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by Telecaster
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Four days in the far north
Replies: 12
Views: 330

Re: Four days in the far north

I've only fished Stevies a couple of times but did really well on snapper both times. Last year I got a PB @ 18.5lb about 50m off the SW corner. I'm up there each year around mid-late Feb, can't always make it over there depending on conditions. Easterlies make the stretch pretty sketchy - I usually...
by Telecaster
Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Four days in the far north
Replies: 12
Views: 330

Re: Four days in the far north

Nice report. I'll be at tauranga bay from 14/2 for a week, looking forward to fishing around stevies again. Last year drove up to Taupo bay and fished the coastline north of there, very fishy, got a nice king on softy gear. Bit of a drive though.
by Telecaster
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kawakawa bay
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Kawakawa bay

I used to fish there a lot when I lived in Manurewa. To be honest, I don't think I have ever gotten a snapper over about 55cm from there. My best ones were in the high current areas between Karamurama and Pakihi. If I were in a comp and trying for a big snapper, I would prefer Orere point over kawak...
by Telecaster
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Northland classic 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 446

Northland classic 2020

Hi

Anyone fishing the northland classic? It is on labour weekend.

I am pretty keen but would like to team up with someone or a group if possible.

I have plenty of experience.

Thanks
Patrick
by Telecaster
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?
Replies: 54
Views: 1946

Re: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?

Does anyone know if Stealth or any other fibreglass kayak maker has tried adding graphene (6% wt for max youngs modulus improvement) into the epoxy? I'm wondering if it helps get something close to the performance of carbon fibre (or a worthwhile improvement) but with the cost of glass fibre. Heck,...
by Telecaster
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mahurangi Channel 16/08
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Mahurangi Channel 16/08

Nice work, I have never had much luck at Mahu. I usually end up paddling out a bit further. Have you got a link for the water spray thing? I tried searching Ali but couldn't word the search properly.
by Telecaster
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?
Replies: 54
Views: 1946

Re: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?

Having the rudder sticking out of the bottom of the hull looks like a pain in the ass. I like to drag my kayak up the beach a bit after I land, then walk to my van to get my kart. Can't see how you'd do that without risking rudder damage. I just grab the "drag handle" on the side of the k...
by Telecaster
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?
Replies: 54
Views: 1946

Re: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?

Mine has the sounder flush mounted on the hatch cover. Has been ultra reliable, in the third owner at least and it’s still fine. That’s because the terminals are dry all the time inside the hill.
by Telecaster
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?
Replies: 54
Views: 1946

Re: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?

I'm definitely keen to take a good look at a plastic stealth. Currently paddling an old Stealth Fisha 550 which is great to paddle, but lacks the large fish hatch of the recent models. I have also had to patch up the gelcoat a couple of times from landing on shingle beaches. Nothing structural, just...
by Telecaster
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The north
Replies: 4
Views: 1408

Re: The north

18.5lb caught on 10lb softbait gear. 7” bruised banana. Dragged me into the foul but I was able to use the swell to lift him out, line came up with clumps of weed on it. Tried to release but he was spent.
by Telecaster
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Holiday in Tarawhanui, help with where to go
Replies: 4
Views: 1171

Re: Holiday in Tarawhanui, help with where to go

Iris shoal should be fishing ok by nw, otherwise follow the tide out along north channel and fish around Maori rock and Fairchild reef. Don’t try to fight the current, use it as a travelator.
by Telecaster
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The north
Replies: 4
Views: 1408

Re: The north

I’ll just leave this here:
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by Telecaster
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: The north
Replies: 4
Views: 1408

The north

I'll be based at Tauranga Bay from tomorrow until next Sunday in case anyone wants to team up for a paddle? I am happy to drive up to an hour in any direction to get amongst some good fish.

Drop me a PM if you like.

Cheers
Patrick
by Telecaster
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Matauri Bay - 19th Oct 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 696

Re: Matauri Bay - 19th Oct 2019

Nice one - I love Matauri bay too. That channel gets a lot of tidal flow and the wind really funnels thru - can get pretty nasty at times.
by Telecaster
Fri May 17, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle pants
Replies: 17
Views: 4356

Re: Paddle pants

:x

The disturbing part is you had that picture already right??
by Telecaster
Wed May 15, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle pants
Replies: 17
Views: 4356

Re: Paddle pants

I had the gul code zero salopettes from NZ sailing and although fairly comfortable and warm with the high front and back, the waterproofing was average. I think the seated knees up position in the kayak seat stretches the fabric and compromises the waterproofing. Got worse and worse and I finally go...
by Telecaster
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: SOLD: Old Town Predator XL
Replies: 9
Views: 2977

Re: SOLD: Old Town Predator XL

Not a bad result in the end Dirk?
by Telecaster
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN 20/09 - PB Smashed
Replies: 10
Views: 2101

Re: NN 20/09 - PB Smashed

Awesome fish well done.
by Telecaster
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak fishing for trout in Rotorua
Replies: 13
Views: 3149

Re: Kayak fishing for trout in Rotorua

Have you got a sounder? I haven't fished Rotorua but have done a bit of trout fishing from the kayak. I usually look for smelt (usually show up as a faint row of dots in mid water) then try to lower my flies to around that depth and just jiggle them slightly every 30 seconds or so. I use a woolly bu...
by Telecaster
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where to get plastic to repair OK prowler?
Replies: 5
Views: 1495

Re: Where to get plastic to repair OK prowler?

Yellow if possible but I'm not fussy, it is a battle-scarred old beast.