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by sk8e8
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lockdown
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Lockdown

AndrewRawlingson wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:56 pm
Waylander wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:58 pm
I've had a good lockdown, our 2nd child turned up halfway through week one, so have had lots of time with her!
Congratulations :beer:
Ditto!
by sk8e8
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No fishing
Replies: 55
Views: 2295

Re: No fishing

How many swimmers and surfers need rescuing each year? How many kayakers out for a calm paddle need rescuing? The numbers aren't really comparable. FAAAAR fewer kayakers out compared to swimmers and surfers. I'd probably suggest kayakers need rescuing at a higher ratio. Coming into winter, the numb...
by sk8e8
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No fishing
Replies: 55
Views: 2295

Re: No fishing

It's your call mate, but it goes against the advice of all the emergency services and the government which has finally got it's advice straight. I feel your pain, I really want to get out for a fish too, but have decided against it. This may help you to make up your mind about how to play this one....
by sk8e8
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Micro jigging rod?
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Re: Micro jigging rod?

Out of those listed, I'd go k-labs for sure.
by sk8e8
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: Slender Tuna
Replies: 7
Views: 1325

Re: Slender Tuna

AndrewRawlingson wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:30 pm
Worms all the way through the fillets like a coutta. Shame, having good meal from that fish would have been the perfect end to a good fishing story.
Had that in a bluenose too. Only 1 of 4 had the worms, but they were all through it :puke:
by sk8e8
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Daiwa lexa
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Re: Daiwa lexa

SitDown wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:10 pm
sk8e8 wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:45 pm
I prefer my JGX2000 lever drag over the baitcasters I have.
what rod do you use for this reel
looking at getting that reel for a lightweight kingi setup
https://www.marine-deals.co.nz/slow-mic ... 0-150g-1pc
by sk8e8
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Daiwa lexa
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Re: Daiwa lexa

I really liked my Lexa, until it fell apart lol.

Currently use a couple of Catch reels now days.
If I wanted one to do strayline, slow jig and light mechanical jigging, I prefer my JGX2000 lever drag over the baitcasters I have.
by sk8e8
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Orere Point - the tried and true
Replies: 7
Views: 1221

Re: Orere Point - the tried and true

Nice fish, well done. Has been quite some time since I last fished Orere - I miss it
by sk8e8
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Whangamata on a yak
Replies: 3
Views: 791

Re: Whangamata on a yak

I always liked going south to the pinnacles, or north around Onemana.
by sk8e8
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Viking profish 400 lite
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Re: Viking profish 400 lite

You sure? That number comes up with Barbells...
by sk8e8
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Movie Theatre
Topic: 3 Day mothership adventure to Great Barrier and Cuvier Islands
Replies: 1
Views: 1391

Re: 3 Day mothership adventure to Great Barrier and Cuvier Islands

Nice Rob. I have to say, mothership trips are the biggest thing I miss about kayak fishing!
by sk8e8
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Faulty FF, or just me?
Replies: 10
Views: 2969

Re: Faulty FF, or just me?

I’ve taken my 7X HOOK2 off the stealth before I sold it due to the thing showing the screen like that. Even tried it off the wharf with the transducer on a stick , no better. It’s never worked properly since the first time I used it. Marine Deals have $600 off me for nothing but an expensive box th...
by sk8e8
Fri May 10, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle pants
Replies: 17
Views: 4241

Re: Paddle pants

Off the back end of Hainesy's "shell suit comeback" comment... Where is a good place to get some new paddle pants on a budget? Are Rasdax still king, if so where from. I can only find them at Hunting and Fishing but not exactly what I'm after. What other options are out there and where from? Any th...
by sk8e8
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need kayak electrical fittings/ grommet
Replies: 5
Views: 1381

Re: Need kayak electrical fittings/ grommet

I'd just talk with Viking Kayaks. I'm sure they'll send whatever they use down for you.
by sk8e8
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ffo-tackle.com who uses them
Replies: 5
Views: 1414

Re: ffo-tackle.com who uses them

Nah still do not ship here, thought I could get around it by getting it sent to a US address, then found you needed a US c/c to purchase.... used to get so me mean deals I got once bought 50 tubs of gulp for next to nothing... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Haha you and your drunk credit card p...
by sk8e8
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New Boat Taking On Water
Replies: 4
Views: 1888

Re: New Boat Taking On Water

Thankfully you noticed before you left!
My boat has 6 bungs (not all of which I actually open), so I have to go through and check them all before launching. Water moves through them damn quick
by sk8e8
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Suggestions on soft bait rods
Replies: 3
Views: 1051

Re: Suggestions on soft bait rods

Have a chat with awondering (Kev) who runs K-Labs http://www.klabs.co.nz/ and is a long term supporter and member of this forum
I use one of his softbait rods, and it's my go-to.
by sk8e8
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Musings on kingfish
Replies: 4
Views: 1493

Re: Musings on kingfish

Nice one mate - I think kingfish are some of the most fun fish to catch. I've always done better with Jigs personally, but in close like you were, the livies seem like a good plan.
by sk8e8
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 40
Views: 9668

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

Thanks for the advice. :y: Can I ask, what is it about the Lowrances you don't like? Re: The GT52 and the GT51 yes, but as my Kayak is not really an offshore model, I'm not likely to need the extra grunt of the 51 as I'm unlikely to get to fish, in much more than 100~200 feet let alone 500 or 750, ...
by sk8e8
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 40
Views: 9668

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

Nice research! My second Garmin on my jetski was an echomap 95sv and I put in the GT51M transducer. It's a FANTASTIC transducer, although expensive. So much so, that when I bought my boat, I got another one. I've also put in a low chirp 1kw transducer for the deep stuff. If you can upgrade the trans...