Kayak Fishing SNAPPER Soft-bait Challenge

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Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:40 pm

MadMike wrote:Check your spam mail folders. might of ended up in there?
Cheers MM found it in a spam folder :y:
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Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:23 pm

Was a well run event last year even got in the prizes running on 2 Cylinders will give it another shot this year, catch old and new faces again and great to see the individual placings as well for first 4 biggest snapper :y:
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Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:28 pm

Northland Kayaks wrote:Jason - have run a test and all seems to be working fine :^)
Can only think email address given may have been incorrect..??
We received confirmation with: jason@kayakfishingnz.com
This looks correct? If so, rest assured we received your registration and have your pack & ticket put aside with your name on them.
Email me if you need our bank account details.

Cheers, :beer:
John
Yes that address is right, nothing in my junk either, no worries just send me the bank account details and I'll get the deposit done :y:

Cheers, Jason
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Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:13 am

entry done. Praying for good weather :clap:

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Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:14 am

CONTESTANT
ACCOMMODATION OFFER ;)
Stay Two nights at :
Quality Hotel Oceans Tutukaka
for only $99.00 per night for twin-share room. :y: :y:

Book NOW to avoid disappointment :(
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Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:03 am

I'm going picked up my ticket from John and going to the seminar on the Friday can't wait :)
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Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:09 pm

Competition Prizes are now on display in our Whangarei Store :)
Coast Guard have this year decided to sponsor a family membership prize :clap: :clap:
We have decided to include this with the Viking Profish 400 Kayak - 1st Prize in the "Over-all length of (up to) 3 snapper" category.
This major prize also includes 2 x fitted Railblaza Rod Holders and a C-Tug Trolley from Railblaza, taking the total RRP value of this fabulous 1st prize up to $2132.80 :clap: :rock: :y:
The overall value of this competition has doubled in size this year to just over $10K, and is now at the level we wish to keep. :y:
Our vision is to keep this competition a small, personal, and friendly one-day comp for like-minded kayak fishos that fish for a "good time", and we can still offer good prizes that all contestants have a good chance of winning. ;)
A huge thanks to our fabulous Sponsors:
Quality Hotel Oceans Tutukaka :clap:
Viking Kayaks NZ :clap:
Mission Kayaking Vests :clap:
Penn Fishing Tackle :clap:
GULP Soft Baits :clap:
Z-Man Soft Baits :clap:
Adrenalin 2P Therma Kayak Clothing :clap:
RailBlaza :clap:
Dive Tutukaka :clap:
Humminbird Fish Finders :clap:
Shimano Fishing Tackle :clap:
Fin Nor Fishing Tackle :clap:
Gasmate :clap:
Plano Tackle Boxes :clap:
Coastguard Tutukaka :clap:
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ScottH
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Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:56 pm

Sounds mint

Pretty novice at Kayak fishing but sounds like a bit of fun so my wife and I are going to come up and give it a go in our 2+1, trying to convince another couple to come as well :P

If the event is cancelled/delayed to the following weekend, how many days notice will be given (if any)? Just wondering about accomodation booking etc

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Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:09 pm

Have sorted time off work, so I'm in!!!

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Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:47 pm

ScottH wrote:

If the event is cancelled/delayed to the following weekend, how many days notice will be given (if any)? Just wondering about accomodation booking etc
See competition Rule #39:

39. In the event of postponement and/or cancellation of the competition due to adverse weather conditions forecasted, notification will be placed on the Competition page on http://www.northlandkayaks.co.nz" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; no later than 24 hours prior to the event.

In the actual event of the weather causing us to postpone the competition, we would most likely be able to give earlier notice, (I would imagine before the Thursday) so unofficially 19/08/2015, but officially as per Rule #39. We would endeavor to contact all entrants by either phone or email as per registration.
Cheers :beer:
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Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:52 pm

Under a week to go and the weather is not looking to bad so far :rock:
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Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:44 pm

4 knots gusting to 6 at 9am. Sounds like a huge improvement over last year.

See you all up there. Tight lines.

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Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:31 pm

Competition Day Weather & Launch Site Advisory:
The current inshore Marine Weather forecast for Saturday the 22nd August 2015 for the Tutukaka Coast is:
10 knot Easterly wind, swinging to 11 knots North Easterly around noon. :)
NE Ocean swell of .10m to .20m with a NE facing shore break of .60m
Source: http://www.marineweather.co.nz/forecasts/sandy-bay" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
This forecast is subject to change, so we suggest you get an update for accurate conditions before you launch.

Overall though, it’s looking pretty damned good! :y: :y:

The launch area, as you all should know, is on the Tutukaka Coast between Ngunguru and Sandy Bay. Once launced, you can paddle your kayak where ever you want, but launch and return outside of this area is not permitted as per the Competition rules:
http://northlandkayaks.co.nz/wp-content/rules.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

There are 10 (obvious) public launch sites to choose from (South to North):

1. Ngunguru Estuary: http://www.wises.co.nz/l/Whangarei/Ngun ... 515317/17/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
or http://www.wises.co.nz/l/Whangarei/Ngun ... .418403/5/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Should make for an easy launch. Check the tide times as it is difficult paddling against the tide here.

2. Whangaumu Bay (Wellingtons Bay): http://www.wises.co.nz/l/Whangarei/Tutu ... .418403/5/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
You will be able to drive down the boat ramp to the waters edge here for a very easy launch & return.

3. Pacific Bay – Tutukaka Harbour: http://www.wises.co.nz/l/Whangarei/Tutu ... +Bay+Road/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
This launch site is the closest to the Tutukaka Harbour entrance, and a reasonably easy launch.

4. Kowharewa Bay – Tutukaka Harbour: http://www.wises.co.nz/l/Whangarei/Tutu ... 529704/16/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
This launch site is one of the easiest, and just a little further to paddle out of the harbour.

5. Church Bay – Tutukaka Harbour: http://www.wises.co.nz/l/Whangarei/Tutu ... lock+Road/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Another easy site to launch from with a reasonable paddle distance to the harbour entrance.

6. Tutukaka Boat Ramp – Tutukaka Harbour: http://www.wises.co.nz/l/Whangarei/Mari ... +Tutukaka/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Straight opposite the Oceans Resort hotel. This launch site has ample parking, but gives the longest paddle to the harbour entrance.

7. Marina Beach – Tutukaka Harbour: http://www.wises.co.nz/l/Whangarei/Mari ... +Tutukaka/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Drive past the Marina, to the very end of the road. Very easy launch from a sheltered beach, with a reasonable paddle to the Harbour entrance. You will need to carry your kayak from the car park to the beach, so will be a lot easier with a buddy.

8. Matapouri:
http://www.wises.co.nz/l/Matapouri/2+Ku ... 509969/16/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; River Launch (Dries at low tide)
Or Beach Launches: http://www.wises.co.nz/l/Matapouri/45+M ... .418403/5/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.wises.co.nz/l/Matapouri/27+W ... .418403/5/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.wises.co.nz/l/Matapouri/Te+W ... .418403/5/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

9. Wooleys Bay: http://www.wises.co.nz/l/Matapouri/1127 ... 491988/16/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
This is another surf Beach launch site, which gives good access to some great fishing grounds.



10. Sandy Bay:
http://www.wises.co.nz/l/Matapouri/1318 ... .418403/5/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Or:
http://www.wises.co.nz/l/Matapouri/25+Mcauslin+Road/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


For those exiting and entering the Tutukaka Harbour, please take special care around the North Head as it can be a very high traffic area for all boating. :worried:

The operating channels for boat to boat is VHF channel 6 or 8

Tutukaka Coastguard is on VHF Channel 85.

We encourage those of you with VHF radios to file a Trip Report with Tutukaka Coastguard.

For emergencies use Channel 16

If you do not have a VHF, you can call for Coastguard assistance on your cell
phone No *500, or for emergencies phone 111

Tight lines to all contestants, and we look forward to seeing you at the Tutukaka Oceans Resort, for the Fish Measure (1.00pm to 4.00pm), the Fish Auction (5.00pm), and the Prize Giving at 6.00pm.
Join us for one or two of these: :beer: :beer:
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Yakfisherkarl
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Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:35 pm

That's awesome information to give out to participants, good luck to all that are doing this comp and I look forward to seeing the photo results :)

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Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:38 am

See all you fullas up there :y:
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Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:05 pm

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Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:17 pm

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Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:53 pm

Tight lines to everyone in this one. It looks like a great comp and I plan to fish it next year. Weather looks good. Go well.
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Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:01 pm

Weather looks good. Hope everyone is having a good time. I'm scrubbing slime off a deck this weekend. I know what I'd rather be doing. :(
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Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:36 pm

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