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by Mr Plow
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fish Finder, el cheap, wot yer reckon?
Replies: 6
Views: 862

Re: Fish Finder, el cheap, wot yer reckon?

I will add to the 'don't do it' . I honestly think you'd be better off without a fish finder at all. Instead spend your money on: - A water proof case for your smartphone - A years subscription to the Navionics app I get more from my Navionics app these days than I do my fish finder when looking for...
by Mr Plow
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I guess I need to buy some bird shaped lures now
Replies: 2
Views: 921

Re: I guess I need to buy some bird shaped lures now

Haha damn, I should've guessed something like that would have already existed!
by Mr Plow
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: Battered and Fried
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Battered and Fried

What are your techniques and recipes for battering and frying? The current one I use is this one which I've had great success with (I don't add paprika). It's pretty simple and easy though you do end up breading your hands. I've spied an awesome looking recipe in this cookbook I have at home but hav...
by Mr Plow
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Returning to the kayak, where & what to catch in Wellington?
Replies: 12
Views: 1371

Re: Returning to the kayak, where & what to catch in Wellington?

Wasn't feeling so great on Saturday so I decided to just float about in the Harbor instead of going on a mission. I spent a lot of time trying to catch gurnard between Shelly Bay and Halswell Point, trying different baits and all sorts. Even sat in the burly trail of some boat parked up at Halswell ...
by Mr Plow
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: PUK Bay
Replies: 5
Views: 854

Re: PUK Bay

Bad luck with the fishing but damn what a day it was! :y:
by Mr Plow
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Returning to the kayak, where & what to catch in Wellington?
Replies: 12
Views: 1371

Re: Returning to the kayak, where & what to catch in Wellington?

Hey all, Tomorrow is looking good for a paddle! Not sure where I should try though, South Coast, Evans or Makara. I'm kinda keen to try the South Coast with the weather looking so calm, I don't mind heading to Evans when it's not so great but the South Coast terrifies me when the wind picks up. I hi...
by Mr Plow
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: kahawai recipes
Replies: 14
Views: 1839

Re: kahawai recipes

The new Al Brown book Eat Up New Zealand has a fair few fish recipes, I think there is one in there for raw Kahawai
by Mr Plow
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hang kayak with pulley
Replies: 7
Views: 1049

Re: Hang kayak with pulley

I NEED to see this! ... :drunk: EDIT: Nevermind, found it :D Props to the guy who shared that! For what it's worth my Dad took me and my sister out when we were younger (early 2000's) one morning. We had 3 kayaks on a custom made trailer mount thing, forgot to tie them down, drove about 25 km (amazi...
by Mr Plow
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sea Sickness Medication
Replies: 17
Views: 2086

Re: Sea Sickness Medication

I can't help you with getting a hold of some Paihia Bombs but I also suffer from motions sickness (car, ocean, etc...) and ginger pills have worked really well for me, they're my go-to.
by Mr Plow
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How do you deal with spiny dogfish in a yak?
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Re: How do you deal with spiny dogfish in a yak?

Cool thanks for the tips, I picked up some cheap pliers today (they'll probably end up in the drink :doh: ) and I hope to head out this weekend. Can't wait :)
by Mr Plow
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: How do you deal with spiny dogfish in a yak?
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Re: How do you deal with spiny dogfish in a yak?

hmmm, interesting Needle nose pliers are great. I normally grab the spiny dog by the scruff of the neck with a wet rag, watch out for its tail as it will try to twist it around. Then use the pliers to de hook it and off it goes. When I try to imagine doing this I picture one hand holding the rod, on...
by Mr Plow
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How do you deal with spiny dogfish in a yak?
Replies: 6
Views: 639

How do you deal with spiny dogfish in a yak?

So how do people deal with species such as spiny dogfish in a kayak. It's one thing landing them on the rocks or a boat but I'm not quite sure what I'll do with one in a Kayak!
by Mr Plow
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Returning to the kayak, where & what to catch in Wellington?
Replies: 12
Views: 1371

Re: Returning to the kayak, where & what to catch in Wellington?

Straight off the beach at Makara is my fav - always a Teri or two hanging around - check out sunken rock also. I'll be looking forward to getting out there once I get this work load off my shoulders! Snaps are coming back too!! Yehaaa! When you say straight out how far are you talking? Like in that...
by Mr Plow
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Returning to the kayak, where & what to catch in Wellington?
Replies: 12
Views: 1371

Re: Returning to the kayak, where & what to catch in Wellington?

Awesome, thanks for all the info :y:
by Mr Plow
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Returning to the kayak, where & what to catch in Wellington?
Replies: 12
Views: 1371

Re: Returning to the kayak, where & what to catch in Wellington?

Where would be a good place to try for Gournard?
by Mr Plow
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Returning to the kayak, where & what to catch in Wellington?
Replies: 12
Views: 1371

Re: Returning to the kayak, where & what to catch in Wellington?

Wow thanks! Will definitely check this out :y:
by Mr Plow
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Returning to the kayak, where & what to catch in Wellington?
Replies: 12
Views: 1371

Returning to the kayak, where & what to catch in Wellington?

Hey all, I'm returning to Kayak fishing after a couple of years off. I used to frequent Evans Bay and Eastbourne in Wellington Harbour where I'd catch a lot of Kahawai and I'll probably head out in Evans Bay but where else can / should I go for a good fish? I used to only like catching fish with a l...