Kerikeri Inlet

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Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:19 pm

This was my second trip out in the Yak and this time I had Hairy Little Dwarf with me to give me some pointers on paddling technique among other things. Thanks HLD you made a good day a magic one and I really appreciate the time you gave me. :rock:

I caught a Kahawai on my first cast and another about 20 mins later... HLD hooked a good one (a reasonable Snapper most likely) that had his drag sizzling for a while but busted him after a fight. I learned a lot about technique and had plenty of paddling practice to the spot and back again. I also managed to stay on board this time so an added bonus.

This sport has literally got me hooked!
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Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:40 pm

Goon on ya mate, just a little tip, I would be inclined to leave a lot more line out when you have a fish next to the yak, its a lot easier to get in and certainly will improve the life of your gear, about a rod and a half length of line will do it, just lift your arm up and away from you... HLD you take those pictures ?
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Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:40 pm

first of many I'm sure PB

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Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:14 pm

awondering wrote:... HLD you take those pictures ?
I may have been in the neighbourhood ;)
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Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:24 pm

Nice one Jim :clap:
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Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:16 am

Premierblue wrote:I also managed to stay on board this time so an added bonus.
Always a good thing.

Glad you had fun PB, next up hopefully a snapper or two.
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Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:53 am

awondering wrote:Goon on ya mate, just a little tip, I would be inclined to leave a lot more line out when you have a fish next to the yak, its a lot easier to get in and certainly will improve the life of your gear, about a rod and a half length of line will do it, just lift your arm up and away from you... HLD you take those pictures ?
Yep, fair point and good advice... it was wriggling like crazy as well!
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