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by matwould
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: fishing logbook / journal
Replies: 8
Views: 624

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: 555

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: 624

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: 624

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: 624

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: 819

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: 819

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: 673

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: 673

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: 673

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: 464

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: 446

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: 446

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: 1870

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: 2683

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...
by matwould
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 26/11 Army Bay - Finally! Back out there, and fish to boot.
Replies: 6
Views: 1289

Re: 26/11 Army Bay - Finally! Back out there, and fish to boot.

Nice work. Didnt know about the free fish heads app. Sounds like a damn fine idea. Have downloaded and will give it a burst after tomorrows outing. Glad you've found it. If the first person doesn't respond, then keep trying. Someone will take them. I've had a couple of mates give up on it because t...
by matwould
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Vertical Jigging in Auckland
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: Vertical Jigging in Auckland

I don't know of too many. Usually leave the vertical jigging for when I do my yearly trip up to the far north with my old man and his boat. But I know Leigh reef holds kings and the paddle isn't too far. But that's a small drive from Auckland. Agree though, nothing like hooking up to a fish when jig...
by matwould
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 26/11 Army Bay - Finally! Back out there, and fish to boot.
Replies: 6
Views: 1289

Re: 26/11 Army Bay - Finally! Back out there, and fish to boot.

Nice work Mr. Wouldes, great when a plan comes together! Good to see people using that fish frames/heads app. Sure is! And I was just going along with my mates plan so I'm glad it all worked out. I use the Free Fish Heads app/website every time. It's so useful for me to get rid of them and for some...
by matwould
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 26/11 Army Bay - Finally! Back out there, and fish to boot.
Replies: 6
Views: 1289

26/11 Army Bay - Finally! Back out there, and fish to boot.

Finally! Managed to get back out on the kayak last night after nearly 7 months of being too busy when the weather is good, and being free when the weather is crap. Moving house, a trip to japan and work plus a whole lot of other things did get in the way though. Been frothing to get out again. But a...