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by SitDown
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: pt chev area
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: pt chev area

Will try out your land marks, thanks for that. The spot x book put me on to some marks, then I found my own spots, some I can touch the bottom with my paddle Meola is an unusual place to fish, as the tide rises over the oyster rocks, the tide flow can change & go the wrong way for an hour then chang...
by SitDown
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN - cracking morning - no fish
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: NN - cracking morning - no fish

Are you using drift chute when soft baiting, that keeps the yak in a straight line I find NN better from mid march onwards & taka cliffs outgoing tide late evening till change of light Inner harbour mate, from the harbour bridge to Pt Chev - Te Atatu up to Herald isl fishes well at this time of the ...
by SitDown
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AHB 20/1
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: AHB 20/1

try this extra step next time iki your snapper like you do, then between the gill flaps, sever the main artery that sits along the backbone to bleed it, rinse it over the side to clean it..... a 30sec job the flesh becomes more whiter, the fish tastes tons better & keeps longer than what you maybe u...
by SitDown
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: pt chev area
Replies: 2
Views: 259

pt chev area

went out for the first time this year on saturday at meola reef pretty hard going, nothing like it was in mid summer last year water temp was 29 when I left, then dropped off to 24deg where I dropped the pick in 2m water stray baits for a few hrs.... 3 undersized, 3 keepers of 32, 37, 37 plus a few ...
by SitDown
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: fishfinder & worm beds
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: fishfinder & worm beds

no distinguishing features on the sounder, they just look like sand Buggar, thats what I thought it might be Met a local yesterday in the inner waitemata harbour, we traded some fishing spots at the beach He mentioned in a general area "over there" a worm bed, go there, easy as fishing Sweet, with ...
by SitDown
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: fishfinder & worm beds
Replies: 3
Views: 335

fishfinder & worm beds

do worm beds show up on a ff, if so, what do you look for
by SitDown
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie - auckland - what helped when starting out?
Replies: 23
Views: 2256

Re: Newbie - auckland - what helped when starting out?

Forget bait fishing. This may be a little contentious, but it isn't required. It's messy and attracts sharks. Anchoring and berley deployment are a little more complicated on a yak. Concentrate on soft baits and perhaps, slow jigs if you plan to fish in deeper water Come on mate, sometimes you need...
by SitDown
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie - auckland - what helped when starting out?
Replies: 23
Views: 2256

Re: Newbie - auckland - what helped when starting out?

probably over the top, who knows, I was drawn to these 2 just after scoring my yak https://www.canoeandkayak.co.nz/shop/courses/sit-on-top-skills-course-auckland/ especially good to learn how to get back on your yak if you fall out of it, not as easy as you may think https://www.boatingeducation.org...
by SitDown
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deep diving lures
Replies: 20
Views: 3190

Re: Deep diving lures

Halco Poltergeist XDD 50, says crazy deep 8m+ on the packet.... 20 bucks at marine deals https://www.marine-deals.co.nz/halco-poltergeist-xdd-50-lure For a little buggar that it is, feels like I am towing a sack of spuds or something to that effect, but they do work well Pays to file off the hook ba...
by SitDown
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN 16.11
Replies: 5
Views: 931

Re: NN 16.11

Into them again eh mate, nice report as usual

I did taka cliffs on a windy Friday after work for the incoming, nothing worth keeping, had a few really good line pullers that all fell off.
There were 2 charter boats between the yellow buoy & no7 & 2 others around the place, good to be out there
by SitDown
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: phone keys storage
Replies: 3
Views: 953

phone keys storage

I bought these dry storage things for the car keys & phone. Am more worried about my car keys, with the immobilizer chip.... it would cost heaps for a call out plus a new chip for the key if they got water inside it. Then there's the value of the clever phone (cheapie) The storage thingies cost arou...
by SitDown
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Where to Fish
Topic: Tips for beginner
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Re: Tips for beginner

find a safe place, jump out of your yak & try & get back in it, there is a technique to do it, believe me, its not easy till you know how
the weekend comp I was in, there was mention last year in that comp, a fala tipped out in the sea, could not get back on his yak, nearly drowned
by SitDown
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Competitions and Events
Topic: CKF Kayak Fishing Social Gathering and Competition
Replies: 3
Views: 1571

Re: CKF Kayak Fishing Social Gathering and Competition

First time at this social gathering

Kudos to you Rob & Janet for organizing this epic event

Absolutely fantastic, heaps of fun & laughs
Met some hard case fisher folk off this forum
The bring a plate shared dinner was amazing
Will be back next year
by SitDown
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 29
Views: 3657

Re: FF/GPS Combos

Have just installed the humminbird helix 7 mega si g3 in my reload Wanted something with side imaging & an up to date unit with the techie stuff Was easy as to install, also added the berleypro visor https://i.ibb.co/MMn5X63/P1030401.jpg To be honest, I did not know that the supplied transducer was ...
by SitDown
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: couple trips
Replies: 2
Views: 645

couple trips

Went out last sat 28th to narrowneck for my first softbait slider session this year, got there at dawn, was the only fisher in the whole area it seemed, drifted around the 2 green markers sort of.... 1 little bump on the slider for the 3hrs I was out there, no fish, back on the beach, packed up, dro...
by SitDown
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Howzit from the shore!
Replies: 4
Views: 730

Re: Howzit from the shore!

welcome to the forum
short pants & barefeet in winter, bloody hard out mate :y:
by SitDown
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tamaki Yacht Club – 22nd September
Replies: 5
Views: 926

Re: Tamaki Yacht Club – 22nd September

nice one mate
a nice well conditioned fatty you have there
the head frame & gut flaps make excellent eating too, enjoy :y:
by SitDown
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 29
Views: 3657

Re: FF/GPS Combos

ah I see, advanced user mode, thanks man

Marc N
I looked at the striker & the new echomap
https://buy.garmin.com/en-NZ/NZ/p/59286 ... 0-01899-20#

the echomap, ti2 & humminbird are similar priced, last 2 include navionics
by SitDown
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 29
Views: 3657

Re: FF/GPS Combos

seems to be tons of options to customize the unit to your liking when having a quick looksie today I couldn't find in the settings where the reverse transducer option was... any suggestions on display at the shop was the 7, 8, 10 & 12.... the 7inch version is quite a big unit compared to my lowrance...
by SitDown
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 29
Views: 3657

Re: FF/GPS Combos

Thanks man for all the helpful info, especially liked the reverse mount transducer option, would never had thought of being caught out on that.... the helix 7 mega si g3 is beyond my budget but worth saving for What model do you have, so I can find out if the reverse transducer option is available o...