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by Casualtyward
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Anyone got a trailer FS
Replies: 1
Views: 48

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: 128

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: 258

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.

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16074&hilit=marlin

http://www.kayakfishingnz.com/forum/vie ... f=8&t=3464
by Casualtyward
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 42
Views: 1506

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: 314

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: 6
Views: 393

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: 1506

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: 265

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 http...
by Casualtyward
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Towing behind a yacht?
Replies: 3
Views: 269

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: 524

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: 461

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: 524

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: 388

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: 392

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: 1003

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: 431

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: 437

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: 1745

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: 1745

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: 2439

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...