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by PJay
Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rusty hooks
Replies: 12
Views: 1255

Re: Rusty hooks

How do people stop there hooks rusting in the tackle box's [emoji1] Chuck them out early. 1. Anywhere rust has started is a weak point they can break from. 2. Hooks are the cheapest tackle you have. Why keep crap? That having been said, I usually keep softbait jigheads on my rigs until they look to...
by PJay
Mon May 25, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How bad is your TAS?
Replies: 43
Views: 2751

Re: How bad is your TAS?

How do I use 'em all? 1. Fish at least twice a week, year round, in all sorts of weather and all sorts of depths. 2. Fish from a variety of vessels, and from the rocks, and from wharves. 3. Fish fresh and salt water (yup, even softbaiting, as well as lures and fly - just remembered, didn't include t...
by PJay
Sat May 23, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How bad is your TAS?
Replies: 43
Views: 2751

Re: How bad is your TAS?

15 softbait rod/reel sets alone. (I do use them for lightweight jigs and microjigging, too.) I've given away maybe another 15 SB sets to my local Op Shop over the years, as my ideas have developed. 3 overhead braid straylining sets, two overhead mono straylining/boat fishing sets, two spin straylini...
by PJay
Mon May 11, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: how much gear do you realy need
Replies: 19
Views: 1598

Re: how much gear do you realy need

Softbait and jigs only; 2 rods, dive knife, iki spike, Gulp! pottle, seat, paddle, PFD with everything else I need in its pockets, leashes, anchor and rope, rags for hands and towel to wet and cover fish.

5 minutes ute to heading to water.

65 minutes if I stop and chat with anyone.
by PJay
Mon May 11, 2015 7:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is more expensive better?
Replies: 23
Views: 2099

Re: Is more expensive better?

Longer-term inmates may recall Team Obsolete, a kayak competition team using ex-hire kayaks from the Paihia waterfront. These things were I guess 10-12 years old, and had spent most of their lives out in the sun, but the plastic was still good and not brittle - just faded. Needless to say, by the ti...
by PJay
Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: nzcaca nats
Replies: 14
Views: 1470

Re: nzcaca nats

Terrific, Phil. Well done.
by PJay
Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Naki again
Replies: 19
Views: 1476

Re: Naki again

Heh heh heh we've infected Wondaboy - a Naki 20lber on a softie.

(Told ya so, Tony...)
by PJay
Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mounting snapper jaws - trophy time
Replies: 15
Views: 2016

Re: mounting snapper jaws - trophy time

We did the same with my son Nick's first 2 kayak-caught 20+lbers; mounted them on driftwood from the shores where we landed on each occasion, and araldited in place on the jaws the hooks they were caught with. They are in pride of place in the spare bedroom where most fishing friends visiting us sta...
by PJay
Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Northern Region
Topic: Here it comes.. :)
Replies: 1
Views: 1117

Re: Here it comes.. :)

Surfing Sunday; planning to surf my PE4.5 in the morning, and get out the old High Voltage 7'8" Thruster for the arvo when the wave gets bigger.

Waaahoooo.
by PJay
Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: SOLD XL NRS Endurance Jacket and XL Stohlquist Treads (Pants)
Replies: 7
Views: 1087

Re: XL NRS Endurance Jacket and XL Stohlquist Treads (Pants)

Just PM'd - sorry, I've been away a few days (fishing a comp from the trailer boat with my son...)
by PJay
Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: SOLD XL NRS Endurance Jacket and XL Stohlquist Treads (Pants)
Replies: 7
Views: 1087

Re: XL NRS Endurance Jacket and XL Stohlquist Treads (Pants)

RG was in first, but I'd buy both.

Please PM me with whatever's available. (I am after the pants as my first priority, but since my kayak fishing jacket for the last 8 years has been my son's old light shower jacket from 4th form, the jacket's a "want" as well.)
by PJay
Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Salmon Fishing
Replies: 6
Views: 951

Re: Salmon Fishing

I softbait fished the hydro canals near Twizel for half a day in late November last year (not from a yak); the wind was very strong and casting was a nightmare.

Caught no salmon, but saw some absolute monsters and one huge trout.
by PJay
Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: wtd cheap baitcaster
Replies: 1
Views: 612

Re: wtd cheap baitcaster

Buy a new Shimano BC200. Second-hand cheap baitcasters (even in my experience second-hand costly baitcasters) are a total waste of money, even for a sabiki rig. One reason - last weekend I caught a 50cm trev on a sabiki whilst gathering livies. I've had cheap ones strip their gears, run out of drag,...
by PJay
Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Members
Topic: From the west tho not the best
Replies: 5
Views: 1603

Re: From the west tho not the best

Was reading through the forum and seen someone near got run of his yak??? And judging by the replies, this seems common behaviour??? What the heck!!!! Anyhow not trying to kickstart that topic tho for me being a newbie to the site and the sport, that scares the scales off Nah, it's just a question ...
by PJay
Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Someone just tried to kill me!
Replies: 48
Views: 2689

Re: Someone just tried to kill me!

Things get very busy up here at Russell over summer - lots of pissed gin palace plonkers and twice-a-year trailer boaties. I just look out more for boats than for what my line's doing whilst fishing, and if something 300 or 400m away looks as if it's heading in my direction, I move. It's not a biggi...
by PJay
Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Secret sauce
Replies: 40
Views: 1838

Re: Secret sauce

PS I came to the conclusion years ago that the particular colour combination matters little, as long as there was a contrast of colours within each bait. Then I was given a bunch of chartreuse grubs. They've caught a lot of fish for me this summer. The more I learn, the more I realise how little I k...
by PJay
Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Secret sauce
Replies: 40
Views: 1838

Re: Secret sauce

Knowing this thread was in existence, yesterday I repeated an experiment I last performed about 2 years ago. Nick and I had a couple of friends out for a snapper fish with softies on my trailer boat. The friends (no names, no pack drill, are famous) had a great variety of favourite softies in brands...
by PJay
Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Port Jackson soft baiting
Replies: 10
Views: 883

Re: Port Jackson soft baiting

PS we only ever use 1/2oz jigheads in softbaiting for snapper up at the northern end of the Coromandel.

(That having been said, we almost always use 1/oz jigheads in softbaiting anywhere and in any conditions...)
by PJay
Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Port Jackson soft baiting
Replies: 10
Views: 883

Re: Port Jackson soft baiting

And keep an eye out for big waves off cray boats operating in the area :!: But note that if the cray boat "Inyago" is operating there (very noisy, you won't miss him), then 1. he sets a lot of pots in really good softbaiting places; 2. he has a lot of bait in them, so they're burleying/FADs; 3. he'...
by PJay
Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can you spray Inox directly onto a reel?
Replies: 23
Views: 2488

Re: Can you spray Inox directly onto a reel?

Hmmm, well, Mike doesn't service all my reels, by any means at all. He does get to see some of the dunked ones, and supervises their ultimate disposal in the rubbish. Mostly, I dismantle and service my own reels; Mike and Steve Angus in Auckland get the stuff that's too far gone for me to sort. My b...