North Shore Newb

Introduce yourself and may be find a fishing buddy or two...
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tom12
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:55 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Profish 400
Location: Auckland

Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:51 pm

Hi All,

After years of surf-casting with limited success and being envious of the kayak fishers passing me by (and all their bigger fish coming back) I have decided to take the plunge and get myself off the beach.

So after much research and thanks to the teams at Canoe & Kayak and Fishing Direct (thanks to them both for all the advice!) my wallet is considerably lighter and I am keen as to hit the sea this summer and hopefully meet some of you guys along the way.

I plan to join the NSKFC in the next couple of weeks. I live on the shore but my wife's family all live in/around Hahei so we head down there every month or 2. I am going down to Hahei next weekend (28/29-Nov) and taking my new toys along if anyone is around that area and keen to tow a newbie along for a fish? ;)

Thanks to a lot of you for the great advice on this forum - a lot of the stories certainly helped me to take the plunge! Looking forward to getting some more tips on the water. :)

Tom :D

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destin
Posts: 4835
Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:18 pm
Kayak Make: Ocean Kayak
Kayak Model: Prowler 4.3
VHF Call Sign: ZMW9308
Location: St Heliers
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Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:23 pm

Welcome aboard :y:
Ocean Kayak Prowler Ultra 4.3 ZMW9308

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Peace
Posts: 376
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:12 pm
Kayak Make: Barracuda
Kayak Model: SOT Fishing Pro
VHF Call Sign: ZMW5048
Location: Auckland
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Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:59 pm

Welcome to the kayak family

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FatherOfMany
Posts: 1802
Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:34 am
Kayak Make: Old Town
Kayak Model: Predator XL Petrol
VHF Call Sign: ZMW9858
Location: Papakura, Auckland
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Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:42 am

Welcome Tom, you won't be disappointed. My surfcasting rod now just sits in the garage collecting dust.
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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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blair
Posts: 297
Joined: Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:43 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Profish 400
Location: north shore

Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:34 am

Welcome. What kayak did you end up getting?

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tom12
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:55 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Profish 400
Location: Auckland

Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:24 pm

blair wrote:Welcome. What kayak did you end up getting?
Hi Blair

I got a yellow/black Profish 400.

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blair
Posts: 297
Joined: Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:43 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Profish 400
Location: north shore

Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:29 pm

Snap. If you see the same kayak out near narrowneck come say hi

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tom12
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:55 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Profish 400
Location: Auckland

Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:42 pm

Nice! Will do .. am keen to have a go out of there at some stage.

dedant
Posts: 1539
Joined: Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:11 pm
Kayak Make: Stealth-less
Kayak Model: Pending
VHF Call Sign: ZMU5052
Location: West Auckland

Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:32 pm

Welcome aboard!
Come and join us at Sullivans Bay next month.
Check us out on the North Shore Kayak Fishing Club Face Book page.
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Glass is Class.. dedant

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tom12
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Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:55 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Profish 400
Location: Auckland

Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:04 pm

Thanks Ant, I am free that weekend so will definitely aim to come along.

I have filled in the reg form on the club page and xfer'd the $. Will come along to the meet at the beginning of next month and say hello.

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Hainesy
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Posts: 8291
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:20 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Reload
VHF Call Sign: ZMW 2196
Location: West Harbour

Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:06 pm

Welcome aboard !

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