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by matwould
Sun May 05, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sullivans Bay - Sat morning 04/05 - including paddle boarder!
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Sullivans Bay - Sat morning 04/05 - including paddle boarder!

With conditions looking good again had a mate to come with. Got to Sullys at 7am and launched quite quickly. My mate had brought a mate who was fishing off a Stand Up Paddleboard. Good times. Paddled out to the usual channel and flicked a few softies around, while dragging a softie too. Was very slo...
by matwould
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sullivans Bay - Sat 27/04 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 158

Sullivans Bay - Sat 27/04 pm

With the wife working the weekend and my usual two kayak fishing mates away for a wedding I was sitting at home bored so decided to get off my arse and go for a solo mish, along with the fact I needed to head in this direction to drop a reel off for a service, and pick something up that I just bough...
by matwould
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Site Suggestions and Site Help
Topic: To the Site Admin's
Replies: 7
Views: 4078

Re: To the Site Admin's

Thanks for the bump, just had a play and moved a few things around, most popular categories at the top, and also created an archive area for those categories no longer used but possibly worth keeping for prosperity and/or reference. Cheers, Jason Came to the site just now and was like 'it's changed...
by matwould
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: chill pod lid
Replies: 5
Views: 535

chill pod lid

Hi All, Had a brief look for other threads and found one but I don't know how many people check that thread. I have just bought some expanding foam for a small job inside my house. I saw something a little while ago about people putting foam inside the lid of their chill pod for a bit of added insul...
by matwould
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Site Suggestions and Site Help
Topic: To the Site Admin's
Replies: 7
Views: 4078

Re: To the Site Admin's

matwould wrote:
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:20 pm
Mental wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:02 pm
Sorry no not really possible but it probably is time for a bit of a clean up and may be re-ordering the more popular sections to the top :y:
Bump.... :lol:
bump again?
by matwould
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Chill Pod Tips
Replies: 10
Views: 1790

Re: Chill Pod Tips

Hi All, Hijacking / carrying on this thread. I have just bought some expanding foam for a job inside my house. I saw something a little while ago about people putting foam inside the lid of their chill pod for a bit of added insulation. They said this worked well and the pics I saw looked very clean...
by matwould
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trolling lures
Replies: 7
Views: 877

Re: Trolling lures

The Dr Evils definitely work. But they do dive deep and create that drag as some people have already said. As for lures for catching Kahawai - basically anything works. However, if you're fishing off a kayak hopefully you have a softbait rod/reel so I would suggest just trolling using that and a sof...
by matwould
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CKFC Get together. New PB
Replies: 6
Views: 968

Re: CKFC Get together. New PB

wow, great fish! well done!

It's amazing how much the weight can vary for different length fish.
by matwould
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sullivans Bay 19/10/18 & Sullivans Bay 23/10/18 PB!
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Sullivans Bay 19/10/18 & Sullivans Bay 23/10/18 PB!

19/10/18 Had a quick fish up in Sullivans Bay with my mate Andrew on the Friday night. Traffic was a bit average because of the long weekend even though we had left at about 3.30pm. But as soon as we hit that turn off it all gets very exciting. Conditions we pretty good but slightly wind against tid...
by matwould
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sullivans Bay 09/06/18
Replies: 0
Views: 428

Sullivans Bay 09/06/18

Beautiful morning at Sullivans Bay on Saturday. Although I guess everywhere was good with weather like we had. First four casts resulted in 4 snapper, although only one of them was big enough to put in the bin at 32cm. Managed another 2 within the next 30 mins going approx 40cm and 50cm. Then the sl...
by matwould
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Anyone been out lately
Replies: 19
Views: 2842

Re: Anyone been out lately

went out yesterday off NN around 9am, had less than 100m visibility in the fog which burnt off in the next 30mins, went into the channel, the tide just started to come in, basically just sat in one spot breeze against slow tide flow, didnt see any other paddlers. Went between no7 and yellow bouy, n...
by matwould
Tue May 29, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Landing big fish - what do you use and why?
Replies: 8
Views: 955

Re: Landing big fish - what do you use and why?

Thanks everyone for your thoughts and comments.

I think a small gaff is the way to go for me. Not too worried about losing a small fish so I'll continue to use the jighead and then buy/make a gaff for anything larger.
by matwould
Thu May 24, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Landing big fish - what do you use and why?
Replies: 8
Views: 955

Landing big fish - what do you use and why?

Team, A while back I lost my berkley landing net at Army Bay. I had it when I set off, and it was gone some time later. No idea how it went overboard. Didn't see it, feel it or hear it enter its watery grave. Not a great loss though so I wasn't too worried. I haven't bothered replacing it as I've ju...
by matwould
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sullivans Bay 15/04/18
Replies: 1
Views: 451

Sullivans Bay 15/04/18

Andrew and I got to Sullivans Bay and we were quickly on the water by about 7am. Drifted the channel veerrrry slowly as there was no wind (but a good amount of rain to start off with) and the current wasn't particularly strong but we were both straight into the fish. We both had a couple of those sh...
by matwould
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN Sunday Arvo
Replies: 8
Views: 1447

Re: NN Sunday Arvo

Nice. I shoulda stayed in Auckland!
by matwould
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Army Bay 9/12 & Tutukaka 9/12 & 10/12
Replies: 0
Views: 794

Army Bay 9/12 & Tutukaka 9/12 & 10/12

Army Bay 9/12 am Blair, his flatmate Andrew and I drove to Army Bay in the earlyish hours of Saturday morning. Good to note that it is getting light very early. It was fully light by the time we were fishing. It was also the morning after my work Xmas party so I was feeling pretty dusty, although m...
by matwould
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Site Suggestions and Site Help
Topic: To the Site Admin's
Replies: 7
Views: 4078

Re: To the Site Admin's

Mental wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:02 pm
Sorry no not really possible but it probably is time for a bit of a clean up and may be re-ordering the more popular sections to the top :y:
Bump.... :lol:
by matwould
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DAM Quick - any good?
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: DAM Quick - any good?

Nice one. Let me know what it's like once you've used it a couple of times. Keen to compare with my work mates comments. Cheers.
by matwould
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: DAM Quick - any good?
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: DAM Quick - any good?

There is no way that this combo could be made in Germany and sold here for $99. Probably the only German thing is the name. Rainbow Quite possibly, but I've been keeping an eye on this combo for a while because I knew I was going to need something extra for the yak and it's usually up around the $2...
by matwould
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: DAM Quick - any good?
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: DAM Quick - any good?

My first (decent) reel that my Dad ever bought me was a DAM reel. It was basically one of the first lever drag models on the market some 15-20 years ago. And it was awesome. I loved it. It shat itself only a couple of years ago. Not sure how I got my father to spend that much money on me at that tim...