Spearo's, anyone want to do it from a yak?

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yakman
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Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:26 pm

Only just found this thread :doh:

I have done a lot of diving over the years but only recently out of a kayak. Found them to be very handy for getting right in close and into good ground. Haven't done any spearfishing yet (apart from Hawaiian sling) but that is about to change on next trip to far north in Feb. I have had great success on crays and paua out of the yak, really enjoy padding along the coast and just jumping over the side when I come across some good ground.

I have never used scuba out of yak but was going to give it a go this summer. I have done a test run with all of the gear in the yak and was no problem paddling/stability etc.


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Harb Yakka
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Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:14 pm

Recently got the yak, been fishing out of it and always wanted to snorkle with a speargun from it. Finally got the chance to this weekend just been and boy Am I hooked. Walked out to a place around the rocks on Day 1 and shot a leather jacket of all things which wasnt bad eating considering such small fillets. Day 2 paddled out from whananaki north and found a stoney beach to pull up on as I dont have an anchor yet, crawled out over the rocks and an easy +15m visability there were fish a plenty :) Still have yet to see a big fish though but I'm sure that will come. But a lot of parore which I was told were terrible eating so I left them alone, shot a red moki which was nice aswell.


But yes cant wait till this weekend where Im hoping to get back out again, just need to find some spots now

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Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:20 pm

Hey Harb Yakka,

I was up at Whananaki on Saturday, what were you paddling?

Day 15 - Whananaki

I was the one in the Yellow Prowler.

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Harb Yakka
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Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:34 pm

Mental

I knew it had to be someone from these forums, noticed the stickers on your car :) I left the beach about 10 mins after you in a yellow/green Viking Espri. From what I gather you must have headed right out to the reef? I parked up just around the rocks as it was proving to be much to blowy out in the open. Manged to hook a small snapper and pretty much called it in after that, headed back for a snorkle around the rocks from the DOC camp a bit further up the road.

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Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:53 pm

Ah i remember seeing you then ;)

Yea I went out to the reef but got skunked...
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Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:38 pm

guts!

Had a read of your website, its great how most of its based around northland.. Makes for an interesting read.

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Tue May 18, 2010 8:35 pm

Yup use Torres to get to beach then gear up an hunt -a plat is good to keep toothy interest down-
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Wed May 19, 2010 7:43 am

Hey mate,
Nice plat, do you mind me asking what you paid for it?, where did you get it?
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Sun May 23, 2010 9:35 pm

Trade me for $50.00,its a dry pod for a Viking Tempo-modified ,works good and tows easy-put tow point on bow & runners so it can drag over rocks etc.It even lashes upside down to rear deck of my sea kayak.

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Mon May 24, 2010 12:00 pm

Nice one,
I normally take a float, but just stick fish in the yak, either anchored if its windy, or just tow it like a plat if its calm.
But ill keep an eye out for a swing pod on tm.
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Mon May 24, 2010 2:05 pm

Ahh ic a tempo pod.. They dont make them any more :(

I have one on loan wwhile I try to locate on from somewhere...

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