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by kingiFiddler
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?
Replies: 28
Views: 1797

Re: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?

Thanks. Will resume experimenting. I must have given up before working out the best types or actions. If I crack that nut of it being as good as if not better than livebaiting, it will be very good to not need livebait.
by kingiFiddler
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?
Replies: 28
Views: 1797

Re: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?

I honestly don't think livies are worth the effort on a kayak re: catching them and keeping them alive, but that's just me. It would be great to find better ways to target kings than livebaiting. If it's a secret, I fully understand, but if not, I'd very much appreciate any tips please. It really s...
by kingiFiddler
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 135
Views: 11899

Re: Greenland Paddle

That sounds fantastic, thanks. Will see what I can squeeze in the ute.
by kingiFiddler
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?
Replies: 28
Views: 1797

Re: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?

This frees up said hatch for a livie tank once I get one of those portable aerators Hmm, sounding less minimalistic now :D Fairly off topic now but what the heck - your post has made me rethink it. Maybe I'm better off just using a baler to manually replace the water at regular intervals like I've ...
by kingiFiddler
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 135
Views: 11899

Re: Greenland Paddle

Sounds great. Yes please. Will be in the Far North very soon and for a few weeks so can bring the paddle/s with me (no room for yak, darn-it) and hopefully I can find a day/time that works for us both to drop 'em off. Even if the flaying saucer defies any reasonable explanation, it should be good fo...
by kingiFiddler
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?
Replies: 28
Views: 1797

Re: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?

AndrewRawlingson wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:46 pm
kingiFiddler wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:09 pm
This frees up said hatch for a livie tank once I get one of those portable aerators
Hmm, sounding less minimalistic now :D
Become one with the Kingi, gwasshoppa. What does the Kingi see? Food. It can't eat a go pro.
by kingiFiddler
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Trolling for Kingfish
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: Kayak Trolling for Kingfish

If no livie, then a deadie. Failing that, pick your poison. I prefer slug-go's. But I ain't telling how I keep 'em away from the hordes of Kahawai.
by kingiFiddler
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 135
Views: 11899

Re: Greenland Paddle

Have been using GP2.1 because I donated it to the KFNZ gear library (which, by the way, seems to be a resounding flop of an idea) and wanted to eek out as many learnings as possible until (if ever it seems) someone else wants to use it. I like it much more than the flaying saucer (GP3.1). But will t...
by kingiFiddler
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?
Replies: 28
Views: 1797

Re: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?

Hairy Little Dwarf wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:26 am
Still have warm air under the well though which'll kill the cold very quickly, and tasty juices dribbling out through the scuppers.
Now, if you lined the well with tinfoil... :lol:
Wet towel over the fish?
One of those large ziploc foil bags?
I dunno. the experimenting will continue...
by kingiFiddler
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Have you a good set of split ring pliers/cutters?
Replies: 9
Views: 925

Re: Have you a good set of split ring pliers/cutters?

I have these black magic ones and I'm fairly happy with them. https://www.marine-deals.co.nz/black-magic-compact-fishing-pliers-gunmetal thanks. Every tried buying replacement cutters for them? What about replacement plier tips? Are the tips stainless steel? Do they work OK on even small split rings?
by kingiFiddler
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AKL Harbour Bridge 25 March
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Re: AKL Harbour Bridge 25 March

Onya :y: :y:
by kingiFiddler
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?
Replies: 28
Views: 1797

Re: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?

Thanks for that. If heading out before the singles get here then will clip a few legs off the trebles. Thanks for the drogue thought about smaller search area. Good idea. Was thinking of making a cover for where the fish bag used to sit. at least get the sun off it. Might throw in a few ice packs if...
by kingiFiddler
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?
Replies: 28
Views: 1797

Re: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?

Intent is to take only what's needed to fish and stay safe. Absolutely nothing else. No fluff. No passengers. Strip it right back. Might even go back to just one rod, but jury is still out on that. No livie bucket (anyone want a foldable livebait bucket?). Just sold my tag-it fish bag. No rudder. No...
by kingiFiddler
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: PLB saves Northland kayaker
Replies: 7
Views: 1025

Re: PLB saves Northland kayaker

It's asking for trouble doing a trip like this by yourself. Tell that to Paul Caffyn, North and South Islands and then he did Japan, Australia, Alaska, all solo. Tell that to that young kid Tara Mulvany who did most of the South Island solo (in winter) and the North Island all solo. A lot of people...
by kingiFiddler
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Have you a good set of split ring pliers/cutters?
Replies: 9
Views: 925

Re: Have you a good set of split ring pliers/cutters?

Thanks. Yeah, I have seen that generic style on ali-express. Had to laugh how marine deals had 'em for about $15 but could get three of 'em here online for that price. Will be keen to see what you think of 'em and if they hold up for you. Whilst I have a few things ordered, they are more experimenta...
by kingiFiddler
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?
Replies: 28
Views: 1797

Re: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?

Tested an old camera bag today. One of those nylon bags with lots of pockets and zips. Shoulder strap. Could swing it out of the way behind the backrest and then swing it back in front when needed something. Held everything but a real PITA with barbs getting caught in it. I still haven't found any g...
by kingiFiddler
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Have you a good set of split ring pliers/cutters?
Replies: 9
Views: 925

Re: Have you a good set of split ring pliers/cutters?

Thanks for that. I know what you mean and have wondered if that might be a better option. Years ago I used to hang a set of nail clippers off my PFD when on the boat but they never held an edge for long. I've just ordered a few cheap clippers to see if that works out a better option. That said thoug...
by kingiFiddler
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Have you a good set of split ring pliers/cutters?
Replies: 9
Views: 925

Have you a good set of split ring pliers/cutters?

Mine sucks. It was a cheap Ocean Angler pair and it hasn't even lasted a Summer. I'm hoping to buy something that'll last many years. Split rings, hook removing, cutting braid. Trying to find one tool that will do the lot unless there's a good reason to have multiple tools. If you are happy with you...
by kingiFiddler
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: PLB saves Northland kayaker
Replies: 7
Views: 1025

Re: PLB saves Northland kayaker

I wonder how many times he has been able to get back on after being turfed out. Ever? If not, I think there's a wee problem with his endeavours.
by kingiFiddler
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: SOLD: Near new Tagit fish bag for Phoenix Hornet
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: Near new Tagit fish bag for Phoenix Hornet

Checked the postage costs.
NI=$20. SI=$36.