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by Epicskwid
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Back after 2 months - Hawkes Bay
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Back after 2 months - Hawkes Bay

A few more shots of the action :
by Epicskwid
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Back after 2 months - Hawkes Bay
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Back after 2 months - Hawkes Bay

Its winter time here in the bay, that means frosts , Dreaded spiny dogfish and tackle busting barracouta. There can be some good things in winter though. The last time i had been out was march which feels like forever ago. Had a few issues with the sounder and a seized reel but just got on with it l...
by Epicskwid
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Good Kahawai at the port
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Good Kahawai at the port

Went down late morning through till afternoon to see what was around.. I caught many different species: Kahawai, Spiny Dogfish, Blue Cod, ScorpionFish, Spotty, Yellow Eyed Mullet, Even a cute conger eel. Conditions were great apart from the rolling 1.2m swell . Can confirm Spinies are still a menace...
by Epicskwid
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: June 9th / 10th
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: June 9th / 10th

I won't be out tomorrow on the yak. Will probably surfcast in the evening instead. Fingers crossed for Sunday its been two months since i've got on the water
by Epicskwid
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: June 9th / 10th
Replies: 3
Views: 403

June 9th / 10th

Looking like a real goer this weekend for the kayak fishing, I'll be heading to Tangoio or Te Awanga swell depending. Feeling great to have a weather break and some time to get off the coast again. Going to be a bit colder this time though. Who's Keen?
by Epicskwid
Sat May 26, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Mid winter madness
Replies: 1
Views: 352

Re: Mid winter madness

I'm keen for an event like that, just give me a date and i'm coming. It would be great to see what we could catch on those combos.
by Epicskwid
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Easter weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: Easter weekend

Fishing was on fire for Kahawai, Horse mackerel and other bit's and pieces. I got destroyed by a big Kingfish on my Gurnard rig (200m on the first run) After being towed a good 500m my dropper loop on the 40lb leader gave way. Was always going to happen with pressure like that. (could have bit the 2...
by Epicskwid
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Easter weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: Easter weekend

Update:
I'll be heading to Tangoio beach tomorrow morning. the sea is meant to be good all day Cheers guys.
Be good if a few others came out in this area. good to buddy up :y: Good luck everyone
by Epicskwid
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Easter weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: Easter weekend

hope to be out one morning, have a pretty good forecast for all of easter. Big snap off haumoana beach this morning so they are there.
by Epicskwid
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taranaki Classic 2018 - Epicskwid
Replies: 5
Views: 753

Re: Taranaki Classic 2018 - Epicskwid

Off to the weigh in! Screen Shot 2018-03-27 at 4.49.04 PM.png Talking to my mates a lot of us had struggled and many people were only weighing in 2 species. Plagues of kahawai had been reported across the coast. Still some people had done well. The top fish were : Kingfish - 9.07kg Tuna - (No Albaco...
by Epicskwid
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taranaki Classic 2018 - Epicskwid
Replies: 5
Views: 753

Taranaki Classic 2018 - Epicskwid

The biggest comp of the year an annual event for me and dad now. The gear was packed on Thursday night and we made the 6 hour trip over from Hawkes Bay on Friday the 23rd. Friday was clear weather until the evening where the heavens opened late afternoon and it didn't stop, heavy heavy rain continue...
by Epicskwid
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Saturday 17 March
Replies: 9
Views: 929

Re: Saturday 17 March

What a horse, great fish Rj. 13kg snapper don't come along too often, well deserved :y: Great to see there are very big ones out there.
by Epicskwid
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hawkes Bay Snapper Plague - 25/2
Replies: 7
Views: 880

Re: Hawkes Bay Snapper Plague - 25/2

Top stuff there, well done :clap: . Interested to know your set up. Cheers. The way me and dad did it was wiring through the front hatch, Mounted a battery bracket below the hatch, then i run my transducer line back to my hatch at my end of the yak. Now the thing is mounting the transducer on the i...
by Epicskwid
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hawkes Bay Snapper Plague - 25/2
Replies: 7
Views: 880

Hawkes Bay Snapper Plague - 25/2

The weather was looking good for a saturday mission so loaded up, and got over to tongoio arriving just as the sun came up. well a forecast .3m wave height was quite off. There were 3 sets pushing in over a metre. didn't fancy the landing. So pulled the pin and headed south to Te Awanga, beautiful l...
by Epicskwid
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: 17 /18th Feb
Replies: 1
Views: 717

17 /18th Feb

On the long range forecast the weather is looking good at .5m swell and light winds. Certainly going to keep an eye on it this week and if it changes closer to the date. Will be doing a Tongoio mission again probably targeting gurnard, Perhaps another Kingfish ? anything can happen out there. Keen t...
by Epicskwid
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tongoio Kingfish Madness
Replies: 24
Views: 1801

Re: Tongoio Kingfish Madness

AndrewRawlingson wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:25 pm
I agree. The boy needs a bloody big snapper now [emoji3]
That would be lovely Andrew, All i can catch is 20lb eels who try their best to convince me they are snapper :lol:
by Epicskwid
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tongoio Kingfish Madness
Replies: 24
Views: 1801

Re: Tongoio Kingfish Madness

In the video, when you grabbed it from the tail I was waiting for all hell to break loose. The first go i got at the fish (when it was swimming alongside the yak) It was off cam but the first go i had at the tail it quite frankly dealt to me , i couldnt hold on so i had to let go. then i had anothe...
by Epicskwid
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tongoio Kingfish Madness
Replies: 24
Views: 1801

Re: Tongoio Kingfish Madness

Big thanks to all the commenters: Marc, Bruce, Schecter, Telecaster, HLD, Andrew, Shad, Doc, Pete and bear
A fish like that is a dream come true let alone off my kayak skippered by me! Still buzzing and can't stop looking at the photos.
by Epicskwid
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: This weekend!
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: This weekend!

Hi Herman, The at Tongoio is fairly easy but a little more exposed to swell. All you have to is time a wave right and your away. Usually just one dumper. Same on the way back in. Today i was specifically targeting Kingfish, I managed to hook onto a very nice fish of 15 kilos on a live mackerel. Land...
by Epicskwid
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tongoio Kingfish Madness
Replies: 24
Views: 1801

Tongoio Kingfish Madness

Another weekend another great forecast :y: Made a plan to specifically target Kingfish today and nothing else (Still a cheek 4/0 ledger on the bottom though!). Launched from the beach at around 6.30 and quickly found the bait schools at the 15m mark. Along with Kingfish ! And a lot of them. Schools ...