The little kayak that could - Sunday 2nd April

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Schecter
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Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Profish EVO IV
VHF Call Sign: ZMW8098
Location: Auckland

Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:35 pm

It's the tri-annual fishing competition at work. The call to compete was made far and wide to various reps, tradesmen and office staff to sign-up and be in the chance to win thousands of dollars worth of prizes. A combined tally of 142 anglers, 3 charter boats, 9 boats and 1 kayaker rose to the challenge.

The forecast predicted 12 knots gusts which made the little kayak very anxious :doh: .

It was 5:45am and the conditions were perfect. This made the little kayak very happy as he could utilize the drift, stealth, soft-baits and micro-jigs much more effectively.

Later in the afternoon, at the weigh-in station in Half Moon bay, the catch was measured and weighed. Most of the anglers who had never come across a fishing kayak were very curious and surprised about the morning's take.

Later in the evening, competitors gathered at the Apothecary Cafe for drinks, food and prize giving. Gasps and cheers filled the room as the little kayak won 2 categories, taking out 3rd heaviest Snapper of the day, and 1st prize for catching the most fish of any angler and vessel in the competition :rock: :beer: .

The little kayak was happy as hell and everyone know's his name. The next day (today) he duly reminded all his workmates about how his arms are very sore.....from carrying his newly won tools back home :lol: :rofl:
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Viking Tempo
Viking Profish 440

PB: Snapper=79cm. Rogers Road, 26/10/14

PB: Gurnard=34cm. Orere Point, 17/06/15

PB: Kingfish=75cm. Omaio, 13/02/16


Manurewa Marlins RLFC. The Home of Joe Galuvao, Henry Fa'afili, Greg Eastwood, Daniel O'Regan, Jesse Bromwich,
Kenny Bromwich, Peter Hiku, Ligi Sao, Siliva Havili.

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Kingfish killer
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Kayak Make: Ocean Kayak
Kayak Model: Ultra Prowler 4.3
VHF Call Sign: kingfish killer
Location: Glen Eden Waitakere City

Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:01 pm

well done bro ! :rock:

dedant
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VHF Call Sign: ZMU5052
Location: West Auckland

Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:50 pm

Bloody hell! Nice prize bro. :y: First time I've heard a 440 described as 'little" , :D
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Glass is Class.. dedant

kingiFiddler
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Kayak Model: Hornet
Location: Mangawhai

Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:52 pm

Well done. What do I have to buy and who from, to be in the next comp?

May I respectfully suggest Makita sponsor the next one? TIA.
:-)

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FatherOfMany
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Kayak Make: Old Town
Kayak Model: Predator XL Petrol
VHF Call Sign: ZMW9858
Location: Papakura, Auckland
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Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:59 pm

Well done mate, keeping the kayaker reputation high.
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Old Town Predator XL
OK Tetra 12
Old Town Predator 13
OK Prowler Elite 4.5 #1, OK Prowler Elite 4.5 #2

PB: Snapper=66cm, J.D.=39cm, Gurnard=38cm

VHF Callsign: ZMW 9858

Kayak Fishing Auckland

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piwikiwi
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Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: PF400
Location: papamoa

Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:48 pm

haha nice work Schecter you should make this into a childrens book :D

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Peace
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Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:12 pm
Kayak Make: Barracuda
Kayak Model: SOT Fishing Pro
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Location: Auckland
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Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:48 pm

way to show'm

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AndrewRawlingson
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Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:19 pm

...and they all lived happily ever after :D

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Trini
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Kayak Model: Prowler Ultra 4.3
VHF Call Sign: not yet
Location: Perth, WA

Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:18 pm

Like!!! :y: I'm gonna read this to my kids tonight!
Trini

OK Prowler Ultra 4.3

Snapper PB 54cms (2.7Kgs or ~6lbs in old money) ,56cms no wait 59cms now!
more awaited...
Still waiting on the day I catch a +60cm model.....

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Downtown
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Kayak Model: PF440
Location: Tauranga/BOP region

Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:52 pm

Shot :y: Tight sponsors couldve chucked in a thermus for ya :lol:

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Schecter
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Kayak Model: Profish EVO IV
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Location: Auckland

Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:29 am

Downtown wrote:Shot :y: Tight sponsors couldve chucked in a thermus for ya :lol:
Thanks for reminding me DT :sweat: :P :rofl:

I've been the happiest chap at work this week. Our sport rocks! :rock:
Viking Tempo
Viking Profish 440

PB: Snapper=79cm. Rogers Road, 26/10/14

PB: Gurnard=34cm. Orere Point, 17/06/15

PB: Kingfish=75cm. Omaio, 13/02/16


Manurewa Marlins RLFC. The Home of Joe Galuvao, Henry Fa'afili, Greg Eastwood, Daniel O'Regan, Jesse Bromwich,
Kenny Bromwich, Peter Hiku, Ligi Sao, Siliva Havili.

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fritter
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Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Profish 400 Lite
VHF Call Sign: ZMW4166
Location: Mt Albert

Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:53 pm

Good stuff Schecter. Proud of you.

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