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Fledgling Kayak fisher in Whangaparaoa

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:39 pm
by Gavmania
Hi All - New to Kayak fishing - Prowling around Little manly and Matakatia in my cousins borrowed Aquatix Cobra Tandem - lotsa little fish but not much else except when managed to find myself in middle of a work up - fun (4 keepers in 20 mins - prob could have throw a boot over the side and caught something so no skill there to brag about)


Looking for advice on a kayak - prob a bit faster than the cobra tandem - fishing in shore with a view to crusing around the end of Wellington reef when I get vehicle transport for kayak sorted (roofracks etc)

Also looking to go out with other Kayak fishermen to learn some techniques (I'm only fishing soft baits and lures)

Re: Fledgling Kayak fisher in Whangaparaoa

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:32 pm
by Casualtyward
Welcome aboard!

Hit up the North Shore Kayak fishing Club - bound to be some advice in there somewhere :lol:

Try out a few kayaks and find one that suits you and what you want to do.

Re: Fledgling Kayak fisher in Whangaparaoa

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:52 am
by Telecaster
Hi mate

I am up on scott rd, I fish out of arkles a bit. I will probably head out from either waiwera or wenderholm tomorrow morning for a softbait session.

Fish are in close right now, been getting some good snapper in around 7m depth.

I started on a prowler 13 and would recommend it - fast enough and stable. Easy to get on and off the roof. I have a 4.5 elite now which is faster but a lot heavier to carry around.

Cheers
Patrick

Re: Fledgling Kayak fisher in Whangaparaoa

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:46 pm
by Gavmania
Cheers Patrick thanks for invite - this sat morning no go - I have to work... :(

I'm fishing out of Little manly at present (fisihing ma feet) easy walk to beach.

Might head out sat afternoon to catch the 4pm bite time - some success over last couple of days in the morning - 3 good pannies a Kawahai and a john dory.

Good luck tomorrow morning - would love to make it a rain check. - (but i still am in process of getting roof racks)

Re: Fledgling Kayak fisher in Whangaparaoa

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:36 am
by Thomas H NZ
Hi Gavmania,

I think I saw you running past our house. Is that you warm up training?

I am also new to kayak fishing and trying different techniques. So far for me bait (squid) and soft bait works best. I started with a small kayak to see if I would like it and have upgraded now to a Viking Reload which is excellent on water, but it is a heavy beast to get onto a car. Arkles Bay is my preferred launch beach so far. If you like we can meet up to exchanges experiences.

Cheers,
Thomas

Re: Fledgling Kayak fisher in Whangaparaoa

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 9:43 pm
by Gavmania
Thomas H NZ wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:36 am
Hi Gavmania,

I think I saw you running past our house. Is that you warm up training?

I am also new to kayak fishing and trying different techniques. So far for me bait (squid) and soft bait works best. I started with a small kayak to see if I would like it and have upgraded now to a Viking Reload which is excellent on water, but it is a heavy beast to get onto a car. Arkles Bay is my preferred launch beach so far. If you like we can meet up to exchanges experiences.

Cheers,
Thomas
Ha Ha....yes if you saw a mildly overweight older chap running after a green Tandem kayak....lol :D :D

Softbaiting is working great for me at the moment. - about to setup with sliders aswell - also looking at trolling some lures for kingi's and kawahai.

will n doubt see you out there!!!