Kayaking Articles

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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Sunshine Coast Kayaking and Fishing

Another kayak fishing option is targeting rivers or tight water. Nothing is better than taking the kayak to a new spot and exploring a narrow, untouched waterway. Viking’s Profish GT kayak is designed for anglers looking for a versatile, compact and easily managed setup. The Tackle Pod in the middle of the Viking is an angler’s dream and allows you to pack away …

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Whiting Fishing Fun on the Flats in a Dream Kayak

You can cover lots of ground drifting, but don’t rule out jumping out of the kayak and beaching it or tying it to you so it doesn’t float away and continuing to wade the flats with your kayak by your side. The gear I use consists of a light 1-3kg, 7’ rod and 2000-size reel with a smooth drag. The most …

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Stuart River kayaking adventure

Corey was fishing from the boat nearby and doing well also. The decision was made to take a few fish between us to cook up for dinner using Harmo’s secret herb and spice mix that Colonel Sanders would be proud of. As the sun set on another spectacular day, we headed back to camp, which took about 45 minutes of travel in …

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Impatient for Cod Season Fishing

After checking the water clarity, the tackle box was opened and a bright red Cod Lolly was clipped onto the leader. There were so many snags in the section I was exploring that fishing them all would have taken days. Paddling upstream, I dropped a light anchor over to hold position while giving the most promising-looking snags a few quick …

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Putting Viking Kayaks Through Their Paces

EVER since I had first heard about the new Viking Kayaks models being released, I had been fairly keen to get out on the water to see how they fared. When I eventually had the fish at the surface I realised it was a spotty mackerel and I debated how to get it on board with no gaff or lip …

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