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Section for the discussion of freshwater fishing from your kayak
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kai-yak
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Location: rotorua

Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:33 pm

My curse with lake Okataina is broken, I have been trying to catch a trout on this lake on and off for over 15years. From boats to fly fishing and now form a kayak I have finally done it! :)
Every other lake in the Rotorua district hasn't been a problem but this fish on Okataina have beaten me every time until this morning :y:

Hopefully lots more to come this lake is a kayakers paradise
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perfect morning
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Nice 5lb fish

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uktim
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Kayak Make: cobra
Kayak Model: navigator
VHF Call Sign: ZMU4068
Location: Rotorua

Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:35 pm

Nice looking trout :y: What method of fishing were you using?
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I dream of the day i can catch AND take a Snapper home for tea!.......finally achieved 22 Oct 2011 Matai Bay

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kai-yak
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Location: rotorua

Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:38 pm

Thanks
I was jigging, used 2 size 10 flies spaced about 600mm apart. 1 fly was a Parsons glory the other a ginger mick.

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uktim
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Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:39 pm

Only 3 more weeks until i can have a crack at those trout and a pleasant paddle around the lakes :rock:
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I dream of the day i can catch AND take a Snapper home for tea!.......finally achieved 22 Oct 2011 Matai Bay

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Rusty
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Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:50 pm

WELL DONE on breaking your curse :clap: and a PB for that lake :lol:
Everyone is a genius.

But if you judge a fish
on its ability to climb a tree.
it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.

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Yakfisherkarl
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Location: Northland

Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:53 pm

That's great news, well done Sir :y:
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Karl

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kai-yak
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Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:55 pm

uktim wrote:Only 3 more weeks until i can have a crack at those trout and a pleasant paddle around the lakes :rock:
Cool Pm me before you leave to come down and ill give you some pointers, well except for Okataina :lol:

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kai-yak
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Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:55 pm

Rusty wrote:WELL DONE on breaking your curse :clap: and a PB for that lake :lol:
Lol I supose it is a PB of sorts :$

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kai-yak
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Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:56 pm

Yakfisherkarl wrote:That's great news, well done Sir :y:
Thanks :)

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AndrewRawlingson
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Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:25 pm

awesome. always interested to read freshwater reports. think i'll give that lake a miss though after my abysmal performance on an "easy" lake (rotorua)!
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MikeAqua
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Location: Nelson

Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:29 pm

Nice work. I have many happy memories of fishing Okataina.
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Fletcher
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Location: Pakuranga

Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:00 pm

Nice one :y:

Fresh water fishing is awesome on days likes that.
Yak PBs. | Snapper: 20.7lb | Trevally: 11lb | Kingfish: 13kg | Brown Trout: 5.5lb | Albacore Tuna: 4.6kg | John Dory: 2.0lb | Blue Cod: 34cm | Skipjack Tuna: 4.4lb | Eagle Ray: 10kgish | Red Snapper: 4.1lb | Grandfather Hapuka: 7.1lb | Pigfish: 3.7lb |

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YakFisho Snapps
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Kayak Model: Evolution 495,BFS..
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Location: Wellington

Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:11 pm

Well done have heard only great reviews about this lake from a good friend of mine which fished it quiet a bit :y:...

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kai-yak
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Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:21 am

Thanks everyone

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Kingfish killer
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Location: Glen Eden Waitakere City

Wed May 29, 2013 9:06 pm

Thats one for perseverance , 15 years , you deserve a medal to ! :y:

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nzimp
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Thu May 30, 2013 1:54 pm

Well done and thanks for the pic. I always regret it wehn I leave the area always good to be reminded how awesome it can be.
Simple is as simple does.
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Ruff as Gutts
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Thu May 30, 2013 9:52 pm

Nice rainbow bud! Ill have to go out with you next season!

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destin
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Thu May 30, 2013 9:59 pm

Well done :y: That looks a very nice trout :clap:
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kai-yak
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Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:26 am

Cheers :y:

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