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by Epicskwid
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Port Report Sunday July 22
Replies: 0
Views: 54

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: 713

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: 713

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: 10
Views: 1671

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: 10
Views: 1671

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: 563

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: 10
Views: 1671

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...
by Epicskwid
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My Biggest ever Snapper - 27 April
Replies: 4
Views: 696

Re: My Biggest ever Snapper - 27 April

the funny thing is i've never had a run of snapper like that on this spot ! Typically i catch Kahawai and Gurnard. :lol:
by Epicskwid
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My Biggest ever Snapper - 27 April
Replies: 4
Views: 696

Re: Tongoio Kayak Snapper Madness - 27 April

More Photos.. A few things to note... The lack of Kingfish and Gurnard. Both of which were the target species! I fished live mackerel all day to no avail on the Kingfish. No Gurnard turned up in my chunk trail either! One funny thing was my John Dory was totally blind in one eye, and had no pupil wh...
by Epicskwid
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My Biggest ever Snapper - 27 April
Replies: 4
Views: 696

My Biggest ever Snapper - 27 April

Today's plan was to target Kingfish and Gurnard. I had seen some being caught on the beaches so I thought a few would be hanging around still. I got on the water nice and early at 6.30 and began searching for some baitfish. After making it off the front of the flat rock. I found the bait and caught ...
by Epicskwid
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Easter Weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 631

Easter Weekend

Bit of an update for you all out there. TA was the choice for the weekend and around 7 kayakers made there way out from the beach. Everyone caught some nice Snapper, Trevally, Kahawai and there was even a Kingie caught. I spent my morning trying straylining for the first time and began to hook onto ...
by Epicskwid
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Movie Theatre
Topic: Taranaki Kayak Classic 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 591

Taranaki Kayak Classic 2019

If you were wondering if you should head to the Taranaki Kayak Classic..
Here's why.. :rock:
by Epicskwid
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Anyone out Saturday?
Replies: 3
Views: 751

Re: Anyone out Saturday?

Picked up a Nice Trevally near southern pania , Thick bait. Blue Mackerel, Jack Mackerel, Anchovies, Horse Mackerel Kahawai the lot ! Feeding kahawai on the surface for most of the day. Caught and released over 20 Kahawai. Trolled bibbed minnows looking for skippies between the Kahawai for no result...
by Epicskwid
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Anyone out Saturday?
Replies: 3
Views: 751

Re: Anyone out Saturday?

going from the port sunday morning
by Epicskwid
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taranaki Kayak Classic 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 907

Re: Taranaki Kayak Classic 2019

WEIGH IN Getting on the road to Oakura at 3 we got to see most of the fish weighed. I arrived and looked at the board, Yip Hamish had taken over first place John Dory with his fish of 1.955 kg, but there were lots of people still to come. I met up with some mates along the way and chatted about how...
by Epicskwid
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taranaki Kayak Classic 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 907

Re: Taranaki Kayak Classic 2019

IMG_3231.jpg The big girl pinned right where i wanted her. Corner of the Mouth with a DX Point 4/0 Hook IMG_3235.jpg The Full Line up IMG_1306.jpg Dory Revenge IMG_1309.jpg Couldn't wipe the grin off my face IMG_1312.jpg Top Eating and three of the blinking things! IMG_1305.jpg Hamish's first dory ...
by Epicskwid
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taranaki Kayak Classic 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 907

Re: Taranaki Kayak Classic 2019

DAY 2 After being shattered from the first day a later start was required since the body did not want to get up so early. I was determined to land a few fish to weigh since the first day hadn’t gone my way. 7.45 am was the time as I started the paddle out to the gurnard grounds. Screen Shot 2019-03...
by Epicskwid
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taranaki Kayak Classic 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 907

Taranaki Kayak Classic 2019

The time has come for my annual big competition. The Taranaki Kayak Classic, hosted by the TKFC, this is the largest kayak competition in the country. Basically, the NZ Kayak Fishing National Championship. 200 kayak anglers from across the country came to compete in the hunt for 8 species. The trip ...
by Epicskwid
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kina and cable bay - Nelson. Suggestions anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: Kina and cable bay - Nelson. Suggestions anyone?

Okiwi bay is where it's at mate , huge runs of Gurnard over spring time, very sheltered waters too. Fished out of cable bay a few times catching gurnard on an orange Lucanus both times. Further on in the trip i fished with pete at kaiteriteri mint evening where we caught snapper and some really dece...