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by Casualtyward
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First adventure with a man in a grey suit
Replies: 1
Views: 167

First adventure with a man in a grey suit

The weather around Mercury Bay was amazing over Labour weekend and gave me a couple of opportunities to get the kayak wet. On Saturday morning I paddled out and quickly met up with a large group of boats catching livebaits around schools of jack mackeral. I caught a few baits for myself and started ...
by Casualtyward
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rumour - 40kg king off a kayak at Northland comp
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Rumour - 40kg king off a kayak at Northland comp

Rabbit wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:02 pm Turned out to be nothing more than a rumor. Biggest king caught at the comp was 16kg.
About 40lb then :lol:
by Casualtyward
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: KFNZ Forums to Close
Replies: 37
Views: 1534

Re: KFNZ Forums to Close

It'll sad to see this forum end, but I totally respect the reasoning. My only hope is that someone distils all the collected wisdom of this site and generates an Encyclopedia Britanica-esque guide to kayak fishing in New Zealand :D
by Casualtyward
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: bunch of free stuff I don't need
Replies: 16
Views: 570

Re: bunch of free stuff I don't need

Great gesture, Kingifiddler! I have more gear than I'm ever likely to use - might be time for a clean out! Been meaning to tow one behind a paravane to get it deeper. Maybe this Summer. Just on the paravane suggestion - I don't think it'll work. The action of the bib will tip the paravane over and b...
by Casualtyward
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Barracuda fishing kayaks? Any other NZ-made yaks?
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Re: Barracuda fishing kayaks? Any other NZ-made yaks?

Is the Barracuda sit on still made? Certainly it's lightness and speed would be attractions. However I haven't tried it, I did for a while have a Barracuda beachcomber sit in on, which I think it was based, and my experiences of that not good. Tracking was horrible without the rudder down, and I pr...
by Casualtyward
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Anyone got a trailer FS
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Anyone got a trailer FS

hermodo wrote: Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:18 am I have a 4.1 prowler & drive a Nissan van
If it's only 4.1 couldn't you just slide it inside the van? :lol:

Maybe just don't stop so suddenly this time :rofl:
by Casualtyward
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Traded the boat for a yak.
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Traded the boat for a yak.

Hi all I'm based in Papakura looking to fish the coastal hauraki gulf and anywhere else within reach, also trout fishing. Just purchased a 3.9m kayak and will be taking it out for maiden voyage tomorrow around Kawakawa bay area. Looking forward to meeting some fellow fishers. Cheers, Simon Welcome ...
by Casualtyward
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Greatest Kayak Catches
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Re: The Greatest Kayak Catches

For epic catches in NZ waters you could search for Kerry Flowers' marlin capture (though he released it) or KingfishKiller's 36kg kingfish at White Island. https://www.kayakfishingnz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16074&hilit=marlin http://www.kayakfishingnz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=...
by Casualtyward
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 42
Views: 1654

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

You haven't been out paddling again, have you Marc?

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zea ... our-bridge
by Casualtyward
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mahurangi Channel 16/08
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Mahurangi Channel 16/08

Yeah the fishing was hottest as I drifted closer to Saddle Island, wasn't sure if that was because it was a better spot, or because the sun was out a bit more. Here's the link to the spray thing I got: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33031139768.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.27424c4dsultMy 12V Car Was...
by Casualtyward
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Kayak trolley
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: Kayak trolley

psaywell13 wrote: Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:32 pm
psaywell13 wrote:Where are you based ?

Sent from my SM-G988B using Tapatalk
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Sent from my SM-G988B using Tapatalk
He's in west Auckland - Ranui
by Casualtyward
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 42
Views: 1654

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

I'm thinking of a slightly loose fitting 3mm, one piece, with a zip up the front. I can't be faffed wrestling my self into it, for an hour to get it on and another hour to get it off, so looser is not an issue, it won't have to keep me warm for more than about fifteen minutes if I spill. Wot yer th...
by Casualtyward
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Two incidents, one death
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Two incidents, one death

Very sad. There's a couple of articles today that shed a little bit more light, but still don't answer all the questions. We may never know all the circumstances behind this tragedy (which means we may never learn from it). https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12350459 ...
by Casualtyward
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Towing behind a yacht?
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Towing behind a yacht?

Paddle wrote: Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:19 pm What's the stern line for Hairy? Just a backup?
The stern line is like a very small drogue to keep the back end tracking straight.
by Casualtyward
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Newbie in South Auckland
Replies: 15
Views: 557

Re: Newbie in South Auckland

And don't forget you need a license to use it for anything other than an emergency. Interesting point you raise there - I was unaware of this. Is there no dedicated VHF channel used for general chat etc? Yes there are channels for general chit chat (or ship to ship communication with your buddies),...
by Casualtyward
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sulivans Bay for a newbie
Replies: 7
Views: 490

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: 15
Views: 557

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: 414

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: 409

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: 1048

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...