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by AndrewRawlingson
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Where to Fish
Topic: Where to fish Whangarei
Replies: 4
Views: 159

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: 291

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: 271

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: 394

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: 8
Views: 1199

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!
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SAROP underway at Cavallis - Drifting kayak
Replies: 10
Views: 1287

Re: SAROP underway at Cavallis - Drifting kayak

From today's Northern Advocate. Search for kayak owner ends Police have called off a search after they are satisfied no one had fallen off a kayak found drifting in waters off Northland. A yellow kayak with one fresh snapper onboard off the Cavalli Islands sparked a search by Coastguard about 10.10a...
by AndrewRawlingson
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Got me a trailer
Replies: 11
Views: 1289

Re: Got me a trailer

FatherOfMany wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:15 pm
I can't reverse with mine yet...
An honest comment. It took me about a year of regular use to get OK, another couple of years to get reasonably competent. I still don't try anything too clever, but there's less anxiety than there used to be!
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Abrolhos oct 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1199

Re: Abrolhos oct 2018

What's Geraldton like? Would you want to live there?
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN 21/10 Train Station
Replies: 6
Views: 755

Re: NN 21/10 Train Station

Nice behaviour from that skipper :n:
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Abrolhos oct 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1199

Re: Abrolhos oct 2018

Very good :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Got me a trailer
Replies: 11
Views: 1289

Re: Got me a trailer

Nice. I do think a trailer is the way to go, despite the associated hassle and cost.
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: SOLD: Old Town Predator XL
Replies: 9
Views: 1216

Re: FS Old Town Predator XL With Outboard Mount

Everything will sell for a price, it just might not be the price you were hoping for. As you say, it is a specialised yak. It's big and would suit the bigger paddler. Unfortunately for you, the pedalos have taken off and probably fill quite a lot of this market. If it was me, I'd keep it rather than...
by AndrewRawlingson
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Port Jackson - 30/9 - 6/10
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Re: Port Jackson - 30/9 - 6/10

Epic TR :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 40
Views: 3336

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

Hopefully the sign is big enough that you will still be over it when you come to a stop. As SitDown says, drop a slider down and boom! You're away (most of the time). Fish finders and vertical lure fishing techniques make fishing too easy :)
by AndrewRawlingson
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Hobie Kayaks
Topic: New Outback
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Re: New Outback

Predator PDL?
by AndrewRawlingson
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Braid snapping
Replies: 12
Views: 1295

Re: Braid snapping

I've had some problems with Fireline. It's very thin (which made me buy it), but the knot strength just isn't there, not in my hands anyway.
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Braid snapping
Replies: 12
Views: 1295

Re: Braid snapping

Sounds like cheap or damaged braid. I regularly land legal kingfish and big snapper on 10lb braid in open water. I use Powerpro Superslick 8 or Suffix 832.
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AHB 4 October
Replies: 6
Views: 564

Re: AHB 4 October

Interesting report. I wondered if you were pulling our chain like FOM :D

I'm not particularly worried about bronzies, but having a tug of war with a fish that size in a kayak is probably not a very good idea!
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN - 04/10 Weekday Wonderland
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: NN - 04/10 Weekday Wonderland

Reading with interest!
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kohi - Sat Sep 29th
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: Kohi - Sat Sep 29th

Very good :clap: