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by Telecaster
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ocean Kayak Prowler 13??
Replies: 2
Views: 233

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: 7
Views: 557

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: 7
Views: 557

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: 595

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: 273

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: 2111

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...
by Telecaster
Fri May 11, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Kayak Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: Kayak Wanted

That’s a good budget. I sold a ocean kayak prowler 13 recently for $1000 including fish finder, battery, drogue, rod holders, net, c tug trolley, anchor.
by Telecaster
Wed May 02, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: A little story about Shimano - with a happy ending.
Replies: 24
Views: 1882

Re: A little story about Shimano - and why I will never buy them again.

Because I'm a cheapskate, I could never pay 200 bucks for a reel. What I tend to do is buy 20~30 dollar reels online and replace them once they fail. I've only ever had one reel fail inside a year. I also give them a quick little grease every year to the cogs. Yep that is another option, I know HLD...
by Telecaster
Wed May 02, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: A little story about Shimano - with a happy ending.
Replies: 24
Views: 1882

Re: A little story about Shimano - and why I will never buy them again.

Tangent here, but speaking of buying offshore, I have 2 x Daiwa BG2500 reels arriving from SRMO in the states, got both of them for $232 landed in NZ. Best price I have seen here is $199 each. Makes it an easy decision! Will have to add GST too soon. Also, it's great UNTIL you need any support by D...
by Telecaster
Tue May 01, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: A little story about Shimano - with a happy ending.
Replies: 24
Views: 1882

Re: A little story about Shimano - and why I will never buy them again.

Tangent here, but speaking of buying offshore, I have 2 x Daiwa BG2500 reels arriving from SRMO in the states, got both of them for $232 landed in NZ.

Best price I have seen here is $199 each. Makes it an easy decision!
by Telecaster
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Fledgling Kayak fisher in Whangaparaoa
Replies: 5
Views: 1107

Re: Fledgling Kayak fisher in Whangaparaoa

Hi mate I am up on scott rd, I fish out of arkles a bit. I will probably head out from either waiwera or wenderholm tomorrow morning for a softbait session. Fish are in close right now, been getting some good snapper in around 7m depth. I started on a prowler 13 and would recommend it - fast enough ...
by Telecaster
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: OK Ice Box on TM - $180 reserve
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Re: OK Ice Box on TM - $180 reserve

Tempting! Do they fit the OK 4.5 elite?
by Telecaster
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taranaki Classic 2018 - Epicskwid
Replies: 5
Views: 808

Re: Taranaki Classic 2018 - Epicskwid

Great report mate, love the sounder shots. I am going to fish that comp next year.
by Telecaster
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Trolling for Kingfish
Replies: 9
Views: 1164

Re: Kayak Trolling for Kingfish

Yeah big softbaits are easy to tow, maybe a large Savage Gear Real Eel on a 1oz jighead. Bigger the better - usually less kahawai hookups on big lures.
by Telecaster
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?
Replies: 28
Views: 2234

Re: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?

I always assume everything got wet, so they all go into a tub of fresh water while I hose down my other gear, then get laid out on a paper towel to dry for a couple of days before I put them away.
by Telecaster
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?
Replies: 28
Views: 2234

Re: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?

Yes I have always carried everything in my PFD and have had no problem getting back into the kayak with the PFD on. I use the Extrasport Osprey http://www.raglanwatersports.co.nz/product/extrasport-adults-osprey-life-vest/ I attach a knife in a plastic sheath to the D-ring on the front, 2 packs of z...
by Telecaster
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Does nobody use JARA removeable sinkers these days?
Replies: 13
Views: 1641

Re: Does nobody use JARA removeable sinkers these days?

Yes I would be keen for some 1/2oz, 1oz, 2oz (or whatever they have molds for)
by Telecaster
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Belated TR x 3
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: Belated TR x 3

Yeah, always good fishing new areas and getting new species. Both the Porae and the Golden Snapper were fantastic eating.
by Telecaster
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Belated TR x 3
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Belated TR x 3

Tauranga bay 25/2/18 Launched around 6.30 and met up with Hairy Little Dwarf (Pete) and his accomplice Martin. Paddled over towards Stephenson island picking up the odd small fish on scattered sign on the way over. We got into some good action around 9.30am in 30ish meters east of the island. I didn...
by Telecaster
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tauranga Bay/Whangaroa sat 24/2 - wed 28/2
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: Tauranga Bay/Whangaroa sat 24/2 - wed 28/2

Myk wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:09 pm
If outside is rough will you be intending to anchor up in the harbor or just go with current?
I'll anchor up. Tried softys in the harbour last time but I think water vis was pretty poor. I struggled to catch anything decent.