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by AndrewRawlingson
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 20
Views: 392

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

That wouldn't work. A wetsuit works by trapping a thin layer of water next to your body. Your body then warms that water and that keeps you warm. A loose wetsuit will either trap a large volume of water that will take a lot of energy to warm up or if its loose around the arms / legs, the warm water...
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 20
Views: 392

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

Glad you're OK. Shit happens and you have learnt from it. Personally, I think anchoring a kayak is an added element of risk. Kayakers in the UK do it in strong currents quite successfully, but it's a bit specialist and not something I would want to get in to. Luckily, we have numerous great eating f...
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?
Replies: 16
Views: 453

Re: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?

What happened to the Viking Reload in carbon?
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf
Replies: 19
Views: 392

Re: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf

It's not illegal to kill yourself. As for the rest, where do you draw the line and who decides?
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf
Replies: 19
Views: 392

Re: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf

Whatever the situation, you're still allowed to be an idiot aren't you? Legal caveat being that you are not breaking the law, and moral caveat being that you are not endangering anyone else directly.
by AndrewRawlingson
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: FOR SALE: GoPro Hero 5 Black
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: FOR SALE: GoPro Hero 5 Black - SOLD

SOLD......
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Bits and pieces for sale...
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Bits and pieces for sale...

All sold :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: FOR SALE: GoPro Hero 5 Black
Replies: 1
Views: 203

FOR SALE: GoPro Hero 5 Black

GoPro Hero 5 Black

Excellent condition. Has only been used in waterproof housing, so no external damage.

Frame, battery, charging lead and a couple of mounts included.

$240 including tracked postage.


Note: Memory card not included in sale.
by AndrewRawlingson
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Slow jigging rod and reel
Replies: 10
Views: 253

Re: Slow jigging rod and reel

At 10 metres with light lures, a standard soft bait rod would be fine.
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Bits and pieces for sale...
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Bits and pieces for sale...

Last bump for the Sharkskin before the yellow peril.

$180 for both items including postage.
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Softbait clearout!
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: Softbait clearout!

Softbaits sold.
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Softbait clearout!
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: Softbait clearout!

:y: :y: :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Softbait clearout!
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: Softbait clearout!

First refusal to HookiT, then goes to Keenfisher. Let me know HookiT. Cheers.
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Softbait clearout!
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: Softbait clearout!

Hi HookIt. Never got around to using the crawfish, but they look damn good, the pincers floats, so if you have a jig head or weight at the tail, they stand upright in the water, just like a crustacean in defensive posture. Yes, I'm full metal jig now :D Had a moment of clarity, realised that I've be...
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Hooks for micro-jigs?
Replies: 1
Views: 201

Re: Hooks for micro-jigs?

I'm happy with the Kaveman 1/0 hooks on my microjigs, but have a look at livebait hooks. These come in suitable sizes, but I would want to fish them with light gear. https://www.marine-deals.co.nz/live-bait-hooks/owner-fine-wire-mosquito-live-bait-hooks Alternatively, consider inline single lure hoo...
by AndrewRawlingson
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Softbait clearout!
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Softbait clearout!

Z-Man StreakZ Curly TailZ x 28 Z-Man PaddlerZ Scented x 24 Z-Man PogZ x 4 Savage Gear Reaction Crayfish x 14 Savage Gear Real Eel x 3 Some have been rigged, some have been used, but no tears. A couple have had their noses cut off as per photos. Z-Man Curly TailZ are currently $16.50 per 5 pack = $3....
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Bits and pieces for sale...
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Bits and pieces for sale...

Bump on the Sharkskin.
$200 for both items plus postage.
by AndrewRawlingson
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN - 13/06
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: NN - 13/06

10/10 for honesty! :)
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spur of the moment to Tiritiri Island
Replies: 18
Views: 698

Re: Spur of the moment to Tiritiri Island

But each to their own - I know you prefer deep water fishing. I do, very much so. No snags and lots of fish! Plus I love the buzz of seeing the fish come up to the jig on the sounder! What I try and do is decide how much "meat" I need at the beginning of each trip. Usually, it's one big snapper, al...
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spur of the moment to Tiritiri Island
Replies: 18
Views: 698

Re: Spur of the moment to Tiritiri Island

I like 45 - 50 cm fish. Nice size fillets. If you catch snapper from >20 metres it is likely that they won't survive due to barotrauma. This is based on some good studies from Australia. If I catch a big snapper >40 metres, it is usually toast by the time it hits the surface. Unfortunately, big snap...