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Kayak Fishing session North Shore part 2 | Browns Bay

In this session I headed to Browns Bay to join the guys from Canoe & kayak North shore. In this session head guide Allan had a couple of clients to take through a skills course, teaching some basic paddle techniques  and some self rescue tips before heading off for a fish. I joined in with the lesson

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kayaking with the kids, Hahei Coromandel Xmas 2011

Xmas 2011 saw me head to our family holiday home in the Coromandel of NZ to a magic spot called Hahei…located just a short 2 min walk for the beach this is a great spot for exploring the caves and rock gardens, kayak fishing and spearfishing. There is a little shallow creek that running through hahei which is a nice safe

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Rangitoto Island mid week, evening kayak & hike trip

Its mid week and I have just finished work and heading to Auckland’s North Shore to meet up with friend Alison who is up from Christchurch on  sales trip.  Ali is keen on an adventure so I have planned to take her for a paddle from Takapuna beach (15 Mins from Auck CBD) to Rangitoto Island where we will walk to the lookout at

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Spearfishing Meditation

Here is a an article I found recently which os a good read for anyone interested in trying spearfishing. Local freedivers hunt both seafood and serenity. By Walter Ryce Thursday, January 26, 2012 Bryan Mabrey slides off the side of a red, 16-foot Tarpon kayak. He’s a half mile from shore, 24-inch plastic fins strapped to

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The benefits to surfing your Fishing Kayak

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 ineviatably be faced with waves.

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Scollops, Snapper & Kahawai all within 20 mins of Auckland’s North Shore

… OK so thats 20 mins by boat, proabably take about 1 1/2 hours by kayak to get where I fishing on Sunday… whilst this report has nothing to do with kayaking other than I am going to plan a trip back here in the kayak and make an overnight trip of it.  I thought

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Kayak fishing sessions, North Shore part 1 | Browns Bay

Less the 20 mins drive from Auckland CBD is North Shore..this is where I am heading this session to join the guys from local kayak specialty store Canoe & Kayak. They have set up a regular Weds night fishing trip for newcomers and experienced kayaks to have a go at fishing from the kayak… In

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Kayak Fishing session Waipu Cove, NZ with Kayak Pro

[slideshow type=”anything” source=”{s:waipu-cove-plastics-vs-bait}” toggleControls=”true”] check out the great video report for this session at the end of the review In this session I am up in the Northland region on a sales trip for Barracuda kayaks, with my evenings free I stop in to see good friend and owner of Kayak Pro, Shamus…as always his

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Spearfishing Trip..the gear I use and some tips on how to use the kayaks as a platform

Over the xmas holiday I planned several trips in the kayak to snorkel for crayfish, scollops and do a bit of spearfishing..however the wind and rain meant I only managed to get out once. This quick trip report is from that session I have put a few images into a slide show below or if

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Kayak Wall hanger by Surf to Summit

Storing your kayak is sometimes logistically hard to do for many of us and for a variety of reasons.. a product that I use around the house to solve the storage issue is the Kayak wall hanger from Surf To Summit. Essential this product is very simple consisting of 2 separate 50mm webbed straps with buckles and Velcro for storing your

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