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by dedant
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Hook2 7x swap for 5" version?
Replies: 0
Views: 93

Hook2 7x swap for 5" version?

I have an almost new 7x Hook2 on my Stealth. The splitshot transducer is glued in the hull. I have found it to be bigger than I need and I wish to change to the hatch lid with the built in FF pod.. so if anyone is wanting a 7" unit but wants to pay only the 5" price I will swap head units. I have th...
by dedant
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: 750 or 1500g Anchor
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: 750 or 1500g Anchor

I have only used an anchor off a yak a couple of times , however I have 4m or more of chain. 750g grapnel was more than enough .
Nothing like in a strong current though.
by dedant
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Anyone been out lately
Replies: 18
Views: 1625

Re: Anyone been out lately

The Stealth. Fishing Ski.
Puts the fun back into paddling for me.( Exept when it tosses me sideways into the drink!)
by dedant
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Anyone been out lately
Replies: 18
Views: 1625

Re: Anyone been out lately

How do like the ski?
by dedant
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Introducing my new battleship old town PDL
Replies: 25
Views: 1427

Re: Introducing my new battleship old town PDL

Nice fishing platform for sure.
by dedant
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Seeking your wisdom - buying a 2nd hand yak
Replies: 15
Views: 1260

Re: Seeking your wisdom - buying a 2nd hand yak

I can endorse the Stealth kayaks. Love mine. I have the fat heavy Fisha 500,(well compared to the other models it is!)
Ryan is at Gulf Harbour and has models available to try . Be careful, they are addictive. You won't believe how light and easy handling the 460 model is.
by dedant
Wed May 30, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: WTB Kayak trolley Wheeleez Beach wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: WTB Kayak trolley Wheeleez Beach wheels

I could be offering up my Wheeleez Mini Kayak Kart , I want the bigger full size tires to help keep my under slung non retracting rudder off the pavement. They are a good bit of gear .
by dedant
Sun May 27, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Upolu, Samoa. Recommended fishing charters
Replies: 5
Views: 568

Re: Upolu, Samoa. Recommended fishing charters

Jump on the fishnhunt.com forum message boards, Aunty is the man for all the info on the Islands.
by dedant
Sun May 27, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Back Again!
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Re: Back Again!

Welcome back.
North Shore Club meeting this week, Up north trip to Oakura the second weekend of June would be a good outing . :y:
by dedant
Sun May 06, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Anyone been out lately
Replies: 18
Views: 1625

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: 3298

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: 3298

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: 1519

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: 491

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: 1570

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: 603

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: 1570

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: 603

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: 460

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: 3298

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 ...