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Howtofish
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Joined: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:51 pm
Kayak Make: Ocean
Kayak Model: Prowler 13

Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:01 pm

Hi everyone. Thought I'd take a minute to introduce myself. I live in Northcote on Aucklands North Shore and have recently acquired a p13. I am new to yak fishing and still getting setup but hope to get out on the water soon.

Might see some of you out there



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Marc N
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Joined: Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:06 am
Kayak Make: FishMaster
Kayak Model: Elite4
VHF Call Sign: none
Location: Birkenhead Auckland NZ

Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:45 am

G'day, I'm in Birkenhead and can often be seen off Birkenhead point and Northcote point, dodging ferries.

Black n White Kayak with shark's teeth, and an irascible old fella doing the fishing in it :)

Come and say hello if you see me :)

I met a young chap yesterday off Birkenhead, also a Black and White 'yak, he was fishing micro jigs and soft baits. He also said that he used to fish Meola reef.

Any hoo, good luck and good fishing :y:

Cheers

Marc
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Fishmaster Elite4 'yak
Fishing for every thing from Trout to Kingfish

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Hairy Little Dwarf
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Kayak Make: Phoenix
Kayak Model: Hornet

Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:21 am

Welcome along HowToFish :y:
Plenty of fishos in your area, there's also a couple of yakfishing groups there too - womble along one day, plenty of knowledge to be gleaned and to see how others have fitted out.

P13 - Good boat. Still one of my all time favourites.
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Dad! Dad! Look at his fish! It's way bigger than anything you've EVER caught! - Nosey 7-8yo boy on opening my icebox to father strapping down his $XXX Stabicraft 759(?) - Gold. Pure Gold.

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awondering
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Joined: Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:47 am
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Viking PF400 Custom Black
VHF Call Sign: ZMT8884
Location: Auckland
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Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:59 pm

Welcome along mate, seems there is a kayak fishing league over that part of the city, you can read there fishing reports in here...

Howtofish
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:51 pm
Kayak Make: Ocean
Kayak Model: Prowler 13

Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:11 pm

Thanks guys. Anyone tried out the torpedo 7 PFD's? Was looking at the below as an option.

https://www.torpedo7.co.nz/products/T7L ... addle-vest

UrbanAngler
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Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:27 pm
Kayak Make: VIking
Kayak Model: ProFish 440
Location: Auckland

Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:20 pm

Howtofish wrote:Thanks guys. Anyone tried out the torpedo 7 PFD's? Was looking at the below as an option.

https://www.torpedo7.co.nz/products/T7L ... addle-vest
Suggest to buy it, keep the receipt and try it out at any nearby beach. If that doesn’t float you, return it back. No question asked :)


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Hairy Little Dwarf
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Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:50 pm

It is to (a) standard, although it's at the very lowest end of the 'bobbing around' scale.

As UrbanAngler says, give it a go and if it doesn't work with you, return.
A PFD needs to fit you snugly, and not all off-the-shelf units fit everyone.

I do recommend avoiding the inflatable "Horse=collar" ones though. inflate one of those and you won't easily be getting back on board...

And thank you for looking to buy a PFD, you're making the sport safer :y:

HLD
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.................... "Flying Mango".......... [Up for sale, $1400]

Phoenix Hornet - Specialty Assault Craft

Dad! Dad! Look at his fish! It's way bigger than anything you've EVER caught! - Nosey 7-8yo boy on opening my icebox to father strapping down his $XXX Stabicraft 759(?) - Gold. Pure Gold.

Howtofish
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Joined: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:51 pm
Kayak Make: Ocean
Kayak Model: Prowler 13

Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:15 pm

Hairy Little Dwarf wrote:It is to (a) standard, although it's at the very lowest end of the 'bobbing around' scale.

As UrbanAngler says, give it a go and if it doesn't work with you, return.
A PFD needs to fit you snugly, and not all off-the-shelf units fit everyone.

I do recommend avoiding the inflatable "Horse=collar" ones though. inflate one of those and you won't easily be getting back on board...

And thank you for looking to buy a PFD, you're making the sport safer :y:

HLD
Thanks hairy/ urban, I picked one up for $45 so will see hiwnit goes on the weekend. Hopefully I'll float.

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