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by hermodo
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: wake up
Replies: 3
Views: 645

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: 645

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: 1567

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: 1007

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: 620

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: 2473

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: 2431

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: 585

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: 558

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: 1213

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: 1530

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: 728

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: 590

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: 1130

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: 694

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: 643

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...
by hermodo
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mouse poop.
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: Mouse poop.

Yeah possibly ,but by no means guaranteed, the project as it stands is a concept design , that has to go through all the financial rings of fire to see if it is a goer. Thats where its at just now . The council, who own the current set up has it on their 5 to7 year development plan. Long way to go !
by hermodo
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mouse poop.
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Mouse poop.

Today I dusted off my kayak, and after couple of months off the water , I have to say it needed a bit of attention .After about an hours worth of maintenance I was ready for a paddle. The silicone spray can was on the empty side but everything worked . The most disconcerting thing was that the rear ...
by hermodo
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Mahia Kayak Fishing Event
Replies: 3
Views: 1764

Re: Mahia Kayak Fishing Event

Yeah, I'm keen but September for me already has quite a few commitments, October sounds good !
by hermodo
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: New to the region
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

Re: New to the region

Hi Kent ,I'm Herman ,or as my persona on this forum , "Hermodo", a tag cruelly applied to me by my son shortly after "the Lord of the Rings " trilogy, which has stuck like baby shit to a blanket! I mainly fish out of the Port because its so close to home and easy launching , all weather really, Basi...