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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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How to anchor your kayak when fishing using a running rig

  After choosing your fishing kayak you will need to select key accessories to get started… high up this list should be an anchoring system. Kayaks are only small things on the water, even light winds can blow them off a fishing spot faster than you realize,  an anchor system is essential for your success,

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Paddle Guy Trip report, kayak fishing Bland Bay with Team KFDU

This weekend is the final leg of a 4 part  kayak fishing competition run by Orton Events.  This session is the Auckland -Northland sector called Bridge to Cape  sponsored by Kayak Pro Whangarie.  I headed off from home at 3am to join the boys from team KFDU at Bland Bay, Northland for a day out chasing winter snapper. Rob and Buj

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Army bay snapper kayak fishing session & Kayaking with Dolphins

Queens birthday weekend 2012…what a stunner! perfect kayaking conditions all weekend, Friday- kayak surf session…Sat & Sunday time with family, which led to today’s session hunting snapper at Army Bay, Whangaparaoa (North Auckland NZ). Its been a while since I have been to Army bay for a kayak, this spot is a very good fishing spot with plenty of

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AT Paddles Exodus Fishstix , first trial on a Crisp winter evening kayak surf at Orewa

This week here in North Auckland we have had a stunning week of weather, today’s sunrise over Stanmore bay was no exception and a swell rolled in to offer a chance of some surfing at Orewa. all in the order of “product testing” I headed out with Ross from RAILBLAZA (who was on his SUP) for an

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“The Stick” Greenland style paddle, my first trial

this is my quick report from  first time short paddle using  a Greenland style paddle..aka “the stick” … after the first 10 minutes using this paddle my preconceived ideas were quickly erased ..who would have thought a “stick” would work so well!? whilst I have seen and heard about these paddles  I have not bothered t learn

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