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by matwould
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie - auckland - what helped when starting out?
Replies: 23
Views: 3486

Re: Newbie - auckland - what helped when starting out?

Safety first - PFD/lifejacket, covered phone then if budget allows get a marine radio and plb. Then it depends on what type of fishing you're doing. If softbaiting I wouldn't be without my drift chute/drogue. Agree with TwoSpoons, don't need much gear to start off with. Then just get out there and k...
by matwould
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 26/11 Army Bay - Finally! Back out there, and fish to boot.
Replies: 6
Views: 1616

Re: 26/11 Army Bay - Finally! Back out there, and fish to boot.

Nice work. Didnt know about the free fish heads app. Sounds like a damn fine idea. Have downloaded and will give it a burst after tomorrows outing. Glad you've found it. If the first person doesn't respond, then keep trying. Someone will take them. I've had a couple of mates give up on it because t...
by matwould
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Vertical Jigging in Auckland
Replies: 2
Views: 627

Re: Vertical Jigging in Auckland

I don't know of too many. Usually leave the vertical jigging for when I do my yearly trip up to the far north with my old man and his boat. But I know Leigh reef holds kings and the paddle isn't too far. But that's a small drive from Auckland. Agree though, nothing like hooking up to a fish when jig...
by matwould
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 26/11 Army Bay - Finally! Back out there, and fish to boot.
Replies: 6
Views: 1616

Re: 26/11 Army Bay - Finally! Back out there, and fish to boot.

Nice work Mr. Wouldes, great when a plan comes together! Good to see people using that fish frames/heads app. Sure is! And I was just going along with my mates plan so I'm glad it all worked out. I use the Free Fish Heads app/website every time. It's so useful for me to get rid of them and for some...
by matwould
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 26/11 Army Bay - Finally! Back out there, and fish to boot.
Replies: 6
Views: 1616

26/11 Army Bay - Finally! Back out there, and fish to boot.

Finally! Managed to get back out on the kayak last night after nearly 7 months of being too busy when the weather is good, and being free when the weather is crap. Moving house, a trip to japan and work plus a whole lot of other things did get in the way though. Been frothing to get out again. But a...
by matwould
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: WEBCAM Directory
Replies: 33
Views: 29902

Re: WEBCAM Directory

Is it just me or are the 'Mangawhai' and 'Mangawhai Bar' links showing the exact same thing?
by matwould
Thu May 23, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Auckland Region
Topic: Manukau
Replies: 3
Views: 1603

Re: Manukau

The snapper fishing I've had in summer in the Manukau has been great. Hot bites and good fish in the 30-50cm range you mention above. A few times in the summer just been we had our limit in under a couple of hours in shallow water. Small sinker (half ounce) on a single hook strayline rig with mullet...
by matwould
Wed May 22, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Good camp sites , northland and eastern B O P
Replies: 4
Views: 2060

Re: Good camp sites , northland and eastern B O P

Hello! Good question. I've been going to Matauri Bay (Cavalli Islands) for a couple of years now and it's absolutely magical. Campground right on the beach, campground very well set up, not far to paddle to the islands which have a whole host of different options, and the Cavalli Islands are famous ...
by matwould
Tue May 21, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Auckland Region
Topic: Manukau
Replies: 3
Views: 1603

Re: Manukau

I've fished the Manukau Harbour a reasonable amount in the past 5-10 years, but always from my dads 6m tinny - never kayak fished it (I've always been warned about those huge currents so thought a powered boat would be safer, although I think I'd feel comfortable fishing parts of it in my kayak now)...
by matwould
Tue May 21, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: Vacuum sealers.
Replies: 7
Views: 1690

Re: Vacuum sealers.

As an extra to that, I generally only use the vac sealer when I'm up north for my yearly week long fishing trip with my dad. We catch the fish, and they're iki'd and on ice/slurry straight away. Once we get back they stay on ice for a few more hours so the fillets can set properly and are easier to ...
by matwould
Tue May 21, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: Vacuum sealers.
Replies: 7
Views: 1690

Re: Vacuum sealers.

I got this one for my Dad a couple of Xmas' ago: https://zeropak.co.nz/product/zeropak-vacuum-sealer-family-vac-fv500/ It is $299 but they had an Xmas special for $199. I remember a few KFNZ members had recommended it. While it is good, I would recommend getting one with a separate 'seal' button rat...
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: 1158

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: 860

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: 5425

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: 1435

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: 5425

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: 2728

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: 1608

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: 1602

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: 1246

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...