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by peteatkina
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Northland Classic 2018 ~ Epickswid
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: Northland Classic 2018 ~ Epickswid

Nice bro. sounds like you had fun despite the conditions :clap:
by peteatkina
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Safety
Topic: open hatches
Replies: 0
Views: 147

open hatches

Heard a wee story yesterday about a local kayak sinking. Turns out his rear hatch opened or wasnt properly closed and waves entered over the back while anchored. oops something to watch for. He phoned a friend who managed to pick him up in a tinny and recover his yak :tmi:
by peteatkina
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Ruby bay
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Re: Ruby bay

stoked! nice fat fatty to start the season with :clap:
by peteatkina
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Collingwood
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Re: Collingwood

Hope you tracked down some fish.
Ended up fishing w bay due to windy evenings.
Plenty fish around predawn
Othafulla cleaned up (again)
by peteatkina
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Smashing PBs - Mahia 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: Smashing PBs - Mahia 2018

Well done Nigel.
oh you too epic :)
by peteatkina
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: brrr brim
Replies: 0
Views: 315

brrr brim

parked up in 5m off kina pre sunrise. brrr could feel the snow in the southerly wind. baits got smashed as they drifted amongst the weed but was either horse kahawai or 33cm brrrrim. sun came up n things slowed. caught up with a mate a couple of km down the coast in his new pf400. he had been out wi...
by peteatkina
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: Newbie

welcome Greg. Your timings good for getting out on the water, with a few snaps starting to turn up. Plenty of gurnard n smaller ky around too. Im heading over the bay (wainui/seperation pt) this weekend otherwise would catch up for a yarn/fish. Best fishing has been predawn so cancel the sleep ins f...
by peteatkina
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Wet suits
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Re: Wet suits

Full merino longjohns, merino ice breaker jersey, dry pants n splash proof top, socks n dive boots n a beany today. Bit hot after 40mins paddling but once out on the drift was cool/comfortable. Think long term investment :x
by peteatkina
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Heading to Nelson - March 2019.
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Re: Heading to Nelson - March 2019.

If you got the time set up a charter to durville island. Possibly get onto a dive at the same time if you let skipper know before. Mikeaqua might know more. mussel farm can hold kings for divers. As does cable bay. Probably find a yak for you if needed... water temps can be a bit high in march in cl...
by peteatkina
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: No good Deed
Replies: 11
Views: 932

Re: No good Deed

awesome just the giggle i needed :clap:
by peteatkina
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: spring?
Replies: 2
Views: 637

Re: spring?

hey Roach. usually marahau but sometimes direct from kaiteri. theres a bit of a channel from low tide mark upto the boat ramp for the return journey/drag if needed. also a toilet just to the right of the ramp, next to the pine trees, for them prepaddle empties... enjoy :)
by peteatkina
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: spring?
Replies: 2
Views: 637

spring?

Finally... feels like its been a long winter. With warm days and rain it must be getting closer to spring. August seems to be a tough month for me with a few very quiet trips the usual pattern. So went out to Adele n fishermans isles on sat. A pleasantly warm offshore tooks us out and a light northe...
by peteatkina
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Viking Profish 35 or profish 400???
Replies: 8
Views: 994

Re: Viking Profish 35 or profish 400???

Try the facebook marketplace. theres a 400 for sale in tasman. even comes with a motor!!! :lol:
by peteatkina
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Winter
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Re: Winter

Welcome roach. Plenty of yakkers around in summer but hard to find this time of year. You should find someone out in cable bay on a weekend if weathers mint and high tide around lunch. Gurnard be worth targeting and seems to still be good numbers of smaller snaps around. Try small baits of anchovy o...
by peteatkina
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: 2nd june
Replies: 3
Views: 798

Re: 2nd june

Do you just catch those fishing lures in a burley trail ? I'm too scared to put them down because of the couta around here. do you tend to lose very many lures ? Interested to see , because i will be switching over if it's not too bad. Great catch too , Jealous :y: mate your the one with the list o...
by peteatkina
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Newbie from Nelson
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Re: Newbie from Nelson

welcome to the forum. keep an eye open as 'the otha fulla' picked up a nice 2+1 for $600 on trade me pre xmas
by peteatkina
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: 2nd june
Replies: 3
Views: 798

2nd june

Popped out of kaiteri.... the otherfulla picked up a nice snaps early on and added 3 more and a wharehou (must be winter). I chased some birds for awhile but couldnt find anything willing to eat plastic or metal. Anchored just off some good structure n pumped the burley. With a large block of squid ...
by peteatkina
Wed May 09, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lower back pain
Replies: 13
Views: 1331

Re: Lower back pain

Stretch! My understanding is tight hammys can cause lower back pain. I used to struggle for a day of two after a long session on the water. A few gentle stretches or a short walk pre launch may help. Also flexing the legs while on the water? Seat position definetly makes a difference to how it suppo...
by peteatkina
Sun May 06, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: kaiteri
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

Re: kaiteri

Pulled into kaiteri carpark at the respectable time of 8am. Glassy n calm n plenty of cloud cover. I love this time of year. Cool but not cold, barely any wind, respectful tourist boat skippers, very few if any flotillas of terrorist kayakers and plenty of QUIET. Paddling around the point I noticed ...
by peteatkina
Fri May 04, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: kaiteri
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

Re: kaiteri

kahawai everywhere! had thoughts of leaping over the hill but not if trawlers in close. cable bay is tempting.... but think i will keep it local tomora. couple of new packs of sbs n new jigs to play with :clap: maybe kina as its been months since last outing there maybe kaiteri/stevens cause its eas...