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Kayak Fishing Trip report from Whangarei , tips to catch more fish more often :Updated

“why have you got so much gear on your kayak?” a question often put to myself & kayak anglers like Stephen Tapp at a local beach or ramp before heading out or coming back from a trip. A quick show of the fish captured that day quickly changes the subject, when those that ask the

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Viking Kayaks Ozzie surf session Orewa

This session I take the Viking Kayaks Ozzie out for a play in the surf. A serious kayak built for fun, the Viking Ozzie is great little kayak for playing in the surf, my first time paddling it in some surf and even though the waves were small it was a blast! I cant wait

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Introducing the YAKALOO!!!! by Brendan from www.yakfishwest.com

I stumbled on this gem of an idea from Perth based angler Brendon..this guy clearly has a sense of humor and a bit of spare time.. who knows the idea just might take off! I think the Great White shark kayak essential kit will be a winner..you can check out more on Brendon’s set up

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How to capture great footage from your kayak for your next production

The options for capturing amazing footage from your kayak has never been more exciting as it is right now, with the constant advancement in compact cameras and versatile mounting systems like RAILBLAZA there really is no angle that we cannot capture.   I have been filming from my kayak both for my personal productions and

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Kayaking with Dolphins captured on camera

Of all the wonders we get to enjoy on the water as kayaker’s I would have to say for me kayaking with Dolphins is by far my favorite encounter, these pics and videos are from the 2 times I have managed to get this experience on film, I will be on the look out next summer

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Hooked up to a shark, kayak fishing | filmed on GoPro

Published on June 9, 2014 by in Trip reports

I have to build the story behind the pics and video below, had a roller coaster of an emotional ride with this one. from this  to this  to this  to this  to this    On the way back from taking pics of everyone competing in the Orton comp last Sunday I stopped for a fish myself in behind Moari rock..

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Winter fishing session with Lowrance Elite 4 HDI

In this kayak fishing trip I have fitted the Lowrance Elite 4 HDI to my Profish Tackle Pod and plan to use it to find a feed of snapper for the weekend. Rough plan, head out from Army Bay trolling a hard body bibbed lure over the shallows. Then target the shallows for big snapper

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How to prepare and smoke snapper wings.

Published on June 5, 2014 by in Trip reports

I like to fillet my snapper rather than smoke or bake the whole fish, this leaves the frame and heads to deal with. Up till recently, like many others I either buried the frames in the garden or discarded them not really knowing what else to do with them. We don’t use fish stock for

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Kingfish bumping kayak hull filmed on GoPro … see what the Kingfish is doing in this footage filmed on Railblaza camera booms

In this session I head out for a kayak fish in my Viking Kayaks Profish Reload and get a chance to film whats going on under the kayak when a Yellow Tail Kingfish starts bumping/rubbing along the kayak hull.If you have ever had a kingfish bump the underneath of your kayak then your going to

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Trolling a lure on way home pays off, hard body lures for snapper in the shallows

I often land fish as a result of trolling a lure on the way to or back from a kayak fishing trip, and in most case in the unlikely of spots. This is how I have come to applying the technique of trolling hard body lures for snapper in shallow water.  This trip with Stephen

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