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by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN - 29/08 Dolphins!
Replies: 4
Views: 994

Re: NN - 29/08 Dolphins!

Cool trip :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 29
Views: 4654

Re: FF/GPS Combos

Good question. My Humminbird 597 is hanging on despite a few close calls. Love that unit. If you find a model where the electrical connectors are integrated in to the mount, please share. I think Humminbird really missed a trick by scrapping that design.
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Forecast apps?
Replies: 6
Views: 1247

Re: Forecast apps?

How do you know it's summer in Auckland?






The rain is warm!
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Saving pennies for first yak
Replies: 19
Views: 3954

Re: Saving pennies for first yak

Drilling a bloody great big hole with a hole saw for a flush mount rod holder :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :D :D :D
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fishing Pliers/multi tools
Replies: 9
Views: 2097

Re: Fishing Pliers/multi tools

Just to add to the discussion, this is my hook remover, it has an iki spike built in to the handle. I used to use the spike all the time, but I prefer a knife now. Better handle and the wider blade is more forgiving of a slightly inaccurate iki. As I said in my previous post, the hook remover is awe...
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fishing Pliers/multi tools
Replies: 9
Views: 2097

Re: Fishing Pliers/multi tools

I carry a few things on/in my PFD: - Braid snips - Hook sharpener - Hook remover (great for barracouta and other undesirables) - Long nose pliers (no split ring thingie) - Safety knife It sounds like a lot of junk to carry, but it all gets tucked away and I wouldn't be without any of it. As for spli...
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Time to get the band back together
Replies: 2
Views: 894

Re: Time to get the band back together

Unless I'm mistaken, we fished together in Auckland quite a few years ago. Things have obviously changed for both of us since then. I've been in Northland since Auckland. Everything they say about fishing in the north is true! Funnily enough, I had a job offer in Timaru last year. It was a good job,...
by AndrewRawlingson
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: snapper
Replies: 8
Views: 1580

Re: snapper

Just to clarify for beginners. Soft baiting is to all intents and purposes, lure fishing, usually with a flexible soft bait fixed on a lead jig head hook. It might more properly be called soft plastic fishing, since most of the lures are made of synthetic materials. However, some brands e.g. Gulp! a...
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 955 Meters
Replies: 6
Views: 4430

Re: 955 Meters

I understand the situation with your kids. Most of my neighbours have work based in Auckland, but work from home. I seem to be the only mug that gets out of bed at 0630 every morning to go to work. Could you work from home in the future?
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 955 Meters
Replies: 6
Views: 4430

Re: 955 Meters

Congratulations :beer:

I don't think property is expensive in NZ, just Auckland and a few other hotspots, but I suppose it depends on what you're comparing it to and wages etc
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Members
Topic: How many is too many?
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

Re: How many is too many?

Honestly, compared to anything with a motor, kayaks are cheap, even the most expensive ones. Fill your boots :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Saving pennies for first yak
Replies: 19
Views: 3954

Re: Saving pennies for first yak

Welcome. Assuming you're still looking and want a plastic, paddle kayak, you won't go far wrong with the popular Ocean Kayak (e.g. Prowler/Tridents) and Viking (Reload; Profish) models. After that, it's a question of personal preference. It would be good to try as many as possible before buying. Sec...
by AndrewRawlingson
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Reload Storage trolley
Replies: 5
Views: 4868

Re: Reload Storage trolley

Can you put any kayak on it, or is it just for Reloads?






Only joking :) Nice work :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 1630

Re: Hello

My initial advice is be wary of Whangarei Harbour. There are strong currents and it chops up badly with wind against tide. Also, not too many fish in the harbour over winter.
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stick Baits, Poppers, Heavy Jigging, from a kayak.
Replies: 7
Views: 2041

Re: Stick Baits, Poppers, Heavy Jigging, from a kayak.

I love the Stradic Ci4s, but thinking your asking too much from it to to do the heavier end of jigging. Maybe look at the midsize Penn Slammers as an alternative. Well built and IPX rated.
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: The Gurnard are still at the port
Replies: 4
Views: 1709

Re: The Gurnard are still at the port

Nice. I just cooked whole roasted gurnard. Guts out, gills out. Put in baking tray. A bit of olive oil on the fish, plus garlic/salt/pepper/butter/white wine to taste. 15 - 20 minutes in the oven at 180 degrees. Looks great and easy :y:

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by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Matouri Bay/Cavalli Islands, 27th April
Replies: 4
Views: 1218

Re: Matouri Bay/Cavalli Islands, 27th April

That’s good going when dragging what is effectively a sea anchor behind you! Go pedal power.
by AndrewRawlingson
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Matouri Bay/Cavalli Islands, 27th April
Replies: 4
Views: 1218

Re: Matouri Bay/Cavalli Islands, 27th April

What an awesome way to get your PB. Well done! I catch a lot of snapper on those Dr Evils, but nothing bigger than about 6lb so far.
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fish by tides of by light, what’s your opinion
Replies: 8
Views: 1843

Re: Fish by tides of by light, what’s your opinion

Primarily by work schedule, then dusk/dawn. The only time I find fish really go off the bite is dead high or dead low (i.e. no water moving), but that doesn’t last very long, so I don’t worry about it!
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fishing in South Africa?
Replies: 2
Views: 804

Re: Fishing in South Africa?

I don't think you have to go that far to find great whites :sweat: