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Sea Kayak trip, Cathedral Cove, Coromandel NZ

Anyone that has kayaked the NZ coastline will no doubt agree we have some very accessible special spots to explore or hunt and gather from … one such spot, which is a favorite for me, is Hahei Coromandel NZ. .. I am fortunate to have access to a family batch (holiday house) at this very popular coastal holiday location which is the doorstep to the stunning Cathedral Cove. Every summer my family and I  head to Hahei to take a break…well some relax, I choose to take on as many adventures in this time as possible and this spot offers so much for me as a keen kayaker… the local beach which is a short walk across the road offers fantastic and plentiful hunter gathering which is all accessible from my kayak. You will see many of my videos on my YouTube channel are filmed in this location catching fish, crayfish, scollops and sharing this fresh feast with my family back at the Bach.

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As  write this we are looking forward to another 3 week break at Hahei after a long year..I have dug out some video footage from my last trip to Hahei  (this was taken in April this year) where I took my Barracuda Sea Kayak for an afternoon paddle exploring the rocks and caves of Cathedral Cove and surrounding Islands …and as always I could not hit the water without the thought of catching some fresh fish to take home…you will see in the video below how I manage to use the Sea Kayak for a spot of fishing and an exploration trip all in the same session. As I have a young family i dont have the luxury of spending hours wandering the ocean, in this trip I was back home after no more than 3 hours with fresh fish for dinner and feeling satisfied having a little adventure to myself.

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In this session I take my Pauls Fishing Kites Longline, which is a 12 hook rig, this is held on the deck of the kayak using some of the great gear from RAILBLAZA NZ, in particular the TracPort Dash and the G-holds come in very handy for this style of fishing keeping everything at easy reach and attached.

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Check out the video below I had a lot of fun putting this one together with so many different angles of to choose from..the video footage was taken using a combination of 2x GoPro hero cameras and a Panasonic Lumix FT10. The GoPro were not the HD version so the footage has come out a little fuzzy from what I can only assume is the glare from the water as it was a very bright day. All 3 cameras wher mounted to my Sea Kayak using the RAILBLAZA Camera Booms

 

 
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