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by Marc N
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: KFNZ Forums to Close
Replies: 27
Views: 623

Re: KFNZ Forums to Close

I speak as a Grumpy old codger: This forum is a valuable resource and it's like the local pub, with people of all sorts popping in, to share and so. These things never make money and are usually a labour of love, for those that hold the keys. I know, I am involved in two other forums (nothing to do ...
by Marc N
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: KFNZ Forums to Close
Replies: 27
Views: 623

Re: KFNZ Forums to Close

Sad news :(
by Marc N
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Great white, not a 'yak but surfboard at Pauanui !
Replies: 5
Views: 896

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

https://www.9news.com.au/national/shark-close-encounter-fisherman-films-giant-great-white-off-nsw-coast/2c11cf30-c39f-434f-80bd-6df0fba681b3 Fisherman films close encounter with great white shark Oooh, that's a big 'un. And young Matthew and his friend, clearly enjoying being on camera and getting s...
by Marc N
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak fishing Checklist
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Kayak fishing Checklist

I drove down to Maketu on Monday with my Yak on the roof and all the gear I own in the car.

Monday and Tuesday, wind and rain. Wednesday as perfect but family commitments meant, no launch.

I got back to Auckland on Wednesday night and there, waiting in the corner of the room, was the Paddle.
by Marc N
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 80
Views: 1750

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

Q:

how heavy is a bixby and battery?

supplementary Q:

would a flooded kayak sink with a bixby and battery attached?
by Marc N
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Fish finder recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Fish finder recommendations

I'm very happy with my Garmin Striker 7sv Plus. Notes :: if you buy this make sure it's the "Striker' and "SV" and "Plus" you are buying, previous models with very similar names, are lacking in whizzos. On the plus side, it always works, 'side view' is a charm, and with tinkering of the settings I c...
by Marc N
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cheapest good polarised sunnies - got any good sources please?
Replies: 16
Views: 1654

Re: Cheapest good polarised sunnies - got any good sources please?

As someone who needs glasses, and because I'm cheap, I have 2 pairs of plastic glasses from the $2 shop, one for near and one for far. I use these polarised shade clip ons from eBay. note* I use brown ones for fishing, the grey ones for driving and the yellow ones, are surprisingly effective in low ...
by Marc N
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 42
Views: 1594

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

When you mentioned your clothing. A little while ago, I purchased breathable wet weather jacket & bib pants from Silverdale, bloody good stuff https://www.nzsailing.com/your-watersport/kayaking-fishing Thanks to SitDown for putting me onto NZSailing and yachting gear. I'd never considered yachting ...
by Marc N
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 42
Views: 1594

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

I shoulda mentioned, the bulge at the front, conceals this gubbins...

One of the key points in favour of the purchase, was that the "chute" was of sufficient size, to accommodate, one...


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by Marc N
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 42
Views: 1594

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

Well I've finally got me self sorted re: the 'falling out of the kayak' clothing. I got a Long John and Boots from https://www.nzsailing.com - see images below. Until the water gets warmer, I'll be wearing these, along with a canvas shirt, some very thin nylon pants (to keep the fish blood off the w...
by Marc N
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 42
Views: 1594

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

Or a wetsuit that's dry for 364 days of the year and wet once a year due to clumsiness. :)
by Marc N
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 42
Views: 1594

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

Thanks for all the replies and advice chaps :) A quick thought - I was very interested, in the suits at wettie.co.nz and I was just about to buy, a set of long johns and boots, when I delved into the open cell, nature of these suits. i.e. no lining on the inside and the absolute requirement, that on...
by Marc N
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: More disasters
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: More disasters

" clinging to the vertical kayak " jeez, mind you - it'd be more easily seen, assuming that 6 ft or so is sticking up into the air..

The chap who didn't come back and "spokeswoman said...a 'number' of other inquiries were also underway..." may have done a runner...
by Marc N
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Rusty Hooks
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Re: Rusty Hooks

Woof!


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by Marc N
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Anyone got a dedicated sabiki rod (hollow core for the line/hooks)?
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Re: Anyone got a dedicated sabiki rod (hollow core for the line/hooks)?

I was thinking about this and I reckon one of those broken, tubular fibreglass/plastic/carbon rods from the op shop, with the end lopped off would do the trick.

Then I could add it to the collection of 6 rods I take out with me :)
by Marc N
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Greatest Kayak Catches
Replies: 1
Views: 284

The Greatest Kayak Catches

And just when I'm getting over my recent dunking in the middle of the the harbour, I read this: https://www.mensjournal.com/adventure/heavy-mettle-the-greatest-kayak-catches/ Mens Journal? new to me... https://www.mensjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/halibut61.jpg?w=400&quality=86&strip=all&is...
by Marc N
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Rusty Hooks
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Re: Rusty Hooks

I think the truth is that if anything moves in front of a snapper's nose and it's in the mood, it will have a go at it. The trick is to get the lure in front of their nose This is it. And if they're in an especially co-operative mood, sometimes they will swim over to get it. You need to rinse your ...
by Marc N
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Rusty Hooks
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Re: Rusty Hooks

This is a lure I found at the Avondale markets, with as yet, un-rusted hooks, I'll try this out too, to see if blue, is effective.
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by Marc N
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Rusty Hooks
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Re: Rusty Hooks

Black magic are terrible. Did you catch anything on the glowbite? I got one after seeing the adverts and the only thing it caught was me!! Only one good sized mackerel, when I'd put a strip of squid on one of the hooks. The battery is dead now after a year. But if orange sliders work, then this one...
by Marc N
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Rusty Hooks
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Rusty Hooks

21 days after I last used the: beaut, special, fantabulous, orange slider thingy, from a well known, reputable fishing store, who charged me quite a few dollars to buy it, the hooks turn out to be the same rusty cheap arse hooks, I get on lures on eBay, that only cost ~$2. mmmm.


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