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by Hokaai
Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: PB off OTAKI
Replies: 17
Views: 889

Re: PB off OTAKI

Always nice to get those PB's up and up...
by Hokaai
Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Snapper survival
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: Snapper survival

If internal organs were damaged, the fish will die, if not, it has a good chance to survive. Much research been done on this, but we still can not really predict when a fish will live or die... things such as rapid pressure changes and time out of the water appear to be more hazardous to fish than l...
by Hokaai
Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: KFNZ acknowledged
Replies: 25
Views: 1151

Re: KFNZ acknowledged

Well done!
:clap:
In what field?
by Hokaai
Wed May 28, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pretty colours
Replies: 24
Views: 961

Re: Pretty colours

Very nice! I really wanted a blue one, just like that... however, if I may ask (apparently my post have some rough edges :lol: )... Safety wise? It is very difficult to see that colour on the sea (hence my awful yellow/orange PF400)... or do you just fly an orange flag and where a bright hat/jacket ...
by Hokaai
Tue May 27, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fishings great but the economics suck.
Replies: 123
Views: 5973

Re: Fishings great but the economics suck.

I said NOTHING of small retailers 'making too much money'... The question was why a reload in USA is so much cheaper than in NZ? I pointed out that a big part of the difference is mark-ups at the retail level. How profitable your business is depends on your business plan and how you execute it... d...
by Hokaai
Tue May 27, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fishings great but the economics suck.
Replies: 123
Views: 5973

Re: Fishings great but the economics suck.

You completely missed my point... I did not say Viking is taking a huge mark-up did I? I said the retailers do. How is my example bad? My rod example is real and it is applied to many retail businesses, not just fishing and hunting. Viking is innovating and I am willing to pay Viking for their inno...
by Hokaai
Sun May 25, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fishings great but the economics suck.
Replies: 123
Views: 5973

Re: Fishings great but the economics suck.

Late on this topic... sorry. We miss the BIG elephant in the room... The MASSIVE mark-ups we pay at our retail shops! Do not blame Viking, they are only protecting their dealers. Im sorry mate, I have kept out of this but you are <img src="./images/smilies/emoticon-0183-swear.gif" alt=":swear:" tit...
by Hokaai
Sun May 25, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fishings great but the economics suck.
Replies: 123
Views: 5973

Re: Fishings great but the economics suck.

We miss the BIG elephant in the room... The MASSIVE mark-ups we pay at our retail shops! Not long ago a bought a rod... and when smooching the sales girl for discount she checked the prices... and I peered over her shoulder... wholesale cost of rod, $79,99, sales price $199,99. Going down the list ...
by Hokaai
Sun May 25, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fishings great but the economics suck.
Replies: 123
Views: 5973

Re: Fishings great but the economics suck.

Late on this topic... sorry. We miss the BIG elephant in the room... The MASSIVE mark-ups we pay at our retail shops! Do not blame Viking, they are only protecting their dealers. Not long ago a bought a rod... and when smooching the sales girl for discount she checked the prices... and I peered over...
by Hokaai
Thu May 22, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Another Saffa on the Shore
Replies: 10
Views: 1256

Re: Another Saffa on the Shore

Hoezit Fishmonger,

Same as you, married a kiwi girl... spent five years together in the Republic and Europe before decided to come and settle under the long white cloud...


Awesome country! Awesome people!
by Hokaai
Thu May 22, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Keeping it Fresh
Topic: Tarawera to rotomahana
Replies: 10
Views: 3617

Re: Tarawera to rotomahana

Wow, did not know you can do that. Definitely planning a similar trip now...
by Hokaai
Mon May 12, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: marine deals good service
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: marine deals good service

Double :y:

My Cobra 330 leaked... sent it back, one week later they sent me a 350!

No questions!

:)
by Hokaai
Mon May 12, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Bay of Plenty Region
Topic: EBOPKFC Club Day 18 May Rodgers Road
Replies: 1
Views: 886

EBOPKFC Club Day 18 May Rodgers Road

Hi Guys! Conditions for this Sunday appear to be sublime! Surf flat as with winds <10 kts. Rodgers Road 7am, 18 May. It is only 40 km or 35 minutes from Whakatane. Go west on SH2 towards Tauranga. Right on Rodgers Road... parking are at the beach. It is a big fish venue... might not get your limit, ...
by Hokaai
Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Bay of Plenty Region
Topic: EBOPKFC CLUBDAY
Replies: 4
Views: 1068

Re: EBOPKFC CLUBDAY

We had a glorious day... perfect conditions and everyone got fish. A couple over 3 kg's...

Kingi's everywhere... got several, even though not trying for them... last one grabbed a tua-tua... could not believe a 1 meter kingi would grab a 3/0 hook with a tua tua on it...ledger rig.
by Hokaai
Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: are snapper bottom feeders
Replies: 16
Views: 1121

Re: are snapper bottom feeders

Long answer: Look at their teeth... some have sharp and long teeth... means they prefer fish as food, live anywhere from the surface to the bottom. Others have short little stumps... means they prefer shellfish and rubbish on the floor. Their teeth have been grounded down by crushing hard shells. Bu...
by Hokaai
Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Matata 28-2
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: Matata 28-2

Went out this morning... 7 snapps but nothing to get excited about.
by Hokaai
Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Matata 28-2
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: Matata 28-2

Will do Don... will see what weather and other commitments bring.
by Hokaai
Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Matata 28-2
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: Matata 28-2

Best day is tomorrow 28 th.... Sunday the winds are picking up with rain and Monday and Tuesday will be bad (if you trust the weatherman). I am thinking of launching at 5:30 at the parking area 2 kms west of Murphies... I am NOT driving two hours to the eastern cape so this will be my trial run for ...
by Hokaai
Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Securing rods on a profish
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Securing rods on a profish

I break my two pieces into their sections, lie them onto the bait board and then use old fashioned bicycle/books bungee cords (few dollars at any hard ware store) and hook the Blue ones (long) diagonally across the loops around the rods that secure the bait board and yellow ones (short) across the b...
by Hokaai
Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Useful Kayak info
Replies: 13
Views: 724

Re: Useful Kayak info

Thanks, useful and explains many of the questions one have when buying a yak.