Kayaking Articles

Squidding in Moreton Bay

squidding moreton bay

When reeling squid in, keep them in the water and don’t lift them out because when you do, they tend to fire ink, and in a kayak it’s likely to be right at you. Once alongside, slide the net under the squid and point the top of the tube in your direction so any ink gets shot away from you, …

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Fly fishing from a yak

I leave off rod holders and keep the deck of my kayak bare for the fly line. If I take other rods, I don’t sit them upright in rod holders, I lay them down either in a hatch or secured along the side of the hull. My fly rods are over 8’ long, so I use a landing net with …

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Kayak fishing in canals

kayak fishing mangrove jack

It involves rigging a Keitech 3” Easy Shiner weedless and skipping it under pontoons and boats and has proven very successful. A quicker retrieve with short pauses will often prompt the reaction bite. Round eight of the KFT Australian Kayak Fishing Tournaments series was based at the Raby Bay canals. The target species was bream and the mystery fish cod. …

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Chasing kingfish from a kayak

These little squid hold in deep water (10-11m) and don’t really go for larger squid jigs, so I normally run a 2”, 1.5” or even micro squid jig with a tiny crimp-on sinker to get the squid jig down to the right depth. The best part about this location is there’s plenty of shelter and places to fish for other …

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Kayaking for Gold Coast mangrove jack

Your gear will cop a lot and I’ve had endless trouble with my Daiwa Tatula baitcast reel. My usual kayak partner in crime, Brad, has also had the same issues. When chasing jacks, 20-25lb braid will be sufficient, coupled with a 1.5m, 40lb leader. While on leaders, there has been a lot of talk lately about the FG knot and …

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New kayak shop in Cleveland: Paddle Mad

Affordability and quality are the cornerstones of the brands stocked by Paddle Mad, with Aussie-made Koastal Kayaks leading the charge. Built tough for Australian conditions and with a 10-year warranty to boot, you can be sure these kayaks will handle anything you throw at them. In addition, once you’ve decided on the model that’s right for you, it’s possible to …

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Kayak Safety 101

 Both these fabrics absorb water and take a long time to dry. This may sound fine on a hot day but wind chill can quickly make things very uncomfortable. These materials will also weigh you down should you go in the drink. Lots of new products on the market have been developed specifically for paddling. Most are lightweight, do not hold water and have …

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Kayak Fishing at Lake Conjola

As the prizes were being handed out I was listening to Ken Gerke talk about this young kid at the comp who was trying to get into kayak tournament fishing. He said the kid’s mum has been taking him to many events and in this day and age it’s great to see kids doing something positive such as fishing because let’s …

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