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by AndrewRawlingson
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tamaki Yacht Club - 1st September
Replies: 8
Views: 669

Re: Tamaki Yacht Club - 1st September

Nice report :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1/9 Kohi point
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Re: 1/9 Kohi point

Well done :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 28
Views: 1662

Re: FF/GPS Combos

Damn, that's tidy lespresso! If someone was to breed a Viking Reload with a Predator PDL, I'd be saying take my money!
by AndrewRawlingson
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forecast apps?
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: Forecast apps?

I use SwellMap as a starting point, then cross check with Windy, especially if it's a bit borderline. Have to say that Windy is generally more accurate.
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN - 29/08 Dolphins!
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: NN - 29/08 Dolphins!

Cool trip :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 28
Views: 1662

Re: FF/GPS Combos

Good question. My Humminbird 597 is hanging on despite a few close calls. Love that unit. If you find a model where the electrical connectors are integrated in to the mount, please share. I think Humminbird really missed a trick by scrapping that design.
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Forecast apps?
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: Forecast apps?

How do you know it's summer in Auckland?






The rain is warm!
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Saving pennies for first yak
Replies: 19
Views: 1904

Re: Saving pennies for first yak

Drilling a bloody great big hole with a hole saw for a flush mount rod holder :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :D :D :D
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fishing Pliers/multi tools
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: Fishing Pliers/multi tools

Just to add to the discussion, this is my hook remover, it has an iki spike built in to the handle. I used to use the spike all the time, but I prefer a knife now. Better handle and the wider blade is more forgiving of a slightly inaccurate iki. As I said in my previous post, the hook remover is awe...
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fishing Pliers/multi tools
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: Fishing Pliers/multi tools

I carry a few things on/in my PFD: - Braid snips - Hook sharpener - Hook remover (great for barracouta and other undesirables) - Long nose pliers (no split ring thingie) - Safety knife It sounds like a lot of junk to carry, but it all gets tucked away and I wouldn't be without any of it. As for spli...
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Time to get the band back together
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: Time to get the band back together

Unless I'm mistaken, we fished together in Auckland quite a few years ago. Things have obviously changed for both of us since then. I've been in Northland since Auckland. Everything they say about fishing in the north is true! Funnily enough, I had a job offer in Timaru last year. It was a good job,...
by AndrewRawlingson
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: snapper
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: snapper

Just to clarify for beginners. Soft baiting is to all intents and purposes, lure fishing, usually with a flexible soft bait fixed on a lead jig head hook. It might more properly be called soft plastic fishing, since most of the lures are made of synthetic materials. However, some brands e.g. Gulp! a...
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 955 Meters
Replies: 6
Views: 922

Re: 955 Meters

I understand the situation with your kids. Most of my neighbours have work based in Auckland, but work from home. I seem to be the only mug that gets out of bed at 0630 every morning to go to work. Could you work from home in the future?
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 955 Meters
Replies: 6
Views: 922

Re: 955 Meters

Congratulations :beer:

I don't think property is expensive in NZ, just Auckland and a few other hotspots, but I suppose it depends on what you're comparing it to and wages etc
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Members
Topic: How many is too many?
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: How many is too many?

Honestly, compared to anything with a motor, kayaks are cheap, even the most expensive ones. Fill your boots :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Saving pennies for first yak
Replies: 19
Views: 1904

Re: Saving pennies for first yak

Welcome. Assuming you're still looking and want a plastic, paddle kayak, you won't go far wrong with the popular Ocean Kayak (e.g. Prowler/Tridents) and Viking (Reload; Profish) models. After that, it's a question of personal preference. It would be good to try as many as possible before buying. Sec...
by AndrewRawlingson
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Reload Storage trolley
Replies: 5
Views: 1170

Re: Reload Storage trolley

Can you put any kayak on it, or is it just for Reloads?






Only joking :) Nice work :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Re: Hello

My initial advice is be wary of Whangarei Harbour. There are strong currents and it chops up badly with wind against tide. Also, not too many fish in the harbour over winter.
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stick Baits, Poppers, Heavy Jigging, from a kayak.
Replies: 7
Views: 1183

Re: Stick Baits, Poppers, Heavy Jigging, from a kayak.

I love the Stradic Ci4s, but thinking your asking too much from it to to do the heavier end of jigging. Maybe look at the midsize Penn Slammers as an alternative. Well built and IPX rated.