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by AndrewRawlingson
Sat May 23, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN - 19/05 Pre-winter fish.
Replies: 16
Views: 500

Re: NN - 19/05 Pre-winter fish.

If you're stink bait adverse, something Gulp! On the hooks will increase bite rate on tough days. The Gulp! Sand worms are perfect for this, but hard to track down in NZ.
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon May 18, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First fish post lockdown
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: First fish post lockdown

Top tip: I catch at least 5 snapper on microjigs to 1 snapper on softies over sand/mud. When I go out on mate's boats, I'm often in to fish while they are struggling with their softies. I use 30g microjigs in depths up to 20 metres. Cast ahead of drift and do a jerky retrieve just like a softie.
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun May 17, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First fish post lockdown
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: First fish post lockdown

A lot of people catch fish on sliders or other slow jigs sat in a rod holder. It's worked well for me in the past. These days, I prefer to use only one rod at a time. Two rods inevitably leads to trouble at some point, snag, crossed lines etc.
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun May 17, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Car topping?
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Car topping?

Thanks for the replies. Biggles, you should consider going in to mass production!
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri May 15, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Car topping?
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Car topping?

It's been a while since I've been on a kayak, but thinking about it again. It won't be my primary fishing vessel, so don't want a trailer. Where are we with car topping these days? All sorts of weird and wonderful contraptions on the market. Same old problem, heavy kayak, tall car :)
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun May 03, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Site Suggestions and Site Help
Topic: Flirty moms!
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Flirty moms!

I tend to look at KFNZ on my phone web browser and I must complain about the quality of advertising. KFNZ has to make money, that's cool, but Flirty moms and worse?! Firstly, I'm offended that Google or whoever think I'm in the demographic that would be interested in Flirty moms and Glamorous granni...
by AndrewRawlingson
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Loader
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: Kayak Loader

Nice :y: :y: :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lockdown
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: Lockdown

Waylander wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:58 pm
I've had a good lockdown, our 2nd child turned up halfway through week one, so have had lots of time with her!
Congratulations :beer:
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No fishing
Replies: 55
Views: 2295

Re: No fishing

I see our Jacinda demonstrating unity and support, for our hunting fraternity, wearing her Camouflage Hunting Blouse. Don't joke. The hunting fraternity are not happy. Hunting is specifically not going to be allowed under Level 3 with no good reason as far as I can see. Tramping is allowed for exam...
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: No fishing
Replies: 55
Views: 2295

Re: No fishing

Interesting there mate. Genuinely curious, is the postponing of surgeries due to the actual busyness of the hospitals, or keeping capacity high for potential busyness? Basically, the latter and keeping staff healthy. The disaster hasn't happened (yet?!), probably due to the lockdown, but we will ne...
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lockdown
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: Lockdown

OK I think. Main difference to our lives, apart from no fishing is that I'm living downstairs and the wife and boy are upstairs. I'm still working, but a different roster pattern. Easier in some respects and work is a lot quieter. Boredom has driven me in to the garden as there a few jobs that neede...
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No fishing
Replies: 55
Views: 2295

Re: No fishing

It's your call mate, but it goes against the advice of all the emergency services and the government which has finally got it's advice straight. I feel your pain, I really want to get out for a fish too, but have decided against it. This may help you to make up your mind about how to play this one. ...
by AndrewRawlingson
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No fishing
Replies: 55
Views: 2295

Re: No fishing

Thanks :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No fishing
Replies: 55
Views: 2295

Re: No fishing

Andrew, You guys on the frontline need far more recognition of what you are selflessly doing. I really hope you and your family dodge this. Thanks for your comments. We are in a difficult position. I'm right on the front line and fully expect to become infected at some point. My wife is a GP. Since...
by AndrewRawlingson
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No fishing
Replies: 55
Views: 2295

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 AndrewRawlingson
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No fishing
Replies: 55
Views: 2295

Re: No fishing

I work in healthcare. I could write a long post, but in short, STAY AT HOME! I wish I could!
by AndrewRawlingson
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: Slender Tuna
Replies: 7
Views: 1221

Re: Slender Tuna

:y: :y: :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: Slender Tuna
Replies: 7
Views: 1221

Re: Slender Tuna

Worms all the way through the fillets like a coutta. Shame, having good meal from that fish would have been the perfect end to a good fishing story.
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: Slender Tuna
Replies: 7
Views: 1221

Re: Slender Tuna

Don't know if they are different to other tunas to cook, so sorry can't help. My mate caught quite a decent one out of Tutukaka in winter on a slow jig. As we were landing the fish, it was being chased by a blue shark. That was an exciting 20 minutes. I won't forget that! Unfortunately, the fish was...
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taranaki Kayak Classic 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 962

Re: Taranaki Kayak Classic 2020

Awesome :clap: