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by Casualtyward
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Tauranga rookie
Replies: 1
Views: 204

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: 743

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...
by Casualtyward
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Hi all from Auckland
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Re: Hi all from Auckland

Welcome aboard, Barac!
by Casualtyward
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Live bait solutions
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: Live bait solutions

I usually use them as I catch them.

Someone once suggested one of the plastic berley pots you can buy for a few dollars from the Warehouse. I haven't tried that yet though.
by Casualtyward
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Waikato Region
Topic: Mercury Bay
Replies: 7
Views: 593

Re: Mercury Bay

I should defer to G1's superior knowledge. He's a local whereas I'm just an occasional thief in the night.

In fact, I was probably using G1's tips when I caught my first kayak kingi down there last year...
by Casualtyward
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Waikato Region
Topic: Mercury Bay
Replies: 7
Views: 593

Re: Mercury Bay

You could launch straight off the beach and look for the bait schools. Some nice kingfish get caught in the bay over summer.
by Casualtyward
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Hello everyone!!
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: Hello everyone!!

Welcome to NZ!
by Casualtyward
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kohi - Monday August 27 (video added)
Replies: 26
Views: 2227

Re: Kohi - Monday August 27

Good to have you back, Destin!
by Casualtyward
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Kayak carrier
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Re: Kayak carrier

by Casualtyward
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Orere Point
Replies: 1
Views: 517

Orere Point

Its been a while since I reported last, so I thought I better do a trip report. Went out at Orere Point yesterday on the basis of a pretty good weather forecast and tales of success the day before. The air was cool, but not as cold as I had expected. Looking from the beach it looked like it was goin...
by Casualtyward
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thursday AHB
Replies: 9
Views: 1002

Re: Thursday AHB

I'm thinking of using my waders, with a belt and a lifejacket I should be OK in the harbour. Herb Spannagl ('Rainbow' on this forum) used to do likewise until he had a bad experience and the water got past the belt - its hard to swim if your waders are full of water and you can forget about trying ...
by Casualtyward
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Fledgling Kayak fisher in Whangaparaoa
Replies: 5
Views: 1264

Re: Fledgling Kayak fisher in Whangaparaoa

Welcome aboard!

Hit up the North Shore Kayak fishing Club - bound to be some advice in there somewhere :lol:

Try out a few kayaks and find one that suits you and what you want to do.
by Casualtyward
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Help struggling getting the Kayak to the water
Replies: 30
Views: 3215

Re: Help struggling getting the Kayak to the water

If you already have a c-tug, you could buy the wheelez conversion kit. Its cheaper than a new set of wheelez - but not by much :lol:

http://www.beachwheels.co.nz/shop/kayak ... ersion-kit
by Casualtyward
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Newbie in Auckland
Replies: 2
Views: 554

Re: Newbie in Auckland

Welcome along!
by Casualtyward
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Trolling for Kingfish
Replies: 9
Views: 1310

Re: Kayak Trolling for Kingfish

sk8e8 wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:36 pm
IMO, a live bait. Then you only need to go like 1-2 kt and that'd be perfect.
Double that. Slow troll a livey - it's very relaxing until the ratchet starts to growl...
by Casualtyward
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Site Suggestions and Site Help
Topic: Typing laggy on KFNZ
Replies: 15
Views: 7230

Re: Typing laggy on KFNZ

I'm getting it on my work PC using chrome too, 'tis very annoying
by Casualtyward
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Flags- laws/by-laws or just good practice?
Replies: 26
Views: 2026

Re: Flags- laws/by-laws or just good practice?

Note my bit about black being the most visible - under certain circumstances. I believe they find light blue very visible from aircraft! I did see that, but was curious what the 'certain circumstances' were. I was also wondering how that stacked up against more modern fluro colours and potentially ...
by Casualtyward
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Flags- laws/by-laws or just good practice?
Replies: 26
Views: 2026

Re: Flags- laws/by-laws or just good practice?

There is mention of the Auckland Regional Council Navigation Safety Bylaw 2008 on the KASK website. This is what is there plus comments, which might be worth considering. ARC Bylaw ~ Visibility of kayaks and paddle craft Effective from 1 July 2008 Clause 2.17 Auckland Regional Council Navigation Sa...
by Casualtyward
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Weather resources et al.
Replies: 9
Views: 1114

Re: Weather resources et al.

I use the Metservice app or even better Metservice Marine app on my phone for a broadscale approach to the next few days. This does tide times too. But for the fine scale information about the particular site I'm going to I use Windguru. It seems to be fairly accurate and can have several forecasts ...
by Casualtyward
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak letting in water
Replies: 7
Views: 941

Re: Kayak letting in water

Are you using one-way scupper plugs or solid bungs?

I wouldn't think sealing them closed would be a good idea as then any water that got into the cockpit couldn't escape.