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Joined: Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:46 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Reload
Location: Maungaturoto

Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:25 am

HI I am new to the kayak fishing scene just bought a Viking Reload and have been setting up over the last few weeks.
Mainly be fishing Whangarei heads to Mangawhai area as this is home turf.also wanting to venture further north for the odd mission
I would be grateful for any advice or help on set up or areas to try.
Thanks keep up the good stories and info

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Kayak Rob
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Kayak Make: Old Town & Ocean Kayak
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Location: Corormandel

Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:02 pm

Hi Alifish
welcome to this amazing online resource. Its a great pastime into the outdoors.

Best advice is learn to get back on the kayak from capsize and take your time to build confidence. Check the weather forecast before heading out.
Good safety equipment should always be high on the priority list.

There is a wealth of knowledge on this forum that spans well over a decade, do some searches and most topics will be available including any questions.
Kayak fishing is life

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Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:23 am

Thanks Rob
Great content you are making keep up the awesome footage.

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Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:44 am

Welcome aboard, Alifish!
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Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:06 am

My initial advice is be wary of Whangarei Harbour. There are strong currents and it chops up badly with wind against tide. Also, not too many fish in the harbour over winter.

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Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:24 am

Welcome aboard...... over the years I’ve done a lot of yak fishing out of Waipu and into Bream Bay with some great fish caught....unfortunately I haven’t fished there for a couple of years not...
Winter isn’t a great time but it does pick up from around Labour Weekend especially before the long liners come in and hit the bay
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Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:49 pm

Cheers Guys I sure cant wait for this weather to improve. Went out last weekend for a quick paddle in the Kaipara only kawahi but man the oysters are fat.
Im trying to get out as much as poss as im going in for shoulder surgery in 6 weeks so will be out of action for a while hopefully all good for summer.

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Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:08 pm

Good luck with your recovery. I had shoulder surgery last April, no paddling for me for some time yet.

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