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Parasite eats fish alive –

On a recent kayak fishing trip I landed a fish (Kahawai) that had a deformed looking pectoral fin, upon closer inspection I saw that it had a parasite attached to the fin which appeared to be eating the fin. Comparing the fin on the other side of the fish I would estimate that ¼ of

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Taranaki Kayak Fishing Classic Preview with Paddle Guy

The Taranaki kayak fishing classic would have to sit as NZ premier kayak fishing tournament, and this year I was invited to head along with the Viking Kayaks guys as camera man to film the action. This was 2 great days of action and adventure, great locations, great people and some massive fish … below

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Setting up multiple cameras to film from your kayak

On the eve of my  drive south to join the Viking Kayak fishing teams at the Taranaki Kayak fishing classic, I find myself at the RAILBLAZA factory putting some final touches to my camera configuration. My job on this trip is to paddle myself and camera gear around after a select group of the Viking

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Goat Island marine reserve with Stanmore Bay School

In this video report I join my sons year 4 class on a trip to Goat Island Marine reserve. This is the place that I learnt to freedive a few years ago and I would say was the first place to truly give me an appreciation for whats going on under the water in similar

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Kayak fishing Sullivans, with the North Shore Kayak Fishing Club

The weather forecast the weekend was too good to pass up for a kayak fishing session. This trip I planned to take Bill Bragman (owner of Yakgear, kayak fishing accessories and gear) who is visiting from the USA, out from Sullivan’s bay in the Mahurangi, troll lures for kahawai on the way out to fish

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360Fly camera… the new generation of action camera!

Shut up and take my money!! The 360Fly is the newest generation of action camera and I cant wait to get my hands on one when they launch them in June 2014..the ability to get 360 degree footage is just mind blowing for me to think about how wicked the productions will look like ..imagine

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Pinnacle Elite Fishing Ski | Overview / Review Paddleguy.com

This is a bit of wrap up of my trials in the Pinnacle ski covering how it paddled and the overall performance. One of the key things that peaked my interest is the V hull shape, in my experience this is the first dedicated fishing SoT to use this design in the hull, I have

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Kayak Fishing trip report | First big Shark from kayak

Kayak Fishing trip report Stanmore Bay 27 Jan Thanks to the grandparents looking after the kids I had a rare opportunity to get out on the water at dawn to fish a local reef that usually produces well at change of light on dusk. I rigged up the Viking Profish Reload the night before leaving

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Viking Kayaks Kid Pod review & tips for introducing kids to kayaking

As a father of 4 I know how incredibly rewarding it is to share kayaking adventures with the kids, below is a few tips I have learnt which could help you introduce your kids to the adventure of kayaking. But first I wanted to mention the Kid Pod™ from Viking Kayaks, this clever system is

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Viking Kayak Profish Reload | Rough water trial

A 25-30knt NW blowing straight into my local beach was just the conditions I needed to give the new Viking Profish Reload a run in some sloppy, choppy seas. You will see in the videos below how the kayak performed in these conditions and below I have outlined a couple of key things I was

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