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by Casualtyward
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Flags- laws/by-laws or just good practice?
Replies: 26
Views: 2127

Re: Flags- laws/by-laws or just good practice?

Note my bit about black being the most visible - under certain circumstances. I believe they find light blue very visible from aircraft! I did see that, but was curious what the 'certain circumstances' were. I was also wondering how that stacked up against more modern fluro colours and potentially ...
by Casualtyward
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Flags- laws/by-laws or just good practice?
Replies: 26
Views: 2127

Re: Flags- laws/by-laws or just good practice?

There is mention of the Auckland Regional Council Navigation Safety Bylaw 2008 on the KASK website. This is what is there plus comments, which might be worth considering. ARC Bylaw ~ Visibility of kayaks and paddle craft Effective from 1 July 2008 Clause 2.17 Auckland Regional Council Navigation Sa...
by Casualtyward
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Weather resources et al.
Replies: 9
Views: 1177

Re: Weather resources et al.

I use the Metservice app or even better Metservice Marine app on my phone for a broadscale approach to the next few days. This does tide times too. But for the fine scale information about the particular site I'm going to I use Windguru. It seems to be fairly accurate and can have several forecasts ...
by Casualtyward
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak letting in water
Replies: 7
Views: 990

Re: Kayak letting in water

Are you using one-way scupper plugs or solid bungs?

I wouldn't think sealing them closed would be a good idea as then any water that got into the cockpit couldn't escape.
by Casualtyward
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sorry folks another NN TR
Replies: 13
Views: 1394

Re: Sorry folks another NN TR

Question: Where's this yellow buoy? Thinking of heading out sometime this week. Also, has anyone tried launching at Orakei and heading out to Bean Rock lighthouse? If I head there I might have less traffic to fight against on my way back central.. My brother and I used to do this. We caught a few, ...
by Casualtyward
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Waikato Region
Topic: New Kayak Fisher
Replies: 5
Views: 1039

Re: New Kayak Fisher

Welcome aboard!


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by Casualtyward
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: wheel-ez mini cart for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: wheel-ez mini cart for sale

Could you fit a OK Prowler 4.3 on it?
by Casualtyward
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.
Replies: 45
Views: 6108

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

Vibration is a good thing, it means the lure is working hard. I’ll just throw this out there for starters http://www.vikingkayaks.co.nz/kayaking+info/events+tips+%26+reviews/trolling+lures+q+%26+a+session+with+stephen+tapp I have a few lures that I troll on occasion. I bought some Dr Evils a couple ...
by Casualtyward
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: TAS Attack!
Replies: 19
Views: 2360

Re: TAS Attack!

The lure creates an awful lot of drag, but I think this is necessary to get it to dive down to the snapper. I don't know how you folk paddle with them on kayaks. I liken them to towing a plow - you can really feel the extra effort needed to keep the kayak moving. I've had a bit of success with them...
by Casualtyward
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Ocean Kayak Ultra 4.3. SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 446

Re: Ocean Kayak Ultra 4.3... #2

Crikey, That's an absolute bargain!!

I'd wish you luck for the sales, but I can't see them lasting long at that price.
by Casualtyward
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Yaks for young teens: Mission Catch 290 vs something more 'serious'?
Replies: 24
Views: 2132

Re: Yaks for young teens: Mission Catch 290 vs something more 'serious'?

I hadn't heard of it. I'll check it out. I was hoping to get something made locally, to support NZ inc. I think you'll find Phoenix kayaks are NZ designed and made. Epicskwid down in the Hawkes Bay used to fish out of a Mission 290, maybe PM him for an opinion. I can't help you myself - I've only e...
by Casualtyward
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 2027

Re: Paddle recommendations

I upgraded from a one piece fibreglass Carlisle paddle to a two piece carbon fibre Propelz Venus. I bought it online without testing it first. I like that the new paddle is easier to transport, adjustable, and super light. But the blade is a longer touring shape which takes a bit of getting used to....
by Casualtyward
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Members
Topic: New Member
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Re: New Member

Can you tell me: 1) would you or anyone you know be keen in doing a trip like this? 2) what would you be wiling to pay to do a trip like this? (please choose one price) $47 $97 $127 3) what 3 things would expect to get from the trip? 4) what would make you want to come back again? 5) what would mak...
by Casualtyward
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fluoro leader for soft bait
Replies: 18
Views: 1853

Re: Fluoro leader for soft bait

I use 15lb Ocean Angler Fluoro and have caught snapper up to 14lbs on it. I noticed it was even thinner than the equivalent Black Magic fluoro. I use a lefty’s loop to the jig head and an FG at the other end. I didn’t like the back-to-back uni because it leaves the tag end perpendicular (90 degrees)...
by Casualtyward
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Matapouri goes off...
Replies: 5
Views: 1157

Re: Matapouri goes off...

Telecaster wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:04 am
Yum i haven't had a feed of scallops for at least 2 years. Might need to invest in a wetsuit and weight belt... don't fancy my chances towing a dredge from the prowler :)
There was someone on the forum a while back who was determined to give it a go. Never heard from them again though...
by Casualtyward
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Members
Topic: New Member.
Replies: 10
Views: 1703

Re: New Member.

That'd be these ones, Mental

https://kingikayaks.co.nz/

I've heard of them, but never seen a full review by someone who knows a bit about kayaks and kayak fishing.
by Casualtyward
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Night raid at Orere
Replies: 6
Views: 1206

Night raid at Orere

With the forecast so great on Friday morning, I couldn't resist popping home to grab my kayak and gear for my first evening fishing trip. At 4pm I snuck out of the office and headed for Orere Pt. With little traffic because of school holidays I made the trip in a little over an hour. I was a little ...
by Casualtyward
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Noob in Welly / Mango
Replies: 11
Views: 1563

Re: Noob in Welly / Mango

Welcome aboard. Good luck getting out there and catching some fish!


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by Casualtyward
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: New Member
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Re: New Member

Welcome aboard Ross


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by Casualtyward
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mahia - 3 Days of Magic
Replies: 15
Views: 1626

Re: Mahia - 3 Days of Magic

Awesome work, Epic. Well worth the wait for the report!


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