https://kingikayaks.co.nz/

I've heard of them, but never seen a full review by someone who knows a bit about kayaks and kayak fishing.
by Casualtyward
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Night raid at Orere
Replies: 6
Views: 703

Night raid at Orere

With the forecast so great on Friday morning, I couldn't resist popping home to grab my kayak and gear for my first evening fishing trip. At 4pm I snuck out of the office and headed for Orere Pt. With little traffic because of school holidays I made the trip in a little over an hour. I was a little ...
by Casualtyward
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Noob in Welly / Mango
Replies: 9
Views: 640

Re: Noob in Welly / Mango

Welcome aboard. Good luck getting out there and catching some fish!


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by Casualtyward
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: New Member
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: New Member

Welcome aboard Ross


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by Casualtyward
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mahia - 3 Days of Magic
Replies: 15
Views: 985

Re: Mahia - 3 Days of Magic

Awesome work, Epic. Well worth the wait for the report!


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by Casualtyward
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Mahia!
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: Mahia!

Nice work Epic, I can't wait for the full report


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by Casualtyward
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dry Bags
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: Dry Bags

Pretty much everything on my kayak is designed to get wet and be washed off, the only exceptions are my mobile that hangs in a waterproof case around my neck and my car keys which are inside a ziplock bag, inside a small kathmandu dry bag, inside my dry pants. Hopefully that keeps them dry enough. S...
by Casualtyward
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Members
Topic: New member
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: New member

Welcome aboard! Many people do well at the Kaiaua mussel farms, but I'd recommend Orere Point as a better beginners area because it's more forgiving. Manoeuvering around the mussel lines and buoys can be challenging and all the mussel ropes provide ample snags. While there are some snags at Orere th...
by Casualtyward
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: FOR SALE: NRS Boundry Shoe Size 11 - SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: FOR SALE: NRS Boundry Shoe Size 11

B0ydie wrote:i could be keen on them pm me dets id like to try on first

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Sorry B0ydie, I beat you to them!

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by Casualtyward
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gulp pack vs tub
Replies: 8
Views: 735

Re: Gulp pack vs tub

Smeg wrote:Once you buy a pack of SBs - can't you just stick it in the tub with the other assorted SBs? there is no special fragrance, taste, per SB is there?

As long as they're the same brand. Zmans react to gulp juice and melt.


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by Casualtyward
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ice fishing in Auckland...
Replies: 1
Views: 432

Ice fishing in Auckland...

Ok, so maybe not quite ice fishing, but it certainly felt cold enough for it. I had the day off so I headed out to Orere Point with my paddle buddy for a winter fish. According to my car's dashboard thermometer it started off at a balmy 3.5 degrees when I picked him up and descended to a tropical -2...
by Casualtyward
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Upgraded!
Replies: 21
Views: 1396

Re: Forum Upgraded!

Hainesy wrote:I liked the lines !... thought they were innovative and creative !
I liked the lines too [emoji853]

But I can live without them to make people happy.


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by Casualtyward
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Fishin mission
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: Fishin mission

Talk to your local club - the North Shore Kayak Fishing Club.

The East Auckland Club occasionally travels up that way, but it's be a bit of a commute for you. The EAKFC mostly fishes around Orere Point and surrounding areas.
by Casualtyward
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ocean Kayak - Tackle Storage Pods - What would you pay?
Replies: 18
Views: 1383

Re: Ocean Kayak - Tackle Storage Pods - What would you pay?

I've been after one for donkeys I'd go to about $300 for a utebox. I tried obtaining one but to no avail I'm still on the hunt for one or similar can't beat extra storage Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I think that's your problem Azza - they've increased in value, not decreased! We all dream of...
by Casualtyward
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ocean Kayak - Tackle Storage Pods - What would you pay?
Replies: 18
Views: 1383

Re: Ocean Kayak - Tackle Storage Pods - What would you pay?

That's a tough question... The original UTE Box was $329, which was outside my price range at the time, but was something I aspired towards. Now they're not readily available I'd snap one up at that price. I'd think long and hard if one became available. In saying that, I'm sure others have manufact...
by Casualtyward
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Movie Theatre
Topic: REEL SCREAMING KAYAKS - Episode 9
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Re: REEL SCREAMING KAYAKS - Episode 9

Great episode, Rob!