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by Casualtyward
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Orere Pt 4 June
Replies: 1
Views: 531

Orere Pt 4 June

Been busy at work lately so it's been more than a month since I got out on the water. Fortunately with the wind dropping today and a long weekend I managed to score a pass to head out. Even better my paddle buddy also managed a pass so we were fishing together for the first time in a while. We hit t...
by Casualtyward
Tue May 09, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trident 4.3 - What's this please??
Replies: 3
Views: 546

Re: Trident 4.3 - What's this please??

That's where your flag screws into - unless you've mounted the flag base.
by Casualtyward
Thu May 04, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Shimano Lucanus
Replies: 24
Views: 5074

Re: Shimano Lucanus

I try not to let it drag along the bottom - they snag on everything - even the occasional small cobbles where I fish. I keep it about a handle turn or two from the bottom. Often the closer I keep it to the bottom the better.


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by Casualtyward
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Trawling lures
Replies: 11
Views: 1868

Re: Trawling lures

The last few trips out, I have caught Kingis just trolling a bibbed lure... I would suggest trolling anything you have and the chance of picking something is there :y: What kind of bibbed lure have you been trolling Awondering? And what colour? I've had my best success for snapper on a gold Dr Evil...
by Casualtyward
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Where to buy dielectric grease
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Re: Where to buy dielectric grease

Supercheap Auto or Jaycar?
by Casualtyward
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Trawling lures
Replies: 11
Views: 1868

Re: Trawling lures

Found live baits work the best for slow trawling for kingies Thanks for the reply. My live bait catching skills have been pretty bad. Do you catch live bait first off the shore before heading out? Sent from my SM-G925I using Tapatalk I normally catch my liveys on the water using a small silver jig,...
by Casualtyward
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Where to Fish
Topic: Marlborough Sounds, Tasman - SeaClear Uploads
Replies: 7
Views: 9716

Re: Marlborough Sounds, Tasman - SeaClear Uploads

Use SeaClear I'm guessing. There's a few topics about it if you do a search.

I'm wondering if it's been superseded by some of the apps (like Navionics)
by Casualtyward
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Disposing of fish carcass at sea
Replies: 18
Views: 2514

Re: Disposing of fish carcass at sea

I used to bring my catch home then fillet and take the leftovers back down to the beach but it seems now that upsets people walking their dogs as the dogs scavenge. Have any of you got thoughts on that ? Used to put them in the wifes vege garden but the bones seemed to take ages to break down. When...
by Casualtyward
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Disposing of fish carcass at sea
Replies: 18
Views: 2514

Re: Disposing of fish carcass at sea

Your fish have to be landed in a 'measurable state'. Most would argue that a fillet is still measurable - though you'd need to make sure your fillet is over the minimum legal size. They don't extrapolate based on whether how big the fish would have been. I've had a few conversations with Fisheries O...
by Casualtyward
Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Fishing buddy
Replies: 2
Views: 1133

Re: Fishing buddy

+ 1

There's an EAKFC meeting on Wednesday night - Panmure Yacht Club.

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by Casualtyward
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Land Based Fishing around Auckland Central
Replies: 13
Views: 1946

Re: Land Based Fishing around Auckland Central

Wave dancer is around 1000 split between the passengers, red boat is 20 on grabone. Wave dancer is a nice little cruiser with knowledgeable skippers who target prize fish at select secret spots and create awesome stories and memories, red boats is a re purposed ferry that anchors in the rangi chann...
by Casualtyward
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Land Based Fishing around Auckland Central
Replies: 13
Views: 1946

Re: Land Based Fishing around Auckland Central

BigDave wrote:Just don't go on that red boat fishing charter. Beyond awful. I'm keen for squid action when it starts, my 6 y/o got me a fancy squid rig for Xmas.

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I'm sure the Red Boats must catch fish sometimes - they get a lot of stick, but they fill a niche.
by Casualtyward
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Land Based Fishing around Auckland Central
Replies: 13
Views: 1946

Re: Land Based Fishing around Auckland Central

There's an article in the latest Fishing News about fishing off Devonport wharf. Otherwise the Tank Farm and base of the Harbour Bridge seem popular. You could always practice your squid fishing along towards Mission Bay.


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by Casualtyward
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Motorized Me
Replies: 32
Views: 4948

Re: Motorized Me

I really like Waitawa Park round Kawakawa bay side as it's always protected and Orere Point for a slightly more exciting outing. Unfortunately me and the Mrs separated and I moved out of the house... So no access to the kayak at this point. Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk Sorry to hear that FO...
by Casualtyward
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Newby looking for advice.
Replies: 6
Views: 1429

Re: Newby looking for advice.

Paddle both in advance if you can. It comes down to personal preference.

Rob Fort is just up the road in Coromandel. He'll have all the information you need on Ocean Kayaks (and probably has one you can use for a test).
by Casualtyward
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nice fish Hainsey
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Nice fish Hainsey

Nice fish, Hainsey. Even if it was from your 'big kayak'...

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by Casualtyward
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Light leaders
Replies: 11
Views: 1912

Re: Light leaders

Having caught 1 kingfish off the kayak I feel fully qualified to say I use 60lb mono for kingfish.


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by Casualtyward
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: DIY Kabura's
Replies: 5
Views: 1548

Re: DIY Kabura's

Dogmatix wrote:Cheers Dedant it was little things like the Pen tube that I wanted ideas on started the collection just need some more powder paints :)

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So that's where all the orange Lucanus skirts have gone!


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by Casualtyward
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Light leaders
Replies: 11
Views: 1912

Re: Light leaders

I use 15lb Ocean Angler fluro for my leader. The Ocean Angler fluro is noticeably thinner than the Black Magic fluro of the same strength. I landed a 14lber on it last year. I haven't been bitten off yet, but it can only be a matter of time.