Kayaking

Koastal Kayaks – Jackhammer

KOASTAL Kayaks is a family owned and operated kayak manufacturer that has been designing and making a great range of kayaks for many years out of its Bundaberg factory. One of Koastal’s best-sellers is the Jackhammer, which is a purpose-built fishing craft that can also be converted to a recreational kayak thanks to new upgrades including the addition of Railblaza …

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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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Darling Downs Golden Perch

There was something about that particular lure and its colour that really stirred up the fish. Straight after tying it on, I hooked three yellowbelly one after another. Simon also managed a couple of decent Murray cod at 60cm and 70cm. This just goes to show that no two river systems fish the same. It soon became apparent that regardless of what …

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Boomerang Tool Zinger Keeps Things Handy

ZINGERS offer a great way to keep tools handy, but sometimes the small zingers aren’t enough and this is where the mid-size Zinger with Carabiner from Boomerang Tool will excel. It is ideal for keeping fishing tools handy, securing keys and other important items and attaching gear to your boat or kayak. The lightweight zinc carabiner means it can quickly, …

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Bream and Bass on Surface

I like a lure that dives quickly, and something that dives to about 2m is ideal. You want to have a mixture of floating and suspending lures in your tackle box. Which lure you use will depend on the structure you are fishing around. When targeting bass, I use lures between 40mm and 70mm in length, however they will take bigger lures. I prefer …

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Top 5 Things to do at Lake Somerset

WITH so much to do at Lake Somerset and surrounds, sometimes the hardest thing can be deciding what to do. Here are five top activities to undertake while visiting the picturesque lake, which is about an hour’s drive northwest of Brisbane. 1. Fishing You can’t mention Lake Somerset and not think of fishing. The dam has a reputation for holding some …

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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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