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by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: KFNZ Forums to Close
Replies: 26
Views: 469

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: 26
Views: 469

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: 148

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: 13
Views: 251

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: 1733

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: 7
Views: 410

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: 13
Views: 370

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: 677

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: 215

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: 196

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: 1592

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: 1592

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...
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 42
Views: 1592

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

Just to add to the discussion, the only way I can stay warm on the water in to stay dry. I've tried it all, wetsuits, Sharkskin etc. Only two options to stay dry, drysuit or dry pants/waders. Drysuit is a hassle, too warm at times and probably over-the-top for most of NZ. Waders are controversial in...
by AndrewRawlingson
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Best Slow Jig Rod
Replies: 12
Views: 677

Re: Best Slow Jig Rod

I've used the rod you mentioned for a few years now. It's good, no complaints. It's landed some big kingfish. Ideal for vertical jigging with sliders and inchiku. It's not a rod for casting though.
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 42
Views: 1592

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

Open cell suits are warmer by far, but as you have identified, need a lubricant of some sort to get them on/off. Everything is a compromise. Drysuit for winter?
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: More disasters
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: More disasters

Those Bream Bay river mouths can be nasty. I saw two guys cross the "bar" in a tiny tinny once. I was sat just outside the breakers watching with interest.
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Rusty Hooks
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Re: Rusty Hooks

I think the truth is that if anything moves in front of a snapper's nose and it's in the mood, it will have a go at it. The trick is to get the lure in front of their nose
by AndrewRawlingson
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Rusty Hooks
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Re: Rusty Hooks

With all lure fishing, you have to find the fish and keep moving as the fish do, anchors aren't very useful. I'm undecided on Glowbite lures. Mixed results, but could convince myself that they work some kind of magic on some days if not all.
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Rusty Hooks
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Re: Rusty Hooks

I have purchased a Glowbite or two. The hooks didn't stand out as being any more prone to rust than other brands, but I am meticulous about rinsing gear and drying.

Black Magic black hooks on the other hand are pretty special, I've had them rust before I've even got home!