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by Casualtyward
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sulivans Bay for a newbie
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Sulivans Bay for a newbie

The East Auckland Kayak Fishing Club fishes predominantly around Orere Point (incl. Kawakawa Bay, Kaiaua, Waitawa, etc), but occasionally ventures north of the bridge. A couple of times a year they also do weekend trips to Papa Aroha and Oakura. The club meets on the first Wednesday of the month at ...
by Casualtyward
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Newbie in South Auckland
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: Newbie in South Auckland

On another note are the no named radios ok to use or is it best to stick to the likes of uniden? What do you mean by no-name radio? I don't think i've seen any VHF radios that weren't a well known brand. I would stick with something well known as it's your best form of communication on the water. M...
by Casualtyward
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Knots damaging guides?
Replies: 12
Views: 321

Re: Knots damaging guides?

I changed to the FG knot because I was sick of my back to back uni knots catching on the guides. Some guides are easily damaged by getting knocked around, I think that's more likely than the knot damaging them.
by Casualtyward
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tamaki Yacht Club
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: Tamaki Yacht Club

* MPI (Ministry for Primary Industries) or Fisheries NZ (which is a business unit within MPI). MAF (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry) hasn't existed since 2012 - and even when they did still exist, they were last responsible for fisheries in 1995. After 1995 it was the responsibility of the Mini...
by Casualtyward
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Safety
Topic: Not trying to shame! Just another concerned fisher
Replies: 5
Views: 685

Re: Not trying to shame! Just another concerned fisher

For winter fishing I have NRS Launch boots (knee-high neoprene), NRS dry pants, a longsleeve sharkskin rapid dry top, YAK splash jacket, and a hat/beanie. If its really cold, I'll wear polyprop longjohns under my dry pants and may be a polypro or merino t-shirt under my sharkskin. I fish in Auckland...
by Casualtyward
Wed May 13, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Missing kayaker?
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: Missing kayaker?

The media must've lost interest when he was found pretty quickly. Seems these days they only report on doom and gloom (or if he'd been found alive after floating for a few hours). From memory, I saw an update that said he'd made it to shore and headed home. He was tracked down via his cell phone whi...
by Casualtyward
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: New kayaker after OK Prowler Ultra 4.7 test paddle
Replies: 12
Views: 353

Re: New kayaker after OK Prowler Ultra 4.7 test paddle

I can't help you with a sea trial as I have the OK Ultra 4.3. I think the front hatch on all the 4.3 and 4.7s is the locking type, the cross strap type was on the earlier Elite 4.5 and Prowler 13s and 15s - I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong. The rear well is the same on the 4.3 as the 4....
by Casualtyward
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: covid 19 sports
Replies: 49
Views: 1648

Re: covid 19 sports

"Allowed: swimming, surfing, kayaking, canoeing, rowing,..." So what do you row in? A rowing boat. .... Actually, I think its called a skiff. Very long and narrow and used by the likes of Mahe Drysdale, Presumably the eight is off-limits but the single scull is probably still allowed. You can row a...
by Casualtyward
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: covid 19 sports
Replies: 49
Views: 1648

Re: covid 19 sports

"Allowed: swimming, surfing, kayaking, canoeing, rowing,..." So what do you row in? A rowing boat. Always have. You could also call it a dinghy but rowing boat is the correct term. What they mean and fail to say is "No power boats or sailing boats." That covers everything they want to say but they ...
by Casualtyward
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: No fishing
Replies: 55
Views: 2319

Re: No fishing

Health Minister David Clark demoted after driving 20km to beach, breaking lockdown rules https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12322966 still didn't lose his job, not like some of us. NZ is supposed to be Egalitarian, but there are those amongst us, that think that being an...
by Casualtyward
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Lanyard
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: Lanyard

That looks like a Catch fishing magnetic release clip - it detaches at the red magnet so you can separate it if you need.

https://www.smartmarine.co.nz/product/1 ... lease-clip
by Casualtyward
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taranaki Kayak Classic 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 992

Re: Taranaki Kayak Classic 2020

Good job, Blair. Great report.

Once again you're doing the mahi and getting the treats
by Casualtyward
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Waiinu Beach, Sth Taranaki, 07-03-20
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Re: Waiinu Beach, Sth Taranaki, 07-03-20

Great effort and a nice read. If you launch at 6am, you avoid stickybeaks and only have to talk to fellow kayakers :lol:
by Casualtyward
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Port Charles and First Kingi
Replies: 4
Views: 904

Re: Port Charles and First Kingi

Nice work! There's nothing quite like the high pitched squeal when a kingfish takes off.
by Casualtyward
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Orere Point - the tried and true
Replies: 7
Views: 1239

Re: Orere Point - the tried and true

I went to fully using Z-mans for a while, but I just didn't feel like I was getting the success. I'm quite a lazy fisher - I often just cast out, leave it sit for a few seconds, then slowly wind it back. The scented nature seem to draw fish in, then the slow wiggely movement draws the strike. If the...
by Casualtyward
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Safety
Topic: Yak fisho pulled from water in Hauraki Gulf
Replies: 20
Views: 2804

Re: Yak fisho pulled from water in Hauraki Gulf

The issue with the VHF would likely be low aerial height - transmitting from in the water, especially in swell gives poor, or no, line-of-sight to repeaters (supported by the reference to occasional voices). This is why I recommend a 5W minimum, preferably with boost to 6 or more. Aerial alignment ...
by Casualtyward
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Orere Point - the tried and true
Replies: 7
Views: 1239

Orere Point - the tried and true

Orere Point 1/3/2020 I couldn’t make it to the EAKFC Club Day on Saturday, so I made an effort to get out on Sunday by myself instead. It’s been a while since I had a fish in Auckland so I thought I’d go for the tried and true at Orere Point. It’s like going to McDonald’s – you’ve got a good idea of...
by Casualtyward
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Yak fisho pulled from water in Hauraki Gulf
Replies: 20
Views: 2804

Re: Yak fisho pulled from water in Hauraki Gulf

The kayaker himself posted to the NZ kayak fishing group on Facebook group People have been asking what happened with the kayaker rescue on Sunday. The media didn’t explain why. I think my story could be useful in this group. Here is what happened. For a bit of exercise on Sunday, I paddled from Bro...
by Casualtyward
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Safety
Topic: Yak fisho pulled from water in Hauraki Gulf
Replies: 20
Views: 2804

Re: Yak fisho pulled from water in Hauraki Gulf

My thoughts exactly - so many unanswered (but obvious questions). If only it was Prince Harry, the media would have been right up in his grill and we'd know more than we needed to about the incident. I don't remember the exact forecast, but I know it was such that I didn't even think about taking my...
by Casualtyward
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 20.2 Kawakawa Bay
Replies: 5
Views: 1063

Re: 20.2 Kawakawa Bay

We live and learn. I figured you probably weren't aware of the Akl/Coro limit - most people don't post pictures incriminating themselves :lol:

Might I suggest the NZ Fishing Rules app for the future? That way you don't need to rely on dodgy locals.