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by Casualtyward
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Disposing of fish carcass at sea
Replies: 18
Views: 2388

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: 2388

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: 1059

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: 1857

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: 1857

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: 1857

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: 4735

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: 1360

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: 1069

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: 1721

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: 1407

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: 1721

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.
by Casualtyward
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fishing trip/charter
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: Fishing trip/charter

Tim Taylor (NZ Kayaker) in Tauranga

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by Casualtyward
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: The Viking reload.
Replies: 20
Views: 6383

Re: The Viking reload.

SitDown wrote:My new (2nd hand) reload has a seat like the photo's above
What are you guys using for a cushion ? Where can I get 1 from
The Viking kayak website has seat cushions. I use the double thickness


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by Casualtyward
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Third time's a charm
Replies: 11
Views: 1652

Re: Third time's a charm

I use these in either plain silver or silver/blue: https://www.marine-deals.co.nz/other-lures/koheru-lure#home" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I just drop it down and lift it up on a light softbait set. Jack macs and small kahawai will gobble it up. I saw some good looking Savage jigs...
by Casualtyward
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Third time's a charm
Replies: 11
Views: 1652

Third time's a charm

I had to travel down to Whitianga for work today, so naturally I took my kayak for the ride. My parent's have a place at Simpson's Beach/Wharekaho, so I traveled down last night so I'd have time to squeeze in a quick fish this morning. I made a plan to target a kingfish after seeing several videos o...
by Casualtyward
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trident 4.3 and roof racks. Advice needed.
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: Trident 4.3 and roof racks. Advice needed.

I carry my Ultra 4.3 face down on the prorack bars. It's not ideal, but it does the job.


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by Casualtyward
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: New in the Manawatu
Replies: 1
Views: 774

Re: New in the Manawatu

Good luck, Kieran


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by Casualtyward
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Whats a good Jig Head size
Replies: 9
Views: 1721

Re: Whats a good Jig Head size

I use a Lucanus or Slider on my 'other' rod. Picks up a reasonable number of fish just sitting in the holder just above the bottom. I use the Ocean Angler Lightbulbs in 1/4 or 3/8 oz weights


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