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by Gavmania
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: VHF radio - reviews wanted please
Replies: 4
Views: 1461

VHF radio - reviews wanted please

Not so much a review but a request for reviews or at least some input/feedback on peoples experience with the radios they actually use, have used, liked, didnt like. I'm looking to purchase my first Radio. I do mainly inshore kayak fishing but possibly eventually prob going to be in a reload pushing...
by Gavmania
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Berleying and anchoring - how to and what not to...
Replies: 7
Views: 1277

Berleying and anchoring - how to and what not to...

Hi Guys I tend to drift and soft bait - have played with slider rigs and some jigs - fanky, inchuku etc. However went out last weekend fishing with a top chap who generally catches when I dont. we both didnt..... Looking on the trip reports for that weekend could help but see the amount of kayakers ...
by Gavmania
Fri May 11, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Fledgling Kayak fisher in Whangaparaoa
Replies: 5
Views: 1651

Re: Fledgling Kayak fisher in Whangaparaoa

Hi Gavmania, I think I saw you running past our house. Is that you warm up training? I am also new to kayak fishing and trying different techniques. So far for me bait (squid) and soft bait works best. I started with a small kayak to see if I would like it and have upgraded now to a Viking Reload w...
by Gavmania
Thu May 10, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 40
Views: 5677

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

Garmin striker 4Plus. Doesn't have maps but you can scan your own maps with their unique live mapping technology giving you contour lines, waypoints, fish spots etc. Great unit for $299. Plus uses CHIRP technology N.B Make sure it's the 'plus' model. Go to Burnsco ahhh thanks that might be the tick...
by Gavmania
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Drogue/Sea anchors
Replies: 23
Views: 2589

Re: Drogue/Sea anchors

Slightly off topic - I'e got a sea anchor - but looking to get a bottom anchor/pick is there a maximum rope length most people would stop at? i.e. is it just how much rope you want to fit on the kayak or are there issues with anchoring beyond a certain depth like puling the end of the yak down etc?...
by Gavmania
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Martins bay small boat mission
Replies: 0
Views: 451

Martins bay small boat mission

I know it's not technically a Kayak post but felt to share. Invited out on a small smartwave boat to soft bait some spots off Martins Bay by a friend. He was targetting places I might like to try to kayak to - basically around Moturekareka (nice spot to take kids for snorkelling methinks) Great day ...
by Gavmania
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 40
Views: 5677

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

Striker plus has quickdraw contour mapping. Makes your own chart . All too techo for my low brow knuckle dragging intellect. Yup this looks great - got to see a garmin up close and personal - Anzac day - I was blessed to be asked out on a friends smartwave - and he had a garmin striker 5 I think - ...
by Gavmania
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Square Top 23 April
Replies: 8
Views: 1117

Re: Square Top 23 April

Nice - My Mates and I used to camp at Otautu - always lamented no boat - wish I had been into kayak fishing then - quite a few years back.


Looks like a great day out!
by Gavmania
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Drogue/Sea anchors
Replies: 23
Views: 2589

Re: Drogue/Sea anchors

Slightly off topic - I'e got a sea anchor - but looking to get a bottom anchor/pick is there a maximum rope length most people would stop at? i.e. is it just how much rope you want to fit on the kayak or are there issues with anchoring beyond a certain depth like puling the end of the yak down etc? ...
by Gavmania
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 40
Views: 5677

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

Your $500 would get you a Garmin Striker 5 , basic GPS ( not charts) chirp and down vision. I had one on my previous kayak and think the picture and the overall quality is superior to the Hook2 unit I have now. You'll still need a battery and charger plus a few miscellaneous bits a pieces for mount...
by Gavmania
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 40
Views: 5677

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

WEE WILLY wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:54 pm
Humminbird Wide 100 :y:
Humminbird 525 :y: :y:
Humminbird 597 :y: :y: :y:
Humminbird Helix5 SI :inlove:
None have failed, just kept upgrading.
Cheers Willy good info to know.
by Gavmania
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 40
Views: 5677

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

Jordan_jh wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:58 pm
I’m using a humminbird helix. Very happy with it. I’ve 3 lowrance units prior with bad experience of them failing due to water getting in but they were all lower end units


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Cheers - that's exactly the info I'm looking for re peoples experiences.
by Gavmania
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 40
Views: 5677

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

My only advice, is to go as big as you can afford AND can fit (both unit and transducer). I've had plenty of sounders over the years. 3" to 7" on the kayak, 5" to 9" on a jetski and now a 10" on the boat. In every case, bigger was better. That said, I found 7" a good size on the kayak, although I'm...
by Gavmania
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 40
Views: 5677

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

Question 1: Budget? weeeeeellll..... I'm willing to look at anything from the $180 (lowrance HOOK2 (sold out on marine deals) up to maybe $500 - ...but If you guys suggest that anything less than that is going to be worth it I'll hold on and up the budget ($600-700?) - fishing without one at the mo...
by Gavmania
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 40
Views: 5677

Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

Title says it all All opinions welcome please - looking to navigate the murky world of marine electronics - fishing out of kayak and maybe small boat once I have sorted the rapidly growing Kayak addiction. What are people using and what have they used in the past? I like the lowrance range for price...
by Gavmania
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rangi channel or Army Bay?
Replies: 7
Views: 848

Re: Rangi channel or Army Bay?

Cheers Doc for the info - another newbie here looking to get out - don't worry though won't be out there soon plundering your larder- still to get mobile (need roof racks)
by Gavmania
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Fledgling Kayak fisher in Whangaparaoa
Replies: 5
Views: 1651

Re: Fledgling Kayak fisher in Whangaparaoa

Cheers Patrick thanks for invite - this sat morning no go - I have to work... :( I'm fishing out of Little manly at present (fisihing ma feet) easy walk to beach. Might head out sat afternoon to catch the 4pm bite time - some success over last couple of days in the morning - 3 good pannies a Kawahai...
by Gavmania
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Hibiscus Kayak Fishing Club
Topic: Is the Hibiscus Kayak Fishing Club still active?
Replies: 0
Views: 3969

Is the Hibiscus Kayak Fishing Club still active?

Hi Looking to get out on the water with kayak fishers on the coast.

Last post looks a few years old - is there anybody out there?
by Gavmania
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Fledgling Kayak fisher in Whangaparaoa
Replies: 5
Views: 1651

Fledgling Kayak fisher in Whangaparaoa

Hi All - New to Kayak fishing - Prowling around Little manly and Matakatia in my cousins borrowed Aquatix Cobra Tandem - lotsa little fish but not much else except when managed to find myself in middle of a work up - fun (4 keepers in 20 mins - prob could have throw a boot over the side and caught s...