Kohi - Monday August 27 (video added)

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destin
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Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:24 pm

Hi everyone.
It has been a very long time since my last kayak fishing trip. I think it was the beginning of 2017. I was in full rowing training (6 days a week) for the World Master Games in April 2017 which left little time or energy for anything else. After that I got diagnosed with prostate cancer. Have had my prostate out but unfortunately the cancer had got outside so this year I started hormone treatment, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. I finished radiotherapy a couple of weeks ago.

The forecast for today was fantastic so decided to test my body with a little paddle and fish at Rangitoto. I ended up keeping 5 fish. The largest was 57cm (3kg). I had a great time plus got to play with my drone so I got a few aerial photos.
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Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:25 pm

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Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:26 pm

More pics.
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Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:06 pm

Great photos the drone footage is cool. All the best with your recovery sounds like a tough time.

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Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:27 pm

Good to see you back on the water (on a kayak) :y:

Sorry to hear about your health woes. Fingers crossed for a full and rapid recovery :)
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Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:29 pm

Whoo great to hear from you Destin , I’m sad to think such a top man has had to endure such punishment ,you are a tough rooster and haven’t lost your talent to produce awesome photos and a nice bag of fish ,you are an inspiration mate well done great to read your TR ,looking forward to more of the same .stay Strong my friend , all the best for your complete recovery champ. :y:
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Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:15 pm

Bare feet in winter? Hardcore mate :)

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Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:48 pm

You haven't lost the touch mate. Half expected to see a pic of the drone bringing you the infamous banana. Recover well.
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Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:32 pm

Good to have you back, Destin!
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Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:58 pm

Great to see a 'Kohi' report again ;) welcome back!


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Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:57 pm

Hey thanks for the support guys. Its been a challenge. Hopefully I can get out kayak fishing a bit more often now.

Here is a video my lovely wife edited of my trip. :inlove:

https://vimeo.com/287001685
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Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:29 pm

Good to see the King of Kohi back !.... good luck with the recovery!
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Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:38 pm

Blimey sounds like some journey you have been on chap. All the very best for your recovery, sorta worried now that my NN catches will be affected by the "destin effect", so recover fully of course, but maybe best you only have an occasional fish mish or perhaps we introduce a QMS for just for you....
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Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:17 pm

Welcome back Sir Destin. Sorry to hear you've been unwell. Missing your TRs and glad to see you're back on the water.
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Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:50 pm

Good to hear from you Destin. Hope to see more reports and wishing you a speedy recovery. :y:
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Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:25 pm

Bloody awesome video, next level! Love the drone footage.

Wife, here's the fish, can you fillet them please, oh and here's my memory card. A nice edit with music would be good. I'm off for a beer, and then maybe a snooze :rofl:
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Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:23 pm

Sorry to hear about your health Destin.
Get well soon, kfnz is not the same without kohi report.

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Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:18 pm

AndrewRawlingson wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:25 pm
Wife, here's the fish, can you fillet them please, oh and here's my memory card. A nice edit with music would be good. I'm off for a beer, and then maybe a snooze :rofl:
Not sure it worked quite as well as you are suggesting :)
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Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:55 am

Welcome back, Destin. It will be good to have those TRs coming through again. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery. John

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Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:39 am

Hey mate. Sounds like its been a long, scary and tough journey for you. Wonderful that you have reached a point where you can get out there and have fun. Congrats :clap:

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