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by hermodo
Sun May 10, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Level 3 Lockdown close to shore yak fishing
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Level 3 Lockdown close to shore yak fishing

most of my kayak gear has been stolen, but I got a gurnard off the beach at Bay View last week, so they are around !
by hermodo
Fri May 01, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Bike fishing.
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: Bike fishing.

Having had most of my gear ripped off in a burg just before lockdown I responded by buying some new toys online and thinking about this bike fishing thing . Well, Marine Deals came to the party & just as level 3 kicked in ,heres my new little telescopic rod & reel, within the hour of being allowed t...
by hermodo
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tuesday...
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Tuesday...

Yeah, what is it about the Birkenhead wharf? My daughter lives a couple of hundred meters up Hinemoa Rd , so I often visit the area ,sometimes with the intention of fishing the wharf, but it's a well guarded spot ,with no room for visitors. The same crew every time. I know theres a nice channel runs...
by hermodo
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Bike fishing.
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Bike fishing.

Since we cannot Kayak fish , I am going to "Bike Fish". Since the lockdown I have been cracking out between 10 to 25 km on the coastal bike trails most days, so it was only a matter of time before I started thinking that some of the spots I was looking at were entirely fishable. Hawkes Bay has sever...
by hermodo
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lockdown
Replies: 9
Views: 566

Lockdown

Hows everyone doing / All well? you need to be careful who you ask,eh . Someone may be ill, in which case you could offer some positive comments . I have a mate, who I don't see that often, but you never ask him, are you well? He immediately reels off, his toenail infection, his bronchial cough, his...
by hermodo
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ripped Off
Replies: 8
Views: 1373

Re: Ripped Off

Yep, Marc N, thanks for the consolatory words. The frogs I have are golden bell frogs. I was hoping to get some whistling tree frogs this season but there didn't seem to be any about . I had geckoes many years ago,but these days you need to be permitted, and have specific habitats for them so I don'...
by hermodo
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ripped Off
Replies: 8
Views: 1373

Ripped Off

I have a couple of days off at the moment so it would make sense to go for a fish! Oh no , not so ...! On Thursday or Friday last week someone broke into my workshop,where I keep a good deal of my toys. This is a shed in a complex of storage sheds,from where I have in the past run a business. Now I ...
by hermodo
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Launching the Yak in Napier.
Replies: 2
Views: 2243

Launching the Yak in Napier.

Well, with the Port having closed the ( Bout Ramp), oh my God ,what a typo in the title of an article!! I left it that way because once I had posted it I couldn't change it ! I'm sensitive to incorrect spelling . Probably my years in the printing industry, but that was a doozy! Anyway, I have notice...
by hermodo
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie - auckland - what helped when starting out?
Replies: 23
Views: 3504

Re: Newbie - auckland - what helped when starting out?

Yeah, It's hard to know where the priorities lie. I mean , do all the safety stuff , by all means , but theres mores to it than that ! Even if you aren;t going out , check the tides , the weather forecast, all that stuff. In Auckland you are lucky because the coastline and launching spots are varied...
by hermodo
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Port Boat Ramp Closure
Replies: 8
Views: 1996

Port Boat Ramp Closure

Today I launched at the ramp at the Port , enjoyed my morning ,landing a couple of high spirited KY, but was disappointed to note that the boat ramp will close on the 30th of November. The notice, for all to see, states that increased traffic volume has made the area unsafe and for everyones safety,...
by hermodo
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: The fishing in HB over the last few months
Replies: 6
Views: 1524

Re: The fishing in HB over the last few months

nice pics there Blair. I recognise the coastline behind you in one pic ,but I can't work out what that fish is in your last pic ,. Is it a banded wrasse, or something like that?, I presume you fish over structure ,where you are ,or maybe out onto the sand flats a bit . How deep?, and do you lose muc...
by hermodo
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: wake up
Replies: 3
Views: 1344

Re: wake up

Sweet, good to hear from you Rex, and good to see a mixed bag catch. Something other than Spinys in the winter is a bonus,eh? keep up the postings
by hermodo
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: wake up
Replies: 3
Views: 1344

wake up

Yep, so winter is over, the All Blacks have won their first pool match, its officially Spring, the whitebait season is underway, sea temps are rising ,slowly , but it is happening as it does every year. So what state is your yak in? Could you throw it in the water tomorrow? Sweet, if the answer is y...
by hermodo
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Waipu Cove
Replies: 15
Views: 3180

Re: Waipu Cove

Wasn;t thinking to reply till I read that temp reading for your water , Like , 16 degrees? you guys are lucky! I'm in Hawkes Bay , which ,to be fair, isn't that far south, and it will be a month or more before we get temps like that. Currently we are tracking along at at least 3 or 4 degrees less, a...
by hermodo
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak suggestions, budget $800-$1200?
Replies: 7
Views: 1719

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

Check out Viking Kayaks , they are doing viking 400's for about $1000, the old model ,no pod but still a good value yak.
by hermodo
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forecast apps?
Replies: 6
Views: 1249

Re: Forecast apps?

I'm from Hawkes Bay , but I've just spent 10 days in Auckland . It rained every day, luckily I wasn't there to fish , but I would say if you want to fore cast Auckland weather ....rain !
by hermodo
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: Smoking saw dust.
Replies: 4
Views: 5349

Re: Smoking saw dust.

I quite like the smoker , I catch a lot of KY, I like Jack mackerel smoked , and it adds another dimension to eating your catch. For over a decade I have been a Gardener , but now I am an Aquarist, so gardening has become a leisure activity , if you can call it that , it's still hard work! However ,...
by hermodo
Tue May 28, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Loading kayak on car...
Replies: 14
Views: 3613

Re: Loading kayak on car...

Heres a bit of a laugh ! Oh, by the way ..... Trailer . I drive a Nissan van, & paddle a 4.1 Prowler , and after heaving it up onto the van for a while ,I got pissed off with that, so since putting the boat in was only a short drive , like about 2km & no highway etc , I slid it in the van & chocked ...
by hermodo
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Taupo
Replies: 2
Views: 885

Taupo

I'm thinking I might rock over to Taupo for some freshwater fishing .Its a couple of hours drive from here( Napier) so not too much of an effort, you know could be a good weekend trip, so what I need to know is which areas to target and what with. I do have some experience on the lake with my son in...
by hermodo
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Doing it by hand!
Replies: 0
Views: 845

Doing it by hand!

The last few times I've been out ( in the Kayak ) I have had quiet patches when I have chucked a simple little hand line over the side. No highly spec'd reel, performance rod , and above all no big expectations ! On some occasions I've used fresh mussels , squid, not so much pillies because it is ha...