Kayak fishing Raglan

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ronnies
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Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:25 pm

Hi guys

I'm heading out to Raglan next week for a couple of nights. Can anyone tell me if it's worth taking my kayak and where I would fish there?

Cheers!

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secala
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Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:42 pm

I've always done well out of Manu Bay. Just head north until you are about opposite the habour entrance. Berley and stray lining has been best for snapper while the ledger brings in gurnard. If you're not familiar with Manu, be very watchful around boat ramp if a swell in running.
Also had good times at Ruapeke Bay, straight off the beach in 10m. Can be tricky launch there though. Good luck!
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secala
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Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:00 pm

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A couple of photos from Manu Bay. Note the swell at low tide!! Saw a tinny capsize that day.
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ronnies
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Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:13 pm

Hey Secala, thanks so much for taking the time to share! How did you manage to get out over that swell? Is relatively simple? Is 8t better to launch at low or high tide? I'm still pretty new and haven't had to launch over surf yet. Thanks!

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Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:33 pm

If you are new to swell then I'd recommend that you spend an hour playing in it with your kayak before you risk your gear to a capsize. Long fishing kayaks can get turned quite easily so you need to make bracing an instinctive behaviour.

I'd suggest that you watch a few videos on you-tube then go out and try.

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Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:39 pm

Thanks bud!

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secala
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Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:40 am

I paddled back in through those conditions and with timing and luck made it through with about a 400m sprint. Best to launch half way up a rising tide to avoid returning at low tide. Always best to be prepared for a turtle though. That the normal approach on the west coast.
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Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:54 am

Thanks for the advice guys!

I think I'll head over to Manu Bay and spend a bit of time in the waves before attempting to go out.

Fingers crossed the weather plays along.

Thanks again!

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