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by peteatkina
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No fishing
Replies: 55
Views: 2316

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: 1095

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: 1095

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: 1109

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: 1905

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: 1714

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: 636

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: 3682

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: 3592

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: 1153

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: 3333

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: 3333

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: 3333

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: 3333

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:
by peteatkina
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone use the front hatch on the Profish 400?
Replies: 2
Views: 970

Re: Anyone use the front hatch on the Profish 400?

I put my battery in front hatch... Also use it for dry clothes (in winter on day trips) in a dry bag and handy for the gas cooker n coffee ;)
by peteatkina
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fish by tides of by light, what’s your opinion
Replies: 8
Views: 1843

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

Predawn.... stupid oclock launch if i want to catch fish. fish seem to go off the bite once the sun lights the sky. evenings.....that last hour of light is magic anytime its calm.... sometimes im just going fishing/exploring/paddling Landbased I always prefered incoming to high tide but prefer the f...
by peteatkina
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: 3/20 4/20
Replies: 0
Views: 1337

3/20 4/20

3/20 Fishermans island.... first solo trip of any length for a couple of years so was kinda excited at what may come. so not a new spot but predawn launch on the sat am. 40 min paddle with a nice offshore and no chop. sunrise before I got there showed I was late. ff had been pretty quiet on the trip...
by peteatkina
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Profish 35?
Replies: 1
Views: 662

Re: Profish 35?

Was very tempted but got a second hand 400. would love to try one or hear reports too! :y:
by peteatkina
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Members
Topic: New Nelson Kayaker
Replies: 1
Views: 844

Re: New Nelson Kayaker

Welcome to the bay of many snapper.
Depending on weather the following are common launch spots
cable/delaware bay
boulder bank
port to tahuna
rabbit island
ruby bay
kina
Pretty much anywhere :rofl:
Hit up anyone you see on a yak as most are semi friendly n rarely bite
by peteatkina
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kina and cable bay - Nelson. Suggestions anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 1541

Re: Kina and cable bay - Nelson. Suggestions anyone?

Schecter wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:08 am
Thanks Pete.

Yep I'll pass that info to him. I did stock up on some meat and packed it in my suitcase to take back to Auckland.

We'll be back in Nelson soon.
You did what? Meat?? KIna, paua, n crays I could understand....
Maybe catch you nxt trip