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by Fishfood
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Waipu Cove
Replies: 15
Views: 1571

Re: Waipu Cove

Hey @fishfood. I get up to Waipu Cove quite a lot. Have done heaps of surfcasting up there but never took the yak. The beach always seems a bit big for a surf launch :sweat: (still a bit of a noob in a yak), just wondering where and how you launch when you’re at The Cove? I usually launch at the so...
by Fishfood
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Waipu Cove
Replies: 15
Views: 1571

Re: Waipu Cove

Water temperature almost 16 degrees so won't be long now.
by Fishfood
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Waipu Cove
Replies: 15
Views: 1571

Re: Waipu Cove

Not many, and those that are, are still there. Got a good strike early on then nothing for a couple of hours. Saw two seals tho!
by Fishfood
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Waipu Cove
Replies: 15
Views: 1571

Re: Waipu Cove

Would be keen but heading to Chile for a month on Wednesday so there are some chores I have to get done apparently. Catch up early November.
by Fishfood
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Waipu Cove
Replies: 15
Views: 1571

Waipu Cove

I know its a Friday tomorrow, but the knuckles on my left hand, my dodgy knee ( and 3 weather wave and wind predicting apps) tell me I can get out from the Cove tomorrow morning at 6 am. Any/ all company welcome.
by Fishfood
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Rod Swap
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: Rod Swap

I know, whats an extra six inches between friends. The reason I bought the Stealth was so I could hide my rods already set up in the main hatch while launching thru the surf. I find the 7ft is right on the max for the central hatch, and I get tangled pulling then out ( told you I was clumsy, its a g...
by Fishfood
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Rod Swap
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Rod Swap

I have two 7ft Shimano Katana graphite softbait rods. One 4 -8 kg, the other 5-10kg ( this one is brand new). Would consider swapping for simillar weight spinning rod 6 to 6ft 6. I find these too long to handle on my Stealth and something shorter would work better. I know, I'm naturaly clumsy. Messa...
by Fishfood
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1/9 Kohi point
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: 1/9 Kohi point

There is no turning back!
by Fishfood
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VHF Radios
Replies: 13
Views: 1158

Re: VHF Radios

Shiny new wireless has arrived in the post. FYI Coastgaurd course for Maritime VHF Radio Cerificate is $90 for the online course or $125 for the 6 hour classroom option.
by Fishfood
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VHF Radios
Replies: 13
Views: 1158

Re: VHF Radios

Thanks again, have just bought the IC-M25 from Marine Deals. Now does anyone know how to sort this weather out?
by Fishfood
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VHF Radios
Replies: 13
Views: 1158

VHF Radios

Afternoon Fishos, can anyone recomend an affordable VHF unit for kayak use? With prices ranging from just over a hundie to north of a grand, this paddler is confused. Obviously phrases like 'partialy submersable' are a bit of a clue, but what else should I be looking for?
:?:
by Fishfood
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WEBCAM Directory
Replies: 32
Views: 26343

Re: WEBCAM Directory

Hi HLD, sorry but Waipu cove link doesnt seem to work. fyi, have tried to find other webcam sites for Waipu Cove without success.
by Fishfood
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Matauri Bay Open Invite 13/14 Sept
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Re: Matauri Bay Open Invite 13/14 Sept

Would love to come but work/family conflict doesnt really fit. Officialy retired but work now and then so maybe another time. Overseas until end of October but very keen to explore up there. Stay in touch.
by Fishfood
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forecast apps?
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: Forecast apps?

I'm in Waipu Cove and I use Swell Map Surf, Windy Pro and have just started with MeMeteo. I check all three and it gives me a pretty good picture even up to 4 or 5 days out. On the day I also use Windows2. ( one on the east side of the house and one on the west)
by Fishfood
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chart Query @ Matauri Bay
Replies: 5
Views: 610

Re: Chart Query @ Matauri Bay

Hi Tattty, just followed the link you posted and the red line doesnt show on the website now. Maybe it was some ferry or other shipping course? Also could be keen for a couple of those days, I'm in Waipu and have been looking at a trip up that way for some time now.
by Fishfood
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fishing Pliers/multi tools
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Fishing Pliers/multi tools

Hi Fellow Fishianados, have been struggling for some time with budget multi-tool plier thingies on my kayak. Basically lost the first pair overboard early on so was reluctant to spend much on replacements. However, what you pay is pretty much what you get in pliers as in all things so I'm thinking I...
by Fishfood
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: How many is too many?
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: How many is too many?

Great. Feel much better better now. Just a quiet one or two to celebrate :beer: :beer: :beer:
by Fishfood
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: How many is too many?
Replies: 5
Views: 643

How many is too many?

OK, so I've just bought my third kayak in two years. I started with a Viking 2+1 ( thought the garndies might like a ride), progressed to the Viking Profish 400lite, an excellent boat. But have just gone and bought a Stealth Profisha 525. So now I have a fleet of 3! Is this too many, do I have a pro...
by Fishfood
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rahui - Cavallis, now lifted.
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Re: Rahui - Cavallis

Does anyone know if the rahui has been lifted yet? Want to plan a trip based at Matauri Bay camp for some wimter fishing.
by Fishfood
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: any stealth yaks for sale>?
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

Re: any stealth yaks for sale>?

Theres a 525 on trade me, Listing #: 2234144140, closes Wed 24 at 10.20 am. Starting bid $1900. Its in Rotorua.