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by MikeAqua
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Kina or ruby?
Replies: 13
Views: 537

Re: Kina or ruby?

peteatkina wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:44 am
Jeez might see ya in there if i ever get an op date..... waiting since march.....
Mine's complicated so happening in Auckland.
by MikeAqua
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: kahawai recipes
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: kahawai recipes

Kahawai (bled and iced) sashimi with wasabi, soy and pickled ginger. Kahawai chunks marinated in lime juice for a couple of hours, then into coconut cream with sweet chilli. Fish curries. Kahawai is awesome for fish curry. Takes a Goan style curry sauce well. Smoked of course ... makes a mean Kedger...
by MikeAqua
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Kina or ruby?
Replies: 13
Views: 537

Re: Kina or ruby?

I'm racing the clock to get equipped enough to be back on the water for the early snapper ... I have all my safety gear replaced ... rod holders partially sorted. I have a way to go to get the hang of the new kayak enough to be comfortable fishing out of it. The spanner in the works is that I am hav...
by MikeAqua
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hang kayak with pulley
Replies: 7
Views: 505

Re: Hang kayak with pulley

Just added a link between my spreader bars.
by MikeAqua
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: FS: 2 x Cannon Rod Holders
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: FS: 2 x Cannon Rod Holders

I'll take em if they are still available. Then I can say I paddle hurricane with two cannons :rock:.

The PM editor wouldn't recognise your username but please drop me PM and I'll see if I can reply to it.
by MikeAqua
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fluoro leader for soft bait
Replies: 17
Views: 829

Re: Fluoro leader for soft bait

I agree less is more and from a minimalist perspective, clips should be eliminated where possible. That said I use clips for convenience ... :) If you are looking to use a clip consider Mustad's fastach clips. I use fastach swivel clips on all my rigs - trolling, running rigs, dropper rigs, micro ji...
by MikeAqua
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Kina or ruby?
Replies: 13
Views: 537

Re: Kina or ruby?

mike - interesting you prefer the drift. i get snagged too much unless out off the reefs in the mud. I've only been snagged once and managed to retrieve the small boulder I was attached too. If I'm drifting I'm using running rigs. I can feel the hook grab and release on that short red seaweed and w...
by MikeAqua
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hang kayak with pulley
Replies: 7
Views: 505

Re: Hang kayak with pulley

I have mine hanging from pulleys. I haven't hung it from the handles I made two spreader bars from wooden dowel padded with pool noodle. These are positioned just in front and behind of the cockpit and the kayak sits on them deck-down. I used Ronstan pulleys from Burnsco for the lifting system, they...
by MikeAqua
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Kina or ruby?
Replies: 13
Views: 537

Re: Kina or ruby?

I've had more success at Kina drifting than anchored. I seem to get the most bites when I can feel a hook (running rig) dragging through the weed on the boulder fans. That's the habitat holding food. Also when that line of outgoing estuary water comes down. The edge of that seems to hold snapper. Pe...
by MikeAqua
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sea Sickness Medication
Replies: 17
Views: 810

Re: Sea Sickness Medication

I sometimes get queasy tying knots in rough conditions. That's about all.
by MikeAqua
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sea Sickness Medication
Replies: 17
Views: 810

Re: Sea Sickness Medication

Most of them are just old-school antihistamines that have a sedative effect (phenargan, polaramine etc). The kind that come with warnings about not driving after taking them. Sealegs carries a warning to avoid driving 8 hours after taking. Ginger and peppermint are two non-sedative things to try. Th...
by MikeAqua
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Otago Region
Topic: Dunedin Bound..
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: Dunedin Bound..

Some lake and dam fishing nearby too.

Salmon and sea run trout in the Harbour.
by MikeAqua
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: How do you deal with spiny dogfish in a yak?
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: How do you deal with spiny dogfish in a yak?

You can just hold them yak side by the line and use pliers there. They like to do the death roll, so are quite handful even in a net.

Horrid creatures.
by MikeAqua
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Targeting John Dory
Replies: 10
Views: 567

Re: Targeting John Dory

I picked a few up on a blue/white shimano lucanus when I used to fish with them.
by MikeAqua
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Flags
Replies: 5
Views: 747

Re: Flags

Same. I used to carry little CDs (the kind computer drivers used to come on) to use as a signalling mirror.

But I recently got a new EPIRB and it came with a proper heliograph.
by MikeAqua
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dry Bags
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: Dry Bags

Dry bag size depends on what you are protecting. As noted, most things for a kayak don't need a dry bag but some do. The best option is to take the objects in store and try dry bags to find suitable size. I have Sea to Summit dry bags in three different sizes and they have been great. Not cheap but ...
by MikeAqua
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How do you deal with spiny dogfish in a yak?
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: How do you deal with spiny dogfish in a yak?

Kill it yak side with the gaff handle and then deal with it.

There are too many of the wretched things. They have niche overlap with rig and breed faster.

For that reason, I kill everyone I catch.
by MikeAqua
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Railblaza Quickport
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: Railblaza Quickport

Yea I'd use that on your kayak Mike :y: Of course the other million dollar question is how else would you do it, I wouldn't think self tappers would be much good on an acrylic, how is everything else on there already fixed? Rivets / nuts and bolts? Machine screws, washers (where possible) and nyloc...
by MikeAqua
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Minimum hatch size for ctug excl wheels?
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Minimum hatch size for ctug excl wheels?

Thanks all as per the post Mental quoted the hatch has 235mm opening. I can get a two piece el-cheapo alloy paddle inside the hull through the 235mm hatch so I don't think the length of the c-tug frame will be an issue, but the wheels need a 260 mm hatch. So the plan at this stage is to buy a c-tug ...
by MikeAqua
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Minimum hatch size for ctug excl wheels?
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Minimum hatch size for ctug excl wheels?

Ignoring the wheels ... does anyone know the minimum hatch diameter required to fit the other parts of a c-tug trolley through?