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Chasing snapper on hard body lures

Well I had planned just to go for a paddle…but as the title of this post suggests..there was a rod and some lures involved! ..such a stunning evening here at Stanmore bay, NZ and going for a paddle seemed a great way to end the weekend,  it felt wrong to not take at least one

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Summer days at the beach playing in Kayaks

With another stunning weekend here on the Hibiscus Coast I thought I would share some pics and video from a day at the beach with family and friends… Kayaks are such are large part of our lives and as I have said in the past, I get so much reward sharing this sport with others and

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TGI Kayak Friday…

After a long weeks work, some look forward to socializing in bars, some head out to restaurants, some go to the gym…the list goes on..my TGI Friday fix is heading out for a kayak some where, anywhere!  One of my favourites would have to be a quick kayak fish at change of light here at my local beach,

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Viking Kayaks Profish 400 | Review Part 2 Orewa

    Last session I took the Viking kayaks Profish 400 out for a play in some messy conditions at my local beach Stanmore Bay (see that report HERE)..I had planned to head out for a fish for part 2 of my review, however mother nature has other plans and the onshore wind is even

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Viking Kayaks Profish 400 | Review part 1 Stanmore Bay

  Welcome to my first sessions trialing the Viking Kayaks Profish 400..over the next couple of sessions I will put this kayak through its paces in environments I paddle an SoT kayak.  Hopefully this will give you an idea of what this kayak is capable of. First session I take advantage of some messy conditions

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First Kayak fish for 2013 brings me a new PB snapper!

Last night I headed out in my Barracuda Fish Pro to fish the shallows at change of light  at my local, Stanmore Bay.. my first kayak fish of 2013 and what a great start!…after a great day at the beach with my family it seemed fitting to finish this fantastic summers day off with a spot

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Happy New Year

Wishing you all a happy and prosperous new year…may the weather be kind and offer endless hours of paddling opportunity!…I snuck out this evening in my Barracuda Fish Pro for a change of light fishing session at my local beach…no raging new years party for me these days…I am just as happy to head out

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Fergs Kayaks Auckland Fishing lesson with Paddle Guy

Last night I was invited to run one of the popular “learn to kayak fish” session at Fergs Kayaks in Okahu Bay Auckland. This is great new initiative started this season by Ian Ferguson himself to teach the basics of kayak fishing…what better place to learn than under the experienced guidance of Ferg, his staff and the very

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Stanmore Bay kayak fishing session 20 October

Just a quick trip report from my paddle just now at Stanmore Bay.. last session I had some success trolling hard body lures  over the shallows..this time I took my Garmin Fishfinder and Garmin GPS along to try a few different options..I planned to use the fish finder to locate the correct depth water for the bibbed lure

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Snapper on hard body lures in the shallows

Just got my new Barracuda Fish Pro back from the factory after putting some final additions…including the new season logos. Time to get it out on the water for a test paddle, I decided to troll the Rapala lure as per my last trip (see here) .. after setting off from the beach I had only paddled

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