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by hermodo
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Workups
Replies: 1
Views: 185

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: 345

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: 349

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: 401

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: 289

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: 673

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: 673

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: 673

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: 1631

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: 1276

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: 1276

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: 1276

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: 1276

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!
by hermodo
Tue May 02, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Testing the water.
Replies: 19
Views: 1276

Testing the water.

For some of us it has been a pretty indifferent season. For me personally , it has been an emotional roller coaster, with both the elation of a new ,and more fulfilling job , late in my working life , and the joys of an overseas trip with family , to the crushing blows that one of us has been strick...
by hermodo
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Disposing of fish carcass at sea
Replies: 18
Views: 1726

Re: Disposing of fish carcass at sea

I generally clean up at home .I've got a stainless double sink top on a wheeled frame , I wheel it onto the lawn , and hook in the garden hose , onto a nylex garden tap fitting on the side . Underneath I have a big black bin , and this takes all the frames ,guts and mess . I'm economical with fresh ...
by hermodo
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Caught a few fish last weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: Caught a few fish last weekend

Brilliant Blair ! You have consistently made the effort to do the Taranaki Classic & it's obviously paying off . I read your trip report , and it looks like you had a really good time ,good pics too. I hope you bought your dad a few beers , big effort on his part too, eh !
by hermodo
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Sunday 2nd of April
Replies: 8
Views: 871

Re: Sunday 2nd of April

good catch Blair ! Kind of envious of the 4 rod holders on the Profish 400. There are times when I would like to increase my arsenal , so to speak , but the 4.1 only offers 2 rear mounted rod holders . I guess if I was really serious I would mount a Railblazer rack but I'm getting to the limit on ka...
by hermodo
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Lets crank it up !
Replies: 7
Views: 818

Lets crank it up !

The DIY page has been a bit quiet of late , so maybe we should dig deep & present a few ideas to get the ball rolling ! What insignificant little changes have you made to your yak recently? Tell us about it ! For my part , this bit of the forum is very important ! It's the bit that inspires new kaya...
by hermodo
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Sunday 2nd of April
Replies: 8
Views: 871

Re: Sunday 2nd of April

Hope you got out there Blair , how did you get on ? Wasn't going to comment , but can't help myself , .Bit of a negative comment there RJ, we can't all get out there every weekend , and I for one feel this forum is a good communication tool, it keeps us in touch , and has resulted in some great trip...
by hermodo
Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Waterproof pants and boots
Replies: 4
Views: 706

Re: Waterproof pants and boots

I wear hard sole dive boots with wool work socks inside them , and for pants I have cut down my old dive wetsuit into highwaisted pants. I got a zip put in the front , and they have a relatively wide waistband that velcros around my belly . The reason I do it like this is mainly to keep my lower bod...