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by peteatkina
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Rigging your livebaits on a kayak. Any preferred methods?
Replies: 14
Views: 158

Re: Rigging your livebaits on a kayak. Any preferred methods?

Started fishing livies as kids in the 80s for kahawai and while ive tried a few variations always come back to through the upper jaw/head, point up.... tried nostrils for awhile but had a few knocked off the hook (hook to thick?) klt 7/0 on delicate critters or 8/0 on kahawai. Use to back hook when ...
by peteatkina
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Washing down car and yak with fresh water.
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Washing down car and yak with fresh water.

I unload the yak, flip it upside down to drain/dry, fart around for a bit n put yak on roof dry........ car still gets a wash down tho....
by peteatkina
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wellington Harbour Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: Wellington Harbour Advice

Save some driving time n try southern end of pukerua bay, hongoeka, titahi bay...... ???
by peteatkina
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fishing rods for non fisherfolk.
Replies: 14
Views: 500

Re: Fishing rods for non fisherfolk.

catana's are mint. cheap, bendy bendy, and whippy enough for flicking light stuff. I started with an oh and spin. gave spin away to a mate who bought another one... Ive been running a citrix on my oh and cant break it!
:y: :y:
by peteatkina
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?
Replies: 55
Views: 1993

Re: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?

Yes! Waiting for a trial (nov) before ordering tho. Want to get my head around the practicalities of using in hull storage, and stability when in the poo relative to my 400.
by peteatkina
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf
Replies: 19
Views: 555

Re: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf

Rough.... Sounds like you shouldve pulled out your fone, vhf, epirp and other safety equipment n explained you were preped for the conditions that you had checked on a forecast pre launch! Coast Guard only had your interests in mind. Police hate being videoed. Fone out. point randomly n ask question...
by peteatkina
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No fishing
Replies: 55
Views: 2508

Re: No fishing

The first week that fishing is allowed, should be reserved for essential workers only......






I WISH........
by peteatkina
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Incident in Ruby Bay, Nelson
Replies: 5
Views: 1315

Re: Incident in Ruby Bay, Nelson

highly likely it was sot. heaps of tourists have them....
by peteatkina
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Incident in Ruby Bay, Nelson
Replies: 5
Views: 1315

Re: Incident in Ruby Bay, Nelson

Not a lot to go on...
elderly welsh tourist...
close enough to beach that those watching noticed he wasnt upright n contacted emergency services
no follow up info
by peteatkina
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Daiwa lexa
Replies: 6
Views: 1241

Re: Daiwa lexa

Im using a lexa and a citrix for all my fishing.
Both really enjoyable to use on micros and straylining.
Biffing top water lures I feel I would be better off with a spin.
The drags are super smooth n have yet to need to crank either right up
by peteatkina
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Hall of Fame
Topic: shortest session ever
Replies: 2
Views: 2232

shortest session ever

Popped out to a spot that works early, with a couple others. First drop of a strayline anchovie pb king. Dropped a micro down 55cm snaps. Done. Epic fight , getting dragged into ugly reef in 4-5m several times and having to back paddle outa chaos... It was pretty spent after a long fight so got to c...
by peteatkina
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak suggestions, budget $800-$1200?
Replies: 7
Views: 1745

Re: Kayak suggestions, budget $800-$1200?

2nd hand gt or pf400 for sure
by peteatkina
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Hello from Golden Bay
Replies: 1
Views: 676

Re: Hello from Golden Bay

Hello from mot! Good to hear from someone ova the hill. I imagine someone will be keen to take up your offer. Especially with the KINGI sight fishing on the flats being so popular.....! Not to mention a spat farm two mussel farms seperation pt and some epic trout fishing! :y: :y:
by peteatkina
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Monster PB Snapper and Gurnard
Replies: 11
Views: 3764

Re: Monster PB Snapper and Gurnard

Geez mate.... thats a bit of a step up from that first at kaiteri many years ago.... i remember this little amped as MF telling me how awesome the fishing is everywhere except home...the bays crap, over fished, no snapper...
looks pretty shite... good to see you getting rewarded!!!
by peteatkina
Wed May 29, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Loading kayak on car...
Replies: 14
Views: 3675

Re: Loading kayak on car...

Ive got one of those wind deflector/brake light things above my cars backdoor. Thought it was there to load my yak..... Easy as, lift nose onto plastic/flexi/brake thing slide yak up onto racks... Its got a few scratches but my backs feeling good :lol:
by peteatkina
Tue May 07, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sullivans Bay - Sat morning 04/05 - including paddle boarder!
Replies: 2
Views: 1186

Re: Sullivans Bay - Sat morning 04/05 - including paddle boarder!

Read the title and thought you had caught a PB..... :lol:
by peteatkina
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Mussel farm
Replies: 7
Views: 3442

Re: Mussel farm

forcast rain in buckets n breeze in morning... will try kina mon arvo.
by peteatkina
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Mussel farm
Replies: 7
Views: 3442

Re: Mussel farm

Monkfish.... apparently delish.... released.... :D Yeah tata is just past pohara.. 70min from mot... turns into a 12hr day tho...couple hrs driving couple hours of cake n coffee n a bit of fishing... fish were mostly under 40cm n boat traffic chaotic from 9-11am. Pretty scenic tho. Harbour master wa...
by peteatkina
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Mussel farm
Replies: 7
Views: 3442

Re: Mussel farm

awesome. good to get a break
caught a nice snapper this morning..... :lol:
by peteatkina
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Mussel farm
Replies: 7
Views: 3442

Re: Mussel farm

15min paddle from tata beach to spat farm (this mornings mish)or 6km paddle from stevens bay to mussel farm. could go direct from kumeras(staple st) but very tidal launch. might be keen... find me on facebook Tasman yak fishers :rock: