North Shore Noob

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ThatAintNoSnapper
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon May 27, 2019 3:18 pm
Kayak Make: Cobra
Kayak Model: Maurader

Tue May 28, 2019 2:28 pm

Hi NZ Kayak community.

I recently got fed up with coming back empty handed flishing of the rocks at Northhead, Devonport. So bought myself a second hand Cobra Maurader. I've been launching it mainly off Cheltenham/ Narrow Neck to limited success, Averaging approximately 1.5 legal fish per 2 Hr trip. Mainly snapper with a few Kawhawai and one Gurnard.

I mainly fish with a full unweighted pilchard on a baitrunner whilst actively softbaiting another setup until I figure what's working on the day and then put my attention to that.

Looking for tips and hints, decent day trip spots, fishing buddies.

Also would be keen to see setups for Cobra Maurader Kayaks if anyone has one.

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SitDown
Posts: 155
Joined: Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:53 pm
Kayak Make: reload
Location: West Auck
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Tue May 28, 2019 3:54 pm

no expert here, but found NN best to fish with sliders & softbaits. the only thing I personally do not like is the strong currents at times

Baits under the taka cliffs or at least between the 2 green markers https://webapp.navionics.com/#boating@1 ... 7Dyi%60%40

NN has a pretty good community of paddlers there & some quite ok for a newbie to tag along with them... that's how I learned the area.
Some good dudes off this forum regularly fish it too

try longer than 2hrs till you learn the ropes, good luck

dedant
Posts: 1561
Joined: Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:11 pm
Kayak Make: Stealth-less
Kayak Model: Pending
VHF Call Sign: ZMU5052
Location: West Auckland

Tue May 28, 2019 5:09 pm

North Shore Kayak Fishing Club has a meeting tomorrow ( Wednesday) night, 7:30 Torbay Sailing Clubrooms, come along , have a chat. BYO
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Glass is Class.. dedant

ThatAintNoSnapper
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon May 27, 2019 3:18 pm
Kayak Make: Cobra
Kayak Model: Maurader

Tue May 28, 2019 6:18 pm

SitDown wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:54 pm
no expert here, but found NN best to fish with sliders & softbaits. the only thing I personally do not like is the strong currents at times

Baits under the taka cliffs or at least between the 2 green markers https://webapp.navionics.com/#boating@1 ... 7Dyi%60%40

NN has a pretty good community of paddlers there & some quite ok for a newbie to tag along with them... that's how I learned the area.
Some good dudes off this forum regularly fish it too

try longer than 2hrs till you learn the ropes, good luck
Thanks. One question what is a slider? Is what I call a jig?

ThatAintNoSnapper
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon May 27, 2019 3:18 pm
Kayak Make: Cobra
Kayak Model: Maurader

Tue May 28, 2019 6:19 pm

dedant wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 5:09 pm
North Shore Kayak Fishing Club has a meeting tomorrow ( Wednesday) night, 7:30 Torbay Sailing Clubrooms, come along , have a chat. BYO
Thanks. I might do that if I finish work at a reasonable time. Do I just show up?

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SitDown
Posts: 155
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Location: West Auck
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Tue May 28, 2019 6:51 pm


dedant
Posts: 1561
Joined: Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:11 pm
Kayak Make: Stealth-less
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VHF Call Sign: ZMU5052
Location: West Auckland

Wed May 29, 2019 5:39 pm

ThatAintNoSnapper wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 6:19 pm
dedant wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 5:09 pm
North Shore Kayak Fishing Club has a meeting tomorrow ( Wednesday) night, 7:30 Torbay Sailing Clubrooms, come along , have a chat. BYO
Thanks. I might do that if I finish work at a reasonable time. Do I just show up?
Yes, upstairs is the meeting room.
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Glass is Class.. dedant

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