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by dedant
Sun May 06, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Anyone been out lately
Replies: 6
Views: 738

Re: Anyone been out lately

Yep. Out from Martin's Bay yesterday morning with the North Shore Kayak Fishing Club , did well. Nothing huge but the fish we're there in patches. I was lucky enough to blunder on a good area, some others not so much. :)
by dedant
Wed May 02, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.
Replies: 45
Views: 2863

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

I have an order of Dr Evil lures arriving soon. They will be $20 ea plus postage or $35 for two if collected. :)
by dedant
Wed May 02, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.
Replies: 45
Views: 2863

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

Yes , single hooks on the Manic Prey. When I hear a strike I paddle a few hard strokes whilst turning in the direction the rod is on , hopefully sets the hook(s) and gets the line angled out away and not directly behind when I get the rod out of the holder
by dedant
Wed May 02, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Drogue/Sea anchors
Replies: 23
Views: 1439

Re: Drogue/Sea anchors

The yellow pvc ones the Warehouse sold for around $25 would do you fine. Add a float, they will sink, you don't want it to end up underneath you, other retailers will stock them , MarineDeals do. 18" or 24" size.
by dedant
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sullivan's Anzac Day
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: Sullivan's Anzac Day

Nice day. I only kept two around 35 cm. Could have had a limit bag of 30 cm fish and a load of sub legal snaps! I know of one decent kingi landed amongst all the rats around the saddle island reefs.
by dedant
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 23
Views: 1459

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

Striker plus has quickdraw contour mapping. Makes your own chart . All too techo for my low brow knuckle dragging intellect.
by dedant
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: ANZAC Day Mission?
Replies: 7
Views: 560

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: 23
Views: 1459

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: 560

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: 414

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: 45
Views: 2863

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: 295

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: 2046

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: 12763

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: 288

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: 428

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: 7
Views: 910

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: 7
Views: 910

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: 1577

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: 1577

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!