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by Ranson_3dm
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Ruby bay on fire
Replies: 0
Views: 104

Ruby bay on fire

Productive morning out ruby bay this morning, hit it at 4.30 and out to the depth at 4.45 and straight into action, 2 hours of fun with my wife and.

Trevelly a welcome bycatch but home with 15 snapper, family and friends fed and fun tank filled.

Home before 8 and snapper for lunch =)
by Ranson_3dm
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Kingi
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Kingi

Now I know it's not from a kayak but this is my first land based kingi =) caught in the channel between rabbit island and Mapua, just legal. Where's everyone else's fishy pics, you all must be catching something as there's plenty of fish. More big blue cod around Pepin island this year and even the ...
by Ranson_3dm
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Cable Bay of recent
Replies: 25
Views: 939

Re: Cable Bay of recent

Cumbrianlad wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:47 pm
Might start concentrating more on cable bay and get in to that deeper water see if I can get stuck in to some bigger fish.
Thanks for info on tahunanui ranson.
Tight lines both of you.
I would be keen to join you on that mission, when you planning?
by Ranson_3dm
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Cable Bay of recent
Replies: 25
Views: 939

Re: Cable Bay of recent

Hi ranson. I was pretty close in. In around 4 mtr of water. Just got to find a bit of structure/feature out there. Where do you launch to fish the back beach at tahunanui? Any tips for fishing there? Cheers. I launch down beside the motor camp, I think it's parkers road, I would fish the hole in ri...
by Ranson_3dm
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Tarakihi
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: Tarakihi

Tarakihi can be found around the seaward third of the island in reasonably close to the steep faces etc - particularly in winter. You have to be just on the right spot with Tarakihi. Cheers Mike. When are you getting out next? You tried that new kayak yet? I got some 30 cm tarakihi the other day fr...
by Ranson_3dm
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Cable Bay of recent
Replies: 25
Views: 939

Re: Cable Bay of recent

I tried kina last last night to no luck again, what depth fishes well?
by Ranson_3dm
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Yaks for young teens: Mission Catch 290 vs something more 'serious'?
Replies: 19
Views: 781

Re: Yaks for young teens: Mission Catch 290 vs something more 'serious'?

The kayaks that are sold come from a factory so this one is a shop model, this is not what my bros is like it has the rod holder complete. Amazing kayaks despite this show kayaks missing parts
by Ranson_3dm
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Cable Bay of recent
Replies: 25
Views: 939

Re: Cable Bay of recent

Saw a couple of kingis when I was out ruby bay smashing the bait fish in my berly trail, only prob is that the family doesn't like kingi so focus on the edibles. Sounds like a good time at jackets minus the fish =p. Are you Mot based Pete? Yeah am going to hit the channel again in the morning, heard...
by Ranson_3dm
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: G'day from Nelson
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: G'day from Nelson

Hey bro

From nelson also and been into the fishing on a yak for nearly a year. Where in Nelson are you?I've been learning of spots recently and don't mind catching up for a fish if your keen.
by Ranson_3dm
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Yaks for young teens: Mission Catch 290 vs something more 'serious'?
Replies: 19
Views: 781

Re: Yaks for young teens: Mission Catch 290 vs something more 'serious'?

Torpedo 7 has 3.7 meter yaks on sale at moment for 700, good kayak with fishing capabilities also The 'fishing' kayaks I saw at Nelson Torpedo 7, had holes cut in the deck with loosely fitting cover caps as 'rod-holders'. Looked like lot's of potential for water ingress IMO. If the OP is looking fo...
by Ranson_3dm
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Yaks for young teens: Mission Catch 290 vs something more 'serious'?
Replies: 19
Views: 781

Re: Yaks for young teens: Mission Catch 290 vs something more 'serious'?

Torpedo 7 has 3.7 meter yaks on sale at moment for 700, good kayak with fishing capabilities also
by Ranson_3dm
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Good compact FF plotter?
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: Good compact FF plotter?

How you get on Mike?
by Ranson_3dm
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Rigging a Scrambler 11 - Noob needs inspiration
Replies: 1
Views: 458

Re: Rigging a Scrambler 11 - Noob needs inspiration

If you are short on cash you do not need much. If I remember correctly these should have two rod holders already behind the seat, this is all I use and I am catching plenty of fish. Make your own leashes with some shark clips used to make long line long rigs and some rope. Go to a second hand shop a...
by Ranson_3dm
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Cable Bay of recent
Replies: 25
Views: 939

Re: Cable Bay of recent

https://www.kayakfishingnz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=15644&p=180221#p180221 Well have been using Jeff's choice of rig, I have no idea how he sets it up but I've made my own style and fish are jumping on with ease. Chose ruby bay instead of kina , arrived at 5 paddled out to 4 meters with a out ...
by Ranson_3dm
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Tarakihi
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: Tarakihi

https://www.kayakfishingnz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=15644&p=180221#p180221 So looked through the forum and found Jeff's post about his rignew he uses and found outa that where I catch blue cod there are also tarakihi haha just was using hooks to big for their mouths. Came home on Saturday with...
by Ranson_3dm
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Cable Bay of recent
Replies: 25
Views: 939

Re: Cable Bay of recent

Going to hopefully hit kina this Friday morning, you free fridaytomorrow morning Pete?
Maybe them stingrays been netted then discarded? Would cool landing thempage kingis on a fly rod setup, seen them guys over golden bay getting right in to it
by Ranson_3dm
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Cable Bay of recent
Replies: 25
Views: 939

Re: Cable Bay of recent

Been out again yesterday and got two legal blue cod, six tarakihi, gurhard but onlywas small 25ish snapper, but saw a diver when I was pack I up and he had caught a monster of a blue moki I'd sat about 80 cm.

How'd everyone go in the weekend?

Nice tips for the gurnard, will try next time
by Ranson_3dm
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Tarakihi
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Tarakihi

Can anyone point me in the directiondirection of how and where to get tarakihi around Pepin island?
Flatmate came back withto a couple of trevely today from the port =)
by Ranson_3dm
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Cable Bay of recent
Replies: 25
Views: 939

Re: Cable Bay of recent

Not to sure about kingis yet, haven't had one so farI but been in 25 Meters by the reserve, my second summer of fishing here so still trying to suss it out.
Any tips for cable bay?
by Ranson_3dm
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Cable Bay of recent
Replies: 25
Views: 939

Re: Cable Bay of recent

Always good to catch some bait