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by Faulk
Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Next project
Replies: 40
Views: 1481

Re: Next project

I fish with burley, as opposed to soft baits. A way of getting the burley up quickly would be v useful. Trevs just love winding themselves around the burley line!

by Faulk
Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Clubs between Kapiti and Wangers
Replies: 32
Views: 1362

Re: Clubs between Kapiti and Wangers

Hi cbfb. A very active club when it comes to surfcasting (as opposed to yakking) is the Fielding Surfcasting club - which frequently fish the area you are talking about as well as the East coast and Ngawi. You can find their website / activities here: There ...
by Faulk
Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Offer to forum members
Replies: 49
Views: 2186

Re: Offer to forum members

MM, a request, a little from left field: I'm interested in another baitcaster - my question is how do you think this handle 1K IGFA fishing. I appreciate your statements about ability to handle the large stopping power. I'm more focused on silky smooth. Cheers.
by Faulk
Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sharkskin vs Lavacore
Replies: 30
Views: 3034

Re: Sharkskin vs Lavacore

I love my shark skins. Took a couple of years buying bits at a time...birthdays etc. I fish in Wellington and it can be a bit cold in the winter. The hood is amazing and helps the rest feel nice & toasty! Some nice blue cod around at the moment and came home with a good feed last nite :clap:
by Faulk
Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: kayak sails
Replies: 22
Views: 2967

Re: kayak sails

I have one of these: Lots of fun. Particularly if you live near a harbour & can get your significant other to drop you off on the other side. My yak is prowler 4.5 & it can sure rip across the Wgn harbour in very little time at all. I find I can go across the wi...
by Faulk
Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: jigs
Replies: 9
Views: 955

Re: jigs

How about describing the technique pointloader, please? :call:
by Faulk
Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: berley tips
Replies: 12
Views: 1453

Re: berley tips

I fish often with berley. I got some advice from Steve of Steve's Fishing shop (Wellington) which I'm happy to share -If you think it's good advice, he has a good website that you can google. I purchased from Bunnings a roll of plastic fence mesh - they have several sizes but the stuff I use has squ...
by Faulk
Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Setup question - jigging / straylining
Replies: 6
Views: 900

Re: Setup question - jigging / straylining

I love my saltist 20 :clap: :clap: :clap: - got it for fishing in deeper water (from my yak though have been using out wide) than the nylon which was getting a bit stretchy around 40 mtrs. A lot of them (mine included) seem to have an issue with the thread of the star drag getting stripped by the me...
by Faulk
Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wind / Fishing relational map concept.
Replies: 8
Views: 570

Re: Wind / Fishing relational map concept.

Predict wind is pretty handy for getting detailed info over up to 6 different sites over a period of 5 days and the conditions for each. Fairly reasonable at $19 per annum. :clap: try:
by Faulk
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: double yak for predominantly single fishing?
Replies: 14
Views: 1495

Re: double yak for predominantly single fishing?

I wonder whether a 1+1 might work for you better. This would enable you to get something quite small for your children, like a frenzy. You can have them on a tow line behind you. It would be relatively easy to set up a mirror so you can keep an eye on them & if you anchor you can run it off the ...
by Faulk
Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Marine Weather android app
Replies: 38
Views: 3166

Re: Marine Weather android app

Very impressive. Thanks very much! ;)
by Faulk
Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wellington, Te Raekaihau - Saturday, 7 July
Replies: 1
Views: 302

Wellington, Te Raekaihau - Saturday, 7 July

We've not had a lot of fishable weather for the past 2 months on weekends. This was the first day I could recall that was pleasant with a bit of sunshine, still a chill in the air but with just a light southerly - 5 - 10 Knots (albeit forecast 20 - 30 Knots). Got out and part way there the fish find...
by Faulk
Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hard day in Wellington 1/7/12
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: Hard day in Wellington 1/7/12

Good for you, getting out & giving it a go. :clap: The weather can get a bit depressing down here! That's a good area for Terakihi. A guy pulled a 10K snapper out of there about a month ago! Just a little into the harbour, on the left of Kau Point is quite sheltered in a southerly.
by Faulk
Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Product: Ocean Kayak - Prowler Ultra 4.1
Replies: 54
Views: 8154

Re: New Product: Ocean Kayak - Prowler Ultra 4.1

Hi there. I'm surprised no one is concerned about the foot mouldings. Their removal was to me one of the good features of the new shapes. Shame that's not happened here.

Great to see the innovation continuing though. :y:
by Faulk
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Honour your wife
Replies: 17
Views: 880

Re: Honour your wife

A cool post :clap: :clap: :clap: My wife is awesome too. She often encourages me to go for a fish when I've not been out for a bit and shares in my joys and failings. She loves a feed of fish and is happy to do the cooking albeit, after I've filleted the fish. She's also very patiently put up with m...
by Faulk
Tue May 22, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Aon Home Managers Comp - Wellington
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Aon Home Managers Comp - Wellington

We had our annual comp here in Wellington this weekend past 18 - 20 May. The comp covers shore, boat and kayak. Only 3 yaks entered but we took out the teams event! Had a great day on the Sunday and that's what my TR is about. I paddled north from Makara pretty close to Boom Rock. Started badly by f...
by Faulk
Thu May 03, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Advice
Replies: 30
Views: 1649

Re: Advice

I have sharkskin gear. I've found though, that the biggest piece that makes the difference to feeling warm all over (even the feet) is the hood. I appreciate that that sound nonsensical but it gets pretty cold down here (South Coast Wellington) and if you get gloomy then the whole thing becomes too ...
by Faulk
Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anchor
Replies: 19
Views: 2518

Re: Anchor

I use the same anchor as Lister, though only about 3.5 mtrs of 6 mm chain. I note that I also have it attached to the back of the anchor so that if it becomes stuck it you can, with the application of a reasonable amount of force break the load bearing connection and pull it out backwards. I've foun...
by Faulk
Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Awesome service from Marine Deals!
Replies: 6
Views: 693

Re: Awesome service from Marine Deals!

I have found them excellent to deal with, with follow up service excellent too. I received an order that was not quite what I was wanting, they put it right promptly and fairly. :clap: :clap: :clap:
by Faulk
Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Catch 420
Replies: 17
Views: 1509

Re: New Catch 420

Hi Fish South, welcome to the forum. When I first got into yakking I used to like going hard after a bit of a fish and getting cold. May I suggest you look around for some smarts on paddle technique cos if you don't pick this up you can injure your forearms like I did with "tennis elbow" i...