May 2014 Competition - Sponsors > K-Labs and Top Catch

Our very own monthly competition, catch a fish, take a photo, and win a prize! - enter today!
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Mental
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Thu May 08, 2014 4:18 pm

Hi Everyone,

Ok things are changing a little this month, we've ran the old format for over five years so it's time for a change, two in fact :y:

Firstly we are moving away from the public vote to a judging panel, the panel will be made up of the sponsors, the moderators, and myself. This change is to try and remove any swaying of the votes by popularity of the angler.

The second change is also quite dramatic, we are dropping the requirement of the need to catch a fish to enter, we are aware that depending on the month, the weather, or your physical location, that not everyone is in a position to catch that "monster" fish to out fish everyone else. There are some anglers who given where they fish have no ability to catch a 20lb Snapper but they can haul in that beast of a Blue Cod, or may be your may be you are ecstatic about your first Gurnard from the kayak even if it's barely legal you did it and you are proud of it - and so you should be! As I said you don't even need to land a fish, just enter the photo you took of that sunrise / sunset / perfect oily sea / birds working / kayaks lined up on the beach / what ever it is that gives you the pleasure from kayak fishing and share it with the rest of the community :y:

The Rules:

Competition Dates: May 1st to May 31st

1. Only one entry per member

2. Multiple entries are allowed over the month but only your last entry will be put into the pool for judging, this means that the Snapper you catch on the 5th you put up, then on the 20th you catch a bigger Snapper and you post that, and on the 30th you manage to catch a bigger one still, the panel will only judge your entry from the 30th.

All entries should include any or all of the following information (along with a picture)

Name / Username of Angler:
Fish Type:
Length:
Date/Time of Capture/Photo:
Location of Capture/Photo:
Type of Lure/Bait used:
Comments: (optional)

The judging panel is made up of the sponsors, KFNZ moderators, and KFNZ owner Mental.

The prize for the best fish this month is again a great prize from K-Labs
The runner up will receive a selection of goodies from Top Catch Whangarei

These are excellent prizes, so lets show our support and lets see how many entries we can put in between us this month, remember it's not always size that counts!

Good luck everyone!
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Ado
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Kayak Model: Prowler13
Location: North Shore

Thu May 08, 2014 4:28 pm

EDIT BY MENTAL: Yes this is a fish caught in April, Ado was posting his entry as I was creating the poll for the April comp hence he was missed from the April poll so I have rolled the entry over to the May comp


Entering to support the competition and sponsors, not because I think the fish is competition worthy compared to the other efforts :envy:

Username: Ado
Fish: Snapper
Length: Close to 50cm - forgot to measure
Date/Time of Capture: 27th April about 8am
Location: Just off Mairangi Bay
Type of Bait: Stray-lined Mullet using Baitrunner 4000d paired with K-labs rod :inlove:
Comments: My best effort off the yak so far, and not bad for fishing just off the local beach, which is the only place I've fished on the yak so far!!

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goneyakin
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Kayak Model: Prowler 4.3
Location: Warkworth

Thu May 08, 2014 9:20 pm

Name: Goneyakin
Fish Type:Snapper
Length:60 cm
Date/Time of Capture/Photo: 7-5-14/11a.m. or so
Location of Capture/Photo: Martin's Bay
Type of Lure/Bait used: Gulp 5" lime tiger jerk shad
Comments: (optional) Would rather had the 70cm from last month, but jumped ship before photo
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Stonecross
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Kayak Model: Trident 4.3 Ultra
VHF Call Sign: ZMW3804
Location: Pt Chev, Akl

Fri May 09, 2014 7:20 am

Name / Username of Angler:Stonecross
Fish Type:Schhhhnappers
Length:32-49cm
Date/Time of Capture/Photo: 3 May from 7am-9:30am (Photo is post-production quality)
Location of Capture/Photo: NN (NOT in destins fishery, I skirted that areas for obvious reaons)
Type of Lure/Bait used:(Z-Man pink grub, Z-Man new penny grub - all on a lightbulb)
Comments: (optional) This is the real reason for the entry... I caught more fish than Rusty :lol: ! It's a first, whenever I go out with that bugger he either catches more fish than me, and/or bigger fish than me. I can haul up a good monster and after a little whooping :rock: he hauls one up bigger :swear: . I've even been known to say in jest (while paddling toward the beach) "theres a big fish down there Rusty", at which point he drops lure and hauls up another :headbang: !!
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Ruakaka-bloke
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Kayak Model: 4.7 Trident
VHF Call Sign: Chad
Location: Ruakaka

Fri May 09, 2014 12:35 pm

Two nice snapper caught off the Ruakaka power station buoys in 8m of water in amongst the diving gannets.
both around 70cm & about 7kg.
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MadMike
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Location: Whangarei

Fri May 09, 2014 1:27 pm

Very nice. making me a little jelly like at the moment.
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shad
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Kayak Model: prowler 4.3
VHF Call Sign: ZMW 3124
Location: New Plymouth

Fri May 09, 2014 10:54 pm

Name / Shad
Fish Type:Snapper
Length: 80 cm
Date/ 2/5/2014
Location : Bell Block, New Plymouth
Type /Bait used: Ledger Rig , Salted Baracuda
Comments: PB
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Cowboy
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Kayak Model: Viking 440
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Location: Hawera

Sat May 10, 2014 8:41 pm

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My mates were pulling in pannys all day and I couldn't get a bite, they were giving me a bit of stick until I pulled this 15 pounder up.

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the big one
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Kayak Make: Ocean Kayak
Kayak Model: Ultra 4.7
Location: Auckland

Sat May 17, 2014 3:22 pm

Name: The Big One
Fish Type: John Dory
Length:54cm
Date:11/5/2014
Location: Howick Beach
Type of Lure/Bait used: Live yellow tail
Comments: this is my first ever john dory I have caught off the kayak. :D
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vr4king
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Location: Taranaki

Sat May 17, 2014 5:01 pm

NICE JD :) :)


NakiYaki
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Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Espri Angler
Location: Taranaki

Sat May 17, 2014 7:11 pm

That is one epic JD! Nice work mate!
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Telecaster
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Location: Whangaparaoa, NZ

Mon May 19, 2014 8:27 am

Name / Username of Angler: Patrick AKA Telecaster
Fish Type: Kingfish
Length: 102CM, 14.1kg
Date/Time of Capture/Photo:18 May 2014
Location of Capture/Photo: Near Omaha
Type of Lure/Bait used: Live Jack Mackeral
Comments: This is a PB for me and put up a great fight towing me around. In great condition and heavy for its length.
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kiwiladbrad
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Kayak Model: Predator
Location: Auckland

Mon May 19, 2014 10:34 am

Plenty of worthy fish in there... some Winter moochers showing up :y:
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Mental
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Mon May 19, 2014 10:42 am

kiwiladbrad wrote:Plenty of worthy fish in there... some Winter moochers showing up :y:
Where's your Kingfish B1..? ;)
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Danfili
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Mon May 19, 2014 8:34 pm

Mint JD :rock:
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kiwiladbrad
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Tue May 20, 2014 7:27 am

Mental wrote:
kiwiladbrad wrote:Plenty of worthy fish in there... some Winter moochers showing up :y:
Where's your Kingfish B1..? ;)
True true.... :P
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beerbaron
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Kayak Make: Old town
Kayak Model: Urban camo
Location: Uzbekistan

Tue May 20, 2014 10:28 am

Name / BEERBARON
Fish Type:snapper
Length:legal
Date/Time of Capture/Photo: 10/5 7:13am
Location of Capture/Photo: orere 9.2mtrs
Type of Lure/Bait used: Sb

Way to start a day!!
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DARKE ANGLER
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Sat May 24, 2014 10:34 am

Name: Jungl3Jim
Fish Type: Bronze Whaler / Copper Shark
Length: 4ft
Date/Time of Capture/Photo: 17/05 - 10:30am'ish
Location of Capture/Photo: Between Jones Bay and Takatu Point
Type of Lure/Bait used: Strayline Pilchard
Comments: Hard days fishing for myself, Waikato Yakka and Kingfish Killer. This little fella went on 3 blazing runs, and they were fast runs not the usual Shark 'I'm going this way, try and keep up' kinda fight, which had me thinking I had a reasonable Kingi on. 10 mins or so later up pops this little fella. Great fight and released at the side of the yak. First Shark from the Yak, so pretty stoked with that!
Cheers, JJ
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Destin Groupie
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Kayak Model: 2 + 1
Location: Mission Bay

Sat May 24, 2014 1:48 pm

Name / Username of Angler:Destin Groupie
Fish Type:Snapper
Length:42cm
Date/Time of Capture/Photo: 18 May 10:00am-ish
Location of Capture/Photo: Mission Bay
Type of Lure/Bait used:Squid
Comment - this is my PB fish off my kayak!
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Fidget
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VHF Call Sign: ZMW5876
Location: Hamilton

Sun May 25, 2014 3:49 pm

Fidget-Ocean Kayak
Snapper
81cm
25th May 8am
Whatawhiwhi
GULP Lime Tiger
I've been hunting for a decent size snapper for years and the far north delivered this beauty! Trashed my soft bait reel in the process but what a great fight! :rock:
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