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by DocProfit
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Surprise, Not NN
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: Surprise, Not NN

Nice JD. :y:
by DocProfit
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Can't wait to see this trip report.
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: Can't wait to see this trip report.

Drunk with no PFD.

Should send him the bill for the rescue cost.
by DocProfit
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Narrow Neck at Winter?
Replies: 8
Views: 916

Re: Narrow Neck at Winter?

Lol.

Just got back from Whangaparaoa - 5, nothing special but a reasonable feed.

Awesome day, flat, no wind, sun out :clap:
by DocProfit
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Narrow Neck at Winter?
Replies: 8
Views: 916

Re: Narrow Neck at Winter?

DId I say an hour? I meant all day and all night.

Wasn't worth the effort, coldness, and sore body.

Totally not recommended.


Better? ;)
by DocProfit
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Narrow Neck at Winter?
Replies: 8
Views: 916

Narrow Neck at Winter?

They said it couldn't be done.

NN dies over winter were the calls.


Well here are the results of a 1 hour drift 100m off the beach.


MVP = Global warming. :clap:
by DocProfit
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Well that last nine days sucked >>>>
Replies: 15
Views: 1588

Re: Well that last nine days sucked >>>>

Should be in tonight :clap:
by DocProfit
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Whangaporoa 28/06
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Re: Whangaporoa 28/06

Hell of a day bro!
by DocProfit
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 28/06 Whangaparaoa Winter Wonderland
Replies: 0
Views: 315

28/06 Whangaparaoa Winter Wonderland

So Mitch txt'd me on Wednesday and wanted to go fishing in the morning. I'm really busy at work so of course I agreed to go. I paddled out alone at 7:30am right on slack tide and didn't get a bite for an hour. Then the fish finder went white with squiggly lines and it was business time! Landed some ...
by DocProfit
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Back after 2 months - Hawkes Bay
Replies: 6
Views: 905

Re: Back after 2 months - Hawkes Bay

Nice work. I'm going to head out this weekend if the weather plays ball.
by DocProfit
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winter boots.
Replies: 26
Views: 3034

Re: Winter boots.

Still good.

Although they stink inside now - have to spray them with deodorant, the smell is gag inducing lol

Beach launching is fine as long as the waves don't go over the top rim, as water will find its way in no matter how tight you pull them against your calf.
by DocProfit
Thu May 24, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Landing big fish - what do you use and why?
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: Landing big fish - what do you use and why?

I use a landing net if it looks like a keeper. Fish can be hooked by a tiny bit of skin and pulling them out of the water can rip it. https://www.marine-deals.co.nz/kayak-landing-nets/berkley-extended-kayak-landing-net I keep a gaff in the footwell of my reload just in case I get a kingi or somethin...
by DocProfit
Mon May 21, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN - 18/05. Only fools and Horses.
Replies: 9
Views: 1120

Re: NN - 18/05. Only fools and Horses.

Nice haul master!

I bought one of those K-labs rods - exact same version by the looks of it, works well.

Weather looks balls all week, with winter coming it might be time to switch to hunting Gurnard in a different spot :y:
by DocProfit
Sun May 20, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN - 18/05. Only fools and Horses.
Replies: 9
Views: 1120

Re: NN - 18/05. Only fools and Horses.

Orange sliders did most of the work on the 1st trip.

But they are pretty boring to fish with - just sticking em in the rod holder and waiting does as good as slow jigging them up and down.

So I skipped them for the 2nd go, and it was much more fun with fleas and softies.
by DocProfit
Sun May 20, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN - 18/05. Only fools and Horses.
Replies: 9
Views: 1120

Re: NN - 18/05. Only fools and Horses.

Great weather today, so I went out and had another crack at Takapuna drifting around #1 - #5.

Was awesome stuff.

Brought a new Tranx 400 which worked smooth as silk with the OA Fleas.

:y:
by DocProfit
Sat May 19, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN - 18/05. Only fools and Horses.
Replies: 9
Views: 1120

Re: NN - 18/05. Only fools and Horses.

I need to find a place like this.
by DocProfit
Fri May 18, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN - 18/05. Only fools and Horses.
Replies: 9
Views: 1120

NN - 18/05. Only fools and Horses.

With no one wanting to take a day off work, I decided to do something a bit different and headed well out past the lighthouse for a drift around Rangitoto. It was a non stop KY boil up with birds everywhere. Took 2, could have fulled the yak. Grabbed 7 snappers (was half way through filleting before...
by DocProfit
Thu May 10, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN redemption tour - 10/05
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: NN redemption tour - 10/05

Didn't think anyone would be available mid-week.

The fog was brutal early on - couldn't see the front of my kayak till after 7, so I fished around the cliffs for a while.

Pretty unnerving in the dark and fog when you hear fog horns going off and big diesel engines rumbling in the distance :sweat:
by DocProfit
Thu May 10, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN redemption tour - 10/05
Replies: 3
Views: 479

NN redemption tour - 10/05

After Saturday's modest effort, and with the weekend weather looking piss poor, I decided to ask the boss for the day off to go fishing. It was a much better effort with 6 snapper caught (mostly on sliders) and a nice JD for dinner. So much more pleasant fishing a weekday with very little boat traff...
by DocProfit
Wed May 09, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lower back pain
Replies: 13
Views: 1136

Re: Lower back pain

I wear a cheap back brace whenever I go out - I find that helps a lot. (Any $2 store or TradeMe). Get a decent seat for sure. The standard ones are pretty basic. And make sure you tighten the straps up so your not slouching back and putting pressure on your back when you reach forward to paddle. I d...
by DocProfit
Mon May 07, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Yes another NN tale
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: Yes another NN tale

Well done lads. I went out on Saturday. Was also slow going till 7:30ish, then I caught a bunch at 30-32cm which I threw back thinking the bigger ones were still to come. Ending up only taking a couple at 45ish. Saw one guy with several Gurnard which he caught out by the yellow buoy - never seen any...