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by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Rigging your livebaits on a kayak. Any preferred methods?
Replies: 12
Views: 135

Re: Rigging your livebaits on a kayak. Any preferred methods?

kingiFiddler wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:47 am That's good to know, thanks. It begs the question - how many have you landed using those bridles please?
No more than half a dozen. I don't really do livebaiting from the ski, so it's just when I go on mates' boats. The strike to hook-up ratio has been good though.
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Rigging your livebaits on a kayak. Any preferred methods?
Replies: 12
Views: 135

Re: Rigging your livebaits on a kayak. Any preferred methods?

Yes, I use those zip ties and they work, but I don't do an awful lot of livebaiting. Can't say I wouldn't have caught fish without them, but they make life easier if you want to bridle and I like an easy life! Something on my mind is which way to have to hook facing. Instinctively, I want to place i...
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Remember the whole 'shut down KFNZ' thing?
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: Remember the whole 'shut down KFNZ' thing?

Just made a small donation for old times' sake. Good luck going forward :clap:
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Anyone considered Coro-G.Barrier-Mokohinaus?
Replies: 19
Views: 423

Re: Anyone considered Coro-G.Barrier-Mokohinaus?

Presumably you're not talking about paddling!? Checkout Robert Field on YouTube. He's an American kayak fisho that came to NZ and did some mothership trips to those areas. Lots of big fish and banter over multiple days. Not my cup of tea, but if that's your thing...
by AndrewRawlingson
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Give Mangawhai a miss on weekends from now until Winter.
Replies: 12
Views: 268

Re: Give Mangawhai a miss on weekends from now until Winter.

Whangarei Harbour is the same. I regard it as a hazard course. I normally launch before sunrise, partly to avoid the madness, and head back mid-late morning just as all the muppets are leaving. It's like dodgems. At least I have power now and can get out the way of the f*ckers. I have no intention o...
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: KFNZ Forums to Close
Replies: 38
Views: 1742

Re: KFNZ Forums to Close

kingiFiddler wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:07 pm You could always purchase a memento to remember us by. Just $19.95 while stocks last. :-)
Brilliant!

I guess that's the end of the Viking bailout for KFNZ :rofl:
by AndrewRawlingson
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: KFNZ Forums to Close
Replies: 38
Views: 1742

Re: KFNZ Forums to Close

It's the end of an era. I thought this might happen sooner or later. Many forums have died due to the Borg-like machine that is Facebook. I've noticed traffic getting lighter over the years, yet more people seem to be kayak fishing than ever. This forum and some of it's members taught me to fish in ...
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak fishing Checklist
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Kayak fishing Checklist

I have checklists for each of my hobbies, fishing, diving and hunting. I use them obsessively!
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: bunch of free stuff I don't need
Replies: 16
Views: 630

Re: bunch of free stuff I don't need

Nice gesture :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 80
Views: 1989

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

Personally, I wouldn't worry about it. Whatever advantage a Bixpy gives has to be counterbalanced against the disadvantages. More hassle, cost, weight and things to go wrong. I don't think battery technology is good enough to make them worthwhile (yet).
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Barracuda fishing kayaks? Any other NZ-made yaks?
Replies: 11
Views: 639

Re: Barracuda fishing kayaks? Any other NZ-made yaks?

Had a go in the Barracuda SOT once. It felt very cramped and I'm not a tall guy. Maybe it wasn't setup right for me, can't remember. Try before you buy!
by AndrewRawlingson
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fishing rods for non fisherfolk.
Replies: 14
Views: 498

Re: Fishing rods for non fisherfolk.

Jelly tip-type rods come to mind (e.g. ugly stik) for resilience, but not great for working a soft bait. Otherwise, the cheapest soft bait rod money can buy and accept that they are somewhat expendable.
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Slow Jig Rod
Replies: 12
Views: 783

Re: Best Slow Jig Rod

That's the thing with these rods. They don't get you more bites, but you "bump" off fewer fish.
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fishing reports - are they accurate?
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: Fishing reports - are they accurate?

Talking about individual days is very subjective. I've had good/bad days when mates have had the opposite in the same area, all good anglers. Too many variables in fishing to make it entirely predictable. I do pay attention to trends though.
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lure storage
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: Lure storage

Depends how OCD you are about lure storage. Food storage boxes do the jobs, buy you can do better than Sistema, they aren't waterproof. Fill one with water in your kitchen, put the lid on, turn upside down and shake. Quite a lot of water comes out. Boxes with a clip on each side are better. https://...
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 42
Views: 1702

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

Glad you found a solution. Hopefully it will work for you. This urinating question is an interesting one :lol:
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 42
Views: 1702

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

True. It's all a compromise. Personally, I've not had a problem getting back into a kayak. My memory isn't of billowing dry pants filled with litres and litres of water, just being very wet. Certainly emptied water out, but not huge volumes. It would be an easy thing to try, but obviously you'll hav...