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by Fishfood
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Knots damaging guides?
Replies: 12
Views: 388

Re: Knots damaging guides?

I use a Yucatan knot. I usually get set up at home but have tied it a few times on the boat with no problems. I have 2 cheapo soft bait rods and no signs of wear after several years use.
by Fishfood
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Level 3 Fishing or not.
Replies: 20
Views: 1350

Re: Level 3 Fishing or not.

I feel your pain. Remember in these troubled times you are not alone.
by Fishfood
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Level 3 Fishing or not.
Replies: 20
Views: 1350

Re: Level 3 Fishing or not.

Thanks for that. That's good enough for me. I was just going to launch here in the river (within walking distance) and paddle out from here. Now I'll do my regular trip and drive to Langs about 3km away and launch from there. I'll be heading out at 6 am from the south end of the beach. Just saying.
by Fishfood
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Level 3 Fishing or not.
Replies: 20
Views: 1350

Re: Level 3 Fishing or not.

Will do a little research. I know things were initially prohibited under level 4 and were reconsidered ( farriers were one I know of) so maybe an advocacy between now and then could be helpful. As I understand it you can swim, surf and sup. Its pretty reasonable to add kayak fishing to that list in ...
by Fishfood
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Level 3 Fishing or not.
Replies: 20
Views: 1350

Level 3 Fishing or not.

Ok. So some changes when we change to level 3. You can surf but not boat. You can fish from wharf or beach but not rocks. So I'm guessing kayak fishing is still a non starter. Sigh.
by Fishfood
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The north
Replies: 4
Views: 1400

Re: The north

Bugger, just missed you. We stayed at Matauri Bay up to Friday and fished the south eastern Cavalli Islands. Very pleasant and very fishy! Also very different from my home patch so all in all a great trip. You should do fine where you are once the wind drops. Wednesday and Thursday should be primo.
by Fishfood
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Matauri Bay
Replies: 5
Views: 971

Re: Matauri Bay

Sorry to hear that. I use the river frequently, my wife and I, several neighbours and about a 1000 Auckland refugees swim in it every high tide over the summer and I haven't heard of any issues. Will keep an ear out. Last week's flounder were delicious and had no ill effects. I tend not to drink the...
by Fishfood
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Matauri Bay
Replies: 5
Views: 971

Re: Matauri Bay

Thanks for that.
by Fishfood
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Matauri Bay
Replies: 5
Views: 971

Matauri Bay

Heading up to camp at Matauri Bay this Wednesday 12th till Friday. Any tips, pointers, sage advice or company gratefully accepted.
by Fishfood
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Epoxy or not
Replies: 1
Views: 840

Epoxy or not

So I'm installing a new transducer into the hull of my Stealth kayak. The previous unit was epoxied into place ( and is therefore a permanent fixture) Initial research and a short test run suggests silicon is not suitable. I tried Sikaflex 11f3 because some sites claimed it worked ok, but I get zero...
by Fishfood
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie - auckland - what helped when starting out?
Replies: 23
Views: 3528

Re: Newbie - auckland - what helped when starting out?

Leash it or buy a new one. Leash everything.and only take half of what you put out on the bench. Except safety stuff. Dont scrimp on safety stuff.
by Fishfood
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 26/11 Army Bay - Finally! Back out there, and fish to boot.
Replies: 6
Views: 1639

Re: 26/11 Army Bay - Finally! Back out there, and fish to boot.

Nice work. Didnt know about the free fish heads app. Sounds like a damn fine idea. Have downloaded and will give it a burst after tomorrows outing.
by Fishfood
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle Shopping Auckland
Replies: 12
Views: 2498

Re: Paddle Shopping Auckland

Make a greenland paddle. Cape Falcon Kayaks have a good ( as in easy to follow for non-carpenters) vid and a plan on pdf you can buy. They are in the U S of A but I found them very easy to talk with, they responded to all my questions with workable answers overnight Wouldnt go back to anything else ...
by Fishfood
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sails
Replies: 7
Views: 1320

Re: Sails

Wow, not sure my butt could handle that :^) . The most I've done is 5 hours and 25km without a break. Usually when I head out from here, there's nowhere to park up and stretch your legs unless I go back to where I launched from. Guess I'll just have to come up to the B.O.I :?:
by Fishfood
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sails
Replies: 7
Views: 1320

Re: Sails

I cannot lie, I am impressed and intrigued by the thought of a 50km paddle. Did you fish or was it just a cruise? How long did it take? I would love to join you although I have never paddled that far in one go.
by Fishfood
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sails
Replies: 7
Views: 1320

Re: Sails

I know this to be true. As a school boy I cycled every day and the Wellington wind conspired to be a southerly in the morning and a northerly in the evening. A head wind both ways. I'm beginning to think it's not worth the candle to be honest. I enjoy kayak fishing because of the simplicity so why a...
by Fishfood
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sails
Replies: 7
Views: 1320

Re: Sails

Thanks for the advice. The Action Pacific guy recommended the 1.5 sq meter sail for the 525. I think he assumed because it's longer it's also heavier. The issue I have with that is the mast height is 1.8m. I think that would interfere with the work space as they would come almost back to the seat ar...
by Fishfood
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: WTB: Viking 400 Lite
Replies: 1
Views: 868

Re: WTB: Viking 400 Lite

Hi Vinny. I have one on trade me # 2406235558. Take a look.
by Fishfood
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sails
Replies: 7
Views: 1320

Sails

Has anyone ever fitted a Pacific Action sail to a Stealth ( specifically 525) ? It looks like it should work but I have some concerns regarding how much room they take up when folded and ofcourse stability.
by Fishfood
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Viking profish 400 lite
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: Viking profish 400 lite

Ok, correct trade me listing number is 2406235558. Auction title is Viking 400 lite. Kayak is situated in Waipu.