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by TBreezy
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Berleying and anchoring - how to and what not to...
Replies: 5
Views: 331

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

I would second that - anchoring in swift current is definitely a bit hairy and I don't do it. There's not really any room for error when bringing the anchor back up and between you pulling the rope and the current side on to the kayak, you can tip out quite easily. I read somewhere that some people ...
by TBreezy
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Berleying and anchoring - how to and what not to...
Replies: 5
Views: 331

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

I think you've got the right idea already. If you're in deep water, drop the burley down to the bottom. If you're in shallow water (5m or less) you can have it dispersing from the top. Use a slip knot though so if something does grab it, it can take off. All you really have to make sure is that you ...
by TBreezy
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First go live baiting
Replies: 9
Views: 958

Re: First go live baiting

Cheers, KK!
by TBreezy
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Narrow Neck - Sunday 6th
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: Narrow Neck - Sunday 6th

Nice! Love those fish!
by TBreezy
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Drift Distance
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: Drift Distance

That’s awesome, guys. Thanks for the info. I think perhaps I need to do some longer drifts! DocProfit, you’re out off NN pretty much every day (maybe you took the last week off :D ) I’m picking you start at one end and go with the tide. It’s a hell paddle against that current. On the few occasions ...
by TBreezy
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First go live baiting
Replies: 9
Views: 958

Re: First go live baiting

Awesome knives. Super thick blade. Not sure if it’s what they are meant for, but they hack through bones like no ones business, and sharpen back up beautifully.
by TBreezy
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First go live baiting
Replies: 9
Views: 958

Re: First go live baiting

Marc N wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:51 pm
That wooden handled knife, at the top of the photo, that looks like a Japanese Chef's knife, do you know where it came from?
Yes. It came from Japan. I bought it in Kyoto and it is my favourite knife.
by TBreezy
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First go live baiting
Replies: 9
Views: 958

Re: First go live baiting

Marc N wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:51 pm
That wooden handled knife, at the top of the photo, that looks like a Japanese Chef's knife, do you know where it came from?
Yes. It came from Japan. I bought it in Kyoto and it is my favourite knife.
by TBreezy
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN 02-19 1st fish of the year!
Replies: 7
Views: 606

Re: NN 02-19 1st fish of the year!

Continuing the heavy hauls into the new year. Nice one, dudes.
by TBreezy
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.
Replies: 24
Views: 1790

Re: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.

I also use quite long leaders (a few rod lengths) curious, why ? my traces are around 1.2m if that, more manageable Not traces leaders ... to clarify what I mean: - - Braid joins to leader - Leader terminates on Fastach clip - Trace (if any) attaches to Fastach I use an FG knot to join the braid to...
by TBreezy
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First go live baiting
Replies: 9
Views: 958

First go live baiting

Thought I’d give it a crack from the yak. 530 beach launch, drifted outside the bar and along the reef from the south end of Whangamata. Stacks of baitfish on the sounder every few hundred metres, all juvenile Kahawai. Nailed 3 on the first drop of the sabiki. First bait down and trolled it back tow...
by TBreezy
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.
Replies: 24
Views: 1790

Re: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.

kingiFiddler wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:30 pm

Many trips lately have been with just one lure (a DIY lure that is proving pretty bloody effective) to catch livies and one livebait rig. That's it.
What species of livies are you catching on this lure?
by TBreezy
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: What the truck just happened x2
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: What the truck just happened x2

Thanks! And well done on the kingfish. Im jonesing to catch one from the yak and have been live baiting the last couple of mornings.

That’s weird about the text colour? I wrote my report on the notes app in my phone and copy/pasted it. Could try something like that?
by TBreezy
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Fish Eye view
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: A Fish Eye view

This is cool. Do you think you will continue with it?
by TBreezy
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Kingfish!
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: First Kingfish!

Awesome work mate. Live baits or lures?
by TBreezy
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: What the truck just happened x2
Replies: 3
Views: 354

What the truck just happened x2

27 & 28/12 I came away to Whangamata with the family and a plan to fish for anything other than snapper, as I’ve always found it difficult this time of year down these ways. There’s always a ton of activity on the water which may have something to do with it. But of course, in true New Zealand fashi...
by TBreezy
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Waitemata 14/12 & 16/12
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Waitemata 14/12 & 16/12

Yeah, I'm not sure what it is. There have been great catches off the Birkenhead wharf recently, and reports/photos of some good fish being caught in the harbour. The bait and burley in the shallows has produced better-sized fish for me than lures, but still nothing worth bragging about. I hit the la...
by TBreezy
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Waitemata 14/12 & 16/12
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Waitemata 14/12 & 16/12

No problem, Ferret. Good luck on your missions!
by TBreezy
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Waitemata 14/12 & 16/12
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Waitemata 14/12 & 16/12

14/11 - Hit the harbour again with a 5am launch from Island Bay into glassy conditions. The plan was to go sliders/softbaits until the tide slowed up, and then because I love straylining the shallows, anchor up for a bait & burley. I paddled across the channel and up the harbour a way to a point wh...
by TBreezy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Drift Distance
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: Drift Distance

That’s awesome, guys. Thanks for the info. I think perhaps I need to do some longer drifts! DocProfit, you’re out off NN pretty much every day (maybe you took the last week off :D ) I’m picking you start at one end and go with the tide. It’s a hell paddle against that current. On the few occasions I...