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by Telecaster
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The north
Replies: 4
Views: 1388

Re: The north

18.5lb caught on 10lb softbait gear. 7” bruised banana. Dragged me into the foul but I was able to use the swell to lift him out, line came up with clumps of weed on it. Tried to release but he was spent.
by Telecaster
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Holiday in Tarawhanui, help with where to go
Replies: 4
Views: 1132

Re: Holiday in Tarawhanui, help with where to go

Iris shoal should be fishing ok by nw, otherwise follow the tide out along north channel and fish around Maori rock and Fairchild reef. Don’t try to fight the current, use it as a travelator.
by Telecaster
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The north
Replies: 4
Views: 1388

Re: The north

I’ll just leave this here:
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by Telecaster
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: The north
Replies: 4
Views: 1388

The north

I'll be based at Tauranga Bay from tomorrow until next Sunday in case anyone wants to team up for a paddle? I am happy to drive up to an hour in any direction to get amongst some good fish.

Drop me a PM if you like.

Cheers
Patrick
by Telecaster
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Matauri Bay - 19th Oct 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 688

Re: Matauri Bay - 19th Oct 2019

Nice one - I love Matauri bay too. That channel gets a lot of tidal flow and the wind really funnels thru - can get pretty nasty at times.
by Telecaster
Fri May 17, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle pants
Replies: 17
Views: 4241

Re: Paddle pants

:x

The disturbing part is you had that picture already right??
by Telecaster
Wed May 15, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle pants
Replies: 17
Views: 4241

Re: Paddle pants

I had the gul code zero salopettes from NZ sailing and although fairly comfortable and warm with the high front and back, the waterproofing was average. I think the seated knees up position in the kayak seat stretches the fabric and compromises the waterproofing. Got worse and worse and I finally go...
by Telecaster
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: SOLD: Old Town Predator XL
Replies: 9
Views: 2878

Re: SOLD: Old Town Predator XL

Not a bad result in the end Dirk?
by Telecaster
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN 20/09 - PB Smashed
Replies: 10
Views: 2068

Re: NN 20/09 - PB Smashed

Awesome fish well done.
by Telecaster
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak fishing for trout in Rotorua
Replies: 13
Views: 3005

Re: Kayak fishing for trout in Rotorua

Have you got a sounder? I haven't fished Rotorua but have done a bit of trout fishing from the kayak. I usually look for smelt (usually show up as a faint row of dots in mid water) then try to lower my flies to around that depth and just jiggle them slightly every 30 seconds or so. I use a woolly bu...
by Telecaster
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where to get plastic to repair OK prowler?
Replies: 5
Views: 1469

Re: Where to get plastic to repair OK prowler?

Yellow if possible but I'm not fussy, it is a battle-scarred old beast.
by Telecaster
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where to get plastic to repair OK prowler?
Replies: 5
Views: 1469

Where to get plastic to repair OK prowler?

Hi, I have a small crack on my prowler 4.5 elite and I am after a bit of plastic to melt in there. Does anyone know what type of plastic it is, and where to get it?

Thanks
Patrick
by Telecaster
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Gone - 9AH Battery
Replies: 3
Views: 1064

Re: Gone - 9AH Battery

You've inspired me to drop 5kg before Matauri trip. :)
by Telecaster
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Gone - 9AH Battery
Replies: 3
Views: 1064

Re: Free to collect - 9AH Battery

Yes please Dirk - I'll PM you my mobile number to sort out a time. I am in Mt Welly from 6.30am mon-fri.
by Telecaster
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ocean Kayak Prowler 13??
Replies: 2
Views: 990

Re: Ocean Kayak Prowler 13??

Yes that is a good deal and a good kayak. I had one for 4 years and recently sold it for $1000!
by Telecaster
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Surprise, Not NN
Replies: 8
Views: 1849

Re: Surprise, Not NN

Sounds good let me know when you are up this way next :y:
by Telecaster
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Surprise, Not NN
Replies: 8
Views: 1849

Re: Surprise, Not NN

Are you aware of the visa requirements to fish up here? :devil:
by Telecaster
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kahawai and rescue of 2 people and a canoe at Orere Point.
Replies: 7
Views: 1986

Re: Kahawai and rescue of 2 people and a canoe at Orere Point.

Good on you for helping out mate! Karma will sort you out soon I am sure :clap:
by Telecaster
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: OK Prowler 4.5 elite hatch seal
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

OK Prowler 4.5 elite hatch seal

Hi Does anyone know where to get the hatch seal material for the prowler 4.5 elite front hatch? Mine is pretty old and compressed, and the kayak tends to fill up with rain water. My old prowler 13 had the neoprene cover that stretched over the hatch, which was a pain in the ass to put on but did a v...
by Telecaster
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Introducing my new battleship old town PDL
Replies: 27
Views: 5896

Re: Introducing my new battleship old town PDL

I like the idea of being able to pedal slowly to hold yourself on sign, and dropping jigs etc. Also being able to safely fish in close to cliff faces while casting softies.

And my elbow is munted from too much table tennis...