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by Casualtyward
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Land Based Fishing around Auckland Central
Replies: 13
Views: 1791

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: 1791

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: 4600

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: 1289

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: 1018

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: 1561

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: 1283

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: 1561

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: 533

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: 19
Views: 5764

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: 1574

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: 1574

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: 753

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: 739

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: 1608

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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by Casualtyward
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Line availability
Replies: 11
Views: 1480

Re: Line availability

dedant wrote:There is a place in Sth Auck ( I think Mt Wellington way??) that specialize in squid fishing, they use skinny line and have decent gear to do it with.
I think you mean Yeehaa in Panmure


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by Casualtyward
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: The Polls
Topic: How close is too close to fish with your mates?
Replies: 33
Views: 8105

Re: How close is too close to fish with your mates?

If I can hit ya with frozen paintballs ya too close......! I recon if ya mates it's not an issue. Dipping deep into the archives there, Pete! Personally, as long as I'm not hitting you with my cast, you're probably fine. I fish a lot with my brother. We're normally in yelling distance of each other.
by Casualtyward
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Any spare paddles in Nelson for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 763

Re: Any spare paddles in Nelson for sale

You could always try Coromandel Kayak Adventures or Viking Kayaks - both would ship a paddle to you. I just got a Propelz Venus from Viking Kayaks. http://www.vikingkayaks.co.nz/shop/accessories/paddles/propelz+venus+carbon+paddle+2029" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Fully adjustable ...
by Casualtyward
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hot... verry hot
Replies: 16
Views: 2078

Re: Hot... verry hot

Just look on it as another tool to catch fish - for example, here's a 16lb snapper hooked purely on the Genie clip...
by Casualtyward
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hot... verry hot
Replies: 16
Views: 2078

Re: Hot... verry hot

Have given up with genie clip type things like you say have to keep checking knot position on clip and have had a few plucked of by good fish with knot still intact They're alright if you check each one when you get a new pack and just nip up any 'loose' eyes with a pair of pliers. x2 I've had it h...