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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do fish react to fish finders?
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Do fish react to fish finders?

I've sight dropped a lure directly onto a 10kg Snap under my yak in 2m of water, in the "wild" far north with no issues, sounder banging away. Elasmobranchs however... I've seen a bay of Eagle Rays scatter as I glided (glid?) in quietly with the sounder running. 2 meters of water, the cone of most ...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do fish react to fish finders?
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Do fish react to fish finders?

I've sight dropped a lure directly onto a 10kg Snap under my yak in 2m of water, in the "wild" far north with no issues, sounder banging away.

Elasmobranchs however... I've seen a bay of Eagle Rays scatter as I glided (glid?) in quietly with the sounder running.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Rod Swap
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Rod Swap

Makes sense :y:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Rod Swap
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Rod Swap

I know I'm opening the gates for innuendo, but does that extra 6" really make that much of a difference?
Whilst I wouldn't really go above 7', it does make leading a fish around the front of the yak easier (except in the case of the Ugli-Stiks which will happily wrap themselves under the hull)
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Matauri Bay Open Invite 13/14 Sept
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: Matauri Bay Open Invite 13/14 Sept

Sent you a message a few days ago bud, check your Inbox (Top right next to your profile pic) If you have a mottled grey yak on a dark Holden wagon, think I saw you go past me at the truck rollover near Matauri this arvo about 3:30 (I was cunningly camoflaged in fluoro orange). Weather looking good f...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wild Life
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Wild Life

Only seen one Leopard on the beach up here and it looked like an oversize evil snake - Not at all like the cutesy fur seals we get on the rocks. Did a launch in the dark from Tutukaka last year and it wasn't until I got back I saw the big DOC sign saying "Lookout for the Bitey Thing on the beach". I...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VHF Radios
Replies: 13
Views: 858

Re: VHF Radios

Fishfood wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:43 pm
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.
Jaysus that's gone up in the last couple of years!
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 28
Views: 1630

Re: FF/GPS Combos

I only really use the Navionics card when I venture out of my usual 'backyard' pillaging grounds to put me 'in the ballpark'. After that, it's hunting for reef structure and current lines... And it's a damn sight better than the default basemaps that come with the devices. Been maybe 8? years since ...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VHF Radios
Replies: 13
Views: 858

Re: VHF Radios

Didn't spot that one B0ydie :y:
For sure, if you can grab an Icom you're getting a premium bit of kit.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WEBCAM Directory
Replies: 32
Views: 25824

Re: WEBCAM Directory

Cheers Fishfood
The thread is over 6 years old, so some will have died over time.

If you find another link please post.

I will remove the dead link now, in the meantime use this as a stop-gap?
https://northport.co.nz/weatherfeed/
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VHF Radios
Replies: 13
Views: 858

Re: VHF Radios

Based where you are, and assuming you only fish "coastal", then 3W will likely suffice, but upgrading to 5W will give you that boost when you need it. Any unit rated IPx7, or IPx8 (forget any numbers that replace the 'x' - that's for dust). A drybag is recommended, but if you look after the kit well...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 28
Views: 1630

Re: FF/GPS Combos

Just the vanilla chirp combo. Have used DI and not overly fussed, SI a bit of overkill as I know the regular patch I fish pretty well.
Wanted the chart capability for those odd times I venture out of the backyard (My yak is a phone-free zone)
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 28
Views: 1630

Re: FF/GPS Combos

45% off was the big influence ($700 at Smart), and the Lowrance & Garmins I looked at with comparable pricing were either 5" or didn't take Navionics.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 28
Views: 1630

Re: FF/GPS Combos

Well just splashed out on a Helix 7 Have run Lowrance since my first sounder (X48 Google it if you want a laugh!) so decided it was time for a change of decor on the boat.

Nice fitout Lespresso :y:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 28
Views: 1630

FF/GPS Combos

What's everyone running these days? My faithful Elite has just lost the screen and not confident it'll be repairable. Ideally will be able to swap out the Navionics card into the new unit. So, at the junction whereby I can go Lowrance/HB or Garmin... What's on your boat, and would you choose differe...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN - 29/08 Dolphins!
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: NN - 29/08 Dolphins!

Nice handful of winter Snaps :y:

Congratulations on your first encounter with the dollies too, they were Bottlenose, the most frequently sighted in shallow waters and happy to give a keen yakker a race :lol:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 955 Meters
Replies: 6
Views: 913

Re: 955 Meters

My daughter is in software and 'works' in Italy from Berlin, there must be some way you can telecommute? Was in Aucks last week for a course and it's not the sleepy city I left 30 years ago :worried: Hell, I was earlier looking at buying a cottage on a quiet metalled road that's now under the Albany...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Chart Query @ Matauri Bay
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Chart Query @ Matauri Bay

A 5kt boundary would be permanently marked on the chart though, but unlikely due to the excess clutter it would generate.

I've emailed the site owner to find out (no fun, I know, but I'm curious)
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Chart Query @ Matauri Bay
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Chart Query @ Matauri Bay

The recent Rahui has been lifted at Matauri...You're good to go.
As for the line, that fact it disappeared is odd - It could have been an indicator that a Rahui was in place, although the extents weren't correct.

You going to be staying a Matauri?
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: How many is too many?
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: How many is too many?

3 isn't classified as a problem :lol: