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by Uncle Mole
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tamaki Yacht Club – 27th January
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Tamaki Yacht Club – 27th January

The weather gods were smiling on Auckland Anniversary Day and I woke to cloudless skies and barely a breath of wind. The tides gods were also smiling as I would be fishing on an incoming tide which I find always brings good results in the little bit of the Hauraki Gulf that makes up my kayak fishing...
by Uncle Mole
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tamaki Yacht Club – 15th December
Replies: 1
Views: 710

Tamaki Yacht Club – 15th December

After what seems like an age since I was last out for a fish I managed to snatch a morning in the gulf on Sunday. I got on the water by 6:30am, launching on the turning low tide from the Yacht club hoping that a change in tide would lead to good fishing. The incoming tide meant that the current was ...
by Uncle Mole
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie - auckland - what helped when starting out?
Replies: 23
Views: 2824

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

I'd recommend the humble fish stringer. On a few occasions I have done all the hard work in getting the fish into the kayak and then a momentary lapse in concentration has seen said fish jump back into the drink followed by a fair degree of swearing. Snapper are slippery fish at the best of times, s...
by Uncle Mole
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tamaki Yacht Club – 13th October
Replies: 3
Views: 827

Tamaki Yacht Club – 13th October

I had come back from a week’s leave with a stinking cold, but I was itching to get back on the water snot or not. The plan was to hit the water just around sunrise so I was up early and on the water by 6:45am. It was a good morning, the sea was flat calm, high tide was at 8am, and there wasn’t a bre...
by Uncle Mole
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tamaki Yacht Club – 22nd September
Replies: 5
Views: 1039

Tamaki Yacht Club – 22nd September

After a famous All Black victory I got up early and headed out on to the water on what appeared to be a beautiful morning. I was paddling out bang on low tide, my plan was to head out into the channel and catch a Kingfish on a Rapala CD Magnum 14 Bonito. All I needed for my plan to work was a miracl...
by Uncle Mole
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tamaki Yacht Club - 1st September
Replies: 8
Views: 1310

Re: Tamaki Yacht Club - 1st September

What a productive few hours! Congrats. Do you find the traffic in and around that area manageable? I've fished from my kayak off west bastion reef, but never much further into the channel. I find Sunday mornings are best, not much traffic to deal with before 9am. Yes you have to be watchful, the Wa...
by Uncle Mole
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tamaki Yacht Club - 1st September
Replies: 8
Views: 1310

Tamaki Yacht Club - 1st September

It was the perfect combination of weather and tide for a mornings fishing and with fathers day providing a ‘free pass’ to get out on the water I headed off to Tamaki Yacht Club and was on the water by 7:15am just as the sun was burning through early morning sea mist. 20190901_072319.jpg I paddled ou...
by Uncle Mole
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tamaki Yacht Club 28th April
Replies: 2
Views: 848

Re: Tamaki Yacht Club 28th April

Good report mate Have you tried the shallows around east & west bastion reefs close to bean rock ? those shallows look quite fishy I've tried West Bastion a few times usually on my way to Rangitoto and it hasn't been that productive, but I've never tried a slider out there though. I've never really...
by Uncle Mole
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tamaki Yacht Club 28th April
Replies: 2
Views: 848

Tamaki Yacht Club 28th April

A family break in the Far North, first around Coopers Beach and later Paihia reminded me of what a great place to live NZ is. After fish & chips at the Mangonui Fish Shop the kids and I fished off the wharf and caught very little but had a great time anyway. Later in the week we caught up with frien...
by Uncle Mole
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tamaki Yacht Club 19th April
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Re: Tamaki Yacht Club 19th April

I hadn't planned on going so far, but it was just a beautiful day and the fishing was great. I was surprised by the current though, I whipped past Rough Rock in seconds and kept heading north. I definitely want to head out that way again, but perhaps not quite so far next time, at least not without ...
by Uncle Mole
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tamaki Yacht Club 19th April
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Tamaki Yacht Club 19th April

After selling an old telescope which I hardly ever use on TradeMe earlier in the week I had $150 burning a hole in my back pocket and was in the market for a dedicated Slider rod and reel combo. A trip to SmartMarine and I left as the happy owner of a Shimano Sienna 4000Fe/ Vortex 6'6 10/20Lb Combo ...
by Uncle Mole
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tamaki Yacht Club 17th March
Replies: 1
Views: 653

Tamaki Yacht Club 17th March

A trip to the US meant that I hadn’t been able to get out fishing in a few weeks so I was looking forward to getting out on the water. The weather looked good, I’d be fishing on an outgoing tide and fishing activity looked promising. I arrived at the Yacht Club just before sun up, I could see a few ...
by Uncle Mole
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tamaki Yacht Club, Auckland
Replies: 6
Views: 1658

Re: Tamaki Yacht Club, Auckland

I've used fishing.net.nz, but recently started using https://tides4fishing.com/nz/auckland/auckland which has a lot of info and has a nice smartphone companion app on android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nautide.app&hl=en_US) and iphone (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nautide/...
by Uncle Mole
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tamaki Yacht Club, Auckland
Replies: 6
Views: 1658

Tamaki Yacht Club, Auckland

After a week of beautiful weather and perfect kayaking conditions I was itching to get out on the water and typically the wind picked up in time for the weekend. Nevertheless I was determined to head out even if the conditions weren’t ideal. I got to Tamaki Yacht club just before 7am mounted up and ...
by Uncle Mole
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: VHF radio - reviews wanted please
Replies: 4
Views: 2104

Re: VHF radio - reviews wanted please

Hey, I had a very similar list of requirements and did a bit of research and ended up with a Uniden MHS245. Its waterproof, floats, has GPS, can ramp up to 6 watts but is pretty clear running on 1 watt, and for $250 from Burnsco I only had to sell one of my kids. I tend to fish in the inner harbour ...