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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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2012 Cambridge to Hamilton Kayak race

Today I joined Barracuda kayaks owner Gordon Robinson &  headed down to Hamilton to enter the 23km kayak race… this year we entered the double sea kayak section in the Barracuda Adventure Racing Duo (A R Duo) .. we also had on board the latest configuration Beachcomber ultralight sea kayaks  for the single sea kayak category prize   Every year

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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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Scollop season starts this weekend

One of the many exciting things kayaking has bought to my life is the love of getting under the water with snorkel & mask to explore and hunt & gather.. it was the hunt & gather that first gave courage/motivation to get under my kayak in the hope of a feed of tasty NZ scollops.. I did

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Spring is near, kayak fishing trolling bibbed hard bodies, Lively Lures

  Spring is close and today was a stunner of a morning..to good to resist a quick paddle out in my sea kayak before work (had a late start 😉 .. I took this opportunity to troll some my new Bibbed hard body( Lively Lures)  for snapper over the shallows.. this would be my first

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Kayak fishing shallow water after a storm | Night fishing taking advantage of phosphorescence

  I have had 2 kayak fishing trips here at my local beach in the last week and both with great success. The success came by way of one 52cm snapper in each trip landed in 2.5m of water on a piece of reef I usually paddle over to get to deeper water.. Night Fishing, phosphorescence The first

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Getting multiple camera angles using only 1 GoPro mounted to RAILBLAZA Platform Boom 150

Filming the adventure to share with friends and family has become a great enjoyment for me… I now have over 60 videos on my YouTube channel with over 90’000.00 channels views!!  this tells me people are enjoying the videos which makes it all worth while… Getting video footage that is interesting and engaging can be difficult with only 1

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How to – self rescue sit on top fishing kayak guide – with Paddleguy.com & EAKFC

In this session I join the members of local, NZ East Auckland Kayak Fishing Club (EAKFC), in the pool for some  SoT kayak self-rescue  practise. Although they have been kayak fishing for some time, for many of the member’s  this is the first time they have attempted trying to get back on their kayaks. I

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