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by Kingaling
Mon May 20, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Skutes
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: Skutes

Well I took the Skute out for a crack on Saturday morning from Narrowneck beach. The plan was to flick the skute around on my softbait rod and have an orange slider hanging below. The fishing was pretty quiet for me that day (not sure if it's because the skute wasn't working or the fish weren't arou...
by Kingaling
Wed May 08, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Skutes
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: Skutes

Beautiful! Looks pretty deadly. A lot bulkier than mine, perhaps I need to flesh it out a bit next time.

Also, is that colour scheme French, American or Dutch?
by Kingaling
Wed May 08, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Skutes
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Skutes

A mate gave me some old jig heads so I tried my hand at tying some Skutes, anyone else given it a go much? I tried tying it in a "clouser" style more akin to something found in salt water fly fishing. These are used to target Kahawai, Snapper, Gurnard and Trevally, depending how you fish them. Altho...
by Kingaling
Thu May 02, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Whangamata 21/04
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: Whangamata 21/04

Bloody nice snapper that, well done. I'm actually heading to Whangamata next weekend and will be taking the yak with me for a dawn mish hopefully. Can you recommend best spot to launch from?
by Kingaling
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mangawhai Bar 23/03
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: Mangawhai Bar 23/03

Schecter wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:54 pm
Nice going. I've never been keen to cross the bar.
Some good tips on crossing the mangawhai bar here:
https://youtu.be/RSvvWoVk5vI?t=277
by Kingaling
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mangawhai Bar 23/03
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: Mangawhai Bar 23/03

whoops, the image wasn't working. fixed that.

Yeah cheers John. Might be a good time to head further north to Spirits bay. Need to make the most of the fishing while I can before winter comes :?:
by Kingaling
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mangawhai Bar 23/03
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Mangawhai Bar 23/03

Went out for a quick sunrise sesh Saturday morning for a couple hours. Launched at the estuary and got out the bar ok and started fishing, drifting about 100m out from Sentinel Rock. Dropped down the slider and had just cast my softbait when the slider went off and I pulled up a nice 9lb snap.. grea...
by Kingaling
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Te Kouma, Coromandel 26/08
Replies: 0
Views: 655

Te Kouma, Coromandel 26/08

First fishing since March! Went out Sunday morning from Te Kouma: https://goo.gl/maps/F83Z5URYS712 Beautiful calm conditions, got a nice Kahawai while trawling a softbait on the way to the first mussel farm. Mussel farms were pretty quiet, caught a few tiny snapper so moved on to a 28m hole where th...
by Kingaling
Mon May 28, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Coromandel - best place to launch near hot water beach?
Replies: 12
Views: 1448

Coromandel - best place to launch near hot water beach?

Hi All, As the title says really, any suggestions on launch spots? I know that hot water beach gets some pretty dumpy surf so not too keen to launch there. I'm heading over Coromandel for the long weekend. Gonna be staying at hot water beach with some mates and thought I'd bring the yak. Any suggest...
by Kingaling
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ANZAC Day Mission?
Replies: 7
Views: 991

Re: ANZAC Day Mission?

Well I've had a change of plans, my spearfishing mate is coming with me and I don't think Sullivans is very well suited for spearing unfortunately. So we'll be heading up to Matheson Bay in Leigh instead. Gonna be an early start. |-) |-) Sorry fellas, at least there'll be more fish for the rest of y...
by Kingaling
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: ANZAC Day Mission?
Replies: 7
Views: 991

Re: ANZAC Day Mission?

dedant wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:36 pm
What time does the gate open?
Says here 6am: http://regionalparks.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/mahurangi
rodders wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:29 pm
I would be keen to tag along
Yeah man I'll be on the water around 6:30 more the merrier
by Kingaling
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ANZAC Day Mission?
Replies: 7
Views: 991

ANZAC Day Mission?

Anyone keen to head out near Auckland on Wednesday? Plan is for first light at Sullivan's bay. On the water around 6:30
by Kingaling
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kawhia Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Re: Kawhia Advice

Haven't been there but I'd like to check it out sometime - so I'm interested to hear how you get on!

There's a trip report here from the other day though: http://www.kayakfishingnz.com/forum/vie ... =8&t=23286

Good luck!
by Kingaling
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Also a newbie to kayak fishing/fishing
Replies: 5
Views: 1215

Re: Also a newbie to kayak fishing/fishing

Good on ya Mike, welcome welcome!
by Kingaling
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sorry folks another NN TR
Replies: 13
Views: 1557

Re: Sorry folks another NN TR

Mitch65 wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:01 am
Yellow bouy is out by the channel marker left of beach
Cheers Mitch :y:
by Kingaling
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sorry folks another NN TR
Replies: 13
Views: 1557

Re: Sorry folks another NN TR

Question: Where's this yellow buoy? Thinking of heading out sometime this week.

Also, has anyone tried launching at Orakei and heading out to Bean Rock lighthouse? If I head there I might have less traffic to fight against on my way back central..
by Kingaling
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A cautionary tale
Replies: 33
Views: 4205

Re: A cautionary tale

Yeah but actually deploying the chute I thought might give you some drag, making it impossible to catch a wave and get turtled. It would be a slow, but steady ride back to shore. You may get splashed a bit though..
by Kingaling
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Members
Topic: John from Auckland
Replies: 5
Views: 1254

Re: John from Auckland

I asked him if he was related but he said he wasn't ugly enough for that to be the case? Not sure what he meant by that ;)

Hope to see you out at NN sometime

Cheers
by Kingaling
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A cautionary tale
Replies: 33
Views: 4205

Re: A cautionary tale

I've been in a similar situation before up at Te Arai Pt. I've tried catching waves in my sea kayak before and you just get turned sideways and flipped over.. So this time I tried to avoid catching any waves, paddling between sets.. however with a wave bearing down on me and not wanting to lose any ...
by Kingaling
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Newbie in Mairangi Bay
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Re: Newbie in Mairangi Bay

Welcome! I'm new to the forum too (although I've been kayak fishing for a while).

This guy has some great videos, they're entertaining and you also pick up some good advice while you're at it.. https://www.youtube.com/user/NZkayakfishing/videos