Newbie in the Waikato

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enmei
Posts: 39
Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:39 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Profish Reload
Location: Hamilton

Fri May 20, 2016 12:12 am

Hello everyone, me names William, I am living in the Te Awamutu area. And I am very much new to kayak fishing.

I have been looking at getting myself a kayak for a couple years now and I have finally made the jump. I got myself a second hand Viking Profish 440 of trademe a few weeks ago, I took it out for a little test run the same day I picked it up and had a quick fish after meeting up with my boss from work who was out fishing with his kayaks near Te Mata on the Thames, went home with a 32cm snapper and a decent size kahawhai which I got on my little softbait rod which was a nice little fight :)

So far I am very happy about my little yak and can't wait til I take it out again. There's a few things I should probably get first, a anchor and a VHF at first, will need to look into a fish finder at a later date. I have been browsing these forums for a little now looking at any helpful info/advice I could find :)

I look forward to getting to know some people around here, as at this stage I am not to keen on heading out on my own haha :D

William.
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owaldock
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Fri May 20, 2016 7:41 am

Good work and welcolm aboard.

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Flounder
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Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:53 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
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Location: Te Awamutu

Sun May 22, 2016 4:27 pm

Hi William

I am in Te Awamutu as well and belong to the waikato kayak fishing club. We meet every couple of months in hamilton for a beer and a pub meal. the club organises about 6 day/weekend trips through the year and this is a good way to meet some fellow yakkers and enables you to buddy up with others to gain experience.


Give me a call anytime 021 243 5085.

The club also has a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/waikatokayakfishingclub/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Look forward to catching up.

Craig
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Hairy Little Dwarf
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Sun May 22, 2016 5:12 pm

Now there's a man who has his priorities right.
VHF then FFinder - I tip my hat to you, Sir. :y:

Snapper and a KY on the first trip too :clap:

Welcome along.

HLD
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enmei
Posts: 39
Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:39 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
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Location: Hamilton

Sun May 22, 2016 6:54 pm

Flounder wrote:Hi William

I am in Te Awamutu as well and belong to the waikato kayak fishing club. We meet every couple of months in hamilton for a beer and a pub meal. the club organises about 6 day/weekend trips through the year and this is a good way to meet some fellow yakkers and enables you to buddy up with others to gain experience.

The club also has a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/waikatokayakfishingclub/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Look forward to catching up.

Craig
Thanks, I will have to check them out.

Now there's a man who has his priorities right.
VHF then FFinder - I tip my hat to you, Sir. :y:

Snapper and a KY on the first trip too :clap:

Welcome along.

HLD
Haha thanks, I would rather struggle to find the fish then been stuck in the water while Search & Rescue struggle to find me :) and since getting a VHF is much cheaper then getting a FF (I don't just want any old cheap one) it makes sense to get that first. And it gives me time to look around to find a good deal on a decent FF.
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workingdad
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Kayak Model: profish GT
Location: waikato

Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:24 pm

Flounder wrote:Hi William

I am in Te Awamutu as well and belong to the waikato kayak fishing club. We meet every couple of months in hamilton for a beer and a pub meal. the club organises about 6 day/weekend trips through the year and this is a good way to meet some fellow yakkers and enables you to buddy up with others to gain experience.


Give me a call anytime 021 243 5085.

The club also has a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/waikatokayakfishingclub/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Look forward to catching up.

Craig
Hi Craig,

Is it OK if I give you a call? Just bought a fishing kayak having used a family members when we were away on holiday a few times and really enjoyed it but living in Morrinsville I am interested in meeting and learning some tricks from those more experienced.

Cheers

Brody

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