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by BFIST
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Braid snapping
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: Braid snapping

Check the guides on your rod that there isn't a crack in one of them.

I 2nd the tasline elite line recommendation. I have it on my softbait set and it's great. Available from kaveman tackle.

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by BFIST
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak fishing for trout in Rotorua
Replies: 13
Views: 819

Re: Kayak fishing for trout in Rotorua

I went to Tarawera in February a few years ago. Launched at a little ramp right at the end as far as you can drive. Then paddled out a couple of kms towards the left to where the bush comes right down to the lakes edge and it is 20m deep right in close. My fishfinder decided this was the time to shi...
by BFIST
Fri May 18, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: For the love of fish
Replies: 12
Views: 1677

Re: For the love of fish

So true about the lake trout and some lakes are better than others. Tarawera vs Rotorua for example.

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by BFIST
Wed May 02, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: A little story about Shimano - with a happy ending.
Replies: 24
Views: 1985

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

UPDATE. Well well... I just got a call from Shimano. They said there had been a miscommunication and my reel had been logged as a standard repair and not a warranty claim. They apologized (which was the main thing I was looking for), are fixing it for free, and sending me out a free jumper. :y: Who...
by BFIST
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lowrance software update
Replies: 11
Views: 1216

Re: Lowrance software update

It's going to be a struggle to find an SD card of either 512mb or 1gb these days. Your best bet would be aliexpress I reckon.

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by BFIST
Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted - Jigging Set
Replies: 24
Views: 2215

Re: Wanted - Jigging Set

On a budget, I'd go for something like this - https://www.smartmarine.co.nz/products/ ... b/details/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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by BFIST
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted - Jigging Set
Replies: 24
Views: 2215

Re: Wanted - Jigging Set

What sort of jigging? Mechanical for kings, slow pitch, other slow jigs?

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by BFIST
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: a squidding I must go
Replies: 7
Views: 932

Re: a squidding I must go

How'd you get on? I usually fish there too, I haven't attempted the squid off the kayak yet either.

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by BFIST
Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: a squidding I must go
Replies: 7
Views: 932

Re: a squidding I must go

Yep there are plenty around at the moment. Have had reasonable success this year at mission bay.

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by BFIST
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squid on yet ?
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Re: Squid on yet ?

There are very small ones around now. Mid May was when we started getting into some reasonable ones last year.

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by BFIST
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Land Based Fishing around Auckland Central
Replies: 13
Views: 1753

Re: Land Based Fishing around Auckland Central

I saw someone catch an eagle ray off the wharf by the cloud.

The squid will be there now but they will be very small. If you want to get some practice in on the squid start with the smallest jigs you can find.

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by BFIST
Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Rod stand
Replies: 11
Views: 1739

Re: Rod stand

That looks good! Now you need to buy more rods and reels so it doesn't look so empty.

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by BFIST
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: 4000 size reel combo recommendations?
Replies: 11
Views: 1647

Re: 4000 size reel combo recommendations?

I've had a Shimano symetre 4000 for a over 2 years and haven't had any issues at all and have knocked over some nice fish. That should be in your price range.

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by BFIST
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Viking or Ocean Kayak?
Replies: 27
Views: 2806

Re: Viking or Ocean Kayak?

What I wish I had for my Ocean Kayak is the Viking tackle pod.

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by BFIST
Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Egi setups and squid fishing
Replies: 10
Views: 909

Re: Egi setups and squid fishing

Hi mate Yes using dedicated egi gear makes a real difference to your catch rates. I fish with a blackhole rod and a daiwa emereldas reel but any small 1000-2500 reel will do the job. Make sure you get decent braid too. I would suggest you head down to Yeehaa Fishing in Panmure and have a chat to the...
by BFIST
Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted - Railblaza Transducer mount kit
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: Wanted - Railblaza Transducer mount kit

Yep 15% off at http://www.marinedeals.co.nz" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; with the code RB15.

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by BFIST
Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The first New Zealand Adventure Kayak Fishing Show
Replies: 16
Views: 1957

Re: The first New Zealand Adventure Kayak Fishing Show

I just picked up a jig star slow jerk 3 ounce matched to a trini 10. Can't wait to give it a run on some spring snapper after watching that video.


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by BFIST
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Errrr Sharks?
Replies: 50
Views: 4373

Re: Errrr Sharks?

I've only seen one and it was a 200kg bronzie that took a liking to my slider. I played him for 45 mins on softbait gear thinking it was a king until he jumped out of the water 2m from my kayak. You've never seen me cut my line so fast! He dragged me half way to Waiheke and I was only fishing off Be...
by BFIST
Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Short sunday TR using bibbed lures
Replies: 5
Views: 1222

Re: Short sunday TR using bibbed lures

Cheers. I've only picked up one snapper doing this up near army bay. I think you are right about being near foul, otherwise the snapper on sand are looking down for their food.
by BFIST
Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Short sunday TR using bibbed lures
Replies: 5
Views: 1222

Re: Short sunday TR using bibbed lures

Awesome work! What sort of depths are you fishing these at?