Orere in the wind 22nd

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kayakt
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Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:48 pm

Well done on everyone else fishing over the weekend, definitely looks like all the Kayaks are winning :clap:

I went out early saturday morning and was surprised not to see any other Kayakers out, I thought i was pretty smart.
That was until I got out just past the marker and felt the full force of the wind. It must have been around 35 knots, pretty scary out there by yourself
I decided to go a little closer to shore where the wind wasn't as strong.
It was a little slow at first but as i drifted around I landed a couple of good pannies. The wind swung around at 830 taking me out towards the Coromandel, which ended up being where all the fish were. On two drifts I caught 8 fish, 4 keepers.
Got sick of paddling so much around 10am and headed back in.
Learnt my lesson, :!: if you don't feeling like paddling a kilometer every half hour, don't go out when its so windy!

Totally worth it though for the bbq in the afternoon and was also my first time out on my new Viking Tempo. Not the perfect yak, but definitely a good upgrade from my last piece of sh**
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Fletcher
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Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:04 pm

Good stuff, I was out there on Sunday, mint conditions :D
Yak PBs. | Snapper: 20.7lb | Trevally: 11lb | Kingfish: 13kg | Brown Trout: 5.5lb | Albacore Tuna: 4.6kg | John Dory: 2.0lb | Blue Cod: 34cm | Skipjack Tuna: 4.4lb | Eagle Ray: 10kgish | Red Snapper: 4.1lb | Grandfather Hapuka: 7.1lb | Pigfish: 3.7lb |

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kiwihodge
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Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:48 pm

sweet, good on ya :y:

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Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:20 pm

Yeah good mate , got a feed in trying conditions . :y:

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Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:14 pm

Nice fish - worth puttng the effort in and doing the hard yards in the wind :y:
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PB's off yak-snapper 25.29lb, shark 210cm, stingray 130cm, trevally 3.5kg, octopus 110cm, blue cod 1.1kg, Kahawai 3.35kg, gurnard 1.12 kg, crayfish 3.5kg, kingi 9.6kg, 5.2kg tuna, 1.1 kg terakihi, squid 800, JD 500m

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Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:19 am

Good stuff
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Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:46 am

8) Mr T I like your style -good stick to it tiveness and a great result .
Presume you have a drogue & anchor rig , they certainly help when its blowing. Heres a tip windy conditions often fish real well as you found & I often pull many feeding snapper off of downwind shores and reefs using drogue :y:to slow the yaks drift

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kayakt
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Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:04 pm

Ah that was you out there Fletcher, I wanted to paddle over but seriously couldn't muster the energy! How did you go? Any good fish? And were you using a sea anchor?

I would love a drogue, i'm thinking it should be my next purchase of kayak gear.

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Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:42 pm

kayakt wrote:Ah that was you out there Fletcher, I wanted to paddle over but seriously couldn't muster the energy! How did you go? Any good fish? And were you using a sea anchor?

I would love a drogue, i'm thinking it should be my next purchase of kayak gear.
I was out there on Sunday, wasnt enough current or wind to warrant putting the sea anchor out, used it a couple of times tho. Took home 8 snapper and 1 nice Trev. That was heaps for a feed for a couple of nights and gave a couple to the uncle and aunty.

You can get a cheap sea anchor from The Warehouse or from Marine Deals

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Yak PBs. | Snapper: 20.7lb | Trevally: 11lb | Kingfish: 13kg | Brown Trout: 5.5lb | Albacore Tuna: 4.6kg | John Dory: 2.0lb | Blue Cod: 34cm | Skipjack Tuna: 4.4lb | Eagle Ray: 10kgish | Red Snapper: 4.1lb | Grandfather Hapuka: 7.1lb | Pigfish: 3.7lb |

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Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:54 pm

Nice fish there mate :y: Got myself a tempo to, definetly gives you an arm workout in those high winds! Look out for the pod to go with the yak to, very handy for storing your catch :!:

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Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:04 pm

Good effort there Josh... and how much easier is it to stay upright in your new yak ?

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kayakt
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Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:52 pm

awondering wrote:Good effort there Josh... and how much easier is it to stay upright in your new yak ?
So much easier! It isn't as stable as i'm sure the better ones are, but its a lot better than my last one. The Viking website gives it a 7/10 which I think sounds about right.

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