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by matwould
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: a favour please (Auckland) - Garmin ECHOMAP™ Plus 65cv
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: a favour please (Auckland) - Garmin ECHOMAP™ Plus 65cv

Thanks to B0ydie for allowing me to test my head unit on his kayak. Much appreciated. Can't go past the KFNZ community. :y:

For the rest of you, the unit is clearly working so must be my battery or wires.
by matwould
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: a favour please (Auckland) - Garmin ECHOMAP™ Plus 65cv
Replies: 2
Views: 494

a favour please (Auckland) - Garmin ECHOMAP™ Plus 65cv

Hi All, Is there anyone in Auckland that has the Garmin ECHOMAP™ Plus 65cv? Mine has seemingly died, well, at least won't work on my yak, and I'd quite like to test my unit on someone else's set up if possible please. I have a feeling my unit is working and that it's either my battery or wiring that...
by matwould
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pukehina BOP
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Re: Pukehina BOP

Thanks guys. I'll see what the weather is doing in the lead up and make a plan. Sounds like Rogers Road is a go.
by matwould
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pukehina BOP
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Pukehina BOP

Hi All, My lil bro is getting married in Pukehina, BOP on 20th March. If the weather is looking like it'll be ok for a kayak then I'll slap it on the roof and take it down with me. I'll be staying at Pukehina on the beach (I think - mrs booked it). I'm not from the area so any help appreciated. My p...
by matwould
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: fishing logbook / journal
Replies: 8
Views: 1225

Re: fishing logbook / journal

Thanks for the template I added 3 more steps to the list - Always trying to figure things out when we planned fishing trips before I got into kayak fishing Moon Phase - usually first quarter is good, moon on the drop meh unless an active front passes thru calm before the storm Tide Stage - some loc...
by matwould
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Matauri Bay
Replies: 5
Views: 874

Re: Matauri Bay

Heading up to camp at Matauri Bay this Wednesday 12th till Friday. Any tips, pointers, sage advice or company gratefully accepted. Awesome place. Great campground, pretty well stocked shop. Softies have worked exceptionally well in the past for me at Matauri - often near the surface on the drop in ...
by matwould
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: fishing logbook / journal
Replies: 8
Views: 1225

Re: fishing logbook / journal

more than happy to share with anyone who wants a copy. I'll see if i can attach here? looks like people can click on it and download it on the bottom right hand corner of my post above. haven't tried doing so myself but if it doesn't work let me know and if you message me your email i'll flick it o...
by matwould
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: fishing logbook / journal
Replies: 8
Views: 1225

Re: fishing logbook / journal

more than happy to share with anyone who wants a copy.

I'll see if i can attach here?
by matwould
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: fishing logbook / journal
Replies: 8
Views: 1225

Re: fishing logbook / journal

SitDown wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:27 pm
any suggestions for a freebie download, not a bloody phone app, prefer using my laptop win10
i just run my own one in excel. looks like this:
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by matwould
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 18-19/01 Motuora Island Overnighter
Replies: 6
Views: 1056

Re: 18-19/01 Motuora Island Overnighter

Nice report. Contemplating doing the same trip but extending to Kawau on the 2nd night. How’d you find the paddle? I’ll be in a Profish GT. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk The paddle to Motuora isn't too bad. I think it was about an hour from Sullivans Bay with no stops from memory. Just have to...
by matwould
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 18-19/01 Motuora Island Overnighter
Replies: 6
Views: 1056

Re: 18-19/01 Motuora Island Overnighter

Nice TR.

I've done that trip too. It's awesome. Well worth it - both for the fishing and the kiwi spotting.
by matwould
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 11/01 - Army Bay
Replies: 4
Views: 875

Re: 11/01 - Army Bay

Waylander wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:43 am
Yea, I should just take the plunge and give one a go, softies just never seem to fail me so have been a bit reluctant to try something new.
Same - I think I will be returning to softies in shallow water too.
by matwould
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 11/01 - Army Bay
Replies: 4
Views: 875

Re: 11/01 - Army Bay

Do you need to be 20+ meters for the sliders to work, Keen to give em a go but im mostly in less than 15m. I can't say I'm an expert at using sliders/slow jigs - I usually stick to soft baits on the kayak and when doing so I am fishing in less than 15m. I just happened to fish the Tiri channel (20m...
by matwould
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 11/01 - Army Bay
Replies: 4
Views: 875

11/01 - Army Bay

Another mission to the Tiri Channel from Army Bay. This time with my mate Blair. Started fishing about 6.45pm. Plenty of small floating stuff in the water, a little weird. Absolutely beautiful evening for it though. Nice weather, incoming tide, at dusk. Seemed like it'd be a good session. Buuut, was...
by matwould
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 31/12/19 - Army Bay
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Re: 31/12/19 - Army Bay

Having just moved to Gulf Harbour in mid-December I was desperate to get out for a fish from the peninsula for the first time. I got my first opportunity on NY's eve as the weather was mint. Launched from Army Bay at around 4pm and made my way toward the Wellington reef area. I usually soft bait, b...
by matwould
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 26/12 - Army Bay
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: 26/12 - Army Bay

Also, don't leave the battery hooked up to the power cable once you've disconnected the head unit. Storing it like that causes some of the connections to deteriorate very quickly. I chewed through my first power cable in the space of a few months by leaving it connected while storing the yak at hom...
by matwould
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 26/12 - Army Bay
Replies: 3
Views: 597

26/12 - Army Bay

So after the success of a month earlier I decided to go again. With one of my kayaking mates moving to Chile and the other being a pussy I was out there on my own. Launched from Army Bay at about 7.30am and paddled to the Tiri Channel. Reasonably quickly managed a gurnard which I don't think I have ...
by matwould
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF battery always flat?
Replies: 12
Views: 2447

Re: FF battery always flat?

Also (and without reading the powerstream links above) it's my understanding that you're not supposed to drain SLA batteries until they're dead. You're only supposed to go to approx half way before charging them again. Anyway, this post is handy for me too as I'm having similar problems with mine. I...
by matwould
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie - auckland - what helped when starting out?
Replies: 23
Views: 3241

Re: Newbie - auckland - what helped when starting out?

Safety first - PFD/lifejacket, covered phone then if budget allows get a marine radio and plb. Then it depends on what type of fishing you're doing. If softbaiting I wouldn't be without my drift chute/drogue. Agree with TwoSpoons, don't need much gear to start off with. Then just get out there and k...