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by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fish by tides of by light, what’s your opinion
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Re: Fish by tides of by light, what’s your opinion

Primarily by work schedule, then dusk/dawn. The only time I find fish really go off the bite is dead high or dead low (i.e. no water moving), but that doesn’t last very long, so I don’t worry about it!
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fishing in South Africa?
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: Fishing in South Africa?

I don't think you have to go that far to find great whites :sweat:
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: VHF radio - reviews wanted please
Replies: 4
Views: 789

VHF radio - reviews wanted please

I have a Cobra HH350. The belt clip broke within warranty period and no one was willing to help. I never really trusted it in terms of reception, so took the opportunity to upgrade. I got an Icom M73-21 which is pretty flash, but reception no better! I think it’s the geography of my local area. Kept...
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report for these fella's
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Re: trip report for these fella's

I wonder what happened? I have been in situations where I was paddling hard to get home against the wind and the GPS told me that I was staying still/going backwards!
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Narrowneck 19.1
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Re: Narrowneck 19.1

Those little sharks, smooth-hound or rig (gummy shark in Australia) are standard table fare in some parts of the South Island because the poor buggers have nothing else to catch. I caught one in the Waitamata once on a soft bait. I'll stick to snapper for dinner though :)
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ali Express for fishing gear
Replies: 10
Views: 1000

Re: Ali Express for fishing gear

AE is great for jigs and terminal tackle etc. Never been tempted by their rods/reels.
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trolling lures
Replies: 7
Views: 767

Re: Trolling lures

I've been catching a lot of snapper on those Dr Evils, they definitely work! I fish from a jetski though, so paddling not an issue. I've had the Dr Evils hit the bottom in 12 metres, so agree with the above. My next move is to try a paddle tail softie on a lead core line. I think it would work for s...
by AndrewRawlingson
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Drift Distance
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: Drift Distance

It depends. Always nice to start a drift on fish, but I often start in areas where I think it's highly likely there are fish based on previous experiences or birds etc. As for length of drift, sometimes I'm feeling lazy and just go with it. You often drift off one patch of fish and on to another. At...
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.
Replies: 24
Views: 2194

Re: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.

As for jigs, I don't think it matters much despite what the tackle manufacturers say. Aliexpress jigs are as good as anything.
by AndrewRawlingson
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.
Replies: 24
Views: 2194

Re: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.

Am thinking about one rod+just slow pitch jigs and a few lures. No soft/live/dead bait. Come to think of it, has anyone had success trolling lightweight slow pitch jigs, such that I could try just these jigs and no other lures fro trolling? That'll certainly keep things simple if only had SP jigs a...
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.
Replies: 24
Views: 2194

Re: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.

Am down to two rods also. I wonder if with speedclips I could get it to one without missing out on too many fish. Dropped livebait with no leader could be a tangle feast, but how about slow trolling one with no leader? Will try no swivels and just relieve line twist at end of each session. Have you...
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.
Replies: 24
Views: 2194

Re: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.

I try to keep it simple. Usually only two rods/reels. No swivels. As for leader, depends on your mainline. If braid, then I would want a leader for abrasion resistance and lower visibility. A livebait straight to braid is just asking for trouble in terms of tangles. If you really want to make life s...
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Success!
Replies: 6
Views: 759

Re: Success!

50s are the best size :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Strike Pro Supersonic 28g
Replies: 0
Views: 259

Strike Pro Supersonic 28g

My spring trolling for snapper is going well, and looking for some more lures to add to the collection. Thinking Strike Pro Supersonic 28g. Can anyone tell me the total length of these lures from tail to tip of bib? Cheers.

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by AndrewRawlingson
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kohi Sat 17 Nov
Replies: 5
Views: 890

Re: Kohi Sat 17 Nov

:y: :y: :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Where to Fish
Topic: Where to fish Whangarei
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: Where to fish Whangarei

I live at the Heads and pass through the harbour every time I go fishing, but have never kayak fished here, and have done very little fishing of any kind within the harbour itself. It is an unforgiving place. There is an awful lot of boat traffic in summer and the currents are extreme. Outside of th...
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Auckland Region
Topic: Tying onto bean rock
Replies: 4
Views: 983

Re: Tying onto bean rock

Not a good idea. Waves and wash continually bash you in to whatever you're tied to. Tying up to cray pots and mussel farms works though. If you want to be lazy, go for a long drift. It's all good until you have to paddle home :D
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Movie Theatre
Topic: Coromandel kayak get together 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1298

Re: Coromandel kayak get together 2018

Nice video and soundtrack :rock:
by AndrewRawlingson
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Soft baiting while anchored
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: Soft baiting while anchored

You can fish softies at anchor, especially in a burley trail, but one of the big advantages of this style of fishing is that you cover ground and hunt the fish down. At a guess, 99% of soft bait fishing is done on the drift.
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Abrolhos oct 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1759

Re: Abrolhos oct 2018

ajst2duk wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:40 am
AndrewRawlingson wrote:What's Geraldton like? Would you want to live there?
Depends who you speak to - think of it as what Hamilton is to Perth except it’s on the coast and bloody hot +windy with flies
Thanks for that. I have been living in Whangarei for the past 5 years!