Phoenix Phlatties

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Hairy Little Dwarf
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Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:13 am

Out for about 90 minutes again this morning to the sound of distant surf and Kiwis screaming at each other.
Gave some more flounder a lift home to join us for breakfast. :inlove:
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Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:46 am

Nom nom nom! :y: :y:
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Mon May 02, 2016 6:26 am

Another run last night - perfect conditions and some good sized mats. Ended up with 8.
A few were actively hunting and provided some entertainment as I stalked them until they settled.

Yaks are definitely the civilised way to do this 8)
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Mon May 02, 2016 8:52 am

Nice HLD!
My current challenge is to catch some squid from the kayak, but after that I think this will be next on the list.

Don't suppose you have any of those lights for sale anymore?
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Mon May 02, 2016 3:50 pm

Yum great tasting fish!! :clap:

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Mon May 02, 2016 7:37 pm

Great one and good head shot :y:

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Mon May 02, 2016 9:09 pm

Hi HLD,

What is your spotlight set up made out of?
How do you manoeuvre the kayak, do you paddle or pole yourself around?
How deep can you spear the flounder?
Would you cover more area on the kayak than someone on foot?

Thanks

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Tue May 03, 2016 9:02 am

Hi Rob,
In answer to your questions:
The spotlight is a custom halogen inside a pyrex test tube which drops through the scupper, powered by a 12v wetcell in the rear well it stays cold as it's immersed. This gives a good field of light with no backscatter off the water or glare (as the light is under the yak)
The other night I got 8 with the halogen, my buddy with a headlamp got 1
Mk1 design posted here, It's been through a couple of evolutions since this how-to.
http://www.kayakfishingnz.com/forum/vie ... ?f=12&t=44
Paddle to the grounds, then stow the paddle and just pole along with the spear.
As a rule of thumb, I only hunt where I can touch the bottom with my fingertips - This means no chance of lost fish as I can get my fingers underneath it.
You can cover a lot more area than on foot, plus no pressure waves to spook the fish. You stay dry and warm and you don't have to worry about being cut off :)
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Tue May 03, 2016 10:32 am

Awesome! Well done HLD
I have been out looking for flounder recently around Clarks Beach, unfortunately have yet to spot one but managed to find some squid hanging around in the shallows. First one swam right up to me, so I speared it before rushing home to grab the squid gear and nailed a few more on the squid jigs
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Tue May 03, 2016 11:25 am

Oh hell yes! Flounder & Squid in one thread...... delicious.

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Tue May 03, 2016 12:25 pm

Hmm... Definite Alien hunt on the cards in the very near future :y: :y:
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Dad! Dad! Look at his fish! It's way bigger than anything you've EVER caught! - Nosey 7-8yo boy on opening my icebox to father strapping down his $XXX Stabicraft 759(?) - Gold. Pure Gold.

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Tue May 03, 2016 2:06 pm

Pointloader wrote:Awesome! Well done HLD
I have been out looking for flounder recently around Clarks Beach, unfortunately have yet to spot one but managed to find some squid hanging around in the shallows. First one swam right up to me, so I speared it before rushing home to grab the squid gear and nailed a few more on the squid jigs
That's awesome Pointloader! My new mission is to catch some squid. I'm planning on heading up to the Northshore for some squid fishing on Saturday morning, but good to know that Clarks Beach is another option. Feels closer to Papakura than Murray's Bay, though I'm not sure it really is.
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