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by secala
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Niue
Replies: 1
Views: 401

Re: Niue

We're in Niue last year. Did a few dives which were pretty good esp "snake gully" but have done plenty of tropical diving over the years so am hard to impress these days. Tried to jack up a kayak fishing trip out to the FADs that are close to shore didn't quite happen. If you get in touch with Victo...
by secala
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Taranaki Region
Topic: Anzac day morning
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Re: Anzac day morning

Great work Rodney. Was very impressed with your bag full of fish at the beach. Would have traded 10 ky for one of those juicy snapper :envy: :y:
by secala
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Where to Fish
Topic: Kayak fishing Raglan
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

Re: Kayak fishing Raglan

I paddled back in through those conditions and with timing and luck made it through with about a 400m sprint. Best to launch half way up a rising tide to avoid returning at low tide. Always best to be prepared for a turtle though. That the normal approach on the west coast.
by secala
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Where to Fish
Topic: Kayak fishing Raglan
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

Re: Kayak fishing Raglan

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A couple of photos from Manu Bay. Note the swell at low tide!! Saw a tinny capsize that day.
by secala
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Where to Fish
Topic: Kayak fishing Raglan
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

Re: Kayak fishing Raglan

I've always done well out of Manu Bay. Just head north until you are about opposite the habour entrance. Berley and stray lining has been best for snapper while the ledger brings in gurnard. If you're not familiar with Manu, be very watchful around boat ramp if a swell in running. Also had good time...
by secala
Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Taranaki Region
Topic: Weekend phish
Replies: 1
Views: 507

Re: Weekend phish

Going to have another go down south today. Maybe marginal swell conditions ....?
by secala
Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Taranaki Region
Topic: Sunday
Replies: 9
Views: 1332

Re: Sunday

South Taranaki was firing well yesterday
by secala
Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Taranaki Kayak Fishing Club
Topic: what safety gear will i need?
Replies: 3
Views: 993

Re: what safety gear will i need?

from a comms point of view a good IP rated VHF is a must. need to consider that when you are really in the s**t you are not likely to be comfortably sitting on your upright yak on a calm sea with all the time in the world! having been in a few curly situations I discount a cellphone (even in a water...
by secala
Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mission accomplished
Replies: 18
Views: 1608

Re: Mission accomplished

Legends ........ nice work!
by secala
Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Taranaki Region
Topic: Winters first fish
Replies: 12
Views: 1652

Re: Winters first fish

todays effort .... so good to be out again.
by secala
Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:40 am
Forum: Taranaki Region
Topic: Winters first fish
Replies: 12
Views: 1652

Re: Winters first fish

Yep.... its been a long wait!! Last time out was off Manu Bay, Raglan on 27 April. Am loaded up and heading north (Naki) to find a launch in an hour. Very excited.... :y: :)
by secala
Wed May 04, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Securing Chill Pod
Replies: 22
Views: 4012

Re: Securing Chill Pod

This arrangement has served me well over a few years of some serious turtling. Rear inserts utilised and the lid has an extra lashing too!
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by secala
Sun May 01, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Taranaki Region
Topic: Great white off urenui.
Replies: 17
Views: 2133

Re: Great white off urenui.

as long as the "checking out" doesn't include mouthing the yak :sweat: !!! as i experienced from a mako recently. that's a little unnerving!
by secala
Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Raglan favour
Replies: 1
Views: 617

Raglan favour

I have a favour to ask of anyone going to Raglan anytime soon and coming (returning) to New Plymouth. I left my P400 seat at the Kopua Motor Camp and they are holding it for me. Not sure when I am going to get back there!
Appreciate the favour ........PM me. Thanks.
by secala
Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Waikato Kayak Fishing Club
Topic: 24th - 28th
Replies: 14
Views: 2207

Re: 24th - 28th

First time to raglan this Easter. Out Manu bay Friday and Saturday. Managed a feed of snapper on Friday and gurnard on Saturday. Swell picked up on Saturday making the return to the boat ramp pretty dicey. Had to be patient and watch how a few locals were managing their approach to the ramp and watc...
by secala
Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: How Things Can Quickly Go Pearshaped !
Replies: 25
Views: 2949

Re: How Things Can Quickly Go Pearshaped !

great story! Unfortunately most of us need to experience a near miss or two and a few gulps of salt water in order to make better decisions.
Great advise about having someone there to respond if things are marginal.
by secala
Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Buying gear in the states
Replies: 12
Views: 1659

Re: Buying gear in the states

Went to Basspro in Orlando a few years ago and didn't necessarily find anything cheaper, i was looking more at merchandise that we don't normally get on our shelves in NZ. Spent a little on lures. My best tuna lure was one i bought at bass pro. It's pretty munched and still my best performer. There ...
by secala
Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tuna in the naki
Replies: 35
Views: 4670

Re: Tuna in the naki

Was also out wide on Sunday with Shad and Blackpearl and although it was a quiet start, i lucked upon tern workups at 42m while on my way home. Thought they would be kahawai/kingfish workups but turned out to be solid albie action with 3 double hookups each time i chased down the workups. There were...
by secala
Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Taranaki Region
Topic: my fellow kayakers
Replies: 8
Views: 1322

Re: my fellow kayakers

Agree that unfortunately there is an awful lot of ignorance out there regarding our harbour and maritime rules. Being as vulnerable as we are, you would think folks would be extra vigilant of the rules and their own safety. Sometimes "doing the right thing" can be a frightening experience as I have ...
by secala
Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tuna in the naki
Replies: 35
Views: 4670

Re: Tuna in the naki

Nice work Rodney. You had an impressive haul. Been a while since I've seen 20C in the harbour and marlin that close.