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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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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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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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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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Kayak Fishing trip report | First big Shark from kayak

Kayak Fishing trip report Stanmore Bay 27 Jan Thanks to the grandparents looking after the kids I had a rare opportunity to get out on the water at dawn to fish a local reef that usually produces well at change of light on dusk. I rigged up the Viking Profish Reload the night before leaving

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Viking Kayaks Kid Pod review & tips for introducing kids to kayaking

As a father of 4 I know how incredibly rewarding it is to share kayaking adventures with the kids, below is a few tips I have learnt which could help you introduce your kids to the adventure of kayaking. But first I wanted to mention the Kid Pod™ from Viking Kayaks, this clever system is

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Viking Kayak Profish Reload | Rough water trial

A 25-30knt NW blowing straight into my local beach was just the conditions I needed to give the new Viking Profish Reload a run in some sloppy, choppy seas. You will see in the videos below how the kayak performed in these conditions and below I have outlined a couple of key things I was

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