My first proper kayak fishing mission

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ZIPTYD
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Joined: Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:39 am
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Profish 400
Location: Auckland

Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:45 pm

After taking the 400 out for a paddle yesterday (After a whole week of owning it and not getting out) I felt comfortable enough to go on a solo fish.

Alarm went off at 6.30 so got up and feed the cat and gave him his insulin injection. Loaded up the remaining hear I would need and headed up to orewa. Upon arriving I loaded everything up and got on the water as the sun was rising.

Paddled out to 3.4m of water and started to see life on the sounder so put a 1/2 pilly on the stray line set and started to sort out the anchor. Before I could even get it in the water the line started running. First fish onboard and hadn't even anchored or put down the burley.

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After that I decided to stay in this spot (literally a stone's throw from the beach). After putting 5 in the bin I decided to head out a little to try for some larger specimen. Upon finding more sign I threw out a whole pilly and was rewarded with a 42cm snapper. Then after losing 1 that would have been close to 50cm, just as I was about to net it , I managed to land the last and best fish of the morning a nice fat 45cm snapper.

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Needless to say, now I am hooked (pun intended)
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FatherOfMany
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Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:26 am

Welcome to the forum and well done man, that's a great result!
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kea999
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Location: Kirikiriroa

Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:34 am

Got to be happy as a first trip just need to get yourself a softbait setup find it a lot more enjoyable imo

ZIPTYD
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Kayak Model: Profish 400
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Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:41 am

kea999 wrote:Got to be happy as a first trip just need to get yourself a softbait setup find it a lot more enjoyable imo
already do. Was told that the area I was going was fishing well with smelly bait so thats the gear I took
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kingiFiddler
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Kayak Model: Hornet
Location: Mangawhai

Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:55 pm

Most excellent way to start.

Was the FF new? If so, what did you buy and why please? It's probably the next bit of kit I need to put on the yak.

jedijay
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Joined: Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:38 pm
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Kayak Model: GT

Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:46 pm

ZIPTYD wrote:
kea999 wrote:Got to be happy as a first trip just need to get yourself a softbait setup find it a lot more enjoyable imo
already do. Was told that the area I was going was fishing well with smelly bait so thats the gear I took
Don't listen to them, nothing beats chucking out a nice big slab of smelly bait ;)

ZIPTYD
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Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:29 pm

kingiFiddler wrote:Most excellent way to start.

Was the FF new? If so, what did you buy and why please? It's probably the next bit of kit I need to put on the yak.
Came with the kayak so can't answer as to why
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Kingfish killer
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Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:12 pm

Well done :y: Softbaits would of been successful also but as long your catching a feed its a mute argument .

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active_kiwi
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Kayak Model: Reload
Location: Auckland

Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:53 pm

It looks like you had a very similar experience to me. I went out last weekend for the first time with my new motor and came back with 6 legal snapper. Very much enjoyed it, but I do have to get better (faster) with the setup and pull down. That will be practice I expect.
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