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by hermodo
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Pilchards versus Anchovies
Replies: 15
Views: 693

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: 235

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...
by hermodo
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: roof rack selection
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: roof rack selection

I've got an ultra 4.1 prowler , Good little yak , & I went 4.1, mostly so it would handle better OFF the water. Even so I have evolved away from chucking it up on my van roof, and unless I travel long hauls ( Napier/ Auckland.) I don't use a roof rack. When I do I always secure the yak front & back ...
by hermodo
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: November 25/26
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: November 25/26

You should be hitting the water as I type this! Tight lines! I'm working , but managed a good session on my day off on Thursday. Chose to hit the Port as I usually do & I had a new rod & reel combo to blood. I smashed into a heap of KY , at one point I had 3 large fish on at once, on 2 rods ! I only...
by hermodo
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A new weapon, a new season.
Replies: 2
Views: 441

A new weapon, a new season.

So there comes a time in a mans life when he needs to consider his position in the world. This is an awkward time ,and it's repetative to some extent. Let me explain ; When you turn 18, you become a legal adult , and therefore responsible for your own actions . ( OOPS!), so in my experience the best...
by hermodo
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: October Clifton nosey
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: October Clifton nosey

Sounds like it was good day , and the photos indicate some nice glassy conditions . I worked last weekend ,so couldn't join you but keep me in the loop for next weekend .!
by hermodo
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Sunday September
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: Sunday September

I took a fairly relaxed approach to the morning ,with high tide at about 9.30am , so I was pleasantly surprised to see a good muster of kayaks , and possibly a new person to the group.
Didn't make the fishing any better ,but good haul there Rex , on what was a pleasant morning!
by hermodo
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Workups
Replies: 1
Views: 351

Workups

All this week there have been workups along the Marine Parade. Beginning Monday the fish have come in close and at times large pods of dolphins have been feeding as well. I would have thought the KY would be full of whitebait but surprisingly that hasn't been the case . Most of the fish Ive got have...
by hermodo
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Port
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Port

Sneaked out to the outermost green bouy early this morning . What a blast ! Conditions were perfect. I hooked 3 large KY but only managed to boat one ! This prompted a gear overhaul afternoon , with particular attention to terminal tackle and I replaced pretty much all my hooks. Gave all the reels a...
by hermodo
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Mahia this weekend Interest?
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: Mahia this weekend Interest?

Pretty good result there Blair , I myself fished Whirinaki, on the surfcaster but came up empty handed . I was using prawns & mussels , hoping for the sort of Rig that you scored ! I like the Tangoio area ,and I'm keen to fish it more over the coming season . I had a discussion with someone at work ...
by hermodo
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Who's keen for a midwinter fish?
Replies: 3
Views: 494

Re: Who's keen for a midwinter fish?

Keep in touch! I can't make any promises but I have Sunday off, which is a good start! There have been some freakishly good days , so I'm keen ....
by hermodo
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mahia beach campground closure
Replies: 1
Views: 379

Mahia beach campground closure

Having heard rumours that the campground at Mahia has closed I rang them to see what was going on . Yes unfortunately , the rumours are true . The camp is closed indefinitely, due to the non compliance of its waste systems- sewage. The camp managers have taken early retirement , and the camp owners ...
by hermodo
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Whats goin ' on ?
Replies: 7
Views: 760

Re: Whats goin ' on ?

I haven't been home much lately , I'm house sitting in Havelock , and driving or flying to Auckland whenever I can , so the Aquarium trip is still just an idea, a live one , but as I say, underdone at this point . Any visit would be dependant on when my weekend shift falls . The water in the oceanar...
by hermodo
Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Whats goin ' on ?
Replies: 7
Views: 760

Re: Whats goin ' on ?

yeah ,I got out there yesterday, just for a paddle in my "toy boat", conditions were really good. Moki has been on my surfcasting list for some time . Last winter I got a couple of undersize ones but have yet to crack that 40cm limit. They are weed & shellfish eaters , preferring the colder water , ...
by hermodo
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Whats goin ' on ?
Replies: 7
Views: 760

Whats goin ' on ?

Last week one of the Pania surfcasting boys caught a kingfish off the beach at Awatoto ! Yes it was Caine Wrigglesworth, one of the top rated surfcasters in the bay , maybe the country , but what's a kingi doing there in the first place ? Furthermore , there are kings' being caught further out too ,...
by hermodo
Wed May 24, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Glass and Rocky Beaches
Replies: 21
Views: 1734

Re: Glass and Rocky Beaches

Myself , I would forget glass on those conditions, I launch in similar situations and altho I try to protect my hull like you do ,I still get gouges in the plastic . Glass isn't so forgiving .
by hermodo
Sat May 06, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Testing the water.
Replies: 19
Views: 1379

Re: Testing the water.

Got spineys, and Kuda , but went out at the Port, since there was a swell. Might look at Clifton Sun .
by hermodo
Fri May 05, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Testing the water.
Replies: 19
Views: 1379

Re: Testing the water.

The Clifton option sounds good Blair , so I think I will launch there Sat morning , conditions permitting , and if my fishing mojo is still pumping I will look at Sunday too. Will get some bait organised for you Bruce . Cheers H , and the Aquarium tour sounds very do-able, good idea , I will work on...
by hermodo
Thu May 04, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Testing the water.
Replies: 19
Views: 1379

Re: Testing the water.

Good to hear from you Bruce . I don't have a specific plan for the weekend , but I'm aiming to make kayak fishing a priority , either day , or both . I guess the weather is the governing factor , but keen to have a look at TA or Clifton. The Port hasn't been so kind to me in recent trips , but its a...
by hermodo
Wed May 03, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Testing the water.
Replies: 19
Views: 1379

Re: Testing the water.

Might see you on the water , I've got the weekend off, so keen to poke my nose out into the Bay!