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by Sampson
Fri May 04, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Fridays best laid plans change-
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Fridays best laid plans change-

Nice work PS, how clear was the air tonight eh, seemed like coro was within spitting distance (sadly from the shore for me not on the water).
by Sampson
Fri May 04, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Great Barrier Trip - May 25th-27th 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Great Barrier Trip - May 25th-27th 2012

Some good snaps and kingis round the weekend just been so looking good for your trip boys, hope the weather treats you better than some of my recent trips out there :sweat: .
by Sampson
Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Which softbait reel
Replies: 39
Views: 1781

Re: Which softbait reel

paddlesnap wrote::) Scored a FI Stradic 4000 today from Top Catch for $180
Any more there? - nothing wrong with the FI wouldn't mind picking one up at that price. Symetres a good option also if you can't stretch to the stradic fj price point.
by Sampson
Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cheap Prowler or expensive Profish
Replies: 20
Views: 1252

Re: Cheap Prowler or expensive Profish

Someone convince me that I can buy the $900 Prowler and not suffer buyers remorse. I couldn't afford any of the more expensive prowler or profish models so went with the prowler 13 and suits me just fine - I haven't paddled anything else much so don't know what I'm missing out on, but ignorance is ...
by Sampson
Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Does Jigging get anything other then Kingfish?
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: Does Jigging get anything other then Kingfish?

Think warehou hit jigs pretty hard down your way? Could be a bit of fun around Kaikoura etc.
by Sampson
Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: Auckland Region
Topic: Waiheke Island Anniversary Weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Re: Waiheke Island Anniversary Weekend

I'd usually be keen mate but looks like I won't be on the island this weekend as have to babysit my nieces in town, good luck though :y: .
by Sampson
Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Redquarters Waiheke trips
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Re: Redquarters Waiheke trips

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by Sampson
Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Redquarters Waiheke trips
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Redquarters Waiheke trips

Hi guys, just letting you know that Red is starting to put together the odd local trip around Waiheke in between Barrier trips. It will be the same format as the Barrier trips i.e. leave friday night and back sunday arvo. $150 and the destinations will be flexible and obviously weather dependent but...
by Sampson
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: finding hooks in your fish??
Replies: 21
Views: 866

Re: finding hooks in your fish??

A decent proportion of the kingis I've caught on Waiheke have had old hooks and trace in their gobs but mostly this is around the mussell farm so I guess people have hooked them on snapper gear and they've quickly busted them off.
by Sampson
Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Marlborough sounds
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Re: Marlborough sounds

The sounds would be an amazing multiday dentination for kayak fishing - good on ya for putting it on the bucket list shld be a blast mate.
by Sampson
Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: trouble with boaties
Replies: 43
Views: 1596

Re: trouble with boaties

Not kayaking related but had a mate fishing in motuhie channel the other day in his yacht and another yacht colided with him and ended up against his yacht, the offending yacht had a rod in a holder onboard which caught my mate by the arm with a hook which he had to cut to free the other boat, then ...
by Sampson
Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: BBBBBB braid and stuffs
Replies: 9
Views: 704

Re: BBBBBB braid and stuffs

pm sent.
by Sampson
Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Selleys All-clear
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: Selleys All-clear

opened a new tube of all-clear yesterday and it seems very thick, is this stuff suppose to even out on its own or does it stay firm in the same way it come out. How do you fill around the transducer if this stuff is so thick? Yeah I used it around the transducer and it was a pain to use - hard to f...
by Sampson
Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: In the Water
Topic: empty space to fill - yak spearo's hint and tip section
Replies: 35
Views: 7070

Re: empty space to fill - yak spearo's hint and tip section

Do you guys tow your yak while spearing, a la plat, or anchor and venture away from it?
by Sampson
Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perch
Replies: 13
Views: 1012

Re: Perch

Good stuff, Perch are meant to be quite nice to eat arnt they?
by Sampson
Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: long range forecast fo great barrier (help please)
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: long range forecast fo great barrier (help please)

That's a long time away mate and the weather is so changeable at the moment that I don't think I'd put too much faith in it, but http://www.metvuw.co.nz" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; is pretty good. At least with Barrier you have protection from all wind directions somewhere - as lo...
by Sampson
Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: STREN MICROFUSE 4,6,10,12,15,30LB
Replies: 9
Views: 920

Re: STREN MICROFUSE 4,6,10,12,15,30LB

I'll have to pass on the 15lb Mitch, got to get some in the next day or two sorry.
by Sampson
Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone eat Parore?
Replies: 12
Views: 5437

Re: Does anyone eat Parore?

I've never eaten one but was told to gut them quickly after capture to stop their stomach contents tainting their flesh? They're suckers for mussels as bait, but then you might as well eat the mussels eh :lol: .
by Sampson
Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The kayak market
Replies: 14
Views: 851

Re: The kayak market

You only have to walk along any beach on Waiheke to realise just how many kayaks there are out there (admittedly most are not fishing yaks) - sadly most are seldom used, but it's big buisness for sure.