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by Waylander
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Hi from Papamoa Beach
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: Hi from Papamoa Beach

Welcome mate, you've come to a beautiful part of the country, especially for your fishing options.
by Waylander
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 11/01 - Army Bay
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Re: 11/01 - Army Bay

Yea, I should just take the plunge and give one a go, softies just never seem to fail me so have been a bit reluctant to try something new.
by Waylander
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 11/01 - Army Bay
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Re: 11/01 - Army Bay

Do you need to be 20+ meters for the sliders to work, Keen to give em a go but im mostly in less than 15m.
by Waylander
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kohi point 12/1/20
Replies: 0
Views: 256

Kohi point 12/1/20

Finally got around to my first fish of the year, and what a start. 6am launch and it wasn't long at all before I had my first fish, was just past the rock and decided to flick a softie out to trawl, not to strokes sooner was I into a fish. Nice 37cm snapper. Some time and a bit of paddling whet by ...
by Waylander
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 31/12/19 - Army Bay
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Re: 31/12/19 - Army Bay

Having moved to the BOP some years back, I do miss the fishing options around the whangaparaoa peninsula. My pb snapper was caught just of the Eastern point of Welly reef with a pink shine jerk shad... Came up just shy of 20lbs... Good times.
by Waylander
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Vertical Jigging in Auckland
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Re: Vertical Jigging in Auckland

When I use to live up there always had good success around Flat Rock off Kawau, dont think I could paddle there tho... would be a good mothership trip. But I also use to get kings in the edge of tiri channel from time to time. Don't need to be deep if they are there. Nothing like the rod loading up ...
by Waylander
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mahia Peninsula Mixed Species Carnage
Replies: 4
Views: 1052

Re: Mahia Peninsula Mixed Species Carnage

Nice mixed bag! :y:
The cuda seem to be out in force atm, I've switched to just using softies and don't seem to get anywhere near as many as when bait fishing.
by Waylander
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Li-ion batteries and electronics question.
Replies: 19
Views: 2306

Re: Li-ion batteries and electronics question.

https://www.jaycar.co.nz/spare-12v-3ah- ... 7/p/CS2498

Although I can appreciate the DIY....

Light, cheap, easy to charge and probably more than enough power- with out the risk of blowing things up.

Just a thought.
by Waylander
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kohi point 4/11/19
Replies: 0
Views: 441

Kohi point 4/11/19

Tried to get out on Monday evening, wind was blowing more than forecast so just stuck in close to rocks. Lots a snapper that would have been pushing 10lbs at the yak in 5m of water. Was a great fight but shed a tear when it swam away. Had a very cool encounter with a fur seal scratching himself and ...
by Waylander
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Where to Fish
Topic: Tips for beginner
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: Tips for beginner

What he said ☝️ and stay away from harbour mouths on an outgoing tide... As for spots, the beauty of a kayak is everywhere has the potential to catch fish due to stealth and access. Good rule of thumb is look at where locals go surfcasting or rock fishing and sit just outside of their casting range ...
by Waylander
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Prowler 4.1 Ultra Insulated cover.
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: Wanted: Prowler 4.1 Ultra Insulated cover.

Rotorua, will PM you.
Cheers
by Waylander
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Skutes
Replies: 29
Views: 6390

Re: Skutes

Love your work mate, it’s given me some good ideas. Haven’t thrown one out yet this year yet. Still have that complex between trying the skute which I haven’t used vs the softie I know will catch :P
by Waylander
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Prowler 4.1 Ultra Insulated cover.
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Wanted: Prowler 4.1 Ultra Insulated cover.

After an insulated cover or chilly bag for prowler ultra 4.1. Same as for prowler 13 I believe.
Don’t have funds free to get a new one yet as wife wants me to get a PLB (fair enough)

So does anyone have one they aren’t using that could go for mates rates??
by Waylander
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kohi point 28/10/19
Replies: 0
Views: 423

Kohi point 28/10/19

Got up @ 4:30, drove to Whakatane and she was glassy. On the water @ 6:15 Paddled out to my new spot X in about 12m. Dropped a good one off the first cast. Had a few kingi come check out the yak but the weren’t interested is taking anything, still cool to watch. While distracted one reel went scream...
by Waylander
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Welcome home.
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Re: Welcome home.

That's when having a telescopic rod in the car with a hex spinner comes in handy ;)
by Waylander
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Gurnard PB 9th October
Replies: 1
Views: 497

Re: Gurnard PB 9th October

Mate, that's a monster carrot. :y:
Well done
by Waylander
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kohi Point 9/10/19
Replies: 0
Views: 504

Kohi Point 9/10/19

Went out after work on Wednesday, by the time I drove from Rotorua to Whakatane hit the water just before 6pm. Short paddle out to the 12.5m mark. And bam first drop nice fat snapper. Ended up with 6 in the bag the smallest coming in at 36cm. Lost a monster that hit me on the drop just as the light ...
by Waylander
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Magnetic holder
Replies: 0
Views: 1119

Magnetic holder

For those with an ultra (could work with Viking hatch also).
Silicon stick a small high powered magnet to the underside of my hatch. Hey presto easy magnetic support for knife, pliers, jigs etc
by Waylander
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Skutes
Replies: 29
Views: 6390

Re: Skutes

Few of the one I’ve been fishing for a couple of years now. Had some good success on snapper and trevally with them. Never try the last one which is more prawn/crustacean look, I’m hoping getting interest by gurnard and snapper on sand ... will see That top one looks a good piper mimic, tried it in...
by Waylander
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Saving pennies for first yak
Replies: 19
Views: 3181

Re: Saving pennies for first yak

So the paddle I got with my yak is pretty rubbish, a local sports shop is having a closing down sale, as a result they have some Viking paddles going cheap.

Is it a sin to paddle a OK with a Viking paddle??

Alternatively are there any recommendations for a half decent paddle under $100