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by Marc N
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Covid again
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Covid again

So Auckland lvl 3 - rest of Godzone lvl 2 ladies, ingrates, gentle folk first :: the non Auckland parts of this country :: lvl 2 effectively means not much, except no large gatherings. I can't think of anything worse than being in close contact with a group of hundreds of snowflake millennials, who ...
by Marc N
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 20
Views: 394

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

Thanks Casualtyward, yes you are correct, let me rephrase that "loose" - not as tight as the 5mm suit I used to have that was like a full body tourniquet. My face would go red as the suit squeezed all the blood out of my body into my head :)
by Marc N
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 20
Views: 394

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

Thanks for all the comments, it's re-assuring got know that I'm not nuts, in thinking that were it not for the cold, I'd be relatively OK swimming the yak to shore. The anchoring has given me pause for thought and now I'm thinking wetsuit. So here's a question, for all of you who may know, where can...
by Marc N
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 20
Views: 394

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

"Maybe your sacrificial anchor line had already popped? "

thinking back I, reckon the anchor warp had caught around debris in the hole, as I had swung on the changing of the tide and not hauled much rope in.
by Marc N
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 20
Views: 394

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

Yep I'm a learner alright, and so much of this, is down to my stupidity. I used to fish that area as a kid with Dad, 55 years ago and Dad wouldn't anchor there, 'because of all the stuff left over from the bridge build'. So I know it's not a good place to anchor, yet there's the lure of fish around ...
by Marc N
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 20
Views: 394

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

Thanks chaps, I guess the biggest lesson I've got from this is water temperature! The bits about cutting the anchor and swimming the yak in, not really life threatening, just an inconvenience. The cold water is what has frightened me. 13°C apparently. I don't want to minimise the help I received fro...
by Marc N
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 20
Views: 394

trip report - AKL 5 August

Having got my new Kayak all ready to go back in April, the day I was to launch, the lvl 4 lockdown started, so no. Since then, various reasons have kept me off the water. Tuesday was so nice, Wednesday rolled up and I decided a day on the water was for me. Firstly I'll say that the new yak, the Fish...
by Marc N
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf
Replies: 19
Views: 392

Re: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf

There's a Hunting forum, on which a chap was recently making dramatic posts with a complete disregard to the English Language. His ( I assume male) general demeanour was that of a screaming baby with no concept of punctuation and the entitlement of a 13 yr old whose phone has been confiscated. He wa...
by Marc N
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf
Replies: 19
Views: 392

Re: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf

ahh, the silky sounds of Diarrhea

and being up your knees in it
by Marc N
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Newbie in South Auckland
Replies: 15
Views: 449

Re: Newbie in South Auckland

I had Garmin striker 7sv in my fishmaster elite 4, the transducer comes with a 'trolling motor mount' that I used to strap it to, a piece of 2"-ish pvc pipe, cut to fit, in the transducer well and glued in with Selley's AllClear. The cable went up the hole in the well and the head unit was mounted o...
by Marc N
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Coastguard pulls my wet cold ass out of the water
Replies: 66
Views: 43634

Re: Coastguard pulls my wet cold ass out of the water

And a little un-asked advice from an old man, who has a $60 roof rack and a $60 set of cradles. I give mine the Marc N test, every time I load the yak on the car, which is to grab each of the four ends of the rack, in turn and shake. If the rack and yak does not move, in relation to the car, but the...
by Marc N
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Damage when tying kayak on roof?
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Damage when tying kayak on roof?

I used, on my previous 'yak, a straight bar roof rack, with the 'yak upside down on it, with 4 half a jandals, where the gunwales contacted the roof rack, I used ratchet straps but would not tighten them too much. Never had a problem. My new 'yak, because of it's shape, cannot do the upside down thi...
by Marc N
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Beaut micro jigs
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: Beaut micro jigs

Because I was bored, I spent the last couple of days reinstalling all my computers to fresh, latest, and shiny :) And on some further research into the fate of my 20 some parcels, NZPost has yet to find, I can report the following: One package on China Posts's site :: 2020-04-16 15:21:12 Package Rec...
by Marc N
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Beaut micro jigs
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: Beaut micro jigs

AndrewRawlingson wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:37 pm
Please let us know how they go on trout.
Will do :)
by Marc N
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Beaut micro jigs
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: Beaut micro jigs

Orders placed now will be moved through the network without being held - meaning they may arrive before something you ordered months ago. Walsh said customers could expect new orders delivered in 1-5 days, except deliveries into and out of Auckland which may take up to two weeks. NZ Post chief mark...
by Marc N
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Beaut micro jigs
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: Beaut micro jigs

Now to head to the lakes.. Trout :)

I should add, the micro jig is 26mm long so this is smaller than you'd think.

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by Marc N
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Beaut micro jigs
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: Beaut micro jigs

So having waited for NZPost to deliver a range of $1 and $2 lures bought on eBay over December and January, suddenly, they all arrive at once, even though the cunning sellers, were all in different parts of China and thereto, you'd think, that they'd arrive at different times, even with the long de...
by Marc N
Sun May 31, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rock lobster limit change
Replies: 0
Views: 195

Rock lobster limit change

https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/121666761/rock-lobster-limit-change-on-east-coast-potential-changes-on-pua-fishing Rock lobster limit change on east coast, potential changes on pāua fishing The Government has implemented a recreational gathering limit for rock lobster in Canterbury and Marlborou...
by Marc N
Sat May 30, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tamaki Yacht Club
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Tamaki Yacht Club

f f fantastic !
by Marc N
Fri May 29, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: FishMaster Elite4 fishing kayak
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Re: FishMaster Elite4 fishing kayak

Chap turned up and was happy, Valkohai is now down the Hawkes Bay or there abouts :)