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by Epicskwid
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Launching the Yak in Napier.
Replies: 2
Views: 1220

Re: Launching the Yak in Napier.

It's a mess at the port. It's all being slowly closed in to make way for the new wharf. I have been launching off breakwater beach by taking the yak down on its wheels through basically an obstacle course. My trailer and car barely fit in the parks out on the road. I launch here whenever the swells ...
by Epicskwid
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Turangi New Years - Kayak Fishing Taupo Lakes
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Re: Turangi New Years - Kayak Fishing Taupo Lakes

Do you find the two rear rod holders tip the kayak if you hook onto a decent size fish? And do you use them for trolling? I haven't seen them on the rear of a yak before, I have two up next to my fish finder on the tackle pod which i find handy Those rod holders i use for when on anchor either live...
by Epicskwid
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Turangi New Years - Kayak Fishing Taupo Lakes
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Turangi New Years - Kayak Fishing Taupo Lakes

2019 was a very good year for me with many pbs smashed out of the kayak. With the year coming to a close it was once again time to head up to the Taupo region for a break from it all. Every time I stay at ‘the Bach’ with a bunch of family friends. This is a short walk away from the Omori stream mout...
by Epicskwid
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Port Boat Ramp Closure
Replies: 8
Views: 1667

Re: Port Bout Ramp Closure

I was expecting to be kicked out if i tried putting my trailer in that corner. I fished friday and launched from the beach and parked out on the road. Good that there's still room for my trailer. Lots of kingfish about too guys picked a few up on jigs
by Epicskwid
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Port Boat Ramp Closure
Replies: 8
Views: 1667

Re: Port Bout Ramp Closure

Delicatessen wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:04 am
Has anyone raised any concerns to them yet?



Maybe we could petition for a personnel gate to the ramp? I presume the carpark will stay open.
I'm fairly certain the whole lot is going to be converted into a new shipping wharf which they will need the space for.
by Epicskwid
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Port Boat Ramp Closure
Replies: 8
Views: 1667

Re: Port Bout Ramp Closure

They have slowly been edging closer and closer. even the last time they put in new carparks. there is a new wharf going in which i don't exactly agree with since they will dredge out a shit ton of fish nurseries along with making the water vis even worse. The only hope is that we get some parking ne...
by Epicskwid
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: The fishing in HB over the last few months
Replies: 6
Views: 1230

Re: The fishing in HB over the last few months

No doubt you're an accomplished kayak fisho now :y: Also wondering the identification of stripy fish? That would be a red banded perch. Took me a bit of searching to find out what it was. Part of the grouper family. I'm getting there andrew, ticked off the big snap like you said after the kingfish....
by Epicskwid
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mahia Peninsula Mixed Species Carnage
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

Mahia Peninsula Mixed Species Carnage

The first thing that comes to my mind when talking about Mahia would be ‘paradise’ or ‘happy place’. While travelling down the country from Whitianga to Napier.. the weather gods decided today was the day. Barely a breath of wind in the forecast. Bugger all swell. Get. Me. On. The. Water. IMG_1855.j...
by Epicskwid
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: The fishing in HB over the last few months
Replies: 6
Views: 1230

The fishing in HB over the last few months

Have to say this Winter / Spring has been my best one of my kayak fishing career. so many good species caught, and many released. Seen a few of you out there but would love to see more ! The warm water is here because of this stinking hot weather it's kicked the fish right into gear. Dust those yaks...
by Epicskwid
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Papa Aroha Get Together 2019 !
Replies: 1
Views: 598

Papa Aroha Get Together 2019 !

After a long winter of spiny dogs, some warmer water was very needed for me. With the Rob Fort Coromandel get together this would be my chance to ditch the cold and fish the coromandel for the first time in 10 years. After a 7 hour trip up from Hawkes Bay we arrived to Coromandel town and dropped in...
by Epicskwid
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Gurnard PB 9th October
Replies: 1
Views: 567

Gurnard PB 9th October

It's been pretty changeable weather here in Hawkes bay with lots of westerlies. Finally a few days popped up with a good forecast and i had the gear packed and ready to go. It's been some months since i last fished north at tangoio due to the swell always blocking launching in this spot. today it wa...
by Epicskwid
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: wake up
Replies: 3
Views: 1112

Re: wake up

The bay is overflowing with Gurnard at the moment, (one on the right was 1.2kg) These ones from a trip out from tangoio. have been catching them all winter. Water temp of 15 degrees yesterday. and best part 0 spinies, the sun has kicked them out. I've also had multiple Tarakihi and Blue Cod , so a v...
by Epicskwid
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Gurnard, Tarakihi and Blue Cod Mixed Bag
Replies: 1
Views: 590

Gurnard, Tarakihi and Blue Cod Mixed Bag

It's about time the wind settled down.. definitely long overdue for a kayak mission. The forecast was great for the entire day, so i made a plan to head out to pania reef first thing. The car was frozen in the morning so it was a cold start. Luckily it had warmed from 0 to a warm 4 degrees at launch...
by Epicskwid
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Port Report Sunday July 22
Replies: 0
Views: 1183

Port Report Sunday July 22

It was a good turn out on sunday with 3 other kayakers fishing on a fairly warm winters day out from the port. Rex who i haven't seen in a while was giving it a crack near the breakwater and a couple others were giving it a go. There was quite a bit of swell (1.3m) so it was up and down on the water...
by Epicskwid
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: The Gurnard are still at the port
Replies: 4
Views: 1374

Re: The Gurnard are still at the port

Nice one andrew, looks like you have some good carrots up north. sounds tasty ! way better than snapper. Always happy to have someone out with me Hawk , your most welcome to tag along for a paddle. Not enough keen buggers on this side of the coast ! wanting to do bigger and better trips to bare isla...
by Epicskwid
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: The Gurnard are still at the port
Replies: 4
Views: 1374

The Gurnard are still at the port

Quite a paddle into some deeper water ( 16m + ) this past weekend found me some red gold. Got two from three on small swimming mullet soft-baits. These are the biggest Gurnard i've had all season, with all them over 800g and the biggest going 950g / 46cm. One spiny on a bait but other than that, no ...
by Epicskwid
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Monster PB Snapper and Gurnard
Replies: 11
Views: 3361

Re: Monster PB Snapper and Gurnard

Keen to make it happen next season shad . hopefully i'll come over for the tuna hunt
by Epicskwid
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Monster PB Snapper and Gurnard
Replies: 11
Views: 3361

Re: Monster PB Snapper and Gurnard

I remember how stoked i was with that one all those years ago pete. Since 2015 the snapper fishing has got better every year. as to why, the commercial fishos stay out of the breeding grounds voluntarily each summer now. I haven't really changed much in my rig, but i have fished a lot more and have ...
by Epicskwid
Tue May 28, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: They are out there still.
Replies: 1
Views: 972

They are out there still.

Landed a dream fish this past weekend. Along with 3 nice Gurnard . a few weeks prior i got a lovely John dory and at the time another PB Snapper along with a buch of other species. Fishing is still going well with extremely good temps up to 16.9 still!
Fish went 10.2kg
by Epicskwid
Tue May 28, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Monster PB Snapper and Gurnard
Replies: 11
Views: 3361

Monster PB Snapper and Gurnard

Just a typical session , i went out from my usual spot with very little swell. Gurnard have been on fire lately and i had the plan to catch a few for dinner. At 8am i had my ledgers on the bottom with bullet tuna for bait. I caught a kahawai which i despatched and cut up for some fresh bait. The fra...