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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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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...
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...
- Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:41 pm
- Forum: General
- Topic: Newbie - auckland - what helped when starting out?
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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.
- 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
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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.
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 ...
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
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.
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...
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...
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.