Kayak Pro Bridge To Cape & NZ Kayak Fishing Series Finals 2011/12

The Orton Events New Zealand Premier Kayak Fishing Series has five rounds of spectacular fishing located around the North Island, showing off the beautiful and rugged New Zealand coast line. Discuss the events and series in this forum
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Kingfish killer
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Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:33 pm

Is it just me or is this week just dragging something cronic !
The last 3 days seem like a week has passed .... waiting for Friday to come around is taking forever ! |(

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Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:44 pm

Kingfish killer wrote:Is it just me or is this week just dragging something cronic !
The last 3 days seem like a week has passed .... waiting for Friday to come around is taking forever ! |(

second that,,,although with this weather i can wait...at least one more day!
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Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:26 pm

Almost time and you can feel the anticipation building.

I have had a lot of fun with this series and those who have shown the dedication to participate in all four individual comp's are the true winners in this and should be acknowledged for their efforts. :clap: :clap:

Its interesting to read comments on competing in fishing competitions and I have shared the same opinion in the past also however this series has proven to be far more than just another competition. It is the social side that should be considered as I have got to know many like minded people all over the country who are great to spend time with. You only get to meet some of the real characters who are into kayak fishing by traveling to places outside your own turf.

For those tossing up whether this event and series is worth attending then how about the fact that this is our own (not part of another competition involving boats, land based etc) kayak fishing competition and is totally unique.

With continued support it will be around for a very long time.

It has been a real pleasure to help Justin out with getting this going, he is a top block who has a genuine interest in the sport we all love and has the drive and passion to make it happen.

My last contribution towards the series is the trophy's. They are totally original and the large ones will have each years winner/s added to acknowledge their achievement. These will be on display at the various sponsors showroom throughout the year. The smaller ones are exact replica's of the main trophy's and the winners will take one of these home to keep.
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Look forward to catching up with the originals and new faces from the north.
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Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:39 pm

Mate those trophies are freaking awesome !!!! :y:

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Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:45 pm

Good work Rob, some bloody nice trophies there. And I second your sentiments. It's been great meeting a truckload of good buggers at these events. And the competition side just makes it that more interesting.
I'm fully packed and heading off in the morning.....brand new kayak trailer loaded up.
Safe travels to those on the roads. Also good luck to the guys competing.....but not too much luck ;)
See you guys in my travels, the weigh-ins and definitely sunday night.

A big thanks to all the sponsors. You guys need a big round of applause :clap:
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Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:17 pm

Too much Rob, those are bloody impressive :rock:

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Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:49 pm

To save me trolling through all the posts can anyone tell me are sails allowed or not? Haven't got mine rigged on the new kayak yet but if they are I might throw it on tomorrow.
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Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:55 pm

Mental wrote:To save me trolling through all the posts can anyone tell me are sails allowed or not? Haven't got mine rigged on the new kayak yet but if they are I might throw it on tomorrow.
Jason, no,Team NZ say they want it back :rofl: :rofl:
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Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:36 am

Orty wrote:Too much Rob, those are bloody impressive :rock:
Catch you up soon neff. Well done on the work so far for the series :clap:
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Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:17 am

Fish'N'Snork wrote: The rules at last! http://ortonevents.co.nz/bridge-to-cape ... rules.html. [/color]
"2. The contest is restricted to Manually Paddled / Sail assisted Kayaks and Peddled Kayaks. Any other form of propulsion or watercraft is prohibited. Ferrying of Kayaks by any other vessel is prohibited. Any fish submitted for weigh-in are to have been caught from and transported back to shore by a Kayak. Contestants must be 16 years or older on the first day of competition. If younger they must be in a double kayak with a Adult."
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Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:10 am

Fish'N'Snork wrote:
Fish'N'Snork wrote: The rules at last! http://ortonevents.co.nz/bridge-to-cape ... rules.html. [/color]
"2. The contest is restricted to Manually Paddled / Sail assisted Kayaks and Peddled Kayaks. Any other form of propulsion or watercraft is prohibited. Ferrying of Kayaks by any other vessel is prohibited. Any fish submitted for weigh-in are to have been caught from and transported back to shore by a Kayak. Contestants must be 16 years or older on the first day of competition. If younger they must be in a double kayak with a Adult."
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Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:26 am

Hey Mental so do we need to watch out for KZN-M1 (m=Mental) :lol: :y:

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Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:57 am

STRAY DOG wrote:Hey Mental so do we need to watch out for KZN-M1 (m=Mental) :lol: :y:
Nah just using the standard Pacific Action sail :lol:
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Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:09 am

Awesome trophies Rob. Bloody awesome :y:
This series has been fantastic. Great to fish different parts of the country and as it has been said so many times-its meeting the people over a few beers that top off a great weekend.
Thanks Justin and all the sponsors :rock: :rock:

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Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:53 pm

fricken awesome Rob, looking forward to catching up with all the characters and slaying a few fish :rock:
The perils of kayak fishing are great...... especially for the fish!

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Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:49 pm

8) Great trophies, but shift work stuffs going to the comps for me, may strike days off someday.

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Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:28 pm

quick trip report got away early this morning and up at the 'g' spot for a quick pre comp fish with team saltlife, WHAT a day caught heaps up to 8kg all released need a rest tomorrow before the comp but ya never might change my mind, this weekend should go off.

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Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:28 pm

Well that's work out of the way :whew: The Ward is chocker!
Friday will see me trying ta drain some of the water out of my wet suit I used on Tuesday. Bloody Aussie caught all the fish and I'm still trying ta get through them, LOL. Michael from Mellie as some really good gigging action and was getting 5kg Snapper out of the rocks in 15feet of water :rock: When he pulled up another 5kg Snap, he ask what do I do with this? Told him ta release it, which was a new thing for him, LOL. Lucky he did, cause I was just starting ta think what was the size limit for Aussie Yakkers for spearos :?: All good was just jealous, cause I'm such a crap fisherman, LOL. I didn't even manage ta spear anything that day :tmi: Look forward ta the weekend ta see if I can change that ;) See ya dudes and Dudettes on the water and best of luck.
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Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:32 pm

Good Luck F&S hope that new kingi set see you right over the weekend :D
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Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:57 pm

Wagon packed ..... ive tried to travel light this time and cut my gear right down |(
No doubt ill forget something !

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