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by SitDown
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Newbie in Auckland
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: Newbie in Auckland

RV wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:18 pm
Is anyone fishing without a fish finder, or is this essential?
if you can stretch your $$$ look out for a fish finder with gps plotter, must include marine maps or better still with navionics. TM has some cheap from those who have upgraded to bigger screens
by SitDown
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Auckland Region
Topic: meola
Replies: 1
Views: 511

Re: meola

Went to Meola last night, launched off the beach at garnet rd, walked the yak 80m to the water Paddled towards the red marker where the whau river splits off from the waitemata, bit choppy so wasted about an hr fart arsing around, was choppy with wind against incoming tide, just throw backs, was in ...
by SitDown
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: kirita bay
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: kirita bay

JUMBOZ
yes, ring up the hosts before going
usually get beach front parking too, kool place
by SitDown
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: kirita bay
Replies: 3
Views: 380

kirita bay

Any motorhomers here ? Me & the Mrs headed over to Kirita bay for the long weekend, just a bit further around past wilsons bay between thames & coro. Its a favourite place of mine, I use 2 stray line outfits of 4kg mono (abu 6500) for the snaps, plus we can have our 2 dogs there as well One of the f...
by SitDown
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN 26/01 On and Off.
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: NN 26/01 On and Off.

noice fish there Doc, looks thick & deep too, did you weigh it
by SitDown
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Berleying and anchoring - how to and what not to...
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Re: Berleying and anchoring - how to and what not to...

2 - Anchor anywhere there is a strong current (thinking deeper over the sand) and do same Have had a few experiences where I would have to mention...... careful doing that if the wind picks up on the bow or stern quarter, pulling up the pick, you are doing so either side of you & with the wind at t...
by SitDown
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Auckland Region
Topic: meola
Replies: 1
Views: 511

meola

got to oliver st (pt chev) this morning to launch out from, hmmmm, no water yet. Didnt fancy slugging it thru the mud, drove around for 40mins looking for a better place to go out from, nope, back to oliver st Got out about 1030, 15min paddle to a place I fished before. Wanted to go further out, was...
by SitDown
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Overpowering a Rod
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Re: Overpowering a Rod

I use an okuma concept tournament rod for softbaiting, its rated 2-5kg on a 2500 sustain reel with soon to be 20 pound aliexpress braid When I bent it over at the shop before purchase, it had stacks of power in the butt after the top half folded away, I would comfortably put 1.5kg of drag on it or m...
by SitDown
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ali Express for fishing gear
Replies: 10
Views: 874

Re: Ali Express for fishing gear

I bought 20 pound braid from a brand called "kastking" Read a few forums from the states about this brand & seemed quite good. Same too on youtube Fart arsed around thinking I should buy then not buy, when I did the line was another 50% off About 26 bucks for 1000 yards of 20# including delivery... ...
by SitDown
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.
Replies: 24
Views: 1958

Re: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.

MikeAqua wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:11 am
I also use quite long leaders (a few rod lengths)
curious, why ?

my traces are around 1.2m if that, more manageable
by SitDown
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.
Replies: 24
Views: 1958

Re: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.

haha, my bad there, have always called using baits as baitfishing.... probably an age era thing
by SitDown
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.
Replies: 24
Views: 1958

Re: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.

I'm down to one rod. Tried two this morning but it only confirmed I just don't enjoy it as much Just on the strength of those words... When baitfishing at anchor in the yak / boat or land based rock fishing, we have found it is best fished with 2 rods. Usually when a fish is hooked, leave the hooke...
by SitDown
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN Saturday 29-12-18
Replies: 7
Views: 662

Re: NN Saturday 29-12-18

Fished NN this morning Learned how to fish softbait the whole session, a big first for me, prefer sliders, not now. Coconut ice curly tails did the deeds Took me 4hrs for my first keeper & another 2.5hrs for the 4 others, 33 - 45, missed some good runs, heaps of throw backs Lots of kahawai working t...
by SitDown
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lowrance Elite 7 HDI questions
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: Lowrance Elite 7 HDI questions

My second hand kayak came with the 7hdi, a very good unit. I wanted the platinum plus but found was incompatible with the 7hdi, so I bought navionics plus. This is the updated gold version... the gold was discontinued nearly 3yrs ago. For sussing out new ground, the sonar works well for contours & d...
by SitDown
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN Saturday
Replies: 6
Views: 650

Re: NN Saturday

nice one mate, as usual
what were the conditions like out there..... sliders or softies ?
by SitDown
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AHB 20 Oct
Replies: 6
Views: 886

Re: AHB 20 Oct

nice mixed catch there mate used to get big shrimp up at pukenui wharf by houhora, they would sit on the concrete side on walls next to the piles in the sun... from just under the surface to a foot depth in the water, scoup em up with a fine mesh landing net, fry em up whole in a hot cast iron pan, ...
by SitDown
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AHB 16 Oct
Replies: 4
Views: 656

Re: AHB 16 Oct

that's a nice fatty right there
by SitDown
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 40
Views: 4458

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

So if I understand, all of what we see on the FFinder is past history, so we've got to turn around and go back to the fish, unless we are moving up current when the bait/lure will drift back to the fish its easy to stop your kayak when you see sign while going over it, usually the school you see wi...
by SitDown
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Port Jackson - 30/9 - 6/10
Replies: 7
Views: 1246

Re: Port Jackson - 30/9 - 6/10

Fantastic TR there mate, noice kingi too
by SitDown
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: waypoints, maps, laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 854

waypoints, maps, laptop

I would like to import / export waypoints then edit them on my laptop
It would be better if there was some type of mapping to use with my waypoints on my laptop
I do have navionics plus on my ff, but a 15 inch screen is tons better then my 7 inch ff
What do you guys use