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by SitDown
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sulivans Bay for a newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Sulivans Bay for a newbie

East auckland has a club as well, loacted at Half moon bay I think... very active it seems with club trips away, might be closer to you than the north shore ?
Known as eakfc on FB.
by SitDown
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: NN

to be honest, I thought I was going to get another skunking cause water temp was bloody cold at the beach... bit of a buggar when you are committed to a fishing spot
water temp on the beach was 12.2 deg, then slowly went up as I got to my spot, it sat around 13.7 - 13.9
by SitDown
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN
Replies: 4
Views: 113

NN

Early start just after dawn, met Karl off this forum on the beach, straight to Taka cliffs 7m water, bites & fish straight away, a few small keepers. Dropped down 2 lives in return scored 2 JDs within 20mins while baitfishing for snaps....first time catching JDs off the kayak There was a steady flow...
by SitDown
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sulivans Bay for a newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Sulivans Bay for a newbie

only fished sullies once with the north shore kayak fishing club its also known as "no fish bay" haha north shore kayak fishing club has a club meetup this Saturday at Martins bay, might be worth considering http://www.nskfc.org.nz/2020-Calendar/NewTab1 cheap membership & good bunch of ppl, plus its...
by SitDown
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 10 Knots Zero Swell Conditions
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: 10 Knots Zero Swell Conditions

I use my vhf at home, ch19 for Waitemata & ch71 for the Manukau
Way more accurate & up to date weather reports than any app I have used... give it a go :y:
by SitDown
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Lowrance Hook 4 older model
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Lowrance Hook 4 older model

my 2 older lowrance units would only read smaller sd cards around 2GB, anything bigger capacity, would not install updates
by SitDown
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Newbie in South Auckland
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: Newbie in South Auckland

Welcome to the forum
Get a fishfinder that has gps tracking on it, so you can mark fish when you hook up, then track back to where you were & catch his mates

Whatever fishfinder/gps unit you get, make sure the transducer fits in the scupper under the yak
by SitDown
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN - 13/06
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: NN - 13/06

Chin up on the skunkings mate, no one boasts about them eh I did NN the day before your report, lots of undersize & could have kept keepers in the 30-33 range, chose not to keep any, so I got skunked as well This trip started off at St Heliers, to try out some new grounds around Ladies bay Was a ste...
by SitDown
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Coastguard pulls my wet cold ass out of the water
Replies: 66
Views: 43556

Re: Coastguard pulls my wet cold ass out of the water

saw my kayak with racks still attached sitting in the road. A dent and a few holes had been torn into the kayak. Never ever buying cheap roof racks or anything for matter again. Tends to bite you in the arse when you really dont want it to some manufacturers have specific roof rack connections to t...
by SitDown
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Narrow Neck!
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: Narrow Neck!

I do baits & burley June July Aug off NN 2-5m water
Sept - June sliders & softbaits
Most kayak fishers I have met there have a preference to lures only.... none of that stinky stuff :n:
by SitDown
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Narrow Neck!
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: Narrow Neck!

I've noticed on here that launching from Narrow Neck seems to be extremely popular, and I'd love to know why. Is it because its so close to the channel/rangi? Or just great fishing? It fishes all year round, very patchy June July which can be hit or miss Spring time fishes well & can fill up with 4...
by SitDown
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Narrow Neck!
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: Narrow Neck!

Did NN this morning, baits in close off Taka cliffs in 5m, bloody hard fishing, heaps of undersize snaps
Kept a decent kahawai & 1 snap of 34. Missed a huge run, picked up the rod still running, thought it busted me off, nope, knot came un-done between trace & mainline.... not happy
by SitDown
Sat May 30, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tamaki Yacht Club
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Tamaki Yacht Club

First time from Tamaki yacht club (TYC) on the water this morning at 730, headed to southern side of Bean rock lighthouse, pick down in 3m on edge of the reef. Bites straight away, hooks came back empty, next bite had a really good run, that kept going for a while on my 4kg mono outfit, more runs fo...
by SitDown
Sun May 24, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN - 19/05 Pre-winter fish.
Replies: 18
Views: 677

Re: NN - 19/05 Pre-winter fish.

I have been buying the frozen calamari tubes from the supermarket. Defrost then cut into long thin strips, hook once, chuck in the holder and wait till you hook up. Got 5 in a couple of hours on Friday, unbaited slider got very little attention but it was all go with the baited one. Must make a dif...
by SitDown
Sat May 23, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN - 19/05 Pre-winter fish.
Replies: 18
Views: 677

Re: NN - 19/05 Pre-winter fish.

Badfisherman wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 8:16 am
Tried a few times with the orange slider with no success. How do you fish them, very slow wind or just drop down and leave untill something finds it?
soft tip bendy rod helps
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsCUytjbgwY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtCj_WyZcp0
by SitDown
Sat May 23, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Lowrance Hook2-4x GPS FF
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Lowrance Hook2-4x GPS FF

This is a good entry level fishfinder, even better with the gps, but like any fishfinder, learn to interpret what you see on screen, this in itself takes time....youtube is your friend Paddling around seeing fish sign on the bottom, dead stop the kayak, drop a slider on top of it, nearly every time ...
by SitDown
Sat May 23, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Hello From Whenuapai!
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: Hello From Whenuapai!

Nice intro mate, need a link to the earned fish haha

Heard Whenuapai fishes well over the summer months, wouldn't mind tagging along when it starts next season if you are keen
by SitDown
Thu May 21, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: water restrictions
Replies: 2
Views: 178

water restrictions

Whats the guts here in auckland with the water restrictions

All I want to do is wash down my cars roof after a day out on the water
Have done it once so far
Surely a 9L bucket with sponge in hand should be ok
Not sure what to do if any sticky beaks are perving over the fence
by SitDown
Sun May 17, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Car topping?
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Car topping?

Waylander wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 8:50 pm
I'm still young and dumb, so just deadlift it up.... Won't be too many more years before I start getting creative tho :wasntme:
careful mate, I tore my rotator cuff doing the dead lift thing last year. Did physio then I purchased the rhino rack side loader, tons easier than the awkward dead lift