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by hermodo
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Friday port session
Replies: 0
Views: 98

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: 609

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: 418

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: 347

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: 416

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: 416

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: 1337

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: 903

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: 525

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: 541

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: 619

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: 891

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: 899

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: 702

Re: Pukerua Pannies 27-1-18

Good effort ,eh, but trying to comment without sounding bitchy, whats the limit down there?
by hermodo
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: This weekend!
Replies: 4
Views: 899

Re: This weekend!

Sorry I couldn't join you . Visitors . But all good , We dined at Pipi Cafe , ( where I had fish . good too !) Saturday we had lunch at Clearview Winery , and that too was very nice . All pretty spendy , but I can't say I would rather be fishing, well not in this heat anyway. I've been eyeing up Ton...
by hermodo
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: Cheap Knife Sharpening Guide
Replies: 11
Views: 2526

Re: Cheap Knife Sharpening Guide

I use a Lansky set up with the stones & the little jig . I ran out of the oil , and used some 3: 1 oil but that wasn't so good . I now use rice bran oil with a couple of drops of diesel in it . Theres reason for this mad scientist approach. You sharpen the knives, and I use a 20 degree angle on my u...
by hermodo
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpy Jet motors.
Replies: 5
Views: 1067

Re: Bixpy Jet motors.

Wow! Hefty price tag. I can't justify that but they look good, I"ll get one when the knock off Chinese ones come out !
by hermodo
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpy Jet motors.
Replies: 5
Views: 1067

Bixpy Jet motors.

I noticed a review of these jet motors in the NZ Fishing mag by Stephen Tapp ,aka Limitless on this site . They look impressive but I couldn't figure out a price for these little beauties, Anyone?
by hermodo
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Pilchards versus Anchovies
Replies: 15
Views: 1592

Re: Pilchards versus Anchovies

I see you live ,or fish in Golden bay , I live and Fish in Hawkes Bay . I'm sure the fishing is hugely different, but I have got a source of free anchovies . Not wanting to turn down this wonderful source of bait , I have switched to Anchovies from pillies . They are smaller , so using them whole is...
by hermodo
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Porangahau
Replies: 0
Views: 751

Porangahau

I had the rare chance of a weekend off ,& my wife was away. Brilliant. I chose to have a nosey round Central Hawkes Bay. The camping options on Pourere meant paying a $35 fee ,and registering with the council, no freedom camping. Porongahau on the other hand boasts both a motor camp, and freedom cam...