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by JohnnyR
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fishing Pliers/multi tools
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: Fishing Pliers/multi tools

I carry a sharp knife and a long stemmed pair of pliers to remove hooks. I seem to manage to do everything I need to do with these.
by JohnnyR
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Loading kayak on car...
Replies: 14
Views: 1921

Re: Loading kayak on car...

If you can find the space to store it, a trailer is far better for transporting kayaks short distances than a roof rack. Far less damage to the car and kayak.
by JohnnyR
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fish by tides of by light, what’s your opinion
Replies: 8
Views: 1056

Re: Fish by tides of by light, what’s your opinion

Yes I start fishing in the dark. I find I catch the largest fish when it is dark, they get smaller as the sky lightens.
I don't fish in the evening as I don't like getting back to shore in the cold and dark with fish to deal with.
by JohnnyR
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tackle store recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Re: Tackle store recommendations?

Anaconda Outdoor stores are huge and have heaps of stuff
by JohnnyR
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fish finder how to
Replies: 1
Views: 414

Re: Fish finder how to

I used this as a guide when I started off. It helped a lot

http://www.kayakfishingnz.com/forum/vie ... =31&t=8743
by JohnnyR
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Remoulding plastic
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Re: Remoulding plastic

I've got a Prowler 13 and faced the same problem.
In the end I mounted the transducer inside the hull and it works fine. It's also better protected from scrapes when landing and launching.
This won't work for side scan sets though apparently.
by JohnnyR
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: 1/20 and 2/20
Replies: 1
Views: 606

Re: 1/20 and 2/20

I think I'd better try some new spots also. This season I haven't fishing anywhere other than Patons Rock, and what's even worse I go to pretty much the same place every time I launch. Probably because I keep catching fish there, it's been the best summer's fishing I've experienced for many years. N...
by JohnnyR
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Berleying and anchoring - how to and what not to...
Replies: 7
Views: 1385

Re: Berleying and anchoring - how to and what not to...

I tie mine to the anchor rope to ensure it stays well behind the kayak and fishing lines. I have hung it over the back but it does regularly get caught up in the fishing line. The stronger the current, the closer to the bottom I place it. I've tried all sorts of burley; salmon, kina and pig pellets ...
by JohnnyR
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: guiding.....
Replies: 1
Views: 776

Re: guiding.....

I do pretty much the same as you. I leave home two hours before sunrise and have yet to persuade anyone to come with me and launch at 4.40 (my current launch time). It's a pity because there's lots going on in the shallow water early and the bite fades away soon after 7 o'clock.
by JohnnyR
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: WTF
Replies: 5
Views: 1061

Re: WTF

Not me. I stay away from eastern Golden Bay during the summer. Too much boat traffic.
by JohnnyR
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: WTF
Replies: 5
Views: 1061

Re: WTF

Plenty of gurnard and three Hectors Dolphins off Patons Rock on Friday
by JohnnyR
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Ruby bay
Replies: 2
Views: 774

Re: Ruby bay

Well done.

I got my first one on Sunday at Patons Rock in Golden Bay, although from what I heard they have been around for a week or so. More gurnard than snapper along with kahawai, red cod and rig. All fish seemed very hungry.
by JohnnyR
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Collingwood
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Re: Collingwood

Can be very windy that far west. Not far out to the mussel farms but possibly too early in the season for snapper and kingfish. Westhaven inlet can be good at high tide on evening , but could be a bit early in the season also. Make sure you stay out of the marine reserve. Launching at the Kaihoka bo...
by JohnnyR
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 1076

Re: Newbie

Yes I went off Tata Islands on Wednesday. Good sized gurnard caught on prawns and micro jigs.
by JohnnyR
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Live bait solutions
Replies: 7
Views: 973

Re: Live bait solutions

Put your live bait in a 20 litre bucket three quarters filled with seawater. Take a smaller 5 litre bucket with you and turn around occasionally and remove then replenish some of the water.
Has worked fine for me for the past five years.
by JohnnyR
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mouse poop.
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Re: Mouse poop.

I read that you are getting a huge amount of money to upgrade your aquarium
by JohnnyR
Thu May 03, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: kaiteri
Replies: 4
Views: 1492

Re: kaiteri

Went out yesterday morning in Golden Bay. Kahawai for Africa but no snapper to be found.

Three trawlers operating not too far off shore; the voluntary no-trawl zone in inner Golden Bay finishes on 30th April
by JohnnyR
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: PLB saves Northland kayaker
Replies: 7
Views: 4363

Re: PLB saves Northland kayaker

It's asking for trouble doing a trip like this by yourself.
by JohnnyR
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: landing net stowage
Replies: 7
Views: 3861

Re: landing net stowage

Its the same on a Prowler with my setup, no spare spot for the landing net. I've given up worrying and just drape it over the front, making sure it's clipped on. If (when) I turtle it stays attached to the kayak. I carry a spare dry bag and if I think there is any chance of a capsize I disconnect th...