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by kingiFiddler
Fri May 01, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First paddle post-lockdown
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: First paddle post-lockdown

Sure feels good to be on the water again, even if the trips are short. Troof be told, the body couldn't handle a good paddle anyway, and even a massive paddle would be 1/10th of your small paddles anyway. The KY were underwhelming this morning but still good to be out there.
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by kingiFiddler
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: covid 19 sports
Replies: 49
Views: 1633

Re: covid 19 sports

I like peace and quiet in the 'yak as much as the next person but I'll have my devilskin playlist cranked up first trip out.
by kingiFiddler
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: covid 19 sports
Replies: 49
Views: 1633

Re: covid 19 sports

Was there any final reply on the kayak fishing under level 3 scenario? No need, the link posted above spells it out. ---------------------------------------------- "Can I fish off my kayak? Yes, you are able to fish off your kayak but keep close to the shoreline, stay within your ability, and ensur...
by kingiFiddler
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: covid 19 sports
Replies: 49
Views: 1633

Re: covid 19 sports

https://sportnz.cwp.govt.nz/covid-19/public-advice/frequently-asked-questions-3/?fbclid=IwAR1FmK3reDhmt9mzAiiYXFykgaXH7RNnG_I_4Sa0AkNFSbFqNreAx1LP728 I just posted that on the other thread! It's a green light for kayak fishing! Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk Fark yes! Just need the weather to...
by kingiFiddler
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: covid 19 sports
Replies: 49
Views: 1633

Re: covid 19 sports

:y: All good mate. Not having a dig at anyone in particular because i'm as conflicted as the next person if not more, i just thought it worth making the observation that we can learn much about ourselves and society in these crazy times. I believe the govt is about to release some detailed info on l...
by kingiFiddler
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: covid 19 sports
Replies: 49
Views: 1633

Re: covid 19 sports

Does anyone else find this lockdown quite interesting in some respects? I've discovered who are the true friends and who are just along for the ride. I've seen who is willing to put their own interests ahead of the collectives, as if they somehow are more important or smarter. And I've seen or heard...
by kingiFiddler
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: covid 19 sports
Replies: 49
Views: 1633

Re: covid 19 sports

The level 3 sports specific info is:
https://sportnz.cwp.govt.nz/assets/Uplo ... -Table.pdf

Like you mentioned mitchfam, can kayak but not fish unless from shore :^)
by kingiFiddler
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: covid 19 sports
Replies: 49
Views: 1633

Re: covid 19 sports

They say if I'm looking for loopholes I'm missing the point. In other words, suck it up snowflake. But it's not about loopholes, just seeking the clarity that comes from a few simple yes or no's. But there are many days to go until 3-day so I imagine the answers will come soon.
by kingiFiddler
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No fishing
Replies: 55
Views: 2295

Re: No fishing

What are the chances we'll get this clarified before 3-day? If not, who will be the crash test dummy? Here in Mangawhai I could do it on the day we go back to level 3 and you can bet your last bag of flour there will be at least 10 people reporting me within the first 1/2 hour if not sooner, so I gu...
by kingiFiddler
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Li-ion batteries and electronics question.
Replies: 24
Views: 4528

Re: Li-ion batteries and electronics question.

Have a 'dead' 18v makita battery pack that I'm sure is just a connection or the like inside as the battery was fairly new and strong before it suddenly died, that you can have for the cells if you want to pull it apart and tinker. From memory it was a 4 or 5Ahr. might just need a touch of solder som...
by kingiFiddler
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Safety
Topic: Yak fisho pulled from water in Hauraki Gulf
Replies: 20
Views: 2790

Re: Yak fisho pulled from water in Hauraki Gulf

Thanks for that info HLD. I've yet to buy a VHF but if I do will keep that in mind. It's not just rogue waves but user error that make me at least tether rods, etc. It's for that reason I sold the zipped taggit fish bag after a few outings. There are other options that won't potentially trap water/w...
by kingiFiddler
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Safety
Topic: Yak fisho pulled from water in Hauraki Gulf
Replies: 20
Views: 2790

Re: Yak fisho pulled from water in Hauraki Gulf

Thanks HLD.

Anyone know of a handheld vhf antenna extension that is useable in a kayak without being a drama or getting in the way, can handle being in the water in a man-overboard scenario, and provides a signal boost that is actually worthwhile?
by kingiFiddler
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Orere Point - the tried and true
Replies: 7
Views: 1225

Re: Orere Point - the tried and true

Noice one.
by kingiFiddler
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Yak fisho pulled from water in Hauraki Gulf
Replies: 20
Views: 2790

Re: Yak fisho pulled from water in Hauraki Gulf

Thanks for posting that. He was very lucky. Sold my chilli bag for the same reason; water gets in if I'm not careful, way more than I'd like and it's slow to get out. Fark that. Everyone's mileage may vary but I consider it a major safety issue and won't ever have one on the yak again. Any reason wh...
by kingiFiddler
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Safety
Topic: Yak fisho pulled from water in Hauraki Gulf
Replies: 20
Views: 2790

Re: Yak fisho pulled from water in Hauraki Gulf

But it's OK because the coastguard dude said the rescued dude did everything right , 'cept stay with the yak...and wear your life jackets kiddies. He pulled a PLB out of the centre consol as proof the yakker had taken one but didn't address why it wasn't used. Nobody addressed the factors that cause...
by kingiFiddler
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Yak fisho pulled from water in Hauraki Gulf
Replies: 20
Views: 2790

Re: Yak fisho pulled from water in Hauraki Gulf

That's what shits me about journalism these days - they can get away with utter bollocks and incompetence. Obvious questions for anyone not having gone through journo school to be asking are never asked. Even if they are asked but never answered they can at least advise that. I don't trust being abl...
by kingiFiddler
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Does nobody use JARA removeable sinkers these days?
Replies: 18
Views: 5383

Re: Does nobody use JARA removeable sinkers these days?

In case it helps anyone else these sinkers can be found at smart marine:
https://www.smartmarine.co.nz/products/ ... %20sinkers

Thanks Marc N for the heads-up recently.

Note the images on their website look like crap quality sinkers but what I received on recent order were all good.
by kingiFiddler
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AHB 21 Feb
Replies: 7
Views: 1343

Re: AHB 21 Feb

Received my order from Smart Marine and sinkers look good. Better than the ones I tried to buy from elsewhere ages ago that were absolute crap, and also better than the images on Smart Marine's website.

Thanks again for the heads-up. Much appreciated.
by kingiFiddler
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Great white, not a 'yak but surfboard at Pauanui !
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: Great white, not a 'yak but surfboard at Pauanui !

Hammerhead in Bream Bay changed course to check me out a few weeks back. Didn't take a keen interest though.
by kingiFiddler
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AHB 21 Feb
Replies: 7
Views: 1343

Re: AHB 21 Feb

You bloody rippa. Thanks for this sinker info and congrats on the fish. :y: