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by Marc N
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speed bumps are fighting back
Replies: 26
Views: 2004

Re: Speed bumps are fighting back

I imagine both, something to do, whilst you wait to be rescued :)
by Marc N
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speed bumps are fighting back
Replies: 26
Views: 2004

Re: Speed bumps are fighting back

I was speaking to the Fullers Ferry guy again the other day, and he said that if you want a cheap Radar reflector, the foil lined bladder of a 3 litre cask of chateau cardboard red wine, is extremely visible to Radar. Better than some bought ones apparently. But you have to fly it raised, because if...
by Marc N
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Pukerua Bay still firing!
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Pukerua Bay still firing!

Great fish ! :y:
by Marc N
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sullivans Bay 15/04/18
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Re: Sullivans Bay 15/04/18

We did happen to see one floating dead little blue penguin which isn't particularly nice but who knows how it died. Reports are, that the recent warm water summer, we had has disrupted the distribution of feed and that the Penguins didn't get enough tucker at their usual feeding grounds this year, ...
by Marc N
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Speed bumps are fighting back
Replies: 26
Views: 2004

Re: Speed bumps are fighting back

Great comments, and yes I agree with you, most of them aren't malicious, they're just very inexperienced and or stupid. I've been in boats for 55 years or more, Kauri Clinkers, Sabot, trailer sailers, 20ft Marlin Clipper, Laser, A Class Cat, 30ft Kauri Launch, Tinnies, 50ft Keeler, Sunburst, C Class...
by Marc N
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Are reef kayaks any good?
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: Are reef kayaks any good?

I shouldn't comment on the goodness of these, as I don't know, though they do look good. But my 10 cents worth, is that they look like the Wave Passion ones, and that when I bought mine, I did the: deep deep deep, google research and discovered that most of the good ones, out of China use the same, ...
by Marc N
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Easter weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 683

Re: Easter weekend

What's everyones plans for the long weekend? Anyone heading out this weekend? I was out this morning and caught a couple of 5/6ft Conga eels as round as a 2.25coke bottle so the bar is set pretty low Nothing wrong with conger eels, I trunk 'em and throw them in the oven for 30 minutes or so wrapped...
by Marc N
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taranaki Classic 2018 - Epicskwid
Replies: 5
Views: 624

Re: Taranaki Classic 2018 - Epicskwid

What a fantastic trip report! Great photos :y:
by Marc N
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Hi
Replies: 7
Views: 828

Re: Hi

G'day, I'm in Birkenhead and can often be seen off Birkenhead point and Northcote point, dodging ferries. Black n White Kayak with shark's teeth, and an irascible old fella doing the fishing in it :) Come and say hello if you see me :) I met a young chap yesterday off Birkenhead, also a Black and Wh...
by Marc N
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AKL Harbour Bridge 25 March
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Re: AKL Harbour Bridge 25 March

nice haul mate, bet you`re stoked interesting you mention hook difference, for the last many years, have always used recurves what baits did you use Yes, I used the one on the left (below) for a while, but lost a couple of big fish when the hook either pulled or was spat out. Now I'm using the one ...
by Marc N
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Have you a good set of split ring pliers/cutters?
Replies: 9
Views: 924

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

Bugger it, I just ordered a pair of these, from eBay :

At $2.85 free shipping and a couple o weeks waiting for delivery, if I lose 'em, no worries, shoulda ordered 5 pairs I suppose.

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by Marc N
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Have you a good set of split ring pliers/cutters?
Replies: 9
Views: 924

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

I've been thinking about this too, since I've been fishing in my 'yak I've lost one knife, one Iki spike, one hook degorger and a head torch over the side. I've sorted the knife stowage, and can use it for iki, now I'm going to find a decent set of pliers, that cut etc etc and work out how to keep t...
by Marc N
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AKL Harbour Bridge 25 March
Replies: 6
Views: 654

AKL Harbour Bridge 25 March

Crack o' dawn, water like glass, 6 fish, 33,33,33,41,47,48. centimetres. Since changing to the non recurve hooks, I haven't had a big one drop a hook yet. All caught just after dawn on the last legs of the outgoing tide, except for the 48 cm one, who took a bait right in the middle of slack water an...
by Marc N
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: PLB saves Northland kayaker
Replies: 7
Views: 1004

Re: PLB saves Northland kayaker

looks like he's trying to kayak around NZ in a home made pedal powered vessel, he was off the west coast, near Kaipara Harbour

Another article here

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/artic ... d=12018237
by Marc N
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Wheeleez
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Wanted: Wheeleez

I've started to use eBay again for my fishing and nick knack needs, I used to use Trademe a lot, but discovered that a lot of stuff on Trademe is sourced from BAnggood, NewFrog and AliExpress etc, then marked up. But I've been buying a bit of Trout gear recently and the NZ prices for some things are...
by Marc N
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: This is not an Advertisement
Replies: 0
Views: 252

This is not an Advertisement

I came across this, it may be of interest, if anyone is in the market for Kayaks n gear. I didn't even know this shop existed, so it's nothing to do with me. I'm posting this as a service to members here. I might go and have a nosey though. _____ We're clearing the decks! Canoe & Kayak North Shore H...
by Marc N
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Biodegradable balloons
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: Biodegradable balloons

In the past, I've put the balloon through the eye of a swivel, so that the mouth of the balloon and the knot are either side of the swivel (see pic) the line is either tied to the other eye of the swivel or the swivel runs up the line. Mostly the remains of the baloon stay on the line, for later rem...
by Marc N
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Saturday 17 March
Replies: 9
Views: 815

Re: Saturday 17 March

Shit hot fish ! :y: :y: :y:
by Marc N
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Flags- laws/by-laws or just good practice?
Replies: 26
Views: 1640

Re: Flags- laws/by-laws or just good practice?

I spoke to the Fuller's Ferry Captain again today and I asked him about Kayak visibility. He said that normally, they see Kayak's easily, due to the Fullers' bridges, being quite high above the water. He did say that sun can be an issue, if it's glinting off the water just where the Kayak is, but th...
by Marc N
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.
Replies: 39
Views: 2183

Re: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.

Thanks for that link, that guy looks very interesting, way out of my league, craft wise, but very interesting.

I got some stick on eyes though, that I've been tarting up my old lures with :)



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