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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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Sea Kayak fishing Longline session

Heading out in your sea  kayak for a kayak fish to gather fish for the table does not need to be complicated, for these session I like to use a longline which I set then go for a paddle and collect it on the return journey killing 2 birds at one time, 1 I get

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Pinnacle Elite Kayak Fishing Ski Test Paddle

I just paddle the Pinnacle Elite Fishing ski as part of a review, this is a quick summary of my first up impression which I will elaborate in a full review once I have finished with the Ski this weekend (expect the post mid week next week) Paddle Guy Kayak Review  | Pinnacle Elite Kayak

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Adventure Technology Oracle surf test | Forestry

As per my last post which was my initial review of the AT Oracle Paddle  I was pretty keen to wrap up my thoughts of the paddle in a surf session. A refresher for those that missed my review, this blade design is adapted from the AT Whitewater paddles. What this means for me is

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Night kayak fishing in the shallows

With daylight savings back I can now get out on the water for a quick kayak fish after dinner and tucking down my kids for the night.   Most anglers will know that change of light can produce good results and this is when I like to fish my local in the shallow reefs off the

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