How close is too close to fish with your mates?

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How close is too close to fish with your mates?

Poll ended at Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:35 pm

Doesn't bother me
17
39%
Casting distance
22
50%
Stay away
3
7%
I only fish alone
2
5%
 
Total votes: 44
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Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:03 pm

Celebre wrote:I've been the newbie and taken out the newbie on a tether. Nice people have also let me share their anchor when bait and burlying. But.....each time the tether has been 3-4 m long and courtesy suggests that you then also cast in different directions......
That casting thing can be tricky sometimes aye celebre ;) :lol: :lol:

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Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:18 pm

awondering wrote:Not too keen on crowds... A :^)
yea i fish alone, but always invite a chat , just which out for my live bait on the balloon

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Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:01 pm

i took a couple fishing a couple of yrs ago , seperate kayaks and they both tethered to me as i had a anchour , he was great but she didnt shut up for the whole time so what im sayting is dependant on who youre with but generally like company , + enjoy meeting new friends , on + off the water

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Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:18 pm

I enjoy company on the water and being able to have a yarn..sometimes we anchor relatively close and sometimes we are pretty far from each other, when you both have burleys out and you are 5-10 meters of each other both casting indirection of the thick burley trail its pretty cool..the advantage is you dont have to paddle far if one of you catches live bait that you gonna give ya mate.
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Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:18 am

If I can hit ya with frozen paintballs ya too close......!

I recon if ya mates it's not an issue.

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Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:49 pm

petecanaan wrote: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.
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Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:44 pm

Would this be classed as too close..? :lol:
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Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:48 pm

Mental wrote:Would this be classed as too close..? :lol:
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They were only giving him some advise !
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Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:55 pm

:lol:

I think KK was waiting to get a pic of me crapping myself
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Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:55 am

Casualtyward wrote:
petecanaan wrote: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.

2 weeks shifting between couch n bed n ya gotta start digging deeeeep :puke:
Worse still had a mint n very quiet (no boats,huge burley trail) spot lined up for comp on Sunday :headbang:

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Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:40 pm

Hollering distance is about right for me, but briefly tying up is ok for a quick chat....though no cuddling either... :worried:
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Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:12 am

Drifting past each other in silence with a quick "how'd ya go?" is fine, anything else is too much for me.

Occasionally at Orere Point I switch on my VHF hoping to hear whether someone's into a workup or something, but quickly switch it off again when I hear the usual:
Hey Bruce, you out there?
Yeah Clark, I can see you there by the channel marker. I'm just to the left of you.
Oh, where are you?
I'm just 17 waves behind you, to the left.
Ah, next to the boat with the big, green guy on it?
Nah, that's behind me. You were too slow, it's now only 16 waves between us.
Okay sorry, rough night last night, my Xray vision doesn't work when I'm drunk.
Ah yeah, had a good night mate? what time did you get to bed?
Haven't been to bed yet mate, still got a beer in the one hand, radio in the other and pulling in this 20lb'der with my teeth.

Sorry got carried away, but some of the guys out there certainly do like to talk.

Good indication of true introverts vs extroverts I guess. I just want to enjoy nature in peace and quiet.
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Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:48 pm

WaikatoYakka wrote:I like to fish socially but prefer casting distance apart. Nothing worse than getting your lines crossed, especially if it's a descent fish and an avoidable threat.
I'm the same, also carry a bungee for people to tie for a while, but close to enough to talk but not cross lines is better


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Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:16 pm

I try to keep good distance away from my everyone.

Me and my mate went fishing in Army bay and I had a good haul of Snapper that morning. He thought it was a great idea to tie our kayaks together so we can catch fish together! I said it was a bloody bad idea but being my mate I finally agreed. Our hulls kept bumping into one another, he kept talking and it was too much noise for my liking. I got pretty dark about it. Last time I went fishing with my mate. |(
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