Newbie to this - BOP

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Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:33 pm

How's it everyone, very new to Kayak fishing as in have only just got a kayak. Am an avid surfcaster and only recently made the change!

From Rotorua so will most likely be fishing EBOP area.

I have just purchased a Viking Pro 400 stock standard. Any tips on decking out the yak for a newbie would be much appreciated, gear etc as I literally have nothing yet.

Have looked at doing the yak fishing course with Tim from Papamoa, any recommendations on that?

Cheers guys,

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Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:05 pm

As tempting as it is, don’t drill any new holes just jet. Wait until you are sure of what you want. Shouldn’t need to drill too many on a Viking anyway.

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Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:26 pm

Oh believe me I wont be doing that until I know what I'm doing haha. I guess what I'm asking is what a necessities, i.e. fish finder, gloves, types of rods/reels etc.

Cheers though.

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Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Viking PF400 Custom Black
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Location: Auckland

Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:37 pm

Yer mate, take it out a few times and you will work out what you need, I have seen guys come out the showroom with every possible accessory, you just done need them... Welcome along as well, look forward to seeing your trip reports. :y:

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Kayak Make: FishMaster
Kayak Model: Elite4
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Location: Birkenhead Auckland NZ

Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:18 pm

I found that this Forum, was very good in terms of sensible advice.

I also watched the youtubery extravaganza and ended up equipping my kayak with way too much gear.

Having said that, the following image is a sort of list of things to consider.

Fishmaster Elite4 'yak
Fishing for every thing from Trout to Kingfish

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Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:39 pm

Cheers guys much appreciated.

Looking forward to getting out there.

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