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Dreadfish
Posts: 743
Joined: Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:40 am
Kayak Make: Ocean Kayak
Kayak Model: Prowler elite 4.5
Location: Wellington

Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:45 pm

Hi All

Just to get an idea of numbers in the welly region can you post your name and location and a bit about yourself.

ill start

Erik (46)
Petone
and i have a prowler elite and a scupper pro and i try to get out at least once a week weather,work and family permitting.

I am a legal snapper Virgin :oops: but caught my first Kingfish over xmas.

places i have fished in the two years i have been yak fishing are
Welly harbour including somes and ward islands and most of the areas in between them and Petone forshore.
Makara
plimmerton
Pukerua Bay
Kapiti (once)
Papamoa
Tauranga harbour
Pukehina beach
New plymouth

Places i want to fish

Ngawi
coromandel
Northland
and more of the above
Stealth Evolution 495
OK Prowler Elite 4.5
OK Scupper Pro

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bomber
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:00 pm
Kayak Make: ocean kayak
Kayak Model: prowler 13

Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:13 pm

warren
miramar
i have a prowler 13 and have been kayak fishing for about 6 months.
i have mainly fished off seatoun but have been up to pukerua bay a couple of times.
i am keen to check out plimmerton, tried it once but there was about 1.0m swell coming in.

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Danfili
Posts: 587
Joined: Sat Oct 18, 2008 11:33 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Profish 440 Evo IV
VHF Call Sign: ZMT6439
Location: Upper Hutt Bro
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Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:33 pm

Dan (33 years young)
Mount Victoria

I have a Cobra Fish N Dive

Still a legal snapper virgin as well :oops:

places i fish

Seatoun
Breaker area
Plimmerton
Makara
harbour entrance
West Ledge
Sharks Tooth
Evans bay

places i want to fish in the wellington area

Horokiwi area
Wainui Coast (deep water close to land ;) )
Red Rocks
South end of ward island

Places outside of Wellington

Coromandel
Taranaki
Hawkes Bay
Wairarapa (ngawi , ocean beach area , flatpoint)

Totally hooked on Yak fishing try to get out as much as possible when not busy with the family , keen to increase the species list of fish caught from the yak
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wingy
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:57 am
Kayak Make: COBRA=HOBIE
Kayak Model: Fish & Dive
Location: Wellington

Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:50 pm

Hello

Bruce Wilson
42 years

Hobie= Outback
Cobra= Fish&Dive
soon to be a { COBIE } :twisted:

FISHED
Picton
Makara
Plimmerton
Pukerua bay
Wgtn harbour
Coromandel

Want to fish the outter sounds take the tent and stay for a week ?
Love the out doors kayak fishing/camping/4wdriving/mountain biking.

PS still havnt got the big fish yet.

i2cobra
Posts: 7
Joined: Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:43 am
Kayak Make: cobra
Kayak Model: Fish & Dive

Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:01 pm

Hi there

My name is Ian, i have a Fish & dive and i have not caught 1 fish on my yak yet! So i guess an all rounder virgin. Have only been getting my gear together since December so cant really wait for the outing at Plim so i can learn from the best Welly's got on offer. Places to fish, anyware really wear there is fish. I'm 33 and ready to do some kayak fishing!

raumatibeach
Posts: 92
Joined: Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:51 pm
Kayak Make: hobie
Kayak Model: adventure

Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:46 pm

Andrew, 35 been kayak fishing since xmas 2005.

Hobie adventure, still miss my scupper pro sometimes though.

Mostly fish here in Kapiti occasionally Pukerua bay and Plimmerton although I've never caught anything worthwhile south of Paekak.
Lately I've been doing a bit of fishing after dark, got to love those mystery splashes behind you at night.
Frasier-what would you say to that drink?

Niles-don't get too comfortable in that glass

hud
Posts: 69
Joined: Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:39 pm
Kayak Make: ocean
Kayak Model: prowler
Location: wellington

Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:06 pm

hi,
im hud (28), in johnsonville.

been kayak fishing about 2 years now. i have a prowler elite. mostly im spearfishing off my yak but do a bit of fishing too if the vis is crap/water's too cold/i cant be arsed getting wet.

mostly im off the makara coast but have done a fair bit down the south coast also. places im really keen for are mana is, kapiti is and some of the more remote areas of the south and west coasts.

hope to see you guys out and about.

paddyak
Posts: 46
Joined: Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:38 pm
Kayak Make: perception
Kayak Model: swing
VHF Call Sign: none

Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:21 pm

hi I'm Keith 28 living in Newtown

I have a perception swing
try to get out whenever the welly wind lets up ,

have fished
Seatoun,karaka and worser bays
oriental bay marker,
Petone,
Somes island,
Evans bay ,
Pukerua bay
Catches include blue cod ,red ,cod ,ky, barracouta, octopus ,spotty , gurnard, and last week i popped my kayak snapper and Trevally cherries at pukerua bay :P
would like to fish Plimmerton,
,Makara ,
Red rocks ,
Kapiti coast,
some of the more remote areas and try some Overnighters



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lala
Posts: 18
Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:42 pm
Location: Tawa, wellington

Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:04 pm

Hi all im Paul (42) live in Tawa.
Just got a Fish and Dive.
Dont even own a fishing rod yet. So I guess im pre-virgen , if that possible.lol.

Been out in yak once..umm. long way to go yet.

Will have to do a bit more paddling before I leave the confines of the inlet.
But will keep an eye out for you boys and will see what I can learn.

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Cammie
Posts: 178
Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:09 pm
Kayak Make: Ocean Kayaks
Kayak Model: Prowler Elite 4.5
VHF Call Sign: ZMW4893
Location: Otaki Beach

Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:23 pm

Hi all, I'm Cam Ronald - using the forum name of Cammie because Cam was taken - but you can't have all you want! Mobile 021 645155.

I live in Churton Park, aged 57. I have an Ocean Kayak Elite 4.5, bought it off TradeMe in January 2009 after a taste of kayak fishing in Golden Bay in January.

Only been on the water since February this year, but I have surf life saving and white water kayak experience back in mid last century in Queenstown and Invercargill. This Kayak fishing is addictive!

Have Shimano softbait gear which was an Xmas present and steadily getting used to this soft bait style of fishing. Have been out on Plimmerton a few times and also Pukerua Bay. I like Plimmerton as it offers great fishing at the point when the weather is right. Getting inshore amongst the reef where the fizz boats can't go is worth all the effort!

So far, lots of small fish and all have gone back - snapper, gurnard and some small blue cod - so far. Still to get a keeper! Have been dragged through the water by something that loved my soft baits at Plimmerton Point about 6 weeks ago, possibly by "moby snapper" which broke me off in the rocks - fish one, Cam nil.

Went to the Kayak seminar at Hunting and Fishing with Stephen Tapp and Shamus - was a very good session and has really got me smartening up on my safety aspects. I am inclined to be a gadget guy and I have to watch that I don't overstock the Yak with gear!!

Nice to see a Wellington Kayak Fishing Club link and the interest so far. Keen to join up with others when possible so that I can learn how to really fish!!
Cam Ronald
Prowler Elite 4.5
ZMW4893


Calvin
Posts: 18
Joined: Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:28 pm
Kayak Make: Mission
Kayak Model: Catch 390

Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:54 pm

Hey Guys,

My name is Calvin, im 19 years old and studying at Victoria

Ive just brought my 2nd kayak which is a Mission Catch 390, which is very bare at the moment

Orignally got my kayak for paddling to spearfishing spots but have since found that fishing from a yak is very enjoyable

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Danfili
Posts: 587
Joined: Sat Oct 18, 2008 11:33 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Profish 440 Evo IV
VHF Call Sign: ZMT6439
Location: Upper Hutt Bro
Contact:

Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:01 pm

Welcome Calvin

hopefully catch up for a fish at some stage , the welly boys are meeting up this Saturday for a light drink and kai if you have nothing to do
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munkisquisher
Posts: 14
Joined: Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:47 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: 2+1
Location: Evans Bay Wellington

Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:22 pm

Hi all,

James here, Fishing off the Miramar wharf hasn't been quite what I've wanted so I Just got a 2 person Viking kayak (the wife is also keen to join me on the water). Have paddled a fair bit in the Avon river where I grew up and in the lakes of Canterbury, but not in the sea before.

I Live across the road from the water of Evans Bay, no way to currently mount the kayak to the car so will be sliding into the bay and seeing what I can catch in the Evans bay/ Shelly bay area and as I get more adventurous, further out. Keen to meet others to pick up some tips.

I see a lot of people in kayaks and dinghy's tied to the green flashing light in the middle of the bay, so there must be something good under there. Anyone got experience there?

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Blazer60
Posts: 1017
Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:51 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Reload
VHF Call Sign: ZMW5911 - Blazer60
Location: Whitby, Wellington

Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:49 pm

Howdy and welcome. Might see you on the water sometime. Not been there, could be worth a look though.
Blazer60
Viking Reload ZMW5911

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Snooz
Posts: 119
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:51 am
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Profish 400
Location: Lower Hutt

Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:12 pm

Welcome! My husband and I started off fishing together on a Viking 2+1! Great vessel to start out on. Shelly Bay is as good a place as any to start. Should be able to get KY, gurnard, snapper and maybe a kingi or two! Sing out if you want any tips on how to set up the 2+1 for fishing. We had ours set up with FF, chill bags, tackle boxes and rod holders!
Viking Profish 400 Lite
Viking 2+1

munkisquisher
Posts: 14
Joined: Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:47 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: 2+1
Location: Evans Bay Wellington

Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:47 pm

Thanks Snooz. If you've got a photo that would be great.

I've ordered a couple of extra star ports and a rod holder for them. Was planning on taking a few trips before seeing where it makes the most sense to mount them. But anything you've discovered would be handy to know.

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Blazer60
Posts: 1017
Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:51 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Reload
VHF Call Sign: ZMW5911 - Blazer60
Location: Whitby, Wellington

Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:03 pm

Blazer60
Viking Reload ZMW5911

munkisquisher
Posts: 14
Joined: Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:47 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: 2+1
Location: Evans Bay Wellington

Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:34 pm

Thanks! that's some well thought out kit. :clap:

One thing I was wondering with a kayak so long, If I'm tying onto something like the light platform on the middle of the harbour, where would be the best place to attach the rope to the boat? it might be a bit of a mission to attach to one of the end handles.

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Blazer60
Posts: 1017
Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:51 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Reload
VHF Call Sign: ZMW5911 - Blazer60
Location: Whitby, Wellington

Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:56 pm

If you have a running rig set up for anchoring you could use that. It enables you to trolley a tie off point to the bow or stern of the yak. That's just one option.
Blazer60
Viking Reload ZMW5911

rustic101
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:22 pm
Kayak Make: Mission
Kayak Model: Catch290
Location: Wellington
Contact:

Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:56 pm

Hi all have just joined. Ken aka Sam

Not new to kayaking but new to fishing. Thought I would combine the two with some cheap stuff and close to shore/river fishing to see how it goes before I get serious. Just hope I know what to do with a fish if I catch one.

Mission Catch 290
Simano Raider with a Shimano TR100G reel.

Will try to do most of my fishing from on top of the boat but no promises..... :lol:

My twitter thing is @srustic

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