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Barracuda Kayaks NEW Interface prototype test paddle

Being a huge a fan of the Barracuda Kayaks lightweight kayaks I was pleased to be invited to be asked to join a select few to test paddle the prototype of the new Barracuda Interface Sea kayak.  I have been paddling the Beachcomber sea kayak for more than 3 years which has proven to be

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Viking Kayaks Profish Reload & GoPro kayak surf session

For any kayaker looking to increase confidence, skill, understanding of there kayak or just for some fun …kayak surfing would have to be the best way to answer all these needs. This is especially relevant to fisherman looking to get into kayak fishing for the purpose of fishing offshore where they will inevitably be faced with waves.

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How to be seen when kayaking at night & low light with good Nav lighting

Being seen when out in low light or at night is easier to achieve than ever before for kayakers.  With the range of nav-night lights design specifically for our needs and budgets there is no excuses to be putting ourselves and others at risk by not being visible. Let me go through the products I

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Positioning your kayak fishing rod holder for trolling lures

Bill Bragman from Yak-Gear.com joined Stephen Tapp & I for a kayak fishing trip during his visit to NZ where he discovered the way we position our adjustable rod holders for trolling lures. Watching Bill set up his Profish Reload I noticed he had positioned the Railblaza adjustable rod holders to face forward, I was surprised

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Parasite eats fish alive –

On a recent kayak fishing trip I landed a fish (Kahawai) that had a deformed looking pectoral fin, upon closer inspection I saw that it had a parasite attached to the fin which appeared to be eating the fin. Comparing the fin on the other side of the fish I would estimate that ¼ of

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Taranaki Kayak Fishing Classic Preview with Paddle Guy

The Taranaki kayak fishing classic would have to sit as NZ premier kayak fishing tournament, and this year I was invited to head along with the Viking Kayaks guys as camera man to film the action. This was 2 great days of action and adventure, great locations, great people and some massive fish … below

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Setting up multiple cameras to film from your kayak

On the eve of my  drive south to join the Viking Kayak fishing teams at the Taranaki Kayak fishing classic, I find myself at the RAILBLAZA factory putting some final touches to my camera configuration. My job on this trip is to paddle myself and camera gear around after a select group of the Viking

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Goat Island marine reserve with Stanmore Bay School

In this video report I join my sons year 4 class on a trip to Goat Island Marine reserve. This is the place that I learnt to freedive a few years ago and I would say was the first place to truly give me an appreciation for whats going on under the water in similar

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Kayak fishing Sullivans, with the North Shore Kayak Fishing Club

The weather forecast the weekend was too good to pass up for a kayak fishing session. This trip I planned to take Bill Bragman (owner of Yakgear, kayak fishing accessories and gear) who is visiting from the USA, out from Sullivan’s bay in the Mahurangi, troll lures for kahawai on the way out to fish

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360Fly camera… the new generation of action camera!

Shut up and take my money!! The 360Fly is the newest generation of action camera and I cant wait to get my hands on one when they launch them in June 2014..the ability to get 360 degree footage is just mind blowing for me to think about how wicked the productions will look like ..imagine

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