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by Pointloader
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: To cut the line or not? It has been answered for us
Replies: 7
Views: 731

To cut the line or not? It has been answered for us

Was reading around the net today about hooks left in fish and mortality rates etc and came across this: https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/fishing-lure-left-in-a-fishs-mouth/ Turns out, rather than mangle the fish trying to remove a hook, it can be much better for their survival to just leave it in...
by Pointloader
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: What are the most useless items you used while out fishing?
Replies: 18
Views: 1582

Re: What are the most useless items you used while out fishing?

Took another forum member (Puckz) fishing a few times
Turns out he's the Blitz, and fish don't like him or anyone within several miles of his position.
He's now banned - Sorry bro
by Pointloader
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Coromandel Peninsula...Port Jackson area
Replies: 19
Views: 1331

Re: Coromandel Peninsula...Port Jackson area

Oh sweet, then the hard part is sorted.
All you have to do now is spend the time out there bobbing around and slinging baits :rock:
by Pointloader
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Coromandel Peninsula...Port Jackson area
Replies: 19
Views: 1331

Re: Coromandel Peninsula...Port Jackson area

As others have said, be wary of the currents and wind around Port Jackson With the right conditions, it's a pretty easy place to fish, but when it turns it can be pretty wild I'm planning/hoping on heading up there before the end of the month with the wife and kids in tow for a weekend camping so wi...
by Pointloader
Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Thule Aero Roof Racks - Suit Commodore '07-
Replies: 0
Views: 243

Thule Aero Roof Racks - Suit Commodore '07-

Set of Thule Aero racks to suit Holden Commodore '07-13 Lockable feet, with tools and keys Good condition Really quiet Rubber strips in T-Slot could do with replacing. These are around $15 each from memory Great wide racks, can fit 2x kayaks side by side $250 IMG_20170108_163345.jpg IMG_20170108_163...
by Pointloader
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hope it wasn't one of us
Replies: 11
Views: 1259

Hope it wasn't one of us

This morning while fishing @ Orere I drifted over to a pair of yakkers who had had a pretty good morning fishing. Only problem was it was too good and they were clearly not capable of counting until it was too late. The paddlers were on a Blue/white unknown kayak with electric trolling motor and an ...
by Pointloader
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Transducer
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Re: Transducer

As long as it's installed either in a wet-box or with sealent and has no bubbles underneath it should be fine. Depends on the kayak also, if it's plastic then pretty simple, if glass you'll need to be sure that there isn't a small void between layers (eg fish box to hull) as this can give all kinds ...
by Pointloader
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sounder upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Re: Sounder upgrade

The totalscan transducer can be fitted to the reload, however it sits proud of the hull and can be damaged. Unfortunately fitting it inside the hull will result in some signal losses, however it will still work if done correctly. Have a chat with Stephen at Viking about both options as he's the one ...
by Pointloader
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: New(ish) Beast
Replies: 4
Views: 895

Re: New(ish) Beast

Nice set up, the HDS, are you running two transducers (Normal and Structure Scan) or is that screen shot in Demo mode? That screenshot is in demo mode as pics were taken on my lawn, but I have 2 tacklepods, one with Totalscan transducer (this gives traditional sonar, down imaging and side imaging a...
by Pointloader
Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: New(ish) Beast
Replies: 4
Views: 895

New(ish) Beast

So due to a ridiculous run of injuries, I have been kept off the water for the majority of the year, much to my dismay, but it's not been a complete loss I did pick up a new Reload way back around the boat show, and have had plenty of time to fit it out and test things to make sure it all works the ...
by Pointloader
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Fish finder wanted!
Replies: 10
Views: 1088

Re: Fish finder wanted!

+1. If you want an integrated chartplotter, you're going to have to up the budget, especially if you're buying new. I got my Humminbird 597 for $399 - a bargain which I have yet to see bettered. It's an expensive business, but worth it in my opinion. Ah i see, im a noob when it comes to this stuff....
by Pointloader
Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Coro last weekend
Replies: 9
Views: 1101

Re: Coro last weekend

Good stuff, hopefully some more settled weather will come sooner rather than later anf we can all see some more time on the water
by Pointloader
Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Clifton / Te Awanga HB 24th Oct
Replies: 7
Views: 791

Re: Clifton / Te Awanga HB 24th Oct

No better feel than catching fish firat time out on a new yak, takes away the fear that the mojo of previous catches went with the yak
by Pointloader
Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Call me a trainspotter
Replies: 132
Views: 12410

Re: Call me a trainspotter

Had to revive this old thread because, with currently 9989 posts only 11 posts to go and Mental will be the first(naturally) to hit 10,000 individual member posts If that's not a sign you need to do more fishing and less typing, I don't know what is - but just make sure you poat a TR when you do :lol:
by Pointloader
Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted: New FF / Plotter !
Replies: 13
Views: 990

Re: Wanted: New FF / Plotter !

It's obvious to most, but for the sake of transparency I wll state that I am heavily biased toward lowrance due to sponsorship. I would suggest looking at the Lowrance Elite 7Ti OR the Simrad Go 7. Both have some great features including the best resolution and distance side imaging on the market at...
by Pointloader
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Coastguard pulls my wet cold ass out of the water
Replies: 61
Views: 13218

Re: Coastguard pulls my wet cold ass out of the water

Good to hear you made it home safe mate
And a good reminder to all, that visual and operational checks of yaks and all safety equipment should be a regular occurance

Thanks for sharing your experience
by Pointloader
Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: For Sale: Killwell Tackle Bag (new) SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Re: For Sale: Killwell Tackle Bag (new)

I'll take it, PM me your ph no and I'll come pick it up
Cheers
by Pointloader
Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: WTB . KAYAK (ocean or viking ) preferably in welly
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: WTB . KAYAK (ocean or viking ) preferably in welly

Got a mate who's selling his Ultra 4.3 with rudder, seat, paddle, Icebox, running rig, drogue, basic humminbird fishfinder, ctug etc for $2000 ono if you're still looking?
Let me know if you might be keen and I can organise some pics

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by Pointloader
Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Winter fishing top of the south
Replies: 13
Views: 1188

Re: Winter fishing top of the south

Well done!
What a beauty

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by Pointloader
Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tandem fishing kayak recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 2535

Re: Tandem fishing kayak recommendations

I have the 2+1 and have had myself and the wife + 2 kids on it (one of them standing and walking around as we paddled) and it is amazingly stable.
At some agage in future I'd love to get a Tempo 2 as well

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