Level 3 Fishing or not.

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Fishfood
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Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:33 pm

Ok. So some changes when we change to level 3. You can surf but not boat. You can fish from wharf or beach but not rocks. So I'm guessing kayak fishing is still a non starter. Sigh.

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Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:01 pm

Does anybody have a firm answer on this? Once again - it is a bit vague....

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Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:33 pm

The answer is to get a mass launch of kayaks from Sullivans on the first good weather weekend, let them arrest 20 or 30 of us....force the issue...

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Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:44 pm

The ambiguity continues, no kayak fishing n level 3 that I understand, but you can mountain bike, which one is likely to cause more injuries?

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Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:30 pm

Will do a little research. I know things were initially prohibited under level 4 and were reconsidered ( farriers were one I know of) so maybe an advocacy between now and then could be helpful. As I understand it you can swim, surf and sup. Its pretty reasonable to add kayak fishing to that list in my humble view.

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Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:33 am

Smudger.aws wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:33 pm
The answer is to get a mass launch of kayaks from Sullivans on the first good weather weekend, let them arrest 20 or 30 of us....force the issue...
Could this be more effective, in the middle of the Auckland Harbour?

And likely to get more participants and publicity, maybe block off the ferries and boat traffic going under the bridge? Or front and centre off the Queens steps?

Or take all our 'yaks up to the Domain and sit in them, with fishing rods, on the lawn in front of the Monument in front of the Museum 2 metres apart, on Anzac day? With masks. No Lycra permitted.
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Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:14 am

As per NZ Herald blurb two days ago as from next Tuesday kayaking is Ok, guess that includes fishing from one too but not speciffic. Weather permitting know where I'm going to be

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Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:14 pm

I think it's unclear enough that you can go fishing and justify it by saying that kayaking is allowed. If approached by the police the worst you would probably get is a warning.

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Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:47 pm

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Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:32 am

Thanks for that. That's good enough for me. I was just going to launch here in the river (within walking distance) and paddle out from here. Now I'll do my regular trip and drive to Langs about 3km away and launch from there. I'll be heading out at 6 am from the south end of the beach. Just saying.


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Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:49 pm

I wonder what the definition of "keep close to the shoreline" is. 2km?
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Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:12 pm

I can get out to here without being more than 2km offshore at any time... :D
I read into it that you stay within an easy swimming distance of terra firma (and where you can walk back to the car without needing SAR to come and pick you up afterwards ;) ).

Plenty of 2kg fish in the paddling pool if you know where to look... Unfortunately I don't have a "local" beach, so will be plundering the local Trout stocks.
Smoked trout on toast for breakfast, how ever will I cope? :lol:
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Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:50 pm

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Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:00 pm

I'm with you on the trout! Rotoiti must be teaming with some hungry unmolested fish!!
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Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:08 am

Due to L3 travel restrictions, I won't be leaving sth Auckland for the Firth anytime soon. L2 will be most comfortable for me.

However, I have a renewed interest in our local beach; Wattle Downs / Weymouth Beach. I haven't been kayak fishing in this area for 5 years. The mouth at Weymouth beach is a very popular spot for surfcasters and some big Kahawai have been landed here.
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Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:49 am

Schecter wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:08 am
Due to L3 travel restrictions, I won't be leaving sth Auckland for the Firth anytime soon.
I would think that the regional aspect, is open to sensible interpretation "But you’re allowed to drive within your region to visit a park or beach for exercise."

So for you the Firth is not so far away, whereas, Lake Rotoiti, might be a bit far, for me in Birkenhead.
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Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:54 am

Schecter, I just see you got a PB Snapper at Rodgers Road, is that at Pukehina?

It's just down the road from Maketu which is where I spend a bit of time.

Any tips on the fishing style down there?

I've yet to catch one from the Kayak there as I go out in the middle of the day and spend not much time, so I want to improve my odds. :)

Cheers :D
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Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:58 am

It was pure luck. From what I recall, there was a strong westerly. I fished between 18-20m, and I used a pink/black crazy charlie 60 or 80g lure. It looks similar to a Lucanus.

I'm no expert in that area, but I've caught some great in Maketu as well - crazy charlie, once again.

I try to go home as often as possible, but the craziness of life in Auckland keeps me grounded. Good luck. :y:
Marc N wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:54 am
Schecter, I just see you got a PB Snapper at Rodgers Road, is that at Pukehina?

It's just down the road from Maketu which is where I spend a bit of time.

Any tips on the fishing style down there?

I've yet to catch one from the Kayak there as I go out in the middle of the day and spend not much time, so I want to improve my odds. :)

Cheers :D
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Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:13 am

It's going to be interesting to see what the fishing is like.

It had been a bit shit this year up to the lock-down.

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Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:50 pm

It was a bit lonely at Pilot Bay to start just before 0800. After 1/2 an hour or so two peddle Hobies arrived. Saw one other smaller type paddle kayak headed into the chop on Northern end of Pilot Bay as the other 3 of us headed back. 3 legal pannies plus an acrobatic kahawai for a couple of hours. Wind kept increasing and became no fun. Wind and tide no help for paddlers but pedal jobs could stem the wind a keep fishing. Did borrow a mooring for 1/2 an hour or so before calling it quits. At least a bit of a warm up for things to come. :y: :D

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