Kayaking Articles

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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Paddling the upper Brisbane River

Indeed, in our very diverse group we had canoes being paddled by a single adult, by an adult and child and even by two adults with three children on board and occasionally a boat-hopping dog. The ease of paddling, combined with excellent load-carrying ability meant the canoes could cater for nearly any combination of paddlers and passengers and still give …

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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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