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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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Back to basics | Sea kayak + 1 rod + 1 lure = 50mins home with dinner !

  Back to basics…my plan tonight was to have a 40 min paddle in my sea kayak before dinner, I have been seeing birds working in close daily for the last week so with that it would be wrong not to take at least a lure to troll behind me on my evening paddle  ;-)… On Friday before leaving

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Stealth Kayaks Pro Fisha 575 review | Part 1 of 4

In my first session out in the Stealth Pro Fisha 575  I took advantage of a storm the day before  which created some messy surf off Orewa beach, it was still a bit windy at 20+knots…given this was my first time in the Pro Fisha it was going to be a test as the SoT

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Kayak fishing trip report..taking advantage of daylight savings & change of light

It is so good to have daylight savings here again…last night, after getting through the bedtime routine with the kids, I took advantage of the extra light to get a spot of fishing in. I targeted the shallow water again and this time a little later in the outgoing tide, which usually does not produce

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Last day of winter kayak fishing Stanmore Bay, NZ

For the last day of winter I headed out for a night fish here to my local beach with Mike from RAILBLAZA … we had some wild seas the days before which usually means there is plenty of sea life dislodged on the shallow reefs making a natural berely to fish over…these stormy conditions also

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