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by AndrewRawlingson
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Drift Distance
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: Drift Distance

It depends. Always nice to start a drift on fish, but I often start in areas where I think it's highly likely there are fish based on previous experiences or birds etc. As for length of drift, sometimes I'm feeling lazy and just go with it. You often drift off one patch of fish and on to another. At...
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.

As for jigs, I don't think it matters much despite what the tackle manufacturers say. Aliexpress jigs are as good as anything.
by AndrewRawlingson
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.

Am thinking about one rod+just slow pitch jigs and a few lures. No soft/live/dead bait. Come to think of it, has anyone had success trolling lightweight slow pitch jigs, such that I could try just these jigs and no other lures fro trolling? That'll certainly keep things simple if only had SP jigs a...
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.

Am down to two rods also. I wonder if with speedclips I could get it to one without missing out on too many fish. Dropped livebait with no leader could be a tangle feast, but how about slow trolling one with no leader? Will try no swivels and just relieve line twist at end of each session. Have you...
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.

I try to keep it simple. Usually only two rods/reels. No swivels. As for leader, depends on your mainline. If braid, then I would want a leader for abrasion resistance and lower visibility. A livebait straight to braid is just asking for trouble in terms of tangles. If you really want to make life s...
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Success!
Replies: 6
Views: 553

Re: Success!

50s are the best size :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Strike Pro Supersonic 28g
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Strike Pro Supersonic 28g

My spring trolling for snapper is going well, and looking for some more lures to add to the collection. Thinking Strike Pro Supersonic 28g. Can anyone tell me the total length of these lures from tail to tip of bib? Cheers.

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by AndrewRawlingson
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kohi Sat 17 Nov
Replies: 5
Views: 672

Re: Kohi Sat 17 Nov

:y: :y: :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Where to Fish
Topic: Where to fish Whangarei
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Where to fish Whangarei

I live at the Heads and pass through the harbour every time I go fishing, but have never kayak fished here, and have done very little fishing of any kind within the harbour itself. It is an unforgiving place. There is an awful lot of boat traffic in summer and the currents are extreme. Outside of th...
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Auckland Region
Topic: Tying onto bean rock
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Re: Tying onto bean rock

Not a good idea. Waves and wash continually bash you in to whatever you're tied to. Tying up to cray pots and mussel farms works though. If you want to be lazy, go for a long drift. It's all good until you have to paddle home :D
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Movie Theatre
Topic: Coromandel kayak get together 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 586

Re: Coromandel kayak get together 2018

Nice video and soundtrack :rock:
by AndrewRawlingson
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Soft baiting while anchored
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: Soft baiting while anchored

You can fish softies at anchor, especially in a burley trail, but one of the big advantages of this style of fishing is that you cover ground and hunt the fish down. At a guess, 99% of soft bait fishing is done on the drift.
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Abrolhos oct 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1466

Re: Abrolhos oct 2018

ajst2duk wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:40 am
AndrewRawlingson wrote:What's Geraldton like? Would you want to live there?
Depends who you speak to - think of it as what Hamilton is to Perth except it’s on the coast and bloody hot +windy with flies
Thanks for that. I have been living in Whangarei for the past 5 years!
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SAROP underway at Cavallis - Drifting kayak
Replies: 10
Views: 1345

Re: SAROP underway at Cavallis - Drifting kayak

From today's Northern Advocate. Search for kayak owner ends Police have called off a search after they are satisfied no one had fallen off a kayak found drifting in waters off Northland. A yellow kayak with one fresh snapper onboard off the Cavalli Islands sparked a search by Coastguard about 10.10a...
by AndrewRawlingson
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Got me a trailer
Replies: 11
Views: 1377

Re: Got me a trailer

FatherOfMany wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:15 pm
I can't reverse with mine yet...
An honest comment. It took me about a year of regular use to get OK, another couple of years to get reasonably competent. I still don't try anything too clever, but there's less anxiety than there used to be!
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Abrolhos oct 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1466

Re: Abrolhos oct 2018

What's Geraldton like? Would you want to live there?
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN 21/10 Train Station
Replies: 6
Views: 814

Re: NN 21/10 Train Station

Nice behaviour from that skipper :n:
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Abrolhos oct 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1466

Re: Abrolhos oct 2018

Very good :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Got me a trailer
Replies: 11
Views: 1377

Re: Got me a trailer

Nice. I do think a trailer is the way to go, despite the associated hassle and cost.
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: SOLD: Old Town Predator XL
Replies: 9
Views: 1301

Re: FS Old Town Predator XL With Outboard Mount

Everything will sell for a price, it just might not be the price you were hoping for. As you say, it is a specialised yak. It's big and would suit the bigger paddler. Unfortunately for you, the pedalos have taken off and probably fill quite a lot of this market. If it was me, I'd keep it rather than...