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by Casualtyward
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Orere Point
Replies: 1
Views: 410

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: 855

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: 1090

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: 2980

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: 441

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: 1152

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: 4867

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: 1899

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: 1899

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: 1000

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: 884

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.
by Casualtyward
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sorry folks another NN TR
Replies: 13
Views: 1205

Re: Sorry folks another NN TR

Question: Where's this yellow buoy? Thinking of heading out sometime this week. Also, has anyone tried launching at Orakei and heading out to Bean Rock lighthouse? If I head there I might have less traffic to fight against on my way back central.. My brother and I used to do this. We caught a few, ...
by Casualtyward
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Waikato Region
Topic: New Kayak Fisher
Replies: 5
Views: 808

Re: New Kayak Fisher

Welcome aboard!


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by Casualtyward
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: wheel-ez mini cart for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 788

Re: wheel-ez mini cart for sale

Could you fit a OK Prowler 4.3 on it?
by Casualtyward
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.
Replies: 45
Views: 4043

Re: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.

Vibration is a good thing, it means the lure is working hard. I’ll just throw this out there for starters http://www.vikingkayaks.co.nz/kayaking+info/events+tips+%26+reviews/trolling+lures+q+%26+a+session+with+stephen+tapp I have a few lures that I troll on occasion. I bought some Dr Evils a couple ...
by Casualtyward
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: TAS Attack!
Replies: 19
Views: 1958

Re: TAS Attack!

The lure creates an awful lot of drag, but I think this is necessary to get it to dive down to the snapper. I don't know how you folk paddle with them on kayaks. I liken them to towing a plow - you can really feel the extra effort needed to keep the kayak moving. I've had a bit of success with them...
by Casualtyward
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Ocean Kayak Ultra 4.3. SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Re: Ocean Kayak Ultra 4.3... #2

Crikey, That's an absolute bargain!!

I'd wish you luck for the sales, but I can't see them lasting long at that price.
by Casualtyward
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Yaks for young teens: Mission Catch 290 vs something more 'serious'?
Replies: 24
Views: 1833

Re: Yaks for young teens: Mission Catch 290 vs something more 'serious'?

I hadn't heard of it. I'll check it out. I was hoping to get something made locally, to support NZ inc. I think you'll find Phoenix kayaks are NZ designed and made. Epicskwid down in the Hawkes Bay used to fish out of a Mission 290, maybe PM him for an opinion. I can't help you myself - I've only e...
by Casualtyward
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1811

Re: Paddle recommendations

I upgraded from a one piece fibreglass Carlisle paddle to a two piece carbon fibre Propelz Venus. I bought it online without testing it first. I like that the new paddle is easier to transport, adjustable, and super light. But the blade is a longer touring shape which takes a bit of getting used to....
by Casualtyward
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Members
Topic: New Member
Replies: 7
Views: 994

Re: New Member

Can you tell me: 1) would you or anyone you know be keen in doing a trip like this? 2) what would you be wiling to pay to do a trip like this? (please choose one price) $47 $97 $127 3) what 3 things would expect to get from the trip? 4) what would make you want to come back again? 5) what would mak...