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by peteatkina
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: 2nd june
Replies: 1
Views: 254

2nd june

Popped out of kaiteri.... the otherfulla picked up a nice snaps early on and added 3 more and a wharehou (must be winter). I chased some birds for awhile but couldnt find anything willing to eat plastic or metal. Anchored just off some good structure n pumped the burley. With a large block of squid ...
by peteatkina
Wed May 09, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lower back pain
Replies: 13
Views: 1043

Re: Lower back pain

Stretch! My understanding is tight hammys can cause lower back pain. I used to struggle for a day of two after a long session on the water. A few gentle stretches or a short walk pre launch may help. Also flexing the legs while on the water? Seat position definetly makes a difference to how it suppo...
by peteatkina
Sun May 06, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: kaiteri
Replies: 4
Views: 894

Re: kaiteri

Pulled into kaiteri carpark at the respectable time of 8am. Glassy n calm n plenty of cloud cover. I love this time of year. Cool but not cold, barely any wind, respectful tourist boat skippers, very few if any flotillas of terrorist kayakers and plenty of QUIET. Paddling around the point I noticed ...
by peteatkina
Fri May 04, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: kaiteri
Replies: 4
Views: 894

Re: kaiteri

kahawai everywhere! had thoughts of leaping over the hill but not if trawlers in close. cable bay is tempting.... but think i will keep it local tomora. couple of new packs of sbs n new jigs to play with :clap: maybe kina as its been months since last outing there maybe kaiteri/stevens cause its eas...
by peteatkina
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Please vote....a cheeky few votes wont hurt
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: Please vote....a cheeky few votes wont hurt

Done. Good vid!
by peteatkina
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: kaiteri
Replies: 4
Views: 894

kaiteri

I was feeling the itch last week. Ive been making sinking stickbaits and got to the point of really needing to see how they swim. So off to stevens for an easy high tide launch. A horrid easterly swell n southeast wind had me bouncing around for the first hour n two huge red cod on softies had me wo...
by peteatkina
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Saturday 17 March
Replies: 9
Views: 922

Re: Saturday 17 March

Nice RJ. Thats one helluva fish...
by peteatkina
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: 2+1 fun
Replies: 3
Views: 916

2+1 fun

After 3 mths off the water I was super keen to get back out n regain some sanity. The 'otha fulla' picked me up n we took out his 2+1.... First stop at kina. It was choppy onshore n forcast to get worse. Bailed off to the easy launch of kaiteri. Hit the water about 3pm with a bunch of micro jigs n 2...
by peteatkina
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Suitable leader strength for '80lb' braid?
Replies: 11
Views: 867

Re: Suitable leader strength for '80lb' braid?

. [/quote] I'd be happy to join you for an 'invalids' trip. Or if you want to go out in my boat we could make that work too. Lots of Kingi's at the spat farm I hear. [/quote] will pm when im able to lift my yak off the ground and "othafulla" free n able to escape off THAT hill of mud n debris had to...
by peteatkina
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Suitable leader strength for '80lb' braid?
Replies: 11
Views: 867

Re: Suitable leader strength for '80lb' braid?

[/quote] Boat and yak. Less drag in use on the yak :y: Found a roll of 50lb flouro in the boat at the weekend so I'll go with that. [/quote] sweet im using 40 or 60lb on 20lb braid for the top water or live baiting from yak. be keen on a tuna chasing boat trip sometime...... :clap: :clap: but with t...
by peteatkina
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Suitable leader strength for '80lb' braid?
Replies: 11
Views: 867

Re: Suitable leader strength for '80lb' braid?

im guessing thats for using in the boat mike.... definetly 100lb+ around cable bay rocks but could drop a little if out in the bay
got a spool of 200lb that i bought on sale for $5. damn price sticker was covering the olb n thought it was 20.... :swear:
nice birthday present bro
by peteatkina
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Trying to understand the unique advantages of yak fishing.
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Trying to understand the unique advantages of yak fishing.

Ive dropped back to small reel/rod combos. rarely fish deeper than 15m so dont need capacity, and as you point out the yak races off once the drags tightened keeping you within 50m generally. Would be handy though to have more stopping power for kingis, if they were diving for structure directly und...
by peteatkina
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: clearance sale (all sold)
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: clearance sale

twobarefeet wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:10 am
Any pics of the profish?
sorry no longer for sale
by peteatkina
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: clearance sale (all sold)
Replies: 3
Views: 477

clearance sale (all sold)

Due to the complexities of life im forced to sell the below. All used. Prefer pick up in Motueka but im occasionally in Nelson. Pm or txt 0210327116 rods Shakespeare ugly stick gold 3m 6-10kg (surf) $30 SOLD Shimano spectrum 8' 8-12kg (spin) $20 SOLD Shimano aquatip 7' 10-15kg (boat) $50 SOLD Shiman...
by peteatkina
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Anyone catching?
Replies: 4
Views: 734

Re: Anyone catching?

cumbrian lad - rumours (im still off the water) kina 15m for brim or 6m high tide for kings, lots of qualtity ky mussel farm - lotsa rats but the odd larger model, mostly jigs. good eating snaps real early n real late boulder bank - lotsa kings in the morning trolling mot wharf - masses of bait n ki...
by peteatkina
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tongoio Kingfish Madness
Replies: 24
Views: 1791

Re: Tongoio Kingfish Madness

slaying it bro! tuna or xl snaps next!!! :clap:
by peteatkina
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: WTB a wheel!!
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: WTB a wheel!!

yup. tyres shredded but hub looks fine. in mot tho. pm me
by peteatkina
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Some tips
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Re: Some tips

mikes right about wainui. give them plenty of room if theyre harvesting spat. also around tata islands can be fishy. not too close or its all spotties n juv cod. have had some joy between the two but 100m out off the obvious reefs. definetly predawn n after dusk. take lights! and if all fails go for...
by peteatkina
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Pilchards versus Anchovies
Replies: 15
Views: 1158

Re: Pilchards versus Anchovies

hey johnnyr how did the chovies work for you? i hear reports of nice fishing over your way. if on the drift i often put a softy out the back. seems to catch its share of fish. definetly worth using secret sauce or some additive to boost the appeal tho. i prefer the smaller 3-4" versions with plenty ...
by peteatkina
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Pilchards versus Anchovies
Replies: 15
Views: 1158

Re: Pilchards versus Anchovies

love chovies. theres something about the size n oily goodness that turns fish on. great way to start a session then flick over to pilchards or squid or ky to keep the pickers at bay. bait quality has been an issue this summer, with mushy chovies n pink squid being common. if not burlying i chuck han...