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by Marc N
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: No fishing
Replies: 34
Views: 964

Re: No fishing

Health Minister David Clark demoted after driving 20km to beach, breaking lockdown rules https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12322966 still didn't lose his job, not like some of us. NZ is supposed to be Egalitarian, but there are those amongst us, that think that being an ...
by Marc N
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: No fishing
Replies: 34
Views: 964

Re: No fishing

A new health notice has been issued, leaving no doubt about what Kiwis can and cannot do in lockdown. Under the rules announced this weekend, it is now clear - fishing, swimming, surfing, hunting and tramping are banned. Kiwis had previously been advised not to take part in these activities during t...
by Marc N
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No fishing
Replies: 34
Views: 964

Re: No fishing

Gentlefolk,

some hints of mental health, have surfaced in the coverage of the virus pandemic effects on us.
I sincerely exhort everyone, to stay at home and keep calm, and maybe, categorise their herbs in the pantry.
by Marc N
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: No fishing
Replies: 34
Views: 964

Re: No fishing

I suggest that this is worth a read: Police lack power to truly enforce lockdown rules https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/120785044/coronavirus-police-lack-power-to-truly-enforce-lockdown-rules?cid=edm:stuff:coronavirus&bid=1266387008 Important! I am not suggesting that we as Kayaker fishers, vi...
by Marc N
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: No fishing
Replies: 34
Views: 964

Re: No fishing

From a friend :: The really big news is that the Brits have come up with a do it yourself, fast accurate ANTIBODY test, this is huge. It’s like a pregnancy test stick… It should come with a cord, so a negative result can be hung around your neck! Germans are talking about issuing a positive passport...
by Marc N
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: No fishing
Replies: 34
Views: 964

Re: No fishing

I think we'd all feel a lot better about this, if the virus started targeting politicians. Yes this continued isolation is going to be hard, the only reason I'm sucking it up and complying, is I think about kids and their welfare. That media company Bauer, that's using this virus as an excuse, to sh...
by Marc N
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: No fishing
Replies: 34
Views: 964

Re: No fishing

it's the chance of transmission of the virus I agree the 70km ride is prolly harmless, until the accident, that drags the ambulance workers and health care workers into the mix. There was a lady fitness/yoga freak, who fell off a cliff, who needed a bunch of frontline workers to deal with her death....
by Marc N
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No fishing
Replies: 34
Views: 964

Re: No fishing

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by Marc N
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Beachlands trip report 31/3
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Beachlands trip report 31/3

Good lad, in a similar vein, I am keeping a casual watch on a few web cams.

Takapuna

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by Marc N
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Lanyard
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: Lanyard

Apropos of the lanyards on Kayaks, I am too cheap/poor to buy the Kayak lanyards on offer in NZ. Initially I made lanyards using 5mm cord, but after trying some plastic stretchy ones, from eBay, I'm retiring the cord ones as they get tangled in everything. I spent a lot of time researching the utube...
by Marc N
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No fishing
Replies: 34
Views: 964

Re: No fishing

further to my concern over cyclists

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/120670 ... down-rules
by Marc N
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No fishing
Replies: 34
Views: 964

Re: No fishing

AndrewRawlingson wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:24 pm
It's your call mate ... ... the safety net has been removed.
thanks 4 that - good advice
by Marc N
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No fishing
Replies: 34
Views: 964

Re: No fishing

Excepting delivering my wife to essential work, I do stay at home.

My post was to illustrate the dichotomy of not allowing kayaking, but letting bicyclists have free reign. I know I've had bicycle accidents.

And Andrew, you in health care, like my wife are the brave ones. Thank you for your efforts.
by Marc N
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No fishing
Replies: 34
Views: 964

No fishing

Just as I had finished my new Kayak fit out, this lvl 4 lockdown is in place. So I may not go kayaking, on the reasoning that if I do, the Helicopters and Search and Rescue and the Navy will have to rescue me. Though how they're going to fit the whole Navy into the area next to Birkenhead wharf, mys...
by Marc N
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: FishMaster Elite4 fishing kayak
Replies: 0
Views: 141

FishMaster Elite4 fishing kayak

Yes the legendary Valkohai is for sale, now that I've got an Angler 14ft and it's nearly kitted out, it's time for my girl to go. In great nick with a better seat, extra rod holders and trolley... trade me listing - https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=2579118678 Identical one went for $...
by Marc N
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: Slender Tuna
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: Slender Tuna

Any way to best cook slender tuna steaks? Cant really see much info on Google, keen to get it sorted for tea tonight! Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk Probably a bit late now, but my favourite way with Tuna, is to just sear, the outside of the Tuna in a hot pan with a little olive oil, on all s...
by Marc N
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Softbait rod, Vittoria
Replies: 0
Views: 305

Softbait rod, Vittoria

I have a bunch of rods, 40 yrs old, known as "Stump Pullers", I also have a couple that are marked 10~15Kg, so are thinner. I was looking on trademe and I saw a rod that had black and white grips, so I thought, "I've just bought a black and white Kayak, why not?" Having purchased the rod, I googled ...
by Marc N
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taranaki Kayak Classic 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 741

Re: Taranaki Kayak Classic 2020

Fantastic, Intrepid fishing, what a load of great fish :) :y:
by Marc N
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Good idea?
Replies: 4
Views: 690

Re: Good idea?

New things are always interesting. If you were freediving from the yak, then I can't see much point in being able to remove the pod. However, if diving from a boat, or shore, the pod could make a good "float boat" if it stayed upright in the water. You would just need to add a flag and maybe a spea...
by Marc N
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ripped Off
Replies: 8
Views: 917

Re: Ripped Off

Sorry to hear of this, I lost all my stuff to thieves when I was living in Laos, moto, tv, the works...

It''s time's like these, you start thinking death penalty.

May I ask, what kind of Frogs? I used to breed Golden Bell, and geckos, and tropical fish, ahh, those were the days.