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by owaldock
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie - Tutukaka area
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: Newbie - Tutukaka area

Tuts is a good spot. I dont live there but the folks are there so plenty of missions up and down the coast over the years. Matapuri and Wellingtons are probably the two most popular spots to launch with plenty of fishing options out of both. Matapuri is pretty tidal so can be a pain if you get the t...
by owaldock
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ANZAC Day Mission?
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: ANZAC Day Mission?

Will be popping along too. Gate opens at 6 which leaves plenty of time to sneak out before sun up.
by owaldock
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Biodegradable balloons
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: Biodegradable balloons

I think black magics ballons are "biodegradable" but hate to think how long they take to breakdown. I like Marc's idea of the balloon releasing under pressure then running back along the leader.
by owaldock
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: landing net stowage
Replies: 6
Views: 811

Re: landing net stowage

I haven't taken the sounder off my kayak in over 2 years. I figure you are more likely to do damage to the plugs or brackets connecting and disconnecting it every time its used rather than damage from the odd turtle. I have checked the condition of the plugs and taken off the cover once or twice aft...
by owaldock
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Stradic 4000 Combo
Replies: 7
Views: 717

Re: Stradic 4000 Combo

Yup another with the 2500 series of this model. Great reel, nice and light in the hand, plenty of drag and seems to keep out the worst of the conditions..
by owaldock
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tongoio Kingfish Madness
Replies: 24
Views: 1736

Re: Tongoio Kingfish Madness

Epic work mate. Well done on the fantastic fish. That might be the encouragement I need to get out the heavy gear this weekend.
by owaldock
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sorry folks another NN TR
Replies: 13
Views: 1120

Re: Sorry folks another NN TR

Yes also haven't launched from narrow neck in sometime but a great spot. Seem to remember a few boats powering up the coast predawn which was a bit alarming, the small boats certainly don't stick to the channel markers. Following in the foot steps of Destin (wheres he at these days) I often headed a...
by owaldock
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Epicskwid's Northland Classic 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1049

Re: Epicskwid's Northland Classic 2017

Thanks for the trip report. great read and pics.
by owaldock
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: kahawai recipes
Replies: 14
Views: 1369

Re: kahawai recipes

Smoked kahawai dip/spread is fantastic. Plenty of smoked fish folded through creme fresh and sour cream with tonnes of fresh chives, dill, cracked pepper lemon juice and grated rind. Wicked spread on some buttery volgels or on crackers. Great use of all the smoked fish which gets picked of the head ...
by owaldock
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: As the song from "The Monkees" goes......
Replies: 21
Views: 1983

Re: As the song from "The Monkees" goes......

Another vote for a dedicated overhead rod for the slow jigs and micro jigs. I find the dedicated setup particularly useful with the micro and small flutter jigs which tend to get as many hits on the drop. Being able to thumb the line as it drops and engage quickly is a real advantage over a spinning...
by owaldock
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: As the song from "The Monkees" goes......
Replies: 21
Views: 1983

Re: As the song from "The Monkees" goes......

Yes loving my sliders too. I tend to try both SB and slow jigs out early and often get a bit of an indication which is getting the fish fired up more. Often find one method (SB or slow jig) out fishes the other by a reasonable margin for what ever reason. In general terms I try to cover both bases b...
by owaldock
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mahia - 3 Days of Magic
Replies: 15
Views: 1284

Re: Mahia - 3 Days of Magic

Thats awesome work, thanks for sharing. Really nice to be able to take a few day s out to hit the water when you please. fantastic mixed bag and looks like a great place for a paddle.
by owaldock
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Railblaza Quickport
Replies: 8
Views: 1248

Re: Railblaza Quickport

Not sure i would be that keen to risk a dunking for one of my combos, tethered or not. Also not sure there are many 90mm dia clear spots in order to fix? Could be useful for mounting safety flags to the top of fish pods but do love a tidy mechanical fixing.
by owaldock
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mission to Army Bay - 1st April
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Re: Mission to Army Bay - 1st April

Nice haul Hainesy.

Trying to find a weather window this weekend but certainly wont be as mint as the pics above.

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by owaldock
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: With so many choices, why a kayak?
Replies: 32
Views: 2976

Re: With so many choices, why a kayak?

I’d never fished before or had a boat so really just stumbled into kayak fishing. But there a few things which are standout for me: - Simplicity and sturdiness; can maintain everything myself with very little ongoing cost and can transport on the roof of the car and therefore access just about any...
by owaldock
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Narrow Neck Saturday 25 March
Replies: 2
Views: 691

Re: Narrow Neck Saturday 25 March

Thats a great haul. Bruised banana Z Man doing the damage again. Pretty hard to beat eh...
by owaldock
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone listening to music while fishing?
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: Anyone listening to music while fishing?

Tried music but I didn't like it. I find in very light conditions being able to hear is pretty handy, kahawai or kingfish breaking the surface or birds hitting the water out of your peripheral vision. Pretty marginal issue but feels like it disconnects me from the fishing action and thats no good th...
by owaldock
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Whats a good Jig Head size
Replies: 9
Views: 1358

Re: Whats a good Jig Head size

I tend to fish largely shallow waters rather than deep. Water depth is probably the largest driver for jig head size but wind, current and what your fishing over all come into play. As usual the key is enough weight to get it down at a speed that imitates a natural action, but not so much weight tha...
by owaldock
Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ice box
Replies: 7
Views: 864

Re: Ice box

I use one of the Tagit insulated fish bags which I rate highly. They make a specific bag for the prowler 4.1. Its not huge but holds fish up to about 60cm long. They are very good insulators and keep slat ice or frozen chiller pads which i use for a good 8 hours. Good value at $140. Tagit+Kayak+Full...
by owaldock
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Newbie in Whangaparaoa
Replies: 5
Views: 1099

Re: Newbie in Whangaparaoa

Welcome abroad. Should find plenty of fisho's on the shore. I joined the north shore club just over a year ago, good crowd, monthly club trips which are well attended and plenty of sharing of knowledge. Its $30 or 40 bucks a year but well worth it for the free pizza every month alone. Plenty of impr...