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by Schecter
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Anyone considered Coro-G.Barrier-Mokohinaus?
Replies: 19
Views: 423

Re: Anyone considered Coro-G.Barrier-Mokohinaus?

I recently spoke to an uncle who paddled from Leigh to Great Barrier island - Anthony Cribb. He was a renowned paddler in waka ama circles. He said It took him and a friend all day to paddle from Leigh to Great Barrier island. They camped on the beach overnight then paddled back to Leigh the next da...
by Schecter
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Anyone considered Coro-G.Barrier-Mokohinaus?
Replies: 19
Views: 423

Re: Anyone considered Coro-G.Barrier-Mokohinaus?

My Movie 15.mp4 I'm thinking of something less ambitious. Leave Waitawa, cross to Pakihi and fish around the island. Make my way to Karamuramu and back to Waitawa. Hope to do it over the xmas holiday break. I'm keen on joining you on this Jeremy, I've already done it several times, just got to pick...
by Schecter
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Anyone considered Coro-G.Barrier-Mokohinaus?
Replies: 19
Views: 423

Re: Anyone considered Coro-G.Barrier-Mokohinaus?

My Movie 15.mp4
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I'm thinking of something less ambitious. Leave Waitawa, cross to Pakihi and fish around the island. Make my way to Karamuramu and back to Waitawa. Hope to do it over the xmas holiday break.
by Schecter
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Anyone considered Coro-G.Barrier-Mokohinaus?
Replies: 19
Views: 423

Re: Anyone considered Coro-G.Barrier-Mokohinaus?

I know of a couple who paddled to Little Barrier and back for a day trip. It's doable but the conditions had to be perfect. I vaguely recall that they paddled from a beach somewhere on the Hibiscus Coast in the very early hours of the morning on an outdoing tide. When they returned very late in the ...
by Schecter
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: KFNZ Forums to Close
Replies: 38
Views: 1742

Re: KFNZ Forums to Close

Thanks Jason.

It's sad to hear this site will come to an end. This forum has taught me so much over the years, and it has forged great memories and friendships along the way.

All the best to you. :y:
by Schecter
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: They are out there
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: They are out there

Well earned champ. That Snapper has alot of girth.
by Schecter
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wattle Downs - Sunday. How was the fishing?
Replies: 0
Views: 227

Wattle Downs - Sunday. How was the fishing?

I was out walking the dog in Wattle Downs and noticed a couple of fishing kayaks on the water. Was this anyone on the forum? How was the fishing?
by Schecter
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Doubling over braid??
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: Doubling over braid??

I always double over braid when I'm tying a uni-to-uni knot, as an insurance policy. I know a bloke who has caught multiple 20lbs, never doubled over his braid until our recent trip. I was like "Dafaq!" :rofl:
by Schecter
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 80
Views: 1989

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

I'm more focused on the fishing angler than what they paddle, peddle or are powered-by. I was hesitant at first when the Bixpys were entering the comps. Nowadays I'm not fussed. And if recent competition results have anything to go by, it's pretty much the same anglers on the winner's podium - who a...
by Schecter
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cheapest good polarised sunnies - got any good sources please?
Replies: 16
Views: 1751

Re: Cheapest good polarised sunnies - got any good sources please?

The best, (but not the cheapest) polarised sunnies for me is from Specsavers. They can also customise their lenses if you have vision issues. They also look good and are very well made.
by Schecter
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Another newbie from South Auckland
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Another newbie from South Auckland

HI Snooky.

I live are the fringe of Wattle downs. I'll be keen to check out the old muddy again. Be good to fish around those parts again. It's been a long time since I've been to shark island.
by Schecter
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 42
Views: 1702

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

Not good to read Marc. Good to hear you're safe and well. There's been a few stories lately with kayakers getting into trouble.

I've been complacent recently, as I haven't practised re-entry for a few years. Reading threads like this is a stark reminder.
by Schecter
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tape on a wet hull - repair
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Tape on a wet hull - repair

I have T-rex tape but I can barely get the tape off the roll. It's strong as f*&%! :@
by Schecter
Sat May 23, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: water restrictions
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: water restrictions

I'm afraid it's true. Driest period on record and it could get worse.

Zero fishing for me at the moment. I'm working on rain water collection, drip feed irrigation and mulching to protect and feed my gardens for the tough times ahead.
by Schecter
Tue May 12, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Missing kayaker?
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: Missing kayaker?

I'm glad to hear they're okay. I know that stretch of water well. I use to kayak fish in that channel. When the tide is in full swing it is really difficult to paddle back to shore. I noticed the police helicopter flying over our neighbourhood on Sunday. But I thought it was some cheeky hua getting ...
by Schecter
Sun May 03, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Site Suggestions and Site Help
Topic: Flirty moms!
Replies: 1
Views: 359

Re: Flirty moms!

Hmmm...I've had no such advertising on my phone. So far I've got Mitsubishi and Harley Davidson advertisements.

Flirty moms and Glamorous grannies isn't so bad. It could've been Tentalising Trannies or Groaning Grandads :tmi: :lol: .
by Schecter
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Level 3 Fishing or not.
Replies: 20
Views: 1431

Re: Level 3 Fishing or not.

It was pure luck. From what I recall, there was a strong westerly. I fished between 18-20m, and I used a pink/black crazy charlie 60 or 80g lure. It looks similar to a Lucanus. I'm no expert in that area, but I've caught some great in Maketu as well - crazy charlie, once again. I try to go home as o...
by Schecter
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Loader
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Kayak Loader

Great idea. :y:
by Schecter
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tuesday...
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Tuesday...

I hope for good fishing weather myself. But I prefer a good rainfall for for a week or 2. I'm not liking the dry spell we've been having.
by Schecter
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: covid 19 sports
Replies: 49
Views: 1790

Re: covid 19 sports

:beer: :y:
Mahoy wrote: Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:18 pm No Marc, you deserve a “thank you” you made the effort.
Cheers
Mark