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by Marc N
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Faithful steed?
Replies: 14
Views: 909

Re: Faithful steed?

That's a superb Photo. :y: :y: :y:
by Marc N
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wave Paasion Kayak's
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Re: Wave Paasion Kayak's

I would just add to what I posted earlier, that I wouldn't use an Elite4 in surf or big waves, strictly coastal, in placid weather. It handles the Ferry wakes on Auckland harbour OK, even side on, it just goes up and comes back down again. I've only had a little bit of water over the side once and e...
by Marc N
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: Yummy/Awful uncommon fish
Replies: 38
Views: 6136

Re: Yummy/Awful uncommon fish

When I was in Sapporo, I saw all kinds of Whelks etc being used in Sushi, great flavours, raw, not cooked, but sliced on the diagonal to the bias. The ones at the Noises I just steamed, like you would do Mussels. They were quite good in the flavour, but I may have cooked them too long as they were a...
by Marc N
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: Yummy/Awful uncommon fish
Replies: 38
Views: 6136

Re: Yummy/Awful uncommon fish

Giant Periwinkle, I had to google that, but if you're looking for something similar, in about 20 ft of water just of the rocks on the NE side of the Noises Islands, there are big snails about the size of oranges, that look like they might be the NZ version of there Giant Periwinkle. I've eaten them,...
by Marc N
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Good Kahawai at the port
Replies: 2
Views: 537

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: 893

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: 893

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: 893

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: 893

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: 930

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: 1210

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: 664

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: 431

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: 664

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: 664

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: 1917

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: 4404

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: 1917

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: 1917

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...