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schultzynz
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:27 am

Hello and Help! :$

I'm after any and all recommendations on starting out in the Yak fishing game. I've seen a few different options online and instore but wanted some helpful advice.

Yak and accessories budget is up to about $1000, will be fishing mainly off the beach in the North Shore Beaches on the Hauraki Gulf and off the Awhitu Pen on the Manukau Harbour.

I'm a well fed chap around 105 kg and ideally would like a double yak so i can take my daughter or son out with me, however also happy to consider a single for fishing too.

As i said I'm a novice here and looking for help

Cheers in advance guys :y:

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Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:31 am

Welcome to the forum!

The old adage of try before you buy is the best way to go really, have a chat with the guys at the North Shore Kayak Club, I know they have a few club kayaks you could borrow to take for a spin :y:
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schultzynz
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:50 am

Mental wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:31 am
Welcome to the forum!

The old adage of try before you buy is the best way to go really, have a chat with the guys at the North Shore Kayak Club, I know they have a few club kayaks you could borrow to take for a spin :y:
Cheers will look into that!

DocProfit
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Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:16 am

Welcome aboard.

With that budget I would look at TradeMe.

You can pick up some good deals 2nd hand there.

Ocean Kayaks and Viking Kayaks are the 2 top brands.


Narrow Neck beach is the place to launch in that area. Drift along the edge of the main shipping channel.


Good luck :y:

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