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by AndrewRawlingson
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: I'm looking at a new 'yak and...
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: I'm looking at a new 'yak and...

Mental wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:41 am
I can't believe how damn cheap that is for what is effectively a copy of the Prowler Ultra 4.3
My thoughts too. Be interesting to hear if it's any good.
by AndrewRawlingson
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Waipu Cove
Replies: 15
Views: 1567

Re: Waipu Cove

Nice one :y: Big snapper can be an pain in the arse if you don't want to catch them though. Northland problems!
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tamaki Yacht Club – 22nd September
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: Tamaki Yacht Club – 22nd September

Nice trip report :y: After many hours of trolling lures for kingfish from kayaks and other vessels, I've come to the conclusion that I can't quite paddle fast enough to get the kingies interested in Rapala-type lures. Happy to hear different opinions though.
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Waipu Cove
Replies: 15
Views: 1567

Re: Waipu Cove

hermodo wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:00 pm
we are probably in for the shittiest, changeable month of the calendar.
Same here, despite the higher water temperatures. I hate the spring winds (and winter of course). Having said that, fish are always biting in Northland.
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Waipu Cove
Replies: 15
Views: 1567

Re: Waipu Cove

Thanks. Love Bream Bay once the water hots up! Last summer, I tried to catch snapper on as many different types of lure as possible in that area. They were smashing everything including trolled hard body lures and stick baits :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Waipu Cove
Replies: 15
Views: 1567

Re: Waipu Cove

How'd you go Fishfood? Are the fish in the sandy shallows already?
by AndrewRawlingson
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tamaki Yacht Club - 1st September
Replies: 8
Views: 796

Re: Tamaki Yacht Club - 1st September

Nice report :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1/9 Kohi point
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: 1/9 Kohi point

Well done :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 28
Views: 2237

Re: FF/GPS Combos

Damn, that's tidy lespresso! If someone was to breed a Viking Reload with a Predator PDL, I'd be saying take my money!
by AndrewRawlingson
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forecast apps?
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: Forecast apps?

I use SwellMap as a starting point, then cross check with Windy, especially if it's a bit borderline. Have to say that Windy is generally more accurate.
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN - 29/08 Dolphins!
Replies: 4
Views: 538

Re: NN - 29/08 Dolphins!

Cool trip :y:
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 28
Views: 2237

Re: FF/GPS Combos

Good question. My Humminbird 597 is hanging on despite a few close calls. Love that unit. If you find a model where the electrical connectors are integrated in to the mount, please share. I think Humminbird really missed a trick by scrapping that design.
by AndrewRawlingson
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Forecast apps?
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: Forecast apps?

How do you know it's summer in Auckland?






The rain is warm!
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Saving pennies for first yak
Replies: 19
Views: 2398

Re: Saving pennies for first yak

Drilling a bloody great big hole with a hole saw for a flush mount rod holder :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :D :D :D
by AndrewRawlingson
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fishing Pliers/multi tools
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Re: Fishing Pliers/multi tools

Just to add to the discussion, this is my hook remover, it has an iki spike built in to the handle. I used to use the spike all the time, but I prefer a knife now. Better handle and the wider blade is more forgiving of a slightly inaccurate iki. As I said in my previous post, the hook remover is awe...
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fishing Pliers/multi tools
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Re: Fishing Pliers/multi tools

I carry a few things on/in my PFD: - Braid snips - Hook sharpener - Hook remover (great for barracouta and other undesirables) - Long nose pliers (no split ring thingie) - Safety knife It sounds like a lot of junk to carry, but it all gets tucked away and I wouldn't be without any of it. As for spli...
by AndrewRawlingson
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Time to get the band back together
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Re: Time to get the band back together

Unless I'm mistaken, we fished together in Auckland quite a few years ago. Things have obviously changed for both of us since then. I've been in Northland since Auckland. Everything they say about fishing in the north is true! Funnily enough, I had a job offer in Timaru last year. It was a good job,...