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by AndrewRawlingson
Tue May 22, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: WTB: Old town Predator PDL
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: WTB: Old town Predator PDL

Great looking yaks. If I was looking for another kayak, the PDL would be my first choice. I would want a trailer for it though :rofl:
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri May 18, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: For the love of fish
Replies: 11
Views: 627

Re: For the love of fish

All trout. I grew up eating them and loved it. After 5 years in Northland and a diet of snapper, john dory, bluenose, gurnard, scallops, crayfish etc, fresh cooked trout turns my stomach. I nearly puked last time I tired it :rofl:
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri May 18, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: For the love of fish
Replies: 11
Views: 627

Re: For the love of fish

Gravad lax for trout. I won't post a recipe as I just Google it, but it makes the damn things edible :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed May 16, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lower back pain
Replies: 13
Views: 937

Re: Lower back pain

I wonder how much kayak fishing-related back pain comes from dead lifting 30kg on to the roof of an SUV? Just a thought.
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed May 02, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.
Replies: 45
Views: 2853

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

Indeed, or foreign retailers decide we're just not worth the hassle :(
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed May 02, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A little story about Shimano - with a happy ending.
Replies: 24
Views: 1579

Re: A little story about Shimano - and why I will never buy them again.

Good news and well done Shimano :y: Back on the Christmas list!
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A little story about Shimano - with a happy ending.
Replies: 24
Views: 1579

Re: A little story about Shimano - and why I will never buy them again.

I think this is a NZ thing - FU/poor customer service. I am genuinely surprised when this isn't the case. People make a song and dance about buying offshore and NZ warranties, but I don't think it matters, it's generally FU all the way. I hope other brands selling here are better. Any recommendations?
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Drogue/Sea anchors
Replies: 23
Views: 1432

Re: Drogue/Sea anchors

I am going to sell my Tagit sea anchor if anyone is interested. It's sold as a jetski anchor, but if you want something bigger then this would suit a kayak. I'm upgrading to a larger one as this one is too small for the ski. There is a pattern emerging here! https://www.fishingdirectnz.co.nz/shop/Sh...
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 23
Views: 1453

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

Most fishfinder-GPS units are pretty good these days. What will set one above another is it's durability on a kayak. My Humminbird 597 has come with me from kayak to ski and still going strong. I think the integrated mounts/connectors on the 500/600/700 series is the best produced, but sadly, those ...
by AndrewRawlingson
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This forum - giving likes.
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: This forum - giving likes.

I like your post :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Pukerua Bay still firing!
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: Pukerua Bay still firing!

Nice snaps. Blind eel? That was a new one for me. Had to Google it. They sound horrendous! :puke:
by AndrewRawlingson
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help struggling getting the Kayak to the water
Replies: 30
Views: 2699

Re: Help struggling getting the Kayak to the water

Trust me when I say there is no amount of money you could spend on a kayak that still wouldn’t make it seem cheap compared to anything with a motor [emoji22]
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need Another Tub
Replies: 26
Views: 2045

Re: Need Another Tub

Good deal, and I agree, nice little yak :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Trolling for Kingfish
Replies: 9
Views: 1035

Re: Kayak Trolling for Kingfish

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Plastic-Soft-Lure-25cm-75g-Soft-Baits-Deep-Sea-Big-Fishing-Bait-Pesca-Artificial-Lure-Peche/32843388762.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.147.362deaebxHemoF&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_3_5722916_10152_10065_10151_10344_10068_5722816_10342_10547_10343_10340_10341_...
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fishing Kayak Newbie~ Is this a good fishing kayak?
Replies: 11
Views: 883

Re: Fishing Kayak Newbie~ Is this a good fishing kayak?

Looks almost exactly like a Prowler 4.3 which is a good yak. Whether the quality is there, I don't know.
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need Another Tub
Replies: 26
Views: 2045

Re: Need Another Tub

I would add the OK Scrambler to the shortlist. It was my first yak and I did an awful lot with it. When I upgraded to an OK Prowler Ultra 4.3, I never noticed any difference in paddling performance despite it's extra weight and length, although the rudder was a luxury!
by AndrewRawlingson
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Easter weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 768

Re: Easter weekend

nice mixed bag :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Back to Narrowneck
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

Re: Back to Narrowneck

Well done :y:

Having seen the number of boats on the road over the last 24 hours, I'm not too unhappy to be at work, despite the good weather.
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?
Replies: 28
Views: 2001

Re: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?

Just retrieve as fast as you can. Works with virtually any style. I often pick up a kingie when I’m winding up to move spots or go home, or in the case of that beast, to move out the way of an oil tanker. That was a fun experience with light gear! [emoji15]