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by skarramooch
Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Keeping it Fresh
Topic: Clueless but keen to try Taupo
Replies: 12
Views: 3919

Re: Clueless but keen to try Taupo

I used 15lb mono in front of and behind the leadline, and a number 4 parson's glory. The water temp was 61-62 Fahrenheit. We were staying in a bach on rainbow drive - who's chad? does he let anyone stay? :^) I doubt I'll be able to make it up north for the comp this year, but I'll keep it in mind, a...
by skarramooch
Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Keeping it Fresh
Topic: Clueless but keen to try Taupo
Replies: 12
Views: 3919

Re: Clueless but keen to try Taupo

Thanks for your help again Karl, I managed two trips out on Taupo, one of which was a 10km harl from 2 mile bay over to acacia bay and round past mcdonalds :lol: which produced nothing. The second trip was right outside our bookabach at rainbow point. Cause it was a bit windy I didn't go too far, an...
by skarramooch
Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: White Cliffs Anzac day
Replies: 11
Views: 610

Re: White Cliffs Anzac day

Good work mate, a lot better than my efforts in lake Taupo! Hope to be back in the briney this weekend.
by skarramooch
Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A fun weekends fishing
Replies: 11
Views: 792

Re: A fun weekends fishing

nice report and pics, good luck finding the bigger ones next time, and staying dry on the way in!
by skarramooch
Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: Keeping it Fresh
Topic: Clueless but keen to try Taupo
Replies: 12
Views: 3919

Re: Clueless but keen to try Taupo

Thanks very much for the offer Karl, but we're going in a few days so I'll have to go buy some - I guess I can have a look at all the shiny gear in the shop and dream of winning lotto!

And no worries Mr D, it's all good stuff:)
by skarramooch
Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Competitions and Events
Topic: Taranaki 'Newbies Day' event - Sat 21 April 8am
Replies: 15
Views: 1862

Re: Taranaki 'Newbies Day' event - Sat 21 April 8am

Sweet, I'd like to come, but if I can't come down for a fish I might pop along and say hi when you get back in!
by skarramooch
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Keeping it Fresh
Topic: Clueless but keen to try Taupo
Replies: 12
Views: 3919

Re: Clueless but keen to try Taupo

Wow, Cheers Karl! I'll try to get all this stuff sorted out, and if I catch anything I'll certainly put a report in!! Thanks especially for the spots - Wasn't expecting that!! My last attempt to catch trout (from the bank) was just a full day splashing flies in the river, scaring fish away, and bein...
by skarramooch
Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Keeping it Fresh
Topic: Clueless but keen to try Taupo
Replies: 12
Views: 3919

Clueless but keen to try Taupo

Hey guys, I have never tried freshwater fishing from the yak before - do i need to get/rent a new rod and reel, or can i use one of the saltwater ones with a fly or a jig on it? I'm spending a few days in kinloch soon and thought I might take the yak along.
by skarramooch
Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Unlucky with fishfinders - cuda 168 broke again
Replies: 5
Views: 1627

Re: Unlucky with fishfinders - cuda 168 broke again

Andrew, thanks for the encouragement, but i'll wait till i've proved i can look after my gear before i buy expensive stuff to break! Nige, yes it does help, thanks, I might try the same with mine. I priced up some connectors and they were 50 bucks for the pair, so i'm keen for a cheaper fix, and thi...
by skarramooch
Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Unlucky with fishfinders - cuda 168 broke again
Replies: 5
Views: 1627

Unlucky with fishfinders - cuda 168 broke again

The fish finder had been working for a little while, but one day didn't seem to be reading depths right, I noticed this cause my mate asked me how deep my finder was reading, and he knew it was about 5 meters - it was reading 15! The simulation mode had turned on automatically. Turns out that if the...
by skarramooch
Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Garmin 300c into Prowler 13
Replies: 4
Views: 1651

Re: Garmin 300c into Prowler 13

very tidy! I like the gunk around the transducer on the bottom pic - looks like you'll go faster in the water!
by skarramooch
Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Pakiri = 2 PBs + 1 turtle
Replies: 23
Views: 833

Re: Pakiri = 2 PBs + 1 turtle

Nice work and great photos! Seeing the surfers there would have put me off, but hey, I can turtle on dry land!
by skarramooch
Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Lowrance Mark-5x into Cobra Marauder
Replies: 12
Views: 1294

Re: Lowrance Mark-5x into Cobra Marauder

Looks like a beautiful job! Well done :y:
by skarramooch
Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: April Spools day-
Replies: 17
Views: 909

Re: April Spools day-

Good effort! you're gonna need a bigger bag soon!
by skarramooch
Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2 hangovers and a dry turtle
Replies: 6
Views: 536

2 hangovers and a dry turtle

I texted Keento saturday night to check we're still on... "i'm drinking" he says back, I'm thinking it's not looking likely for Sunday.Then he says "free burley" - maybe he will make it! Well the weather was perfect, slightly overcast with no wind and no swell, so I met up with keento and James at l...
by skarramooch
Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: White Cliffs 12 feb
Replies: 13
Views: 878

White Cliffs 12 feb

Started on the back foot - up at 4.30, in trouble before 5 for waking the baby and the missus. Arrived at WC with my fishing buddy as dawn was breaking. Managed to park the car on the road instead of the gutter this time. Looks like the day might get better! Paddled out on a small swell to somewhere...
by skarramooch
Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: White cliffs
Replies: 28
Views: 1508

Re: White cliffs

Good fishing mate, Sorry I couldn't come too. I'm a bit nervous about going back there in case I park my car in the ditch again! Glad I missed out on the hammerhead as well!
by skarramooch
Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: Taranaki Region
Topic: After work tues/weds/thurs 20-22 dec
Replies: 4
Views: 794

Re: After work tues/weds/thurs 20-22 dec

Ok, forecast isn't as nice for Tuesday as it was so I'll delay till wednesday 6pm start, with thursday as the backup if wednesday doesn't look as good. Is this good with you Kpo? (no worries if not). Thanks for letting us know about the club night YakDr - I hadn't realised there was a club!
by skarramooch
Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Taranaki Region
Topic: After work tues/weds/thurs 20-22 dec
Replies: 4
Views: 794

After work tues/weds/thurs 20-22 dec

Hi Guys, I'm keen to get out this week after work if the weather's nice enough. Just a quick couple of hours from the port if anyone's interested in tagging along? I hope i can be ready to paddle at 5 or 5.30 on tues. I also hope the sun is shining.

Cheers Stu 022 617 9969
by skarramooch
Wed May 04, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Fishing at Wai-iti
Replies: 8
Views: 679

Re: Fishing at Wai-iti

Nice catch mate, sorry I couldn't make it!