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by AndrewRawlingson
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak letting in water
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: Kayak letting in water

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by AndrewRawlingson
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak letting in water
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: Kayak letting in water

A wet arse is one of the joys of kayak fishing, unless you have one of those new fangled kayaks that have a deck chair on board.
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Does nobody use JARA removeable sinkers these days?
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Re: Does nobody use JARA removeable sinkers these days?

They are available in blue and lumo, although even the company website doesn't mention the lumo versions. Hunting & Fleecing stock them as well.
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AKL Harbour Bridge 18/Feb
Replies: 18
Views: 876

Re: AKL Harbour Bridge 18/Feb

Looks great Marc N. I occasionally dabble with kingfish sashimi which is good.
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Suitable leader strength for '80lb' braid?
Replies: 11
Views: 514

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: 338

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: 333

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: 418

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: 1198

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: 418

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: 405

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: 1198

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: 726

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: 29
Views: 1464

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: 310

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: 404

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: 398

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: 1091

Re: Fish Seekers - Anyone here tried one?

Consider it TAS-by-proxy [emoji3]