Lake Pupuke mission???

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Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:32 am

Hey guys,
Im thinking of doing another lake pupuke mission again shortly.
Did one a couple of months back and loved it.
There is something sureal about fishing from a kayak surrounded by buildings in centeral Auckland.

Anyway, anyone interested?
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Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:50 am

yeah Im in... with a bit of notice and maybe a quick chat re gear we might need to use i.e. is it practical with the set ups I have.
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Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:07 am

sweet.
Im real easy re time, no hurry, but good to do sooner rather than later as they have recently released a whole lot of trout in there ;)
Gear wise, some spinners on a softbait rod is a good start (they are only a few bucks each).
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Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:29 am

Yep, I'll be a starter. You have to buy a day licence yeah?

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Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:29 am

Yeap, I'm keen.
Would have to be after the weekend 25/26 July as I'm 100% before then.
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Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:35 am

I'm in

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Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:29 am

Yes you require a day licence (24hr) unless you have a season one.
They are about $18 off the top of my head.
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Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:34 am

Chris,

Depending on dates I'm keen to give this a go. Have to time my fishing with being "off call".

Also, was looking at the fly rod setup on marinedeals ($50)... any good for a newbie to try?
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Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:26 pm

How much different is a strong wind on a lake v an ocean? i.e. no swell or tidal flow on a lake so how would a 15knt wind effect performance on a lake versus the same wind on the ocean with the different elements?

am i making sense?
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Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:24 pm

Stonecross wrote:Also, was looking at the fly rod setup on marinedeals ($50)... any good for a newbie to try?
Im by no means an expert, but for the price I think its probably ok.
Fly lines themselves run you over a hundred bucks, and that comes with a rod and reel too ;)
kiwiladbrad wrote:How much different is a strong wind on a lake v an ocean? i.e. no swell or tidal flow on a lake so how would a 15knt wind effect performance on a lake versus the same wind on the ocean with the different elements?

am i making sense?
How much different is a strong wind on a lake v an ocean? i.e. no swell or tidal flow on a lake so how would a 15knt wind effect performance on a lake versus the same wind on the ocean with the different elements?

am i making sense?
the short answer, is its going to be pretty similar.
Lake Pupuke itself is pretty good, I still wouldnt bother in a strong wind (because I cast flies too, wind is bad for flies), but because its pretty surrounded by buildings, its pretty sheltered.
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Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:54 pm

From my experience on Lake Taupo the wind chop and "swell" that is generated in fresh water is a lot shorter (read more uncomfortable) than on salt water. Having said that Taupo is a pretty open body of water and this lake you guys are talking about may not have enough room for the wind to build anything (don't know how big this lake is)
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Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:05 pm

yeah Im keen. Did you catch anything last time you were out KC ?

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Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:29 pm

The Fish Whisperer wrote:yeah Im keen. Did you catch anything last time you were out KC ?
Been out there twice now, one trip I got skunked, but in fairness I think that was due to the angler more than anything else :P (did see some trout that trip though ;) )
The other trip I picked up 2 browns.

There are browns and rainbows in the lake among a few other bits and pieces from what I've heard
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Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:05 pm

kayak chris wrote:Hey guys,
Im thinking of doing another lake pupuke mission again shortly.
Did one a couple of months back and loved it.
There is something sureal about fishing from a kayak surrounded by buildings in centeral Auckland.

Anyway, anyone interested?
Hi KC
I'd be interested but would probably do an over nighter if it is not a gentlemans start :rofl:
Fledglings have just been released in there yes but will take a bit of time to get to the legal size! I need to get the Kai Iwi Lakes contest out of the way first (2nd and 3rd July) then would be up for it.
Can also assist with a wee bit of advice and maybe some spare kit.
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Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:37 pm

Guidday Chris. I'd be definately keen to have a go for a Pupuke trout. Let me know when youre planning to go. Cheers

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