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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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Stealth Kayaks Pro Fisha 575 review Paddleguy.com

  Local Auckland kayak angler Russell (aka Rusty) contacted me recently to advise his new Stealth Kayaks Pro Fisha 575 had arrived in the country and was ready for some outfitting. Rusty imported  the Pro Fisha  direct from the AU Stealth distributor and to my knowledge this is the only Pro Fisha 575 in NZ

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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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Fish fillet and work station using RAILBLAZA products

I have been wanting  an outside fillet station at our new house since last summer but have not had time or an idea of what would work best until today…after making a mess in the kitchen filleting last night’s catch, my wife gave me the motivation 😉 to find a better solution.. And man am

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Sea kayak paddle holder tip

Here is  couple pics to show a paddle holder option for a sea kayak. I have recently set up my new Barracuda beachcomber and one thing I was missing from my previous beachcomber was a place to park the paddle..after talking to some experienced sea kayakers who fish from their sea kayaks I have come

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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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