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by Marc N
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Good Kahawai at the port
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Re: Good Kahawai at the port

Good fish! :D
by Marc N
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thursday AHB
Replies: 9
Views: 795

Re: Thursday AHB

Thanks for that reply Andrew. Looks like I'll save my pennies and get some of those there pants'n feet.
by Marc N
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thursday AHB
Replies: 9
Views: 795

Re: Thursday AHB

I'm thinking of using my waders, with a belt and a lifejacket I should be OK in the harbour. Herb Spannagl ('Rainbow' on this forum) used to do likewise until he had a bad experience and the water got past the belt - its hard to swim if your waders are full of water and you can forget about trying ...
by Marc N
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thursday AHB
Replies: 9
Views: 795

Re: Thursday AHB

I'm thinking of using my waders, with a belt and a lifejacket I should be OK in the harbour.
by Marc N
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thursday AHB
Replies: 9
Views: 795

Thursday AHB

I went out on Thursday, caught three, 29 cm snapper and let 'em go. Beautiful day, 10 knot Southerly , about 6 C. When I got back to the shore, I couldn't feel my legs. Jeez Im getting old. When I was seventeen, I could sail a Laser all afternoon in the middle of winter, in a storm and in just a Tsh...
by Marc N
Wed May 23, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: Bouillabaisse
Replies: 4
Views: 845

Re: Bouillabaisse

Back in the the day, I was a Cordon Bleu Chef, I guess I still am, does it expire? :) A typical Bouillabaisse would include shell fish, crustacea, 'fine' fish like John Dory, and a mix of oily and white fish, sometimes even whole small fish like 'Red Mullet'. So the moral is, any fish, just make sur...
by Marc N
Wed May 09, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lower back pain
Replies: 13
Views: 1083

Re: Lower back pain

I get left shoulder pain originating behind my shoulder blade, I find Kayaking actually relieves it. Sometimes I’ll stretch forward over my knees if I’m still too long. Also my seat is like a little beach chair so I’m not sitting in water.
by Marc N
Sun May 06, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AHB 4 May '18
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Re: AHB 4 May '18

This is what the smaller of the Snapper, looked like, after my wife asked me to attack it, with my chef's knives, for Sashimi.


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by Marc N
Sat May 05, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Papamoa 04.05.18
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: Papamoa 04.05.18

That's a good fish!
by Marc N
Sat May 05, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AHB 4 May '18
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Re: AHB 4 May '18

TBreezy wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 8:58 pm
I’ll admit, I was a tad envious as I went past you on the ferry. Well done mate.
Thanks, I hope I cut a sufficiently dashing figure, looking like a credit to the Kayaking community.
by Marc N
Fri May 04, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AHB 4 May '18
Replies: 6
Views: 612

AHB 4 May '18

Out there at sparrow's fart Beautiful morning, absolutely lovely. I kept two reasonable Snapper and a Conger. I did have two more Congers, which I had cunningly put on a stringer to keep the slime out of the 'yak. I've discovered that if I slice their throats, they bleed out pretty quick in the wate...
by Marc N
Thu May 03, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A little story about Shimano - with a happy ending.
Replies: 24
Views: 1729

Re: A little story about Shimano - and why I will never buy them again.

Who knew Shimano NZ read these forums.... You'd be surprised who reads these forums! :D :D Seriously, I work for Composite Developments, we bring Okuma and Savage Gear into New Zealand, along with several other brands. I think in this case it's a pretty simple mix up, and Shimano have certainly don...
by Marc N
Thu May 03, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.
Replies: 45
Views: 3614

Re: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.

I have an order of Dr Evil lures arriving soon. They will be $20 ea plus postage or $35 for two if collected. :) Better to follow suit before it gets 15% more expensive :( I'm not sure how they'll handle this, If I buy a 'two slice-pull-start-granular-fishing-chop-lure' from XinXioKingShiu heavy in...
by Marc N
Wed May 02, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: A little story about Shimano - with a happy ending.
Replies: 24
Views: 1729

Re: A little story about Shimano - and why I will never buy them again.

Good result, congrats!


I still think, that to make a Shimano reel, despite, prolly better quality components, it only costs them in the order of tens of cents more than a cheap no-name reel.
by Marc N
Tue May 01, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A little story about Shimano - with a happy ending.
Replies: 24
Views: 1729

Re: A little story about Shimano - and why I will never buy them again.

Because I'm a cheapskate, I could never pay 200 bucks for a reel. What I tend to do is buy 20~30 dollar reels online and replace them once they fail. I've only ever had one reel fail inside a year. I also give them a quick little grease every year to the cogs. The best reel I've got, was one I found...
by Marc N
Tue May 01, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New guy
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Re: New guy

Great fish! Howdy and Welcome :)
by Marc N
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Drogue/Sea anchors
Replies: 23
Views: 1585

Re: Drogue/Sea anchors

Slightly off topic - I'e got a sea anchor - but looking to get a bottom anchor/pick is there a maximum rope length most people would stop at? i.e. is it just how much rope you want to fit on the kayak or are there issues with anchoring beyond a certain depth like puling the end of the yak down etc?...
by Marc N
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AHB Anzac day
Replies: 0
Views: 340

AHB Anzac day

Crack o Dawn

Lots and lots of tiny baby snapper.

Then, one 53cm Kahawai, to make the day.

Beautiful day out.
by Marc N
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speed bumps are fighting back
Replies: 26
Views: 2366

Re: Speed bumps are fighting back

I imagine both, something to do, whilst you wait to be rescued :)