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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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Stealth Kayak Pro Fisha 575 Review part 2 of 4, flat water trial

This is my 2nd paddle in the Stealth Pro Fisha 575, for this session I am taking the Stealth for a paddle on some flat water in the Orewa estuary. I have my Garmin GPS  mounted to the deck  using the Railblaza Mobi holder to track the speeds. this session was much more refreshing than my first paddle in

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Railblaza NEW TelePole & Navi Light review | Paddle Guy

RAILBLAZA have done it again and given me yet another reason to add more StarPorts to my Barracuda FishPro by releasing the new TelePole & Navilight LED 2NM white light… the timing is perfect for me here in NZ as we head into warmer evenings where night fishing can be very productive… I have been very conscious of the

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Tongue Eating Louse, what is it and is it harmful to humans?

What if a sneaky parasite ate your entire tongue then lived in your mouth acting as a replacement? You would have a tongue sized bug living there forever! That’s what happens to some fish when the tongue eating louse finds them… Just the other day while fishing from my kayak I saw, for the first time, a

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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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