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by SitDown
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: fishing logbook / journal
Replies: 10
Views: 1404

Re: fishing logbook / journal

Results for the season 1st Sept 2019 - 31st Aug 2020 29 trips, 3 @ lures 26 on baits 5 skunks, with 4 of those trips learning / prospecting new fishing grounds includes 3 trips of 1 snapper 64 snaps kept = 2416cm into 64 = 37.75cm average smallest kept 32, best 61.... minimum size @ 35cm unless blee...
by SitDown
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 25
Views: 498

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

Your gear doesn't make you a better fisherperson. It's kind of sad to see some of the "gear elitism" expressed in the various kayak fishing communities agree with that, who cares about a brand of fishing kayak, always thought it was about getting out there & putting food on the table in any kayak I...
by SitDown
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Imported Kayaks
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Imported Kayaks

If I get the bug I will probably go to a Viking GT or 400. Ha !! You will get the bug.... cheaper on your pocket if you bail out now... If you are still curious Have a look at reef kayaks, plenty bang for your buck, the same with wavepassion Also Ocean prowlers, they are a proven weapon kayak Which...
by SitDown
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lure storage
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Lure storage

https://www.catchfishing.pro/product/waterproof-tackle-boxes/ I have a couple of these buggars, the smaller one fits in the tacklepod & under 20 bucks each, can be used without the dividers, so is basically a container, easily fits your spool of trace, sissors, secret sauce etc, trolling lures ...ve...
by SitDown
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 42
Views: 1506

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

Looks good mate.... I think :^)

hey ummmmm.... what do you do when your busting for a piss
Are you immune to wee wees while out there.... cant see a zip fly of some sort haha
by SitDown
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN 5/09
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: NN 5/09

nice day but water temp was 13 so cold that's really cold it was 13.8 last week when I did NN , it sat around that temp all day I was out, before that sesh, it had been 13.6 for weeks on end in the shallows last week, nothing on the sounder, just waited around till they showed up, was pretty good W...
by SitDown
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Slow Jig Rod
Replies: 10
Views: 585

Re: Best Slow Jig Rod

DeltaDivingNZ wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:09 pm
it put some unwanted stress on my rod tip and snap. Didn't have enough slack line out to compensate. Lesson learnt! 😂😂
stink bro, almost had that happen to me yesterday
by SitDown
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Best Slow Jig Rod
Replies: 10
Views: 585

Re: Best Slow Jig Rod

expand on the whoopsie bro
by SitDown
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN shallows
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: NN shallows

Yep, saw you guys on the beach
Nice haul you got there Mr Mayor of NN. If I knew that was you, would have come over for a chat instead of buggaring off like I did
Softies & sliders do it for you guys ?
by SitDown
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Anyone got a dedicated sabiki rod (hollow core for the line/hooks)?
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Anyone got a dedicated sabiki rod (hollow core for the line/hooks)?

they work well nearly bought one, just didnt want another rod on board altho it would save sabikis from getting tangled up then chucked out Ended up making my own 2 & 3 branch sabiki. size 8 stainless fly hooks, its next size up from a sprat hook, tied onto 15kg line, lumo bead above the hook, remov...
by SitDown
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN shallows
Replies: 4
Views: 401

NN shallows

Got to NN hr before sunrise, already other kayakers setting up Put fresh coffee on the ground, stood on it without having a sip....hmmmm Wind against tide for today's effort, low tide 930am pretty much flat conditions in the NW slight breeze on the outgoing Tried out a new spot for first time in 3m,...
by SitDown
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fishing Spot Recommendation
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Fishing Spot Recommendation

Zoom in & out, a few ks north of your inquiry https://tinyurl.com/y5cgnnu3 You will see motorhomes parked here on this orchard property. Directly across the road theres a bunch of houses, on the outgoing last 2-3hrs before low, just beyond what a surfcasters distance would be flicking out baits, thi...
by SitDown
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What Kayak suits taller people?
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: What Kayak suits taller people?

Im as long as you are, have a viking reload with the hurricane back rest, uses the hull as the seat, very comfy & tons of leg room even when you stretch out
by SitDown
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 42
Views: 1506

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

although I got chillblains on my toes after my previous outing. Maybe need some warmer booties, or wear some wooly socks underneath for some more insulation. I can vouch for the sharkskin socks = bloody warm. Plus I always put my booties & socks on after I have left the beach...hate bloody wet feet...
by SitDown
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anchor kits
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: Anchor kits

Anchors have their place for those that like em You may have to be a bit more on to it in different conditions on the day at your location Personally, I would not use it in a strong current. Where at anchor, the currents rips past you, pretty bloody freaky, especially when pulling the anchor up. Thi...
by SitDown
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mahurangi Channel 16/08
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Mahurangi Channel 16/08

kool report there mate, nice adding a 60cm to the bin as well eh :y:
by SitDown
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Another newbie from South Auckland
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: Another newbie from South Auckland

Welcome to the forum re: the muddy Still learning my local, Laingholm to Cornwallis, so may be similar down your ways Stay out of the main channel, fish the edges, only need 1/4oz sinker on strayline baits SW wind is sheltered down my ways on the incoming. Most times the wind change will happen at c...
by SitDown
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 42
Views: 1506

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

I added more slack chain between the shackle & cable tie, seems heaps easier to snap off the tie Having said that, over the years, have never broken off the cable tie when anchored for fishing https://i.ibb.co/3YGnxcH/anchor.jpg When you mentioned your clothing. A little while ago, I purchased breat...
by SitDown
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 42
Views: 1506

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

Far out mate, not good reading there I use a small cable tie, one good heave & its always released from the bottom. Even easier if doing the heave with a swell assisting in the release I did the sit on top kayak course that canoe kayak outlets put on One part was learning to get back in a overturned...
by SitDown
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Waiinu Sth Taranaki
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Waiinu Sth Taranaki

Nice report there mate
The fish down that way certainly are fatter
Enjoy the big feeds :y:

what type of knife you got on your life jacket, need to get one