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Topic: Wellington Yakkers
Posted By: kiwifred
Subject: Wellington Yakkers
Date Posted: 14 Feb 2007 at 3:44pm
Hi Everyone
 
Is there a kayak fishing club in Wellington at all or is it just a loose community and every one just gets together on a casual basis to go fishing when they can?
 
I have heard that the canoe and kayak yakity yak club is looking at forming a fishing section
 
any comments anyone
 
regards Erik



Replies:
Posted By: Welsh Wizard
Date Posted: 14 Feb 2007 at 9:15pm
Hi there Erik

Your question is one that I have been wondering about also.

I am a recent convert from landbased to kayak fishing and I have been amazed at the improvements in my catch rate (both volume and quality) compared to what I was picking up surfcasting.

As a novice to this branch of the sport, I would welcome the opportunity to meet and fish with more experienced kayakers.  There must be more people than just me and Erik wetting a line from a piece of floating plastic !!




Posted By: Markus
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2007 at 8:15pm

Hi Erik,

I have been thinking along the same lines - we should have a club formed in Wellington for a yak fishing club as I think there would be plenty of interest and would be a cool way of meeting like-mined people.

I'm not sure whether the canoe & kayak yakkity yak club would be the answer as they are not independent, and their focus is more in touring rather than fishing. That's only my opinion anyway.
 
I reckon the Wellys should get together for a chat and progress the matter further  - over a BBQ & a few beers maybe!
 
Regards, Mark
 
 


Posted By: DogFish
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2007 at 8:51pm

Good idea Welly guys... Thumbs%20Up

Hurry up and get a club together so that you can put up a team to contest the Club Team Trophy prize at the Taranaki Kayak Fishing Classic up here in the "Naki" on the 21st & 22nd April 2007.
 
New Zealands first kayak-only open fishing contest! Clap Clap
 
PM Naki man or email mailto:[email protected] - [email protected] if you want to get in early on an Entry Form and copy of the Rules & Regs. The actual contest website will be online soon with all the relevant details and information.
 
DogFish
 


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Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2007 at 12:29pm
this sounds like a goer.
 
anyone interested in getting a team together to go a win a comp????
only 7 weeks to get it organised
 
transportation
accomodation
sustenance
refreshments
 


Posted By: mrcar
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2007 at 8:53pm
Hi Guys -- put me in as part of ya club idea and I am sure Sooshee would be party to the idea as well plus others I seen lurking here on the board.
Nut out a time and place for a BBQ or what ever and we will be their..

Weather wise this coming Sunday may be the cats pajama's for a fishing meet as well as I here it could be just a light breeze around that day.

PM  ed Naki man today (as we only now check emails etc on Friday's Sat etc) to send us some entry forms for the comp.
I can take up a max of three others including the yaks and gear on my car and yak trailer with camping cookers and maybe small chillar.


Posted By: sooshee
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2007 at 12:11am
Did someone say BBQ? Sounds like a good idea! Where? When?
 
Plimmerton this Sunday afternoon for a fish anyone?


Posted By: Welsh Wizard
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2007 at 3:49pm
Hi guys,

I am planning to go out on Sunday afternoon (if I can get time off from the Fishing Permission Officer (the wife!!) into Pukeurua Bay chasing snapper & gurnard. 

Went out there over the sand about a month ago and caught 5 snapper, 3 gurnard, several kahawai and loads of spotty sharks.

Tried fishing the reefy areas 2 weeks ago and caught loads of tiny reef fish and blue cod, but I did manage a 47cm blue cod on a softbait (yum).

If anyone sees a blue/white ocean river yak bobbing about on Sunday, feel free to paddle over and say hi !

Alan


Posted By: mrcar
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2007 at 10:26pm
Thinking Plimmerton tomorrow at 11.00 out on water as high tide is expected about then.... and maybe bite time at 1.15 pm if it follows that around 1.30 am is official M bite time.

Welcome to the forum Welsh Wizard - may see you out eh! and others to..



Posted By: sooshee
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2007 at 11:12pm
Originally posted by mrcar mrcar wrote:

Thinking Plimmerton tomorrow at 11.00 .

 
May see you there then Big%20smile.


Posted By: Welsh Wizard
Date Posted: 19 Feb 2007 at 7:22pm
Did anyone have any joy on their weekend forays?

I only managed a few hours in the afternoon/evening on Sunday out of Pukerua Bay.

Spiny dogs in plague proportions - with every hooked fish, I could see another two following it up to the surface.  There must have been hundreds of them down there.  Tried a few different spots on the sand but just could not avoid them.

Also had 3 big congers and a few small blueys and other assorted small stuff.

Do you guys often get pestered by dogfish along this stretch of coast?


Posted By: tawa
Date Posted: 19 Feb 2007 at 8:34pm

hello people, I  live in wgtn & are  keen to catch up for a fish sometime. Hv met a few yaks off Scorching Bay/Seatoun but always keen out try out new spots & find where they are hiding.cheers Tawa



Posted By: sooshee
Date Posted: 19 Feb 2007 at 8:53pm
Originally posted by Welsh Wizard Welsh Wizard wrote:

Did anyone have any joy on their weekend forays?

I only managed a few hours in the afternoon/evening on Sunday out of Pukerua Bay.

Spiny dogs in plague proportions - with every hooked fish, I could see another two following it up to the surface.  There must have been hundreds of them down there.  Tried a few different spots on the sand but just could not avoid them.

Also had 3 big congers and a few small blueys and other assorted small stuff.

Do you guys often get pestered by dogfish along this stretch of coast?
 
Yep, check out the Wellington Report thread.  There were no spiny dogs where I was fishing in Plimmerton. What baits were you using?


Posted By: Welsh Wizard
Date Posted: 20 Feb 2007 at 8:11am
I was using pillies & squid with a kina/shellfish burley.  Even managed to catch a dog on a nuclear chicken softbait !!


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 20 Feb 2007 at 9:17pm
hi guys
 
looks like i drew the short straw and had to work on the weekend. looks like it will be more of the same for a while as well. Oh well some one has to do it i suppose.
been reading up on these sps
and got a few bits and pieces through the week to see how they go (once i get some time off that is)
 
where in welly are you all???
 
regards   Erik


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2007 at 1:07pm
Hi All
 information with regards to forming a club for the wellington Kayakers.
 
I have had a PM from Naki Man explaining how they came about. and is willing to forward club rules etc if required
 
I have also emailed the NZACA for details on clubs and or rules requirements Etc for setting up.
so will hear back in due course
 
with regards to getting together and seeing where people are at maybe one night after work in welly if you want. have to be at the end of a week as i am busy mon,tues nights
 
I have the forms for the taranaki comp as well so if we can get a team or two to go up that would be cool
 
Regards Erik


Posted By: Davo
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2007 at 1:40pm
Hi Guys,
I'm another welly yakker. Do most of my yak fishing/spearfishing/divign off Welly South Coast and am always keen on missions. Please let me know if a club is formed as I could be a starter. Have been catching quite a bit of blue cod, gurnard and tera's lately but alas no snapper. Any tips or spots would be appreciated. I fish Breaker Bay quite a bit.
Cheers
Davo


Posted By: sooshee
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2007 at 8:09pm
Hiya Davo, have you fished Barett's reef before? I've seen it on a map and recall it being about 1km out from Breaker Bay. May be a possible groper spot perhaps???


Posted By: Davo
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2007 at 4:00pm
Hi Sooshee. Yes I have fished there and all round there quite a bit (it's straight in front of my house). Never heard of any groper there. Plenty of other fish though. Can be fun with the ferrys going past real close!!!



Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2007 at 7:23pm
Hi All
 
have been in touch with the wellington surfcasting and angling club and they are interested in getting a kayak section going. they havent yet as they dont have the numbers (only 2 yak fishers)
 
I will let you all know if we go any further
 
regards Erik


Posted By: Slab
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2007 at 10:59am

I'm a starter for a yak fishing club.



Posted By: Rainbow
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2007 at 4:36pm
Hi Welli Boys
 
GOOD idea to form a kayak fishing club but don't piggy pack on another type of fishing club if you can help it.     Too much baggage to buy into and some of that is outdated too.     
 
Contact the Hibiscus Kayak fishing club for ideas.    They are doing well. 
 
Rainbow


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2007 at 6:52pm
hi rainbow
 
thanks for the advice
 
i have been in touch with a couple of kayak clubs re starting up.
not sure if i have the time to get it all up and running so thought it might be easier to get a yak section going in an established club
 
 
Regards Erik


Posted By: tawa
Date Posted: 27 Mar 2007 at 9:24pm
hello fello wgtn yak's - it seems we need to get together & see if there is enoungh interest etc to form a seperate club. this will be the hard part?Smile
 
what about we set  a venue?/date /time etc & c who turns up - I know there's quite afew of us in greater wgtn.
 
i'm only giving my input cos i'm keen to c one formed, for yak fisho's & not get paperclipped to a est club. if nothing else it's a gd point to swap info/rigs/spot x etc, whilst hv'n a beer.Big%20smile
 
feed back needed..! otherwise it won't happen.
cheers tawaBig%20smile


Posted By: sooshee
Date Posted: 27 Mar 2007 at 11:07pm
Tawa, yep I would be keen to meet up with other yak fishos. So far, I have met Marcus and Mrcar. Are you thinking of meeting up for a fish or just for a chat/beer/food? If the former, we probably need a Plan A and B depending on which way the wind is blowing Smile. Anytime Saturday or Sunday afternoon is good for me (except Easter).
 
Anyone keen on meeting up for a yak fish this Sat morning?


Posted By: BFIST
Date Posted: 28 Mar 2007 at 1:23pm
Hi
 
Has anyone done any kayak fishing at Waiterere beach? I'm heading up there this weekend and I think the bach i'm staying at has a couple of kayaks there (though they wont be set up for fishing). I'm going to take my SP gear up there and give it a crack for a couple of hours if its not too rough.
 
Does anyone have any pointers for me?
 
Cheers,
 
Bfist


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 28 Mar 2007 at 3:22pm
Hi All
 
yes we do need a get together for a chat/fish/beer/food
 
i am unavailable this weekend and easter and also the weekend of the fishing comp (Had to pull out unfortunatly) but otherwise am ok for a time/date that suits the majority. if its a weeknight then would prefer wednesday or thursday
 
regards Erik


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2007 at 12:56pm
so is anyone interested in a get together ?
 
shall we just put up a date and a location and see who turns up?
 
Regards Erik


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2007 at 1:21pm
I take there are about 8 of us that would be interested in a kayak fishing club?
 
Regards Erik


Posted By: stew
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2007 at 6:56pm
Count me in Erik as long as my shifts at work don't coincide with the meeting.


Posted By: nodrog
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2007 at 9:40am
Hi Erik, i'm keen to join in, still "between yaks" but nearly there


Posted By: stew
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2007 at 10:07am
Have you had enough of the "dark side" nodrog?


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2007 at 8:19pm
hi guys
 
still thinking of a venue that would suit. was thinking of the establishment in Petone which has a couple of areas for chat etc. depends on where everyone is might be more central to have a spot in wellington.
 
as an aside i managed to sneak away from family this morning for a paddle. didnt take any gear as i was only going to be gone a couple of hours. got out in the harbour and saw a bit of a bird workup going on so wandered over to see what was up. b***r me if they didnt start diving all around me and getting lots of bait fish. and heres me with my gear at home. there was a fizz boat hanging around but the birds/fish moved away everytime they came near. didnt stop them diving within 5m of me though. then it was like a switch had been thrown. no birds or fish one minute they were there the next nothing.
 
regards Erik


Posted By: mrcar
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2007 at 9:14pm
Clap Good on you Erik for your current efforts re club etc, you can count me in but no meetings please between the Naki Fish comp (posting entry form today) and Zane Grey comp - will be away for the whole week plus some.

Mega km run north - no fishing for me lately as we have been doing some chores around the home - painting etc etc plus have done some readying work on my yak and gear.

Let me know people if you are going to the comps.

Cheers M


Posted By: Naki man
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2007 at 10:32pm

Good to hear you are coming up to the Taranaki comp Mrcar. There are some good fish being caught at the moment all up the coast. Already have a couple of entries from Wellington. Be great to see some more Yakers come up

Cheers

NM



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"I have a lot of very large problems"


Posted By: mrcar
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2007 at 12:23am
Those who can not attend - I found this in my email today --- From Canoe and Kayak Wellington
Anzac Day Kayak Fishing
Flies
 
 
Go to an ANZAC Service in the morning and then join with us for the afternoon for a spot of kayak fishing.

Meet at Titahi Bay @ 1pm and fish for the afternoon.

Then we will have a barbeque at 4.30pm on the beach or Jim's boat shed for BBQ fish.  BYO drinks, salads, sausages if you lack faith.

This is open to anyone to be involved not just Yakity Yak members.   

Register your name @ the shop click on the Email address below.


mailto:wellingto[email protected] - [email protected]


Posted By: mrcar
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2007 at 12:27am
Kayak Fishing Techniques with Pete Lamb Fishing
 
fishing
Join with us for a night with Pete Lamb. 

Pete will be talking about all aspects of fishing ranging from different rigs for types of fish where to find fish, and  will be able to answer all of your questions.

This will be an opportunity for all you guys know how to kayak but are not so great at the fishing.  This event is one week before our afternoon of fishing on Anzac afternoon

Time: 7pm
Date:18th of April
Place: Canoe and Kayak
Cost: Club members bring a plate.  Non club members $5
All welcome
Email [email protected]
to register your participation


Posted By: tawa
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2007 at 9:41pm
hi erik,
yes keen to attend, venue? - does anyone hv a venue idea - community hall etc.? - ie one that doesn't cost & is central..? hutt  or wgtn
 
cheers tawa
 
 


Posted By: tawa
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2007 at 9:58pm
hi - looking at the thread - looks like we shud wait until those frm wgtn hv attended the various fish comp, hopefully with some success - although on the postive it gives us time to arrange a venue.
cheers tawa.Smile


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2007 at 1:26pm
Hi All
 
anyone attending the above mentioned items ????
 
as for a venue at or around Jville any suggestions anyone?? anyone a member of a workingmans club that we can piggy back in on
 
Regards Erik


Posted By: Yakity Yaker
Date Posted: 14 Apr 2007 at 5:14pm
Yes we are looking at starting up a kayak fishing club here in Wellington.
 
We have a evening on wednesday the 18th of April at the shop with Pete lamb from Pete Lamb fishing.
 
Any one interested call the shop ph 04 4776911 or email us on mailto:wellingto[email protected] - [email protected]
 
speak to Andy or Jim


Posted By: Yakity Yaker
Date Posted: 14 Apr 2007 at 5:17pm
Thanks Mike for the plug regarding the pete lamb fishing night.  See you there. 
 
Jim


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2007 at 7:33pm
hi everyone
 
just want to say thanks to Jim (yakity yaker) at the canoe and kayak shop for the evening with pete lamb last night. was a good mix of refreshing old fishing ideas and new stuff. especially about the habits of fish in the welly region and which areas to go for which species. had a good chat to a few other yak fishers and looks like there will be a reasonable turnout on Anzac day for the fish at Titahi bay. Jim is also sounding out interest in getting a kayak fishing club going here in welly so will keep in touch re that.
 
for those attending the Taranaki fishing contest good luck and also for those doing the double good luck for that as well
 
Regards Erik 


Posted By: Davo
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2007 at 12:41pm
How did ANZAC day go everyone? Did you get out and into a few? I'm keen to hear if the club idea is coming together ok. There is a community hall in Breaker Bay that might be worth checking out as a venue if people are interested.  I have just started using soft plastics on Wellingtons SOuth coast and boy do they go off! Lots of fun...and pretty easy way to catch decent sized fish.


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2007 at 4:18pm
Hi Davo
 
yes the club is sort of coming together slowly. Jim from the canoe and kayak shop here in wellington is also getting involved.
 
on that line we went out on anzac afternoon to titahi bay for a get together and a fish. about 15/16 people turned up from levin thhrough to wellington and the hutt valley. not a lot caught but was a good gathering. interesting to see the different yaks and there setups as well.
 
will keep everyone posted as to the progress for the club.
 
might have to pop out and have a fish davo. i try and get out at least once a week at this stage with mixed results from the harbour. lots of kahawai and red and blue cod. with a lot of shark as well
 
regards Erik


Posted By: Slab
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2007 at 8:11pm
Hey Davo
 
Just bought a few soft plastics myself. How are you fishing them and what are you catching.
 
Was planning to paddle out around Makara and drift while bouncing a few, have been getting the odd decent snapper bait fishing out that way.


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2007 at 10:18pm
hi all
 
anyone get out today???
 
went for a spin on the harbour this morning didnt want to stay out to long so no gear just for a paddle. man that southerly sure makes it cold work out  there. left from the hutt river as per usual and headed for soames isl. went around the marker bouys and headed back. bit of a head wind on the way out but a nice easy run back with the tail wind. a bit cool to sit out there fishing but looks like the kahawai are still in the harbour
 
regards Erik


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 01 May 2007 at 9:02pm
hi everyone
 
if the weather holds is anyone keen for a fish on sunday morning??
 
sat is out at  this stage with three kids in sports and the wife working so guess who is the taxi
 
 
regards Erik


Posted By: tawa
Date Posted: 02 May 2007 at 10:51pm
hi erik,
always keen 4 a fish but,  sunday is the day after opening morning so ...!
pm me and try for a later date, cheers  peter


Posted By: sooshee
Date Posted: 02 May 2007 at 11:00pm

Erik/Tawa, can't make Sunday but am planning to go out on Saturday morning if the weather is kind.



Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 03 May 2007 at 10:18am
Hi All
 
saturday is going to be a non event for me while winter sports is on as i coach/ref/courier kids pretty much all day and my wife works on saturdays.
 
so looks like ill be on my lonesome in the harbour again. looking to get a smoker full of kahawai weather permitting of course. if its foul will just go for a paddle to see how the new prowler plays in the rough
 
regards Erik 


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 03 May 2007 at 7:39pm
hi everyone
 
Jim from the canoe and kayak shop at ngarunga has organised a meeting to discuss the setting up of a wellington kayak fishing club
registar at the shop or at mailto:wellingto[email protected] - [email protected]
 
lets get some numbers and get the club up and running
 
regards Erik


Posted By: Slab
Date Posted: 03 May 2007 at 8:03pm

Hey Sooshee

Where are you planning on paddling on Saturday morning?

. I'm probably heading out to Makara if the weathers good. Have been catching heaps of snaps boat fishing well within an easy paddle range so keen to ramp up yaking efforts before they dissapear for the winter.

 



Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 07 May 2007 at 7:20pm
so how did the weekend go guys??
 
mine went as follows
 
sons soccer game won 1 - 0
daughters first netball game  won 13 - 2
daughters second netball game won 15-1
second daughters netball game won 6 - 2
second daughters second netball game won 3 - 0
 
sunday fish 2 small kahawai returned
 
regards Erik


Posted By: sooshee
Date Posted: 07 May 2007 at 7:26pm
At least you went out fishing Erik. Plan was to have a go with slab on Saturday but got smitten with the flu.Unhappy
 
 


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 07 May 2007 at 7:31pm
you going tomorrow night sooshe???


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 13 May 2007 at 2:00pm
hi all
 
once again a primo day in Wellington and i spent the morning out on the harbour getting plenty of kahawai. no wind and very little current. lots of sun and plenty of boats out. was a bit of a laugh seeing all the yachts stranded. offered a tow to one but they werent that amused.
 
regards Erik 


Posted By: Slab
Date Posted: 15 May 2007 at 9:16pm
Boys
 
Have nutted out a great terakihi reef an easy 300m paddle off the south coast. I'm gunna revisit it Friday given a good fowardcast.
 
Any takers for some company?


Posted By: Rainbow
Date Posted: 15 May 2007 at 9:55pm
How are you Welli guys going with starting a yak fishing club?????
 
Rainbow


Posted By: sooshee
Date Posted: 15 May 2007 at 9:56pm
Slab, would love to be there but alas have to put bread on table this Friday. Good luck though. Never know, may luck out on a groper Tongue.
 
Erik, sorry I didn't reply to your previous post. Nah, been off sick for more than a week so haven't been fishing.


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 16 May 2007 at 7:49am
Hi All
 
Slab,   cant make it either but will be there on Sunday. the weather is for fine but increasing northerlies. so looks like Makara may be out.
 
Rainbow,    We have pretty much got things underway now. We will be affiliated to the Wellington Canoe and Kayak shop. had a meeting there last tuesday to sort a few things out. numbers wise there were about 6-7 people there for the meeting but a few had there apologies in and going by the amount of interest through this site and the shop there could be an initial membership of 10-20. which is not a bad start point. forum members that attended were  Myself (kiwifred), Slab, Nodrog,mrcar and yakity yaker plus a couple of others.
 
if any one is interested in joining then either contact myself for details or pop in to the canoe and kayak shop at ngarunga and have a chat with Jim and Andy.
 
we are also getting together this sunday for a fish (weather permitting) either at Makara or the south coast depending on wind direction
 
 
Regards Erik


Posted By: tawa
Date Posted: 16 May 2007 at 1:10pm
Hi Erik, didn't get a msg regarding the meeting, will pop down & c jim & get on the msg list. slab would love 2 but also got to earn some $$. can't make sunday but keen some other time, cheers tawa.


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 16 May 2007 at 2:16pm
Hi all
 
Tawa  i try to post stuff here as i get it or hear about it
 
will have to get together sometime for sure
 
regards Erik


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 17 May 2007 at 10:21am
Hi
 
Slab  where is this reef you have? I fancy a bit of terakihi.
are we still getting together on Sunday?? i might have to pop into C & K and see what the biz is
 
regards Erik


Posted By: Slab
Date Posted: 17 May 2007 at 7:34pm
looks like I'll be by myself tomorrow, weather looks sweet. My wee spot is not far off Owhiro Bay. Hope to post some ego pictures Fri night.......either that or a few pics of blind eels...watch this space.
 
Probably a no go for Sunday given fishing time allocation policy at home.


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 18 May 2007 at 3:26pm
well the weather looks like a northerlie coming through so Makara is out . worser bay is the go and we meet at 8am at the lifesaving club for a gathering and plot the mornings doings
 
any and all welcome
 
regards Erik


Posted By: mrcar
Date Posted: 18 May 2007 at 7:20pm
Count me in Erik - got the go ahead from the mrs. So alls good 0274577897


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 19 May 2007 at 11:36am
Hi mike see you there then
 
Regards Erik


Posted By: mrcar
Date Posted: 20 May 2007 at 6:26pm
Ah and you never thought I had a camera Eric
http://picasaweb.google.com/mrcarterton/WellingtonKayakClubFishingPhotos/photo#5066521322990266562 - http://picasaweb.google.com/mrcarterton/WellingtonKayakClubFishingPhotos/photo#5066521322990266562 - http://picasaweb.google.com/mrcarterton/WellingtonKayakClubFishingPhotos/photo#5066521322990266562


Posted By: sooshee
Date Posted: 20 May 2007 at 6:33pm

So how did you guys get on?



Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 20 May 2007 at 9:54pm
Hi All
 
well after a gathering at Worser bay yacht club the intrepid yak fishers (mrcar and kiwifred) headed out into worsening weather. we initially went north but the wind was increasing so we did an about turn and headed to breaker bay. as we got nearer to the point the wave action was getting pretty good with the northerlie pushing them along nicely. got around the point and into a straight paddle to breaker bay with a tail wind. heard my name called so looked around to see Mike checking the bottom of his kayak why he didnt do this prior to starting ill never know. turned around and picked up a couple of items he didnt seem to want and we got under way once more.
once we got into the lee of  the hill the sea flattened considerably and we got into a bit of action with the resident fish population. all small and all returned we both hooked up on a bright red fish with a black vertical band on its tail. (any names for this would be appreciated) also a couple of spotties and  some blue cod. didnt want to go away empty so kept the one legal fish. all the while the wind was increasing in strength so we thought it prudent to make wakes for home. got into the begining of the paddle and found that the wind was really getting up and corrispondingly the waves. so i did the manly thing and chickened out. mike carried on in his speed machine and went to retrieve the car and drove back down to pick me up off the beach. all in all a very good experience with some wind and wave action and a few lessons learned on my behalf with regards to my setup and how my prowler acts in the wind. 
point of action for me is to get into the surf and learn how to ride those tail waves.
 
Regards Erik
 
PS thanks for the company Mike and that photo in no way does justice to the wind /wave action


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 20 May 2007 at 9:58pm
oh yeah
 
due to prior commitments the turn out was less than expected but given the weather totally predictable


Posted By: sooshee
Date Posted: 21 May 2007 at 11:29pm
You gotta watch that man Mike as he will sneak up on you with his camera when you least expect it. Good to put a face to the name Erik.
 
Have been wanting to say this for a while...big ups to you for getting the ball rolling on the yak fishing club Thumbs%20Up. Hopefully I will be able to join you and the others out for a paddle/fish very soon. I'm still a relative newbie in this area and I look forwards to swapping ideas on the water.
 
Any plans this weekend?
 
 


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 22 May 2007 at 1:11pm
Hi Sooshee
 
Not only me there but thanks . Jim and Andy at Canoe and Kayak have also been doing some work and we can use there place as a central point of contact the KFC (kayak fishing club) will be run similar to the yakkity yak club.
 
as to getting together for a fish i try and get out once a week and that day in the winter is looking to be sunday. if its to rough for a fish i just go for a paddle.I also am a relative newbie when it comes to the yak fishing scene so am looking to get time on the water to build up my skills.
 
having Mike with me on sunday was great especillay given the conditions. the main lesson i learnt was the amount of impact the wind has on a kayak ( glad i have a rudder) i was well impressed when mike carried on to pick up the car. i was not very keen what with the wind and waves being what they were. so had to beach at breaker bay and wait for mike to return with the car and trailer.
 
regards Erik
 


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 22 May 2007 at 8:04pm
hi all
 
i understand through conversation with acouple of guys at work that the fish may have been a banded rass??  any ideas on where i could view some pictures to confirm this?
 
regards Erik


Posted By: Rainbow
Date Posted: 22 May 2007 at 9:52pm
Hi Erik.
 
Good to hear that your club is jelling well.   Time on the water is time well spent.   You can read all the books and all the posts and helpful as these are, they are no substitute for practical experience in all sort of conditions.     In following big chop (not surf) the arse end of the yak really wiggles around.    Although this feels unnerving it isn't dangerous.    Not sure if a rudder counteracts this as the yak has to go faster than the wave push to make a rudder work.    I usually react with the paddle to stay on course.     After you have been through that a few times you get to enjoy the extra push, especially on the homeward trip.    
 
Yes, I did notice that Mike was carrying a bit of disposable "ballast" on deck when we shadowed him up here in the Naki.   Pity he did not jettison any he probaly would have made the weight-in on time.  
 
Banded Wrasse sounds about right.
 
Cheers
 
Rainbow
 
 


Posted By: tawa
Date Posted: 22 May 2007 at 10:36pm
hi erik,
as i drove along hutt road on Sat to leave wgtn for the nite I thought - wgtn doesn't get any better than this for yakking, i shud be on the water.
On sunday I retnd along the hutt road and wondered........ well done?Big%20smiletawa.


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 23 May 2007 at 7:56am
Hi all
 
going by the pictures it looks to be the scarlet wrasse
 
regards Erik


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 25 May 2007 at 4:04pm
weather looks like it may be ok on sunday. anyone up for a fish?
 
Erik


Posted By: sooshee
Date Posted: 26 May 2007 at 10:50pm
Well, the 11month old seemed to have developed a taste for fish so I decided to scoot out for a quick one near our house for some blue cod.
 
I only had a couple of hours so decide to dispense with bait/burley/anchor and just went with a few SPs.
 
It has been about 2 months since I got out on the yak and it was telling as I struggled (no trolley)with the yak on to the beach. I don't remember it being so heavy!
 
 
The condition was near perfect, just a 5knot breeze and <1metre swell further out.
 
Ended up with a couple of blueys and a big kahawai, plus hooked and lost a couple of others.
 
The kahawai made a fantastic curry for the adults Thumbs%20Up:
But the blue cod turned out so-so this timeThumbs%20Down. Yep, a $5/kg fish won against a $25/kg fish tonight!
 
 


Posted By: Markus
Date Posted: 27 May 2007 at 3:07pm

Well done Clarence - great photo does justice to the beautiful day. That curry looks mighty fine as well - not a bad way to cook the kahawai.

I haven't been out on the yak for a few months either due to a torn tendon in the arm. Was having a friendly wrestling match with the kids and forgot about the fact that I'm not 20 anymore and the kids weigh a hell of a lot more now.

Bloody frustrating checking out the forum and not being able to get out there especially when the weather has been so good. Anyway, my arm should be fine in a couple of weeks so there is light at the end of the tunnel.
 
Mark


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 27 May 2007 at 3:24pm
hi all
 
got up at the crack of dawn today for a fish out at soames island. hadnt bothered with any prep as i keep all my gear in a box so just needed to pack the car and go.
 
wasnt as good as yesterday but still ok but a bit windy. got out to the boat ramp and set up and headed out via the hutt river.
once i reached the first marker bouy got the rods all ready and found out i had left the main ingrediant behind.....   BAIT
 
bu...r
 
with no sp s on board it was a good morning to paddle out and around soames island. there was a real nice yacht anchored up in the lee side but no movement so carried on. water was clear and had good visibility to the bottom
high point was creeping up to a sleeping seal and just sitting there about 2m away me on the water the seal on the rocks. saw another yakker out in a sea kayak and a few multi sports hugging the beach but that was all.
 
took the boy out as a passenger after lunch and it was like glass no wind no waves no swell. i could hardley see coming back in the glare off the water was so bad.
 
all in all another primo day in paradise
 
regards Erik


Posted By: sooshee
Date Posted: 27 May 2007 at 5:17pm
Yes it was another beautiful day in Wellington today. I didn't fish but did a drive around Lyall/Island Bay. Spotted a couple of yakkers and wondered they were from the forum.
 
Erik, that was a bummer about the bait. Could have improvised with a few limpets/mussels off the rocks? I remember one time I forgot to bring a bait knife and had to cut my bait with a broken mussel shell Smile.
 
That "spot" you told me about on the phone sounds like a kingie hangout. We should give it a go one day with a livie/jig.
 
Marcus, sorry to hear about the torn tendon. Get well soon mate.
 
Cheers,
Clarence
 


Posted By: Markus
Date Posted: 29 May 2007 at 10:30am

Hi Erik,

I have been thinking about heading over to Soames for a paddle and fish - what boat ramp do you use to launch from - is this at Seaview marina?
 
Cheers,
Mark


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 29 May 2007 at 12:55pm
hi mark
 
 
no i use the boat ramp at sladden park. pretty much all it is used for is kayakers. when the tide is out its too shallow for a boat other than a tinny. has a channel that is narrow so no turning room for boats but ideal for yakkers. its about a 14 km round trip according to google earth but some real nice sheltered bays on the south side if the wind is from the north and if its from the south there is shelter on the northern side
 
I understand there are alot of blue and red cod over there
 
Is anyone up for a fish over the long weekend.
 
I only have soccer on sat morning so could be available for a few hours in the afternoon or all day sunday. nor sure of monday at this stage as my wife may be working
 
regards Erik


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 29 May 2007 at 9:12pm
Hi all
 
for those that havent put there names forward for the wellington kayak fishing club there is a get together for a fish on wednesday night at Titahi bay at 6pm
 
there is also a get together for a fish on queens b/day monday at petone foreshore
 
also there is a meeting at the canoe and kayak shop for the wellington kayak fishing club on the 26th of June
 
but wait there is more
 
for those who are interested there is a SOT kayak course for a half day on the 17th june for yak fishers
 
if you want to participate in any of these evemnts please email mailto:wellingto[email protected] - [email protected]
 
or call in at the canoe and kayak shop at Ngarunga
 
Andy and Jim are the contacts
 
or PM me with your details and i will get you put on the list
if you havent recieved the latest email from C & K pm me and i will forward it
 
Regards Erik


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 29 May 2007 at 9:14pm
PS
 
i will be going to the Monday and will also be going out on the sunday morning
 
Markus  might be a good time to do Soames Isl
 
Erik


Posted By: Volusian
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2007 at 4:59am
Hi Erik .....
 
Best of luck in getting a Kayak fishing section started down under ....
 
All the best from the UK lads ..
 
keith


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www.kayakfishing.co.uk


Posted By: Slab
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2007 at 7:36pm
Quite keen to try a spot on the sth coast this weekend probably Sunday or Monday midmorng to catch the slack tide. All commers welcome.


Posted By: sooshee
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2007 at 8:04pm
Keen to head out Owhiro/Island Bay again. Maybe we can meet up Slab. Any others?
 
The last time I was out there, 1/3 of the fishfinder screen was black with fish at one stage.


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 02 Jun 2007 at 8:56am
id be keen for sunday morning
 
where and when??
 
Erik


Posted By: Slab
Date Posted: 03 Jun 2007 at 2:02pm
Looks like a goer for tomorrow morning off Owhiro bay. Unless the swell sux it looks like Sooshee and I will be having a look out there at 7.30am for a few hours before the wind picks up.


Posted By: Rainbow
Date Posted: 03 Jun 2007 at 7:50pm
Looks like you Wellie boys are the only ones still going out.   Those further north must have gone into winter hibernation.
 
Rainbow


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 03 Jun 2007 at 8:20pm
thats because we live in paradise rainbow


Posted By: sooshee
Date Posted: 03 Jun 2007 at 10:57pm
 
Erik, did you managed to head out this morning? How did it go?
 
Weather's starting to get a bit chillier, we'll just have to do a bit more paddling to keep warm.LOL


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 04 Jun 2007 at 3:43pm
Hi all
 
Didnt get out yesterday as the southerlie was doing its thing.
went out this morning just after 7am with Jim from the Canoe and kayak shop. was supposed to be a KFC get together but we where the only 2 that showed.
starting to see a trend here guys.
Anyway we paddled over to soames isl and sat on the south side in the bay and did some fishing. lots of little blue cod (caught and released about 12) and some spotties. finally thought i had a legal one but it was a double, both to small so back they went. 3 nor 4 other boats out there fishing but looked to be doing the same as us.
 
headed back about 10:30 ish and went home without the tea for a change. the breeze was a bit stiff on the way back but the sea was ok
 
all in all another good morning on the water
 
Slab and Sooshe how did your morning go?
 
Erik


Posted By: sooshee
Date Posted: 04 Jun 2007 at 10:04pm

Hi Erik,

I met up with Slab at Owhiro bay this morning.
As you can see from the pic, it was relatively (deceptively) calm, with a moderate northerly.
 
Slab opted to use bait while I decided to go baitless. There were good signs on the sounder and while nearing a flock of birds,  I managed to land a 3lb kahawai on a bibbed plastic minnow.
 
Past 200m out, things started to get a sloppy, with the swell rising 1-1.5metres and we were exposed to the full force of the northerly outside the shelter of the bay.
 
After pottering about for a few minutes, we chickened out and decided to head back in closer. That's when things got a bit interesting because now we are paddling into the strong wind. Slab made very good progress while I had to struggle a wee bit. At one stage, I wound in the soft plastic I was towing to elimiate whatever drag it was causing but hooked another 3lb kahawai in the the process! This was promptly hauled in and dumped unceremoniously into the footwells because the wind was seriously pushing me out to sea if I didn't start paddling again.
 
The paddle out took about 10mins but heading back into the bay took me close to an hour or more I would say Shocked. In total, picked up 2 kys for my trouble and had a good workout. Slab had a few good hits but they did not result in any fish.
 
Going back on to the beach, a rogue wave turned me sideways and I had to do an unexpected exit from the yak Embarrassed. All in all, still plenty of fun despite the conditions and it was great to catchup with Slab.
 
Cheers,
Clarence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 05 Jun 2007 at 9:10pm
Hi Sooshe
 
yeah that wind can be deceptive allright. as we returned from soames on mon it was into the northerlie the whole way but it didnt seem to be that strong. only took just over 40mins to get back I guess the wind really funnels down happy valley road so would be quite strong by the time it hits owhiro bay. need to be real careful in the wind on that south coast
 
Erik


Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 09 Jun 2007 at 8:50pm
hi all
 
another picture perfect day in paradise again. had the kids sport this morning both at 10 am and 1 off sick so thought i would head out for an afternoon fish. I have a swim coaching course tomorrow so that rules out my usual sunday paddle/fish.
 
as it was such a good day and the sea was like glass i threw my boy into the back and headed out to soames isl. got there just after 1pm and immediattly was into losing bait to the spotties
 
moved around to the next bay and my boy was into a cuda.
 
so after not much more we mosied on over to a sleeping seal and then around to the next bay. nothing much happening here either just a few spotties and small blue cod.completed the circumnavigation of the island and started fishing aggain at our start point and my boy was once again into a better cuda about 3 ft long (ugly things)
 
after not much else we headed for home and got back to our launch point just on dark
 
all in all a very nice afternoon on the water with lots of activity all be it the small and not wanted varieties
 
saw 4 other yaks and a waka out there and lots of fizz boats
 
i have to say my boy has now got the bug big tiem and when he got home was wanting to look on trade me for a yak of his own
 
Erik 


Posted By: sooshee
Date Posted: 09 Jun 2007 at 9:32pm

Good stuff Erik. How old is your boy? Looks like he outfished dad today LOL.

I'm planning to head out from Ferg's tomorrow to introduce a colleague to yak fishing. Will dispense with the bait again as I have been having good success with soft and hard plastics. Sounds like the colder weather is bringing the cudas around. I will have to rig up some wire traces.



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