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by hermodo
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Launching the Yak in Napier.
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Launching the Yak in Napier.

Well, with the Port having closed the ( Bout Ramp), oh my God ,what a typo in the title of an article!! I left it that way because once I had posted it I couldn't change it ! I'm sensitive to incorrect spelling . Probably my years in the printing industry, but that was a doozy! Anyway, I have notice...
by hermodo
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie - auckland - what helped when starting out?
Replies: 23
Views: 2224

Re: Newbie - auckland - what helped when starting out?

Yeah, It's hard to know where the priorities lie. I mean , do all the safety stuff , by all means , but theres mores to it than that ! Even if you aren;t going out , check the tides , the weather forecast, all that stuff. In Auckland you are lucky because the coastline and launching spots are varied...
by hermodo
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Port Boat Ramp Closure
Replies: 8
Views: 1487

Port Boat Ramp Closure

Today I launched at the ramp at the Port , enjoyed my morning ,landing a couple of high spirited KY, but was disappointed to note that the boat ramp will close on the 30th of November. The notice, for all to see, states that increased traffic volume has made the area unsafe and for everyones safety,...
by hermodo
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: The fishing in HB over the last few months
Replies: 6
Views: 1039

Re: The fishing in HB over the last few months

nice pics there Blair. I recognise the coastline behind you in one pic ,but I can't work out what that fish is in your last pic ,. Is it a banded wrasse, or something like that?, I presume you fish over structure ,where you are ,or maybe out onto the sand flats a bit . How deep?, and do you lose muc...
by hermodo
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: wake up
Replies: 3
Views: 1004

Re: wake up

Sweet, good to hear from you Rex, and good to see a mixed bag catch. Something other than Spinys in the winter is a bonus,eh? keep up the postings
by hermodo
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: wake up
Replies: 3
Views: 1004

wake up

Yep, so winter is over, the All Blacks have won their first pool match, its officially Spring, the whitebait season is underway, sea temps are rising ,slowly , but it is happening as it does every year. So what state is your yak in? Could you throw it in the water tomorrow? Sweet, if the answer is y...
by hermodo
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Waipu Cove
Replies: 15
Views: 2565

Re: Waipu Cove

Wasn;t thinking to reply till I read that temp reading for your water , Like , 16 degrees? you guys are lucky! I'm in Hawkes Bay , which ,to be fair, isn't that far south, and it will be a month or more before we get temps like that. Currently we are tracking along at at least 3 or 4 degrees less, a...
by hermodo
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak suggestions, budget $800-$1200?
Replies: 7
Views: 1383

Re: Kayak suggestions, budget $800-$1200?

Check out Viking Kayaks , they are doing viking 400's for about $1000, the old model ,no pod but still a good value yak.
by hermodo
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forecast apps?
Replies: 6
Views: 998

Re: Forecast apps?

I'm from Hawkes Bay , but I've just spent 10 days in Auckland . It rained every day, luckily I wasn't there to fish , but I would say if you want to fore cast Auckland weather ....rain !
by hermodo
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: Smoking saw dust.
Replies: 4
Views: 3754

Re: Smoking saw dust.

I quite like the smoker , I catch a lot of KY, I like Jack mackerel smoked , and it adds another dimension to eating your catch. For over a decade I have been a Gardener , but now I am an Aquarist, so gardening has become a leisure activity , if you can call it that , it's still hard work! However ,...
by hermodo
Tue May 28, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Loading kayak on car...
Replies: 14
Views: 3010

Re: Loading kayak on car...

Heres a bit of a laugh ! Oh, by the way ..... Trailer . I drive a Nissan van, & paddle a 4.1 Prowler , and after heaving it up onto the van for a while ,I got pissed off with that, so since putting the boat in was only a short drive , like about 2km & no highway etc , I slid it in the van & chocked ...
by hermodo
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Taupo
Replies: 2
Views: 758

Taupo

I'm thinking I might rock over to Taupo for some freshwater fishing .Its a couple of hours drive from here( Napier) so not too much of an effort, you know could be a good weekend trip, so what I need to know is which areas to target and what with. I do have some experience on the lake with my son in...
by hermodo
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Doing it by hand!
Replies: 0
Views: 733

Doing it by hand!

The last few times I've been out ( in the Kayak ) I have had quiet patches when I have chucked a simple little hand line over the side. No highly spec'd reel, performance rod , and above all no big expectations ! On some occasions I've used fresh mussels , squid, not so much pillies because it is ha...
by hermodo
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Gadgetmans Espri
Replies: 2
Views: 1397

Re: Gadgetmans Espri

Nice , Chamfer the outside edges, spray it blue , & it'll look like part of the yak !
by hermodo
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Berleying and anchoring - how to and what not to...
Replies: 7
Views: 1828

Re: Berleying and anchoring - how to and what not to...

I anchor a lot , fishing mostly over a sand bottom, & relatively shallow, 5m to 15m. There are basic rules for me . i never anchor in a big swell, & I use a running rig , also I try to keep myself ' head to wind", from my sailing experience this way you can see whats coming . using a running rig is ...
by hermodo
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Burley making by numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Re: Burley making by numbers

yeah , good effort . ! When it comes to packaging tho , We make burley at work ( National Aquarium ), & we stick it in a long plastic tube of nice thick plastic . Comes in a roll & when frozen you can just chop off what you need . you can tie a knot in it , then fill it to the length that will fit i...
by hermodo
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Friday port session
Replies: 0
Views: 733

Friday port session

Finally got all the homie jobs out of the way, so invested in a guilt -free fishing trip from the Port . left the ramp at about 9.30 am . Dead low tide ! and headed to the outside green bouy . i gleaned a handful of mussels from the bouy , and this proved to be a blessing . There was a fair bit of P...
by hermodo
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: C'mon ,liven up, whats goin down ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1354

C'mon ,liven up, whats goin down ?

I noticed that the last post on this local section was in early November, and with all due respect , the weather hasn't been good . However, I do feel this part of the forum is a good form of contact , so I personally would like to make a New years resolution to post more articles on here. I used to...
by hermodo
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mahia Advice.
Replies: 2
Views: 854

Re: Mahia Advice.

Hi Liam, I fish Mahia from time to time, and you can't go wrong ! On the southern side Waikokopu is a good launching spot , theres a sheltered inlet that lets you launch into good water, a bit of structure, and 4 to 6 m of water in close . Taylors bay is shallow & sandy, and also faces south , worth...
by hermodo
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Work-ups
Replies: 0
Views: 761

Work-ups

After having done a reasonable amount of surfcasting lately, and not seeing too many work ups, but getting the odd KY, today the Marine Parade was exploding with KY action, work ups all along the beach. I was working ! However , sea conditions are good , if a bit windy, and theres fish in the Bay, L...