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by kingiFiddler
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Freight
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Freight

Maybe there's someone at the Northland classic this weekend heading back down your way afterwards. A longshot but maybe those on here attending it could ask around for you. *edit* you could list the load here or approach some of the inter-island carriers on this site: https://www.backload4u.co.nz/ba...
by kingiFiddler
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Freight
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Freight

Who have you tried? Mainfreight depot to depot is OK value inter-island. Otherwise, you could check for trucks with spare capacity at: https://www.findatruckload.co.nz/Find/Truck Congrats on getting your Stealth mate. Please send us pics and reviews while this site is still going (before Mental sell...
by kingiFiddler
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: KFNZ Forums to Close
Replies: 25
Views: 433

Re: KFNZ Forums to Close

The whole world needs a hug about now. But in these times of social/physical distancing probably better to wrap your mitts around a warm cup of NFB and reminisce about the forum that once was, that accepted or at least put up with all sorts, including us misfits. So, was that one or two mugs?
by kingiFiddler
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: KFNZ Forums to Close
Replies: 25
Views: 433

Re: KFNZ Forums to Close

AndrewRawlingson wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:30 pm
kingiFiddler wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:07 pm
You could always purchase a memento to remember us by. Just $19.95 while stocks last. :-)
Brilliant!

I guess that's the end of the Viking bailout for KFNZ :rofl:
Hahaha, they and Stealth are in a bidding war for the forum. Mental's gonna be able to retire on the proceeds.
by kingiFiddler
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: KFNZ Forums to Close
Replies: 25
Views: 433

Re: KFNZ Forums to Close

HookiT wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:18 am
Thanks for putting up with me over the years men. Was a good site to come to. No face book for me so my contact shall be lost. Take care , enjoy your lives. :beer: :y:
You could always purchase a memento to remember us by. Just $19.95 while stocks last. :-)
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by kingiFiddler
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: KFNZ Forums to Close
Replies: 25
Views: 433

Re: KFNZ Forums to Close

Ironic news: https://www.fishing.net.nz/fishing-news/kayaks-most-popular-form-of-watercraft/ Thanks. That's interesting. I wonder if site traffic here is following the same trend or slowly eroded by facebook groups and the like. How long before each major brand has their own forum/club/tribe/facebo...
by kingiFiddler
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: KFNZ Forums to Close
Replies: 25
Views: 433

Re: KFNZ Forums to Close

Count me in for any donations or fund-raising initiatives. Collectively, we could not just cut Mental's costs to zip, but also some compo for anyone associated with running the site to acknowledge their contributions over the years. We all spend thousands on this sport. A few $ from each of us would...
by kingiFiddler
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: KFNZ Forums to Close
Replies: 25
Views: 433

Re: KFNZ Forums to Close

Could we all pitch in to keep it going or just time to put a fork in it?
by kingiFiddler
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: live report
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: live report

Cheers. 1100mm and approx 13kg (not really sure), using a sub-$40 (new) shimano eclipse rod that performed extremely well and a shimano baitrunner 6000 that also performed flawlessly. 36lb braid, 50lb flurocarbon leader, I think a 7/0 circle hook and one very unfortunate livebait.
by kingiFiddler
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: KFNZ Forums to Close
Replies: 25
Views: 433

Re: KFNZ Forums to Close

@kingiFiddler I knew you were going back to a basic setup, but paddling out on a bare boat and just gaffing the bastards is real Croc Dundee style, I like it! :y: Haha. That sounds like a challenge. Perhaps if I use a glove, the gaff can stay home next time. Heck, forget that, will just swim out wi...
by kingiFiddler
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: live report
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: live report

Cheers. First legal one in the Phoenix (after way too many rats over the last few years - felt l was cursed) so it came home or else it would have been like everything else and released if in survivable condition.
by kingiFiddler
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: KFNZ Forums to Close
Replies: 25
Views: 433

Re: KFNZ Forums to Close

:-( Cheers for the ride too Mental. What does it cost to keep this site going? I joined the facebook group a few weeks ago but didn't last a day before realising I was ruffling too many feathers so left the group, which I think means I can't get back on when this forum is goneburger? If so, I'll pop...
by kingiFiddler
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: live report
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: live report

Tried to convince it to drag me away from the rocks but it was too smart for that. Had to put the rod back in the holder and paddle away from the rocks twice during the fight, and of course the wind was not helping. No matter how tricky that can get sometimes, I'd rather keep honing my skills more t...
by kingiFiddler
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: live report
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: live report

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Hey mental, gonna need a bigger hatch
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by kingiFiddler
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: live report
Replies: 8
Views: 153

live report

Rabbit knows where.

*edit now I'm back on land:

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by kingiFiddler
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Barracuda fishing kayaks? Any other NZ-made yaks?
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Barracuda fishing kayaks? Any other NZ-made yaks?

Thanks for that dedant. I've just PM'd him.

Barracuda never got back to me so I'm wondering if they can't be arsed with the fishing niche. Hope I'm wrong.
by kingiFiddler
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Epic big king fight off a Stealth 555
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Epic big king fight off a Stealth 555

thanks. That's fantastic. Look how stable that yak is even when he was getting railed.
by kingiFiddler
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: bunch of free stuff I don't need
Replies: 13
Views: 249

Re: bunch of free stuff I don't need

Cheers. That's a very good point (pun intended), thanks. I'm thankful the action is still getting hit well with singles. Got a few more kahawai this morning on one. If the strike rate drops off I'll definitely give barb-less trebles a go. I wonder if the size of the lure makes a difference to if sin...
by kingiFiddler
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?
Replies: 49
Views: 1405

Re: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?

Just wanted to update this thread with a video I found that addresses my concerns about the hatches flipping right over and knocking the FF around. This guy has quite a few mods and restricting the hatch travel is but one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaCWmGFbweY That is a very cool yak!!!! 6 to...
by kingiFiddler
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Viking Profish Reload
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: Viking Profish Reload

Wooohoo, please let us know what you think of it. That's most likely the model I'll be after once I've saved enough. Really keen to learn what you think of it. Yeah the carbon seems like a big jump in cost for just a little extra weight saving and stiffer/slightly more slippery hull compared to the ...