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by yakman
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A cautionary tale
Replies: 33
Views: 6166

Re: A cautionary tale

An effective and simple technique to learn/practice is the 'bongo slide' https://www.kayakpaddling.net/ A "Low Brace" is what you are after (technical name for your 'Bongo Slide' I suspect?), will save you a turtle 99.9% of the time if done correctly. Check out 'SeaKayakingTV' channel on YouTube fo...
by yakman
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Epicskwid's Taranaki Classic 2017! - PB John Dory + Gurnard
Replies: 11
Views: 1940

Re: Epicskwid's Taranaki Classic 2017! - PB John Dory + Gurnard

Awesome report there Blair, and great photos'. I would imagine with an attitude like yours the results will most certainly come and you will be into the prizes in no time :rock:

Sounds like you had a ball, good on ya mate :y:
by yakman
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Naki Snapper 23/2/17
Replies: 4
Views: 1441

Re: Naki Snapper 23/2/17

Nice Jonno :y: Heres hoping for some conditions like that in a few weeks :rock:
by yakman
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taranaki snapper on the chew
Replies: 10
Views: 2178

Re: Taranaki snapper on the chew

Awesome haul there Jonno :y: . I hate it when work gets in the way of fishing :headbang:
by yakman
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Taranaki Region
Topic: Tomorrow 10/02 AM fish on
Replies: 9
Views: 2377

Re: Tomorrow 10/02 AM fish on

How you go Wayne? We started slow then it went off with good sized snaps. I have seen some photos that would indicate he did pretty good Jonno :rock: Sounds like you had a good day out :y: . No fishing for me again these days off looking at the forecast, looking good for my first day back next bloc...
by yakman
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Taranaki Region
Topic: Tomorrow 10/02 AM fish on
Replies: 9
Views: 2377

Re: Tomorrow 10/02 AM fish on

Ha, nice :y:
by yakman
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Taranaki Region
Topic: Tomorrow 10/02 AM fish on
Replies: 9
Views: 2377

Re: Tomorrow 10/02 AM fish on

Wayne SA wrote:Do you park on the top of the ramp? Not sure my trolley will handle that drop off at the end.
You going straight from nightshift Wayne!
by yakman
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Taranaki Kayak Fishing Club
Topic: This weekend?
Replies: 12
Views: 4032

Re: This weekend?

Lightning raid off BBK for a feed of snaps was the plan for Sunday morning, as aka A-Team, 'I love it when a plan comes together'. Back on shore at 830 with a bin of snapper. Snapper and Kahawai fighting over every bait. Nice catch there MikG. How deep are you fishing off BBK? My old man was out of...
by yakman
Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Port Taranaki - Thur 24/11
Replies: 5
Views: 1043

Re: Port Taranaki - Thur 24/11

Nice haul Jonno :y: Some very nice carrots there :inlove:
by yakman
Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: Taranaki Region
Topic: Found kayak flag.
Replies: 0
Views: 972

Found kayak flag.

Anyone lost a flag? Found one on the road outside NP Boys High on Sunday.
by yakman
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taranaki Classic - Tongaporutu
Replies: 7
Views: 1453

Re: Taranaki Classic - Tongaporutu

Nice TR mate. Could have been worse Jonno, like the guy behind you who left most of his kit in the surf!
by yakman
Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Taranaki Region
Topic: my fellow kayakers
Replies: 8
Views: 1768

Re: my fellow kayakers

I agree with Itsallablur. As we all know kayak fishing is very popular in Taranaki now and growing, especially around the Port/Islands. Mass education is the key and I guess it's about finding the best way to get it out there. I think the way to go would be do everything we possibly can, the ideas m...
by yakman
Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Coastguard pulls my wet cold ass out of the water
Replies: 66
Views: 43629

Re: Coastguard pulls my wet cold ass out of the water

Good post Mike, something everyone can learn from. Years ago I took my brand new kayak for a test paddle off the port and noticed on way back in it felt a bit 'tippy'. Got to boat ramp and could hardly drag it up the ramp. Ended up being a pin hole in a scupper. If I had gone fishing that day could ...
by yakman
Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Taranaki Region
Topic: Incident, Onearo.
Replies: 18
Views: 3896

Re: Incident, Onearo.

Just so anyone considering a PLB is aware, they are the last of the rescue options. After you hit the button you're realistically looking at a couple of hours before the cavalry come over the hill... which is a long, long time to hang onto a kayak while in the water. Just to clarify we are talking ...
by yakman
Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Taranaki Region
Topic: Incident, Onearo.
Replies: 18
Views: 3896

Re: Incident, Onearo.

Good subject to discuss. For me being that I paddle on my own 99% of the time its safety drills on a regular basis, usual safety precautions (2 x comms, flares, TR etc) and worst case I have a PLB on my person. Flick the aerial up, press a button and the jobs done. Fantastic peace of mind :y:
by yakman
Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Sit in Kayaks
Topic: Barracuda 'Interface'
Replies: 0
Views: 2471

Barracuda 'Interface'

I had the pleasure of paddling the new Barracuda 'Interface' a few days ago (I paddled the medium volume boat) care of Canoe and Kayak (thanks Pete!). The only thing I can really compare it to is my Southern Skua being that I have done almost all of my paddling in the Skua. Obviously a very differen...
by yakman
Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NZ Kayaker Stickers
Replies: 8
Views: 1134

Re: NZ Kayaker Stickers

:y: :y: :y:
by yakman
Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Taranaki Region
Topic: Turtle at Ngamotu ???
Replies: 12
Views: 2323

Re: Turtle at Ngamotu ???

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by yakman
Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kingfish everywhere and not a rod in sight!
Replies: 10
Views: 1389

Re: Kingfish everywhere and not a rod in sight!

destin wrote:Great vid. Hard to tell size on the vid but were they all rats? Some look a bit bigger.
Yeah mainly rats with the odd bigger model. There were just so many of them, really good to see :y:
by yakman
Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kingfish everywhere and not a rod in sight!
Replies: 10
Views: 1389

Re: Kingfish everywhere and not a rod in sight!

I did feel like jumping in actually! They were getting so close I reckon I could have just about netted one! Was off the cliffs Flowrider.