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by owaldock
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Bream Bay newbie
Replies: 5
Views: 654

Re: Bream Bay newbie

There are a few nice areas of foul just south of Langs Bach too including Mckenzie and Anderson Cove. Some fish to be found around weed lines including JD, particularly over summer when there are a million boats about and the sun sits high in the sky. Launch at the southern end of the Langs off Hect...
by owaldock
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Bream Bay newbie
Replies: 5
Views: 654

Re: Bream Bay newbie

I think Hainsey has abounded this spot for a batch and a boat on the other coast..? I am up here over the xmas break and try to get on the water every second day, typically launching from Waipu Cove. If your about hit me up for a fish. Orson
by owaldock
Thu May 31, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Landing big fish - what do you use and why?
Replies: 8
Views: 806

Re: Landing big fish - what do you use and why?

Landing net for me as it does less harm to the fish and reduces the chances of getting a spine in the inside of my leg. Tend to feel the fish settles down a bit more to rather than flapping about on deck. I run a shortish length of bungy off mine and clip it on. I would have lost the net many times ...
by owaldock
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie - Tutukaka area
Replies: 3
Views: 420

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: 808

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: 611

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: 7
Views: 3095

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: 957

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: 2014

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: 1324

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: 1196

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: 1908

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: 2398

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: 2398

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: 1536

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: 1715

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: 1162

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: 3407

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: 791

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: 949

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...