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by hermodo
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Blue Cod surprise
Replies: 0
Views: 24

Blue Cod surprise

On the odd day when the weather gods and days off work coincide there is some magic time to be had paddling in Hawkes Bay. So on a chilly but fine,windless day I ventured out to my favourite spot on the second green bouy of the shipping channel at the Port of Napier. Locals will know this spot as ma...
by hermodo
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Is anyone alive in Hawkes Bay?
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Is anyone alive in Hawkes Bay?

This post is in part an inquiry, in part a trip report, and in part a scalding ! Lets deal with the inquiry side of things first. Who is still kayak fishing in the Bay ? Are you catching anything ,and if so ,what? Do you follow this site? Are you simply bored with the same 3 people posting articles?...
by hermodo
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Washing down car and yak with fresh water.
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Washing down car and yak with fresh water.

I haven"t tried this but , just an idea, maybe a cheap pump up garden sprayer, you could even add a bit of "Saltaway" or detergent. Just an idea!
by hermodo
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: KFNZ Forums to Close
Replies: 38
Views: 2053

Re: KFNZ Forums to Close

A huge thanks to you Mental for this site , & the many people who have been involved at all the different levels. I'm an old codger, so have resisted the sheep -like mentality of being on Facebook but this announcement could change that . Baaaaa ! The support and inter reaction I have had from t...
by hermodo
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: They are out there
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: They are out there

Yeah, well done Blair! Tell me, are you using bait or have you switched to soft baits & Jigging ? maybe a combo ? Good results anyway.
by hermodo
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: work ups
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: work ups

Yeah, well funny you should say that , because I have a rod in the van mostly all the time, and one smoko I actually did just that ,raced out to the beach and caught 3 KY in my smoko break . That was couple of years ago and since then things have changed dramatically in the fish keeping world I work...
by hermodo
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: work ups
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: work ups

Yep, from the first floor we have an exceptional view of the coast.
by hermodo
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: work ups
Replies: 4
Views: 163

work ups

My job at the Aquarium puts me in a good spot to see all the KY work ups along the Napier foreshore . Needless to say these occur when I'm at work ,not permitted to fish, but this week there have been several good boil ups, and in really close. As I stood observing one, a bloke ran to the surf line ...
by hermodo
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Anyone got a trailer FS
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Anyone got a trailer FS

Doesn't quite fit, & would'nt be legal Casualtyward, That last comment indicates you've read at least one of my previous posts,eh!? That was a while ago too!
by hermodo
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Anyone got a trailer FS
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Anyone got a trailer FS

I'm looking for a light trailer to replace the one stolen from my workshop. Preferably in Hawkes Bay but seem a bit hard to come by here, so anywhere really. I have a 4.1 prowler & drive a Nissan van ,so the trailer option is the easiest way to cart the kayak around.
by hermodo
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anchor kits
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: Anchor kits

I anchor quite a bit , but remain wary of getting into trouble. In Hawkes Bay here we have generally sand bottom with very little structure, and relatively shallow. You need to bring the fish to you since you can't hunt them in their habitat. Anchoring allows you to burley and bring the fish in ( in...
by hermodo
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Retirement Fishing
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: Retirement Fishing

Awesome way to start retirement Rex, it's only going to get better as it warms up too. See you out there !
by hermodo
Sun May 10, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Level 3 Lockdown close to shore yak fishing
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: Level 3 Lockdown close to shore yak fishing

most of my kayak gear has been stolen, but I got a gurnard off the beach at Bay View last week, so they are around !
by hermodo
Fri May 01, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Bike fishing.
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Bike fishing.

Having had most of my gear ripped off in a burg just before lockdown I responded by buying some new toys online and thinking about this bike fishing thing . Well, Marine Deals came to the party & just as level 3 kicked in ,heres my new little telescopic rod & reel, within the hour of being a...
by hermodo
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tuesday...
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Tuesday...

Yeah, what is it about the Birkenhead wharf? My daughter lives a couple of hundred meters up Hinemoa Rd , so I often visit the area ,sometimes with the intention of fishing the wharf, but it's a well guarded spot ,with no room for visitors. The same crew every time. I know theres a nice channel runs...
by hermodo
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Bike fishing.
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Bike fishing.

Since we cannot Kayak fish , I am going to "Bike Fish". Since the lockdown I have been cracking out between 10 to 25 km on the coastal bike trails most days, so it was only a matter of time before I started thinking that some of the spots I was looking at were entirely fishable. Hawkes Bay...
by hermodo
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lockdown
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Lockdown

Hows everyone doing / All well? you need to be careful who you ask,eh . Someone may be ill, in which case you could offer some positive comments . I have a mate, who I don't see that often, but you never ask him, are you well? He immediately reels off, his toenail infection, his bronchial cough, his...
by hermodo
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ripped Off
Replies: 8
Views: 1479

Re: Ripped Off

Yep, Marc N, thanks for the consolatory words. The frogs I have are golden bell frogs. I was hoping to get some whistling tree frogs this season but there didn't seem to be any about . I had geckoes many years ago,but these days you need to be permitted, and have specific habitats for them so I don'...
by hermodo
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ripped Off
Replies: 8
Views: 1479

Ripped Off

I have a couple of days off at the moment so it would make sense to go for a fish! Oh no , not so ...! On Thursday or Friday last week someone broke into my workshop,where I keep a good deal of my toys. This is a shed in a complex of storage sheds,from where I have in the past run a business. Now I ...
by hermodo
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Launching the Yak in Napier.
Replies: 2
Views: 2308

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...