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by PJay
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: KFNZ Forums to Close
Replies: 38
Views: 1742

Re: KFNZ Forums to Close

Thanks, Jason - it's been fun.
by PJay
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 80
Views: 1989

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

As a sidelight from my previous post, several of the retailers I've discussed Bixpys with have made the point that the devices are most useful for keeping station a la MinnKota on a boat, rather than as a paddling assist to get from A to B.
by PJay
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 80
Views: 1989

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

Well, yes, one could equate Bixpys with e-bikes, which latter do seem to be bringing people back to a mode of transport they abandoned as teenagers. In my years of kayak fishing, I have not seen a general trend towards simplification. Instead, the trend has been for newcomers to kayak fishing to be ...
by PJay
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: Slender Tuna
Replies: 9
Views: 2530

Re: Slender Tuna

Too late for the OP, but this might be of use for later readers. Caught a couple of slender tuna out by Little Barrier a couple of weeks ago. One way I cooked some was in the same way as I do marlin steaks (but quicker and hotter frypan, for less time; make the steaks about 35mm thick). Use rice bra...
by PJay
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fishing rods for non fisherfolk.
Replies: 14
Views: 498

Re: Fishing rods for non fisherfolk.

The problem with Catanas - of which I am quite a fan, owning 3 or 4 of them still, one of the old purple ones is well over 12 years old and worked hard in kayak fishing all that time - is that they are graphite composite and thus prey to tip loading by novice anglers. I know this by adverse experien...
by PJay
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 80
Views: 1989

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

@Kingifiddler: "Please excuse my poor comprehension. Hopefully you'll find a way to clarify it for me. I suggest mirroring IGFA rules on hooks and keep your words to no more than two syllables so this simpleton can understand. Thanks in advance." The rules of a comp do not matter to my way...
by PJay
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 80
Views: 1989

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

I cannot think of any way of being comprehended by you.

Sorry.
by PJay
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 80
Views: 1989

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

So by your reasoning the foot-powered paddles that allow manoevering whilst hands are fully occupied with rod and reel should be banned from kayak fishing comps as well.

That argument was lost years ago.
by PJay
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 80
Views: 1989

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

I’m happy with rules approximating IGFA rules; which is pretty much that the vessel is irrelevant but that the tackle be sporting tackle, as defined in a lot of detail by them. As in any of the other sports I have competed in - motorsports, rugby, cricket, rowing and surfing - the rules seek to pit ...
by PJay
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 80
Views: 1989

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

@kingiFiddler: Obviously, opinions will vary. I was just reporting on competition organisers’ views. By all means create and run a comp reflecting your own views of what constitutes “sport”. I imagine, for example, that there are comps catering to the operators of mechanical longline devices such as...
by PJay
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 80
Views: 1989

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

Too much like harvesting, too little like sport.
by PJay
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 80
Views: 1989

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

“Electric”, as in none of the electric-motor-powered reels; as contrasted with “electronic”, as in the electronic-line-counter reels.

Most of the comps let you range far, as long as you get your fish measured/assessed by a specific time.
by PJay
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 80
Views: 1989

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

Yup - lots - most of the sport fishing clubs, for example.

Some - like NZ Lure Masters on 2 and 3 October this year - don't differentiate as to location or vessel or landbased, but on the fishing technique.
by PJay
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 80
Views: 1989

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

Yeah, I'd forgotten you were in on that stunt - maybe its originator?
by PJay
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 80
Views: 1989

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

Nah, too easy.

We had a little local comp between friends a few years ago using the Warehouse kids’ set $5 rod and reels.

Was bloody hard, because they had only about 25m of cheap light nylon and the reels’ drag washers were - I am not fibbing - cardboard.
by PJay
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fishing reports - are they accurate?
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: Fishing reports - are they accurate?

Something I forgot from my post above: Very gentle and seemingly tentative takes are typical of big snapper in the winter months - on baits and softbaits alike. So don’t do a big mean strike at a bite; just gently put a bit of pressure on the line. You’ll know soon enough if it’s a good fish. The sm...
by PJay
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 80
Views: 1989

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

Yup, each in our own ways.

That is part of my point.

My main challenge is to do the best I can regardless of the gear.

And, yes, I seldom paddle more than about 10km a day fishing now, though in Potty’s comp I think Nick and I did paddle 15 or 16 km.
by PJay
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 80
Views: 1989

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

Nick writes in each issue of NZFN now as well - there was a period of some months when we both had items in the mag, as our good friends and father and son Craig and Josh Worthington had done before.
by PJay
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 80
Views: 1989

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

@TBreezy: it's already happened this year. Potty's 3-species kayak fishing comp based at Port Jackson on the shortest day this year; 20 June and a shotgun start. About 40 or 50 entrants, and several of them had Bixpys. My son Nick and I were the only anglers without any electronics at all, and on th...
by PJay
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fishing reports - are they accurate?
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: Fishing reports - are they accurate?

Yes, you do need to evaluate who it is posting the reports. My son's a charter skipper operating out of Westhaven. He covers ground from the Mokes down to Cuvier Island (though not necessarily on the same day every day...). He's on the water every day the weather permits, and just has to put people ...