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Garmin Echo 300c Fish Finder first trip a success!…and no bait, just the Zman soft plastics…

I mentioned in  previous post that I have fitted a Garmin echo 300c fishfinder…( I will be posting a video and description of my instillation of the fishfinder soon). After what feels like weeks of leaving the kayak in the garage I got a chance this afternoon to head out off my local beach to test the fishfinder

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Sea Kayak trip, Cathedral Cove, Coromandel NZ

Anyone that has kayaked the NZ coastline will no doubt agree we have some very accessible special spots to explore or hunt and gather from … one such spot, which is a favorite for me, is Hahei Coromandel NZ. .. I am fortunate to have access to a family batch (holiday house) at this very popular coastal

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Fish Finder cover

Heres a great little product I stumbled on while visiting Fergs Kayaks Auckland last week…for years I have been meaning to look into a product that would be useful for protecting my fishfinder from salt water and sun glare…. I have just picked up a Garmin 300C fishfinder from the guys at Baymarine electronics and

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Kayak Fishing & Paua dive session, Wellington, Makara beach

In this trip report I head to Wellington NZ  to fish with Dave from Fergs Kayaks Wellington. Dave knows I am keen on some blue cod, Paua & possibly a crayfish or 2 so he has a suggested we head to west of wellington to Makara beach. This is my first time fishing this region

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NZ Fish Species – Kahawai

Published on November 3, 2011 by in Articles

This is an article written for Blade Kayak Fishing Journal, AU’s only dedicated kayak fishing magazine      Kahawai (Car – why) are an iconic species for recreational fishers. They are fantastic fighters and found in most coastal waters, harbours, and estuaries around New Zealand, in both the North Island and South Island. This fish

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How to get back on your sit on top kayak

Are you confident you can get back onto your sit on top kayak if you fell out? This is something that anyone looking to get into kayaking should consider and without knowing how to do this could result in putting yourself and others in danger. Now I dont want to sound like a kill joy so let

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East Auckland Kayak Fishing Club Trip

[image lightbox=”true”]http://www.paddleguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/P1000451.jpg[/image] [image lightbox=”true”]http://www.paddleguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/P1000458.jpg[/image] The guys from East Auckland kayak fishing club  (EAKFC )invited me to join them on their monthly trip, this month’s trip was at Narrow Neck Beach on Auckland’s North Shore. This time of year the fishing here is fantastic with large schools of snapper moving into the Hauraki ready for spawning. 

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2 in 1 trip report…

After a fantastic day with temps getting up into the 20″s I was itching to get out on the water for a kayak…its been a long cold winter as always … and today we get a taste of whats to come….the long summer evenings where the water is glassy and the temperature is balmy! For me this is a bit

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A great morning on the water with the kids in my tandem sea kayak

In this trip report I will share with you one of the greatest rewards I get from kayaking and that is sharing it with my kids…Location: our local beach in Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa, we head to the beach with my double sea kayak (Beachcomber Duo)…  we… being my 2 sons, Milan (6), Alexander (3) and cousin Jack

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Chill Pod by Viking Kayaks NZ

Here’s a great product I recently had the chance to trial on a snorkelling trip in Wellington.. the Chill Pod made by Viking kayaks NZ is designed for the rear tank well of their popular Pro Fish fishing kayaks… For many years I have been using my kayak as a platform to spearfish and snorkel

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