Venturing North in January.

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Achilles
Posts: 27
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:40 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Profish Reload
VHF Call Sign: ZMX2317
Location: Te Kuiti

Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:24 pm

Hi Humans,
Family is heading north in lateJan for a week or so, we are staying at Pataua South, on the coast East of Whangarei. Any one got any tips? I'm hoping to get my kids into a bit of close-ish action of some sort, but also keen to venture further afield in search of a new PB leather jacket or any other adventures that come my way.

And who is the best Kayak friendly tackle shop in Whangarei to go and see for a local update and some frivolous post christmas tackle purchases?

Merry Christmas! :beer: :beer:
Achilles

ZMX 2317

Viking Reload

dedant
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Joined: Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:11 pm
Kayak Make: Stealth
Kayak Model: Fisha 500
VHF Call Sign: ZMU5052
Location: West Auckland

Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:13 am

MadMike at TopCatch ,Whangarei. All you need, 8)
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Glass is Class.. dedant

The Fish Whisperer
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Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:18 am

Great place to stay. There are two ways of getting out for a fish .
1, take your yak along the walkway over the to the beach . Probably 15 stairs and depending on the wind it will be a surf entry.
2, launch from the estuary and go through the estuary mouth. Depending on the wind and tide its quite easy. Water flows through fast so stick to the right hand side going out but mind the rocks. Also waves can be big comimg through it.
Last timr i was at the camp there were a few other yak fishes so try and team up with them. BUT if in doubt dont go out.

Ask mad mike about the fishing spots in the harbour. good fishimg and safer if you want to take your kids out. Harbour currwnt runs swiftly also. Hooe this helps.
Cheers Clive

Achilles
Posts: 27
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:40 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Profish Reload
VHF Call Sign: ZMX2317
Location: Te Kuiti

Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:26 am

Awesome, thanks fellas.
Achilles

ZMX 2317

Viking Reload

Pataua4life
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Joined: Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:19 pm
Kayak Make: Malibu
Kayak Model: Stealth 12

Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:36 am

Take the car round to McGregors bay and launch from there.
Sort paddle out to McGregors island which usually has plenty of Kahawai around it. Livebait for a king here also.

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