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by murf
Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Anyone kayak fishing in Canterbury?
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

Re: Anyone kayak fishing in Canterbury?

Awesome pic! I've moved recently from Nelson to Southbridge so having to adapt from Salt to freshwater. The Rakaia Lagoon is an amazing place to paddle if you venture a little North. I've had 3 goes and seen Salmon but not yet landed one but my fishing exploits are never an indication of what is lik...
by murf
Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak fleet
Replies: 7
Views: 1242

Re: Kayak fleet

Fantastic set-up! +1 for the shed. I have 6-car garaging, and none of the vehicles are inside :tmi: :y:
by murf
Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tauranga yak fishos - advice?
Replies: 9
Views: 1499

Tauranga yak fishos - advice?

Hey guys, I was running a Lean Six Sigma course in Auckland this week and one of my clients, nice Welsh chappy from Tauranga - was intrigued by my screen saver (same pic as my Avatar) as he had thought about having a go at kayak fishing, but is rather cautious as he doesn't know much about fishing a...
by murf
Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Finally found the puka!
Replies: 19
Views: 2222

Re: Finally found the puka!

Never ceases to amaze me the fish you catch, but hell you put in the effort and you certainly earned that one, well done! :rock:
by murf
Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First troll up the Rakaia Lagoon
Replies: 12
Views: 1800

Re: First troll up the Rakaia Lagoon

Cheers Ruff :y:

We need to do a mission up there Rob, you'll love it. All the gear here 4.1 has your name on it whenever you like....
by murf
Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First troll up the Rakaia Lagoon
Replies: 12
Views: 1800

Re: First troll up the Rakaia Lagoon

That's about my rate for snapper :tmi:

This could take a while....

At least the scenery is nice:
Rakaia Lagoon 2 5th Nov 15.JPG
Rakaia Sunset 2 5th Nov 15.JPG
by murf
Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First troll up the Rakaia Lagoon
Replies: 12
Views: 1800

Re: First troll up the Rakaia Lagoon

Cheers guys, I always wonder Mike, what do they know I don't! :rofl:

Went out again tonight and had the entire river mouth to myself, massive salmon leaping out of the water by the kayak and all. Still couldn't get one to take a spinner but exciting all the same. Sure was spoilt in Nelson ;(
by murf
Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First troll up the Rakaia Lagoon
Replies: 12
Views: 1800

Re: First troll up the Rakaia Lagoon

Thanks RSJ :y:
by murf
Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First troll up the Rakaia Lagoon
Replies: 12
Views: 1800

Re: First troll up the Rakaia Lagoon

You're friggin onto it Mike, that's where I saw the 'nice fish'!
by murf
Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First troll up the Rakaia Lagoon
Replies: 12
Views: 1800

First troll up the Rakaia Lagoon

Starting to warm up a bit, thought I'd take the 4.3 for a blat. Nearly didn't bother launching as it was blowing down towards the mouth and I was a bit worried I'd having trouble getting back. Just trolled a lure (black and gold Toby), snagged a wee trout within about 2 mins but he got off yakside. ...
by murf
Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bloody wind has finally dropped...
Replies: 11
Views: 1803

Re: Bloody wind has finally dropped...

Nice catch, that's an ergonomic looking paddle...
by murf
Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A new chapter
Replies: 3
Views: 826

Re: A new chapter

Thanks Andrew, good to know :y: . I'm keen to give the lagoon a bash just for a paddle anyway, it's extremely beautiful down here but it'd be nice to bag a fish. I did read a book on fly tying, then went and bought some flies :lol: . Like too many kiwis I hadn't really been down this part of the isl...
by murf
Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A new chapter
Replies: 3
Views: 826

Re: A new chapter

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by murf
Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A new chapter
Replies: 3
Views: 826

A new chapter

After a few months of turmoil have ended up in Southbridge, just out of Leeston. Nelson was a kayak fishing Mecca by comparison, even with my sporadic successes! I've tried surf casting without any luck so far (apart from not falling in which I guess is lucky...) but there's no way I'll be launching...
by murf
Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cable Bay 12/7
Replies: 7
Views: 1408

Re: Cable Bay 12/7

Pretty much the same view I took one morn before launch. :) Miss that place heaps.
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by murf
Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spesh Morning Palmy Spanno [___(0)-(0)___]
Replies: 18
Views: 1217

Re: Spesh Morning Palmy Spanno [___(0)-(0)___]

You always match your videos to music well Jamie :y: and the retro shots were awesome. Fantastic fish too! I fully understand but it runs a little deeper than fishing for me it's about being out there in/on the ocean - if I dont get my "fix" after a couple of weeks something starts to feel very wron...
by murf
Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Whakatane Kingie Hunt
Replies: 32
Views: 2267

Re: Whakatane Kingie Hunt

Way cool KK, lucky you didn't end up with just a Kingi head!
by murf
Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Pride before the Fall
Replies: 11
Views: 1556

Re: Pride before the Fall

We've all done it mate, bugger you lost some gear though.

I'd throw myself out deliberately every trip for 7 snapper :lol:

Thanks for sharing, the cock-ups are all part of the journey too :y:
by murf
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Good start to 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1472

Re: Good start to 2015

Looks like a great day :y: Even the camera got too hot :lol: If that was fogging you may want to add an antifog strip at this time of the year. It was my best effort (previous was 3 snapper), yeah the 'camera' is just my old Iphone 4, and there was some smearing on the Idry I carry it in. Murf :y: ...
by murf
Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Good start to 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1472

Re: Good start to 2015

Cheer WY, same to you mate.