Keen to get out and about in Otago

Otago region discussions, for local trips, meetings etc.
novex
Posts: 135
Joined: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:45 pm
Kayak Make: Wavedance
Kayak Model: Kingfisher
Location: Dunedin

Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:07 pm

looks like i will be driving up to hampden and / or kakanui tomorrow and or friday. anyone interested in a fish friday afternoon? or maybe early morning.

other than that, whos doing what this weekend? im quite liking the warrington fishing but would be happy heading up to karitane if people want to try that area.
Daniel
Karitane based and happy to travel a bit for some good fishing.
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andym
Posts: 120
Joined: Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:30 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Profish 400
Location: Oamaru

Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:41 pm

Hoping to have another fish at Kakanui, totally enjoyed it and posted a video in the "Movie Theater" forum catching a blue cod. Will let you know, might not make it till Saturday.

stevegr32
Posts: 55
Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:47 pm
Location: Dunedin

Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:29 pm

Im gonna have a play up along the Aramoana Spit on Saturday.

See whats around, although I remember you saying Daniel that it was mostly Wrasse. Apparently some blue moki around too.

novex
Posts: 135
Joined: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:45 pm
Kayak Make: Wavedance
Kayak Model: Kingfisher
Location: Dunedin

Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:09 pm

both sound pretty good to me, will probly choose the closer to home one but kakanui looks like it has some good fish.

was chatting with a farmer when doing an install at waianakarua south of there and he was saying theres great cod out from there too.
Daniel
Karitane based and happy to travel a bit for some good fishing.
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Calico Jack
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Joined: Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:22 am
Kayak Make: Cobra
Kayak Model: Navigator
Location: Dunedin

Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:28 pm

Hello all. I'm keen to get out and catch some blue cod. I'm new to the kayak fishing sport and only ever fished from my kayak in the central lakes. Is the Aramoana Spit any good? I'm tempted to head up to Karitane some time as I hear there are some good spots up there...

These forums are great by the way!

andym
Posts: 120
Joined: Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:30 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Profish 400
Location: Oamaru

Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:07 pm

Hi Jack from up in Oamaru, if your ever keen to head up this way we have a couple of good spots up here with out having to paddle too far. Shag point has good and bad days. Lately we have been going out at Kakanui and getting blue cod, red cod, ras, kawi and moki. Probably heading out from Kakanui again this weekend. Will get down there at some stage. Have posted videos from Kakanui in the theatre section on this site. Enjoy

Calico Jack
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Location: Dunedin

Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:14 pm

Nice videos! Is that gulp soft bait you are using?

What time do you guys usually head out?

andym
Posts: 120
Joined: Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:30 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Profish 400
Location: Oamaru

Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:11 pm

First time i used it, Gulp Jerk Shad, sapphire shine from the warehouse, was great. Try to be on the water 6.30 on wards.

novex
Posts: 135
Joined: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:45 pm
Kayak Make: Wavedance
Kayak Model: Kingfisher
Location: Dunedin

Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:21 am

hey there calico i am dunedin based as well, i have set up a trailer so if you want to head up that way i will try to organise to go up as well and we can split gass or something.

i havnt been out aramoana in the yak but on my tinnie i got a couple of trumpeter. I am interested in trying a smails beach launch and going round maori head some time when the swells are right (20m depth close to shore with rock / kelp seems like it should be good to me).

warrington has blue cod out round the kelp fields, and i have heard karitane is good for blues as well though have never been out there.


andy have you been south of kakanui to all day bay? its pretty much waianakarua i think, there is a massive kind of atol area with kelp that i suspect would be pretty fish heavy. also you can park within about 10m of the water so a nice short carry. google maps link i would be keen to try it out some time
Daniel
Karitane based and happy to travel a bit for some good fishing.
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Calico Jack
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Location: Dunedin

Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:03 pm

Somewhere more local to Dunedin would suit better until I've been out a few times. Smails Beach sounds good.

http://www.metservice.com/marine-surf/surf/sandfly-bay" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

What conditions should be avoided in terms of wind speed, wave height, period, swell etc? Is there a general rule of thumb figure on these?


novex
Posts: 135
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Location: Dunedin

Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:44 pm

i use http://www.swellmap.co.nz" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; to figure if its safe to go out. the boating tab gives a rating out of 10 however i dont trust that for a few reasons, it is however good to click on a specific forecast in the boating tab to get a week long view of wind directions and strength will use "dunedin" as an example for smails beach.

http://www.swellmap.co.nz/boating/new-zealand/dunedin" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

gives a good general breakdown however the boating forecast / rating is intended for boats going out a decent distance, so it can say things are worse than they are, and vice versa. to get a better idea of what its like at the coast i click the maps tab

http://www.swellmap.co.nz/forecast-maps" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

this gives a nice visual forecast showing the direction of swell, size. it also has more categories like wind, rain swell period etc

pink areas are good, anything 1m or less is ok to go out in my opinion.

swell period the longer / higher the better.
Daniel
Karitane based and happy to travel a bit for some good fishing.
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Calico Jack
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Location: Dunedin

Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:26 pm

Great sites, thanks Daniel.

Hopefully we'll get a good weekend out soon. The weather is pretty dismal at the minute.

I'm booked into Jugganaught Fishing Charters from Taieri mouth at the end of March - $120! It's getting pretty expensive so the kayak will need to start earning it's keep.

novex
Posts: 135
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Location: Dunedin

Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:29 pm

seems a bit pricey but i am a cheapass so its probly normal.

would be tempted to go out with you if theres space on the charter, good to chat witht the locals and see what kind of areas are good for paddling too.
Daniel
Karitane based and happy to travel a bit for some good fishing.
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andym
Posts: 120
Joined: Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:30 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Profish 400
Location: Oamaru

Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:39 pm

Are you guys getting out at all down there?
3 of us went out on sunday morning in perfect conditions from Kakanui, and we all took fish home. I caught blue cod (took 3 home), red cod, a dog fish and a barracuda. All on gulp bait. Looking forward to getting down there again, easy access with a boat ramp. Other fish that we have caught there include moki, ras and kawi.

novex
Posts: 135
Joined: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:45 pm
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Kayak Model: Kingfisher
Location: Dunedin

Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:22 am

havnt gotten out seriously in the last couple of weeks, and we just started another ANZ job which means its mostly out of hours work and weekends.

might see how this weekend is looking as i got stupid amounts done last weekend, however wifey is due to give birth any moment so i probly shouldnt stray too far from home.

very much want to head up kakanui way and paddle out all day bay some time though.
Daniel
Karitane based and happy to travel a bit for some good fishing.
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andym
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Joined: Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:30 pm
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Kayak Model: Profish 400
Location: Oamaru

Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:23 pm

Will leave some fish for you, sounds like your busy for a while.

andym
Posts: 120
Joined: Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:30 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Profish 400
Location: Oamaru

Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:04 pm

Looking like 3 of us heading below Moeraki for a fish on saturday morning. Launching from end of Kaika Rd interested?

novex
Posts: 135
Joined: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:45 pm
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Kayak Model: Kingfisher
Location: Dunedin

Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:11 am

baby popped out so guessing i wont get a pass for this weekend, havnt looked at forecast but isnt there some sort of cyclone on its way ?
Daniel
Karitane based and happy to travel a bit for some good fishing.
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andym
Posts: 120
Joined: Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:30 pm
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Kayak Model: Profish 400
Location: Oamaru

Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:00 pm

No it will go around us, hopefully, maybe. Congratulations.

stevegr32
Posts: 55
Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:47 pm
Location: Dunedin

Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:41 pm

Congrats Daniel

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