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by Casualtyward
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: Hello

Welcome aboard, Alifish!
by Casualtyward
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: winter kayak fishing
Replies: 17
Views: 1765

Re: winter kayak fishing

Thanks, it is all helpful. One thing I have to work with is the fact that I always end up sitting in water, dunno if it is just my weight at 105kg, but water always comes in scupper holes or laps over side with swell etc, so want stuff that will keep me warm when wet. I'll check it all out and find...
by Casualtyward
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: winter kayak fishing
Replies: 17
Views: 1765

Re: winter kayak fishing

I definitely rate high top footwear for keeping your feet warm and dry. I have the NRS Boundary boots => https://www.paddlerzone.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=157. They're high enough to avoid the water and tight enough to stop ingress if you do take one step too many. Then I we...
by Casualtyward
Wed May 29, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Monster PB Snapper and Gurnard
Replies: 10
Views: 1684

Re: Monster PB Snapper and Gurnard

Congratulations, Epic!! You're certainly putting in the hard yards and reaping the rewards.
by Casualtyward
Tue May 28, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone fished in Rarotonga?
Replies: 7
Views: 1549

Re: Anyone fished in Rarotonga?

I'm over there next week! Hopefully the fishing gods will be kind to me (and I can get a pass).
by Casualtyward
Fri May 17, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: Vacuum sealers.
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Re: Vacuum sealers.

I have this one: http://www.briscoes.co.nz/Product/1076160?gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=CjwKCAjwlPTmBRBoEiwAHqpvhdUQkFRjAUfcaY6foiyv5yKJXrrrBPwS3-Xx5V8PgaEzGeVY3SN5AhoCAekQAvD_BwE Seems to work well enough, though I do wonder if a more advanced model might get a better/tighter vacuum. I don't have anything t...
by Casualtyward
Fri May 10, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle pants
Replies: 17
Views: 2051

Re: Paddle pants

Coromandel Kayak Adventures (Rob and Janet) do Rasdex pants. Or Viking Kayaks do NRS dry pants. I have NRS pants, which I'm fond of, but I don't love. I like the semi-dry thigh pocket, but they have a pretty narrow fit. I'm 6ft and ~100kg. To get a pair that fits comfortably around my waist I had to...
by Casualtyward
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Taupo
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: Taupo

Can't help you there Hermodo, but there's a couple of Rob Fort 'Reel Screaming Kayaks' episodes where he covers jigging and softbaiting for trout. They're filmed in the Rotorua lakes, but surely some of the same concepts would still apply?
by Casualtyward
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: GET TOGETHER.
Replies: 9
Views: 1382

Re: GET TOGETHER.

No, that was the New Zealand Kayak Fishing Group on Facebook.
by Casualtyward
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Murrays Bay Noob
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Re: Murrays Bay Noob

Welcome aboard!

Plenty of good (and marginal) information available here.
by Casualtyward
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taranaki Kayak Classic 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 912

Re: Taranaki Kayak Classic 2019

Great job, Blair. I've been waiting all week for your report.

Well done and catching some JD's and winning a prize for it.
by Casualtyward
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Newbie to Kayak Fishing
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: Newbie to Kayak Fishing

Orere Point is good too, just a few more minutes down the road.
by Casualtyward
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Musings on kingfish
Replies: 4
Views: 833

Musings on kingfish

TL:DR - I missed a bunch of kingfish, but then I caught one over the weekend I think most kayak fishers aspire to catch a legal kingfish from their kayak. Many succeed - some by just plain luck, and some by putting in the yards specifically targeting them. I caught my first one from the kayak in Feb...
by Casualtyward
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Garmin Striker Transducer Profish 400
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Re: Garmin Striker Transducer Profish 400

You could always ask Viking if it'll fit.

They have this on their website: https://www.vikingkayaks.co.nz/kayaking ... transducer . It sounds like a different transducer to the one you want to use, but this might give you some hints...
by Casualtyward
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Looking for Intro Kayak
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Re: Looking for Intro Kayak

I'm about 6ft and 100kgs. I paddle a Ocean Kayak 4.3 Ultra with no worries. Otherwise the Viking 440 seems to support large lads too. If you can find one of those secondhand and in budget you'd be fine.
by Casualtyward
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trolling lures
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

Re: Trolling lures

The gold with red stripes is quite popular. I've also used a purple one with success.

Be warned - they dive deep (I won't tow one in less than 10m) and it's like pulling a plow (you'll feel the extra drag on your kayak).
by Casualtyward
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Hey
Replies: 1
Views: 572

Re: Hey

Welcome aboard Keywe!
by Casualtyward
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Non return scupper plugs
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Re: Non return scupper plugs

Or you could go for the more local option...

https://www.kayakadventures.co.nz/24/7- ... p/49885137
by Casualtyward
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Tauranga rookie
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Re: Tauranga rookie

Welcome aboard, Easyflip!
by Casualtyward
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AHB 20 Oct
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

Re: AHB 20 Oct

Curiously the Gurnard, coughed up prawns after it was boated. Actual prawns - about 1/3 the size of the ones you'd buy at the supermarket. I didn't know NZ had prawns, for Gurnard to eat, shrimps yes, but all the shrimps I've ever seen have been ~ 2cm or so, not 5cm . Interesting. I'm going to haza...