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by SitDown
Wed May 29, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Monster PB Snapper and Gurnard
Replies: 10
Views: 1100

Re: Monster PB Snapper and Gurnard

nice fish mate :y:
by SitDown
Wed May 29, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Auckland Region
Topic: meola
Replies: 10
Views: 2399

Re: meola

Have fished here every 10-14 days since last trip report, pretty much more of the same results Started to drop off almost 3 weeks ago in numbers Try 1 last time before they head out to the deep till next season, small tides & had to be back by 530 or slog it thru thick smelly mud.... no thanks Strai...
by SitDown
Tue May 28, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Loading kayak on car...
Replies: 12
Views: 1288

Re: Loading kayak on car...

I have the rhino rack thingy from the link above quick to assemble & pack away, easy as to load the yak up. I find my reload is awkward to pick up & place on the roof rack in one continuous movement I'm guessing my shoulder strain has come from either doing that or wrong habit in paddling https://i....
by SitDown
Tue May 28, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: North Shore Noob
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: North Shore Noob

no expert here, but found NN best to fish with sliders & softbaits. the only thing I personally do not like is the strong currents at times Baits under the taka cliffs or at least between the 2 green markers https://webapp.navionics.com/#boating@12&key=jhs_Fu%7Dyi%60%40 NN has a pretty good communit...
by SitDown
Tue May 21, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Auckland Region
Topic: Manukau
Replies: 3
Views: 812

Re: Manukau

The Manukau is a short drive from my place & I want to explore it a bit more as Ive heard of some good fishing year round if you can get on to them, obviously info from boat owners Most fisher folk I have met talk up about big tide flows heavy sinkers & patchy fishing I have paddled out from Cornwal...
by SitDown
Sun May 05, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deep diving lures
Replies: 17
Views: 1276

Re: Deep diving lures

nice one Doc
any more keepers for the day
by SitDown
Sun May 05, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Auckland Region
Topic: Manukau
Replies: 3
Views: 812

Manukau

Went out of Laingholm this morning (8:30) in the thick fog, looking for a new spot x for winter Gurnard fishing, never caught any in the yak Tried the shallows in the bay (Titirangi side) before the channel, lots of splashes around, not much current, little bites turning into very small kahawai whic...
by SitDown
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tamaki Yacht Club 28th April
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: Tamaki Yacht Club 28th April

Good report mate

Have you tried the shallows around east & west bastion reefs close to bean rock ? those shallows look quite fishy
by SitDown
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Easter at Tiro
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: Easter at Tiro

Nice haul there mate

Hey ummmmm, wheres Tiro at ?
by SitDown
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tamaki Yacht Club 19th April
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: Tamaki Yacht Club 19th April

Far out man, that's a huge paddle for a day out.... at least you got a good feed out of it That cook up looks dam good too Theres some big current around rough rock towards north head & no13, personally, I reckon theres more current in the Rangi than out west on the Manukau where I go Have found goo...
by SitDown
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: chill pod lid
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Re: chill pod lid

if its the expanding foam like I think it is, be careful we used to foam up custom made stainless fridges, they would bow out the sides even when stiffened up with 4 x 2's & angle iron also check if the foam is compatible with the pod plastic, you don't want the foam to eat away at it I use 3 frozen...
by SitDown
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Whangaparaoa 14/04
Replies: 8
Views: 724

Re: Whangaparaoa 14/04

9lb fish is a goodie, especially on that 2500 reel
Might have to give this trolling thing a go
Like you say, may as well be fishing while you're paddling :y:
by SitDown
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: BerleyPro Visor Review....
Replies: 3
Views: 1260

Re: BerleyPro Visor Review....

Looking at getting something like this
I see these do not have a clear piece over the screen of the fishfinder... the dried salt issue seems alot less than without a visor
Still happy with it ?
by SitDown
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: ff fixer
Replies: 3
Views: 1182

Re: ff fixer

Went to a few fishing outlets that sell ff / gps units, nope, cant be fixed or not interested in finding help for said stuffed unit Even Lowrance doesn't fix them, if they do, they are sent to Mexico with no guarantee Equal Electronics Ltd, http://www.efrontier.co.nz/ of Te Atatu here in west aucks ...
by SitDown
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fun Fishing with Ferry's
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: Fun Fishing with Ferry's

nice bag limit there doc
good to see NN is still doing it
sliders ?
by SitDown
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weather limits
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Re: Weather limits

For me, 10kt off shore wind is good for paddling around for a fish in water up to 15m You can get away with higher winds of almost any wind direction in the shallows of a tidal estuary. In deeper water with a running tide, this would be asking for trouble Learn & understand your regular fishing loca...
by SitDown
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Auckland Region
Topic: meola
Replies: 10
Views: 2399

Re: meola

SitDown wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:48 pm
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by SitDown
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Auckland Region
Topic: meola
Replies: 10
Views: 2399

Re: meola

Got out there today, NE 15kt winds, shallow water, a bit rough on the eastern side of the reef, white caps further away from where I anchored... rocked around for 10mins in the gusty wind chop... some wet arse, truly safe for the conditions but more annoying, so paddled to a calmer western side... a...
by SitDown
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone fished in Rarotonga?
Replies: 7
Views: 1416

Re: Anyone fished in Rarotonga?

Heard its quite seasonable, so check whats around at the time If you do Raro, do Aitutaki as well Have fished the reefs in a kayak in aitutaki, your softbait rod will do the trick, spinners & softies are all you need.... you dont need a yak, just wade out like the fly fishers do Bluefin trevs easy e...