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by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Suitable leader strength for '80lb' braid?
Replies: 8
Views: 410

Re: Suitable leader strength for '80lb' braid?

I worry about snagging up with heavy gear on the yak as it might not be physically possible to break it. Sure you can cut the line, but I'd rather not leave metres of braid in the water, plus there is the cost aspect. You may stand a chance with 50lb leader, especially if your knots aren't up to muc...
by AndrewRawlingson
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Also a newbie to kayak fishing/fishing
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Also a newbie to kayak fishing/fishing

Welcome to a great sport, and forum [emoji3]
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fish finder set up fail????
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Fish finder set up fail????

Hi. If the screen is completely blank, it's probably the battery or a power lead connection. Check the fuse. I was tearing my hair out a little while ago with a similar problem. It turned out the inline fuse holder I had was a piece of crap. It very nearly wrote off the whole unit. Replaced it with ...
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Stradic 4000 Combo
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: Stradic 4000 Combo

UrbanAngler wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:57 pm
Wonder if 2500 is strong enough or if the spool is big enough if you "accidentally" hook a kingi?
No worries with kings to well over legal, but you have to take your time and play the fish.
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.
Replies: 33
Views: 1179

Re: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.

Yeah, that's pretty sick! In another life, I had a large collection of hard body lures, most have been sold now. They certainly catch the angler, if not the fish.
by AndrewRawlingson
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Stradic 4000 Combo
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: Stradic 4000 Combo

That's a bloody good deal! Just note that it would be ideal for heavier end of sofbating. Depending on what you want it for, it might be worth asking if you can downgrade the reel to a 2500 and the rod to the 3-6 kg version. The 2500/3-6kg is my got to go softbaiting outfit :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Competitions and Events
Topic: How about a 'Craziest Lure' competition?
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: How about a 'Craziest Lure' competition?

Dude, have a look at the "Fishing Lures" section of AliExpress it will keep you occupied for hours if not days :wasntme:
by AndrewRawlingson
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.
Replies: 33
Views: 1179

Re: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.

Re: trials: I would concentrate on an area where you know there are fish on the bite. On my recent Dr Evil test, the spot I was fishing was giving me a fish, or at least a strike on every cast with soft baits beforehand. It’s never a scientific process, but it helps to remove as many variables as po...
by AndrewRawlingson
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Started a trolling motor build on my Reload.
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: Started a trolling motor build on my Reload.

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by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A cautionary tale
Replies: 25
Views: 1236

Re: A cautionary tale

Once upon a time, I surfed a fully loaded fishing kayak on to the beach at Matapouri. It wasn’t part of the plan. Change of conditions. It was mid-summer and the beach was packed with tourists. I expected to be going for an embarrassing swim. I got that turtle feeling. Next thing I knew, the wave du...
by AndrewRawlingson
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Trying to understand the unique advantages of yak fishing.
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Trying to understand the unique advantages of yak fishing.

I can’t answer your questions, but 2500 size reels and 10/15lb braid catch most of my fish including 20lb snapper and legal kings in open water. It’s not a pissing contest, I just prefer lighter gear if I’m holding it all day.
by AndrewRawlingson
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Northern Region
Topic: Blue water within easy paddle reach of Rawhiti
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: Blue water within easy paddle reach of Rawhiti

Nice. The blue water around Whangarei was 21.5 and the horrible green stuff was 22.5!
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN 3-2-18
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: NN 3-2-18

Sounds like tough fishing for you boys. Well done on going back for the life jacket :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Fish Seekers - Anyone here tried one?
Replies: 16
Views: 1081

Re: Fish Seekers - Anyone here tried one?

Consider it TAS-by-proxy [emoji3]
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Competitions and Events
Topic: Nice idea for a kayak fishing competition
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Nice idea for a kayak fishing competition

Got this thought from a YouTube video. First one back to the beach with a single fish of a designated species (obviously legal size), wins plus second and third places. Adds a time and tactics element. Snapper would be the ideal for the North Island, but it could be whatever. Video: https://www.yout...
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Kayak wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 729

Re: Kayak wanted

I've caught up with the person in question. They are still looking, but have narrowed it down to models like the Scrambler or Espri. Based on what they want it for, I think this is reasonable. That TradeMe Scrambler would have been ideal, but they missed out.
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.
Replies: 33
Views: 1179

Re: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.

Dr Evil all the way (based on one trip!), better get to the gym and start working those muscles, or buy a motor :rofl: Seriously though, if you're after snapper, it's going to have to be a deep diver. I know that snapper can be caught all the way up to the surface, but in general, they are in the bo...
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Kayaks and Currents - Harbour Paddlers especially.
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Kayaks and Currents - Harbour Paddlers especially.

I warn newbie and visiting kayakers off Whangarei Harbour, especially the area around the harbour entrance. It is plain nasty at the wrong time, worse if wind against tide :devil:
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tongoio Kingfish Madness
Replies: 24
Views: 1082

Re: Tongoio Kingfish Madness

Achilles wrote:Awesome work, Mr Skwid. That updated list of PB's is now looking even better!
I agree. The boy needs a bloody big snapper now [emoji3]