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by Schecter
Tue May 11, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Competitions and Events
Topic: EBOP KFC 2021
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: EBOP KFC 2021

I had blast too. I love going to the BOP, especially to the far east. I'll be back next year.
by Schecter
Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Safety
Topic: plb vs vhf
Replies: 19
Views: 259

Re: plb vs vhf

Good to read you're safe and well Smudger.aws. I carry both a vhf and plb. I carry the GME plb. It's a big unit and it's a tight fit inside my PDF pocket. The battery life according to the manufacturer is 8 years. I also carry the Cobra HH350. This is my 2nd Cobra vhf radio. I can't make a compariso...
by Schecter
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?
Replies: 90
Views: 3456

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

They're bloody nice kayaks. I've never rode one, but I really like the live bait tank that comes with the kayak. Plastic is fantastic, because I don't think the fibre glass kayaks would be very forgiving to the rock and oyster beds here in the Manukau. Storage wise, it won't fit in my garage and I'm...
by Schecter
Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Give Mangawhai a miss on weekends from now until Winter.
Replies: 16
Views: 440

Re: Give Mangawhai a miss on weekends from now until Winter.

[/quote] I pretty much boycotted the place until sunrise new years day, hoping the hangovers would keep a few people away. It was still busy but not crazy and the fishing was remarkably epic. When I've got multiple kingis 2m astern fighting over the livie I just put there to keep alive while I sort ...
by Schecter
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Is anyone alive in Hawkes Bay?
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Is anyone alive in Hawkes Bay?

Agree with AR. Writing trip reports can be tiresome and dreary. Pop a photo or vid on Instagram, youtube or facebook and it's instant gratification.
by Schecter
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Give Mangawhai a miss on weekends from now until Winter.
Replies: 16
Views: 440

Re: Give Mangawhai a miss on weekends from now until Winter.

I give Mangawhai a wide berth during summer after a near hit incident. Some crazy mofos at that time doing some dumb s*&t.
by Schecter
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Another lost kayaker Whangaparoa area
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Another lost kayaker Whangaparoa area

What's the latest news on the missing kayaker?
by Schecter
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Anyone considered Coro-G.Barrier-Mokohinaus?
Replies: 20
Views: 572

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: 20
Views: 572

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: 20
Views: 572

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: 20
Views: 572

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: 2073

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: 287

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: 372

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: 442

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: 2160

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: 1806

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: 341

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: 1777

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: 221

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*&%! :@