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How to fish soft baits from a kayak
Soft baits and kayaks go hand in hand. The stealth of the kayak and its ability to get in close where fish are feeding makes it a perfect match for soft bait fishing techniques. Catch Fishing and Stephen Tapp from Viking Kayaks presents a bit about targeting fish from a kayak, and how it's done right. Stephen is one of, if not the, best kayak fisherman in NZ, and you can learn a lot just watching the master in action.
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How to load and unload your kayak
Loading your Viking kayak does not have to be hard work nor is it essential to have expensive loading devices...in this short video Stephen Tapp shows how he loads his Profish Reload without fuss.
Jigging kayak kingfish in the Far North
A classic Saltwater Assassin aka Lee Kennedy kayak vid. Enjoy.
Auckland Kayak Spots - Army Bay
Located on the north side of the end of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, you will find a small sheltered sandy bay called Army Bay.
Auckland Kayak Spots - Martins Bay
Located around an hour or 70km north of the Auckland Harbour Bridge is a large sheltered bay, which opens up many fishing spots for both kayaks and boats.
Auckland Kayak Spots - Sullivans Bay
Situated on the east coast about 35 minutes or 50km north from the Harbour Bridge you will find a hidden gem of a place called Sullivans Bay, also know as Mahurangi Regional Park.
Auckland Kayak Spots - Narrow Neck
Looking for somewhere new to Kayak, try Narrow Neck. This is one of those spots that goes to show what a fantastic place we live in. How many places in the world can you catch yourself a feed of fresh fish within sight of the city skyscrapers?
How to succeed in new spots
When you rock up to a new location to enjoy another day on the briny, you may feel completely out your comfort zone. Don’t worry though as there’s plenty you can do to stay ahead of the game and the fish.
Big fish, small kayak - Guide to catching big fish in kayaks
I was casting softbaits around for snapper, catching a few when the fishfinder lit up with a huge school of fish. The water around Great Barrier Island was crystal clear and there was at least 10 metres visibility.
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