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by dedant
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: ANZAC Day Mission?
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: ANZAC Day Mission?

There could be quite a few turn up.Listen on ch 08 on the VHF. If I'm there I'll be on the Stealth with the little orange blaze. 😁
by dedant
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 17
Views: 660

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

Your $500 would get you a Garmin Striker 5 , basic GPS ( not charts) chirp and down vision. I had one on my previous kayak and think the picture and the overall quality is superior to the Hook2 unit I have now. You'll still need a battery and charger plus a few miscellaneous bits a pieces for mounti...
by dedant
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ANZAC Day Mission?
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: ANZAC Day Mission?

What time does the gate open?
by dedant
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Are reef kayaks any good?
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Are reef kayaks any good?

Certainly more trust in those than the no name cheaper versions. There is support and warranty back up with Charlie and co. Black is not a colour I would like in the blazing hot sun however. 😁
by dedant
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.
Replies: 39
Views: 2190

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

I can endorse the Savage Gear Manic Prey Diver as a snapper catcher. Bought recently and tried it on last weekend's club trip. Yes. Worked well . Attracted some big strikes in water to 8m deep. Dropped two good fish one after the other when the hooks pulled ( trevs maybe ? ) multiple snapper . Easy ...
by dedant
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Good qual fishin Yak wanted 2nd hand good condition
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: Good qual fishin Yak wanted 2nd hand good condition

The Phoenix Hornet new, including seat and basic paddle is right on your budget. Made local and fantastic after sales .Another well priced but larger and heavier option is a Reefmaster , has good support from the local operater.
by dedant
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need Another Tub
Replies: 26
Views: 1796

Re: Need Another Tub

Check out the Viking website. Search " kayak loading" . Two videos show easy technique for loading on to roof racks. :y:
by dedant
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 135
Views: 11895

Re: Greenland Paddle

I am still interested in trying the GP out. But the thought of turning right back on to sh1 on good Friday with all that traffic put me off. Coming north again next Friday, possibly call in then if I'm not too late.
by dedant
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Wheeleez
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Wanted: Wheeleez

I have the wheeleez mini. Cost less than the Sandtrax C Tug. Fantastic over sand! The full size ones are even better. The smaller wheels on mine mean I can store them onboard if I wanted ,to I prefer to run them back up to car though. The cost will be long forgotten after you start using them! They ...
by dedant
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: General Fishing Line question
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: General Fishing Line question

Bright coloured mono was great for deckies and skippers on game fishing boats . See the line easily :)
by dedant
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: FS fish finder
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: FS fish finder

Minister or NO relented! I am shocked and pleased to be getting a new one. :y:
by dedant
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: FS fish finder
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: FS fish finder

Any charts at all? I am Keen to have a look. My Minister of NO said I could .
by dedant
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: SOLD - Kayak Trailer
Replies: 16
Views: 1459

Re: Kayak Trailer for sale

Yep. That is it .
by dedant
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: SOLD - Kayak Trailer
Replies: 16
Views: 1459

Re: Kayak Trailer for sale

What about the Stealth? I had to run to garage to make sure mine was still there after seeing that photo!
by dedant
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speed bumps are fighting back
Replies: 26
Views: 2015

Re: Speed bumps are fighting back

I was out on a charter when the skipper fired a 2oz ball sinker and pillie covered straight at a launch that swung in too close! Line wrapped around the flying bridge hand railing and broke off with said pillie dangling from it. Big puff of black exhaust and he just motored off . It's not just us si...
by dedant
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Does nobody use JARA removeable sinkers these days?
Replies: 12
Views: 976

Re: Does nobody use JARA removeable sinkers these days?

This has me wondering what happened to JARA? Did someone buy them out and shelve it? It's too good a sinker to not be sold by someone. I don't doubt the Kilk stuff works and will buy some if I have no other choice, but there was nothing much wrong with the JARA sinkers. I never lost one unless the ...
by dedant
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A cautionary tale
Replies: 33
Views: 2680

Re: A cautionary tale

Great write up, thanks. I don't think , hell I know, I wouldn't cope with landing in those conditions. :( :(
by dedant
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Online swap meet, anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 1126

Re: Online swap meet, anyone?

Would anyone with a spare 6000-sized baitrunner reel in good nic want to swap it for a greenland paddle? I've got three paddles, two of which I haven't tested yet but if they work as well as I hope I could swap one or both and move onto experimenting with different paddle styles. If they don't padd...
by dedant
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Wheeleez Kayak Trolley
Replies: 25
Views: 5411

Re: Wheeleez Kayak Trolley

Just add a further conversation. Now I have a lighter kayak ( the Kraken was a great fishing machine but heavy ) and I the C-Tug I had went with it. Is the smaller wheel Wheeleez cart ( $200ish) that much better or do I keep saving and go for the standard one at around $300? I have the Wheeleez wit...
by dedant
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Also a newbie to kayak fishing/fishing
Replies: 5
Views: 709

Re: Also a newbie to kayak fishing/fishing

Welcome to the addiction. :) Enjoy the ride. Tim Taylor runs a guide and hire fishing kayak business down there. He used to do regular informal trips from local spots. NZKayaker.com ( also uses 440's amongst others ;) )