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by hermodo
Tue May 28, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Loading kayak on car...
Replies: 12
Views: 1320

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: 360

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: 378

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...
by hermodo
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Gadgetmans Espri
Replies: 2
Views: 1020

Re: Gadgetmans Espri

Nice , Chamfer the outside edges, spray it blue , & it'll look like part of the yak !
by hermodo
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Berleying and anchoring - how to and what not to...
Replies: 7
Views: 1203

Re: Berleying and anchoring - how to and what not to...

I anchor a lot , fishing mostly over a sand bottom, & relatively shallow, 5m to 15m. There are basic rules for me . i never anchor in a big swell, & I use a running rig , also I try to keep myself ' head to wind", from my sailing experience this way you can see whats coming . using a running rig is ...
by hermodo
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Burley making by numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Re: Burley making by numbers

yeah , good effort . ! When it comes to packaging tho , We make burley at work ( National Aquarium ), & we stick it in a long plastic tube of nice thick plastic . Comes in a roll & when frozen you can just chop off what you need . you can tie a knot in it , then fill it to the length that will fit i...
by hermodo
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Friday port session
Replies: 0
Views: 440

Friday port session

Finally got all the homie jobs out of the way, so invested in a guilt -free fishing trip from the Port . left the ramp at about 9.30 am . Dead low tide ! and headed to the outside green bouy . i gleaned a handful of mussels from the bouy , and this proved to be a blessing . There was a fair bit of P...
by hermodo
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: C'mon ,liven up, whats goin down ?
Replies: 5
Views: 884

C'mon ,liven up, whats goin down ?

I noticed that the last post on this local section was in early November, and with all due respect , the weather hasn't been good . However, I do feel this part of the forum is a good form of contact , so I personally would like to make a New years resolution to post more articles on here. I used to...
by hermodo
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mahia Advice.
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: Mahia Advice.

Hi Liam, I fish Mahia from time to time, and you can't go wrong ! On the southern side Waikokopu is a good launching spot , theres a sheltered inlet that lets you launch into good water, a bit of structure, and 4 to 6 m of water in close . Taylors bay is shallow & sandy, and also faces south , worth...
by hermodo
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Work-ups
Replies: 0
Views: 494

Work-ups

After having done a reasonable amount of surfcasting lately, and not seeing too many work ups, but getting the odd KY, today the Marine Parade was exploding with KY action, work ups all along the beach. I was working ! However , sea conditions are good , if a bit windy, and theres fish in the Bay, L...
by hermodo
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mouse poop.
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: Mouse poop.

Yeah possibly ,but by no means guaranteed, the project as it stands is a concept design , that has to go through all the financial rings of fire to see if it is a goer. Thats where its at just now . The council, who own the current set up has it on their 5 to7 year development plan. Long way to go !
by hermodo
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mouse poop.
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Mouse poop.

Today I dusted off my kayak, and after couple of months off the water , I have to say it needed a bit of attention .After about an hours worth of maintenance I was ready for a paddle. The silicone spray can was on the empty side but everything worked . The most disconcerting thing was that the rear ...
by hermodo
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Mahia Kayak Fishing Event
Replies: 3
Views: 1533

Re: Mahia Kayak Fishing Event

Yeah, I'm keen but September for me already has quite a few commitments, October sounds good !
by hermodo
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: New to the region
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Re: New to the region

Hi Kent ,I'm Herman ,or as my persona on this forum , "Hermodo", a tag cruelly applied to me by my son shortly after "the Lord of the Rings " trilogy, which has stuck like baby shit to a blanket! I mainly fish out of the Port because its so close to home and easy launching , all weather really, Basi...
by hermodo
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Mahia fishing spots
Replies: 1
Views: 661

Mahia fishing spots

A good article in the N Z Fishing News Blair, well written, hey, to the extent that I wanted to cruise up there right away. Never mind winter! Come summer ,I'm determined to do a few trips up there .It would be nice to firm up some accommodation set ups since the motor camp is no longer a going thin...
by hermodo
Tue May 22, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Mid winter madness
Replies: 1
Views: 661

Mid winter madness

I can't help but think that us Hawkes Bay Kayak Fishers need a crazy mid winter event to look forward to. I have organised a couple of events in past seasons , with a mixed attendance, so if theres enough interest I think we should renew old aquaintances, and get something going. This forum has been...
by hermodo
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Gisborne?
Replies: 2
Views: 730

Re: Gisborne?

I used to live in Gissy , but at that time I only used to surf cast , and do the odd trip out in a tinnie with a mate . Much of the town has changed , especially the waterfront area but no doubt the sea has remained itself. If you want to launch a kayak I would say the harbour channel is the best be...
by hermodo
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: 17 /18th Feb
Replies: 1
Views: 1006

Re: 17 /18th Feb

I have had the last 2 days off , and fished out of the port both mornings . Thursday was a good day. About 15 large Jack Mackerel, a good sized gurnard , and a snapper, who had swallowed the hook, and would not have survived my surgery. He was 25cm. I berleyed , and used anchovies as bait . A good d...
by hermodo
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: This weekend!
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Re: This weekend!

Bro! That big grin says it all!! Congrats , and good trip report too!
by hermodo
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Pukerua Pannies 27-1-18
Replies: 4
Views: 804

Re: Pukerua Pannies 27-1-18

Good effort ,eh, but trying to comment without sounding bitchy, whats the limit down there?