Kayaking

Canoe camping around southeast Queensland

canoe camping

The only limit is your imagination! In addition, canoes themselves are quite inexpensive when compared to other expedition watercraft. An average canoe suitable for camping will cost between $1500 and $2000, compared to an equivalent kayak that will often range from $2000 upwards. Note here I said suitable for camping. A 10’ sit-on-top kayak is not really going to cut …

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Going bush to beat the crowds

going bush easter bass

As mentioned earlier, what might look easy on the satellite image can be a completely different story when you get there, and after just under an hour’s drive, we were faced with this situation a number of times. After our first turn-off ended up being a locked private gate, we turned around and searched further to find a likely looking …

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Aussie ingenuity in the modern age

As you can see, we Aussies tend to be a creative bunch, coming up with ingenious, often simple solutions to problems as they occur. On a less grand scale, often in a suburban backyard shed, anglers too devise imaginative solutions to challenges. Take a look at some of the rigs, cliff gaffs, lure retrievers, surf rods and so on that …

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Paddling the picturesque Mary River

paddling mary river

And that’s why the Mary River is one of my favourite paddling destinations. What the Mary offers better than most other locations in Queensland is a trail. A trail offers a challenge and some excitement on a paddling journey. It gives a traveller a sense of purpose, a one-way journey through new country with new things to experience around each bend …

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Lure fishing for mangrove jack from kayaks

lure fishing mangrove jack

By about 5pm we had reached one of our favourite rocks walls. We cast into the bank and Hayden got absolutely smashed. He was using 30lb braid and leader with a locked drag but this fish grabbed his plastic, pulled drag with ease and busted him off within seconds. Hayden and I looked at each other and were so happy, …

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The great debate – fibreglass v plastic canoes and kayaks

fibreglass v plastic canoes and kayaks

It produces a consistent product and suits complex shapes and the addition of accessory fitments such as nut inserts. The key to the success of rotomoulded PE is its flexibility. This property allows it to give slightly when under impact and prevents it from cracking or chipping as stiffer materials tend to do. The downside of this is reduced stiffness in the …

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Taking kids paddling in canoes

kids paddling

For children under 12, this is compulsory and it’s a great idea for all other passengers in the craft to wear PFDs too. There are two really good reasons for this. First, it sets a great example to little ones and makes them less likely to fight having to wear a PFD. Second, it makes you a lot more able …

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Five great spots for new paddlers

new paddlers wivenhoe dam

bundant wildlife along the stretch of water between Twin Bridges and Lowood Bend make the trip interesting. The return trip is about 8km, and last month’s article on Canoe Go Paddling featured an easy 6km return trip suitable for families. Lake Kurwongbah On Brisbane’s north, Lake Kurwongbah is one of two water supply dams in the area. With new changes …

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Smak Lures Kayak Round

Smak Lures Kayak Round

One Co-Angler is going to win the title and also a trip to the US to compete in the 2018 B.A.S.S. Nation Championship. With quite a few anglers still able to take out the title, this event will be one of the hottest all year, so look out for the blow-by-blow highlights at bassaustralia.com.au

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