Kayaking

Kids and Canoes

Being fibreglass, canoes are quite light and their length means you can lift one end onto the car, then lift the other and slide it up on the roof racks, avoiding a dead lift of the whole thing like you have to do with most kayaks. Up until this point, I had been taking the kids out in a small …

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Freak Assassin GT Kayak Review

IT’S evident by the increasing number of kayaks on the water that more and more people are turning to this form of fishing and recreation. Having this versatility makes the Assassin GT a bit of an all-rounder and good for either those who want to get into kayaking or hardened yakkers. Another plus for Freak Sports is the company has a …

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South Stradbroke Island Kayak Trip

The campgrounds were impeccable, proof that all who visit this place respect its beauty and leave it the way they find it. At this point I should probably point out that you don’t exactly need to rough it over there. I didn’t know this at the time, but the island is well equipped with running water, toilets and a great shower facility. I …

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Weekend away yakking for yellowbelly

This time, however, the section seemed almost stagnant and quite fishless. After working our way through several shallow sections and dragging the yaks over numerous log jams, we popped out into a decent-looking pool. Sadly, this pool only yielded a bass each for James and I. One interesting meeting we had was with a farmer and his wife who we …

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First yak-caught barra

It must have been one nervous fish in among these barra. As I continued up the bank I came to another section of lilies with a cutting through them. I dropped my lure towards the back of the cutting and it was almost instantly monstered by a slightly smaller barra. Fortunately it took off towards the middle of the river …

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Lake Kurwongbah awesome for kayaking and fishing

kayaking and fishing

There is one flight pass in particular that shows a very low water level and many clues about where to start looking, taking notice of the now sunken rises and valleys. In my experience, the GPS on Google Earth will get you close enough to find what you are looking for once on the water. The fishing we have done on …

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Wild bass in small creeks

Wild bass

The association also organises its own fishing competitions and hosts several others throughout the year. Though chasing bass in Lake Macdonald is exciting and rewarding, there is something about the smash and crash of a wild bass as it hits your lure and heads straight back to its snag. I believe wild bass, pound for pound, will out-fight an impoundment …

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Rosco Scamper canoe review

To get water out of the Scamper, all you need to do is lift one end and roll it over. There is no lip to trap water at either end, so it’s easy to wash out. Different models are available in the Scamper range, including the solo I have mentioned and a two-seater. The two-seater is slightly heavier at 20kg, but both craft …

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Rosco Bass Catcher review

You could see the wake behind the outriggers and stern of the boat, which gives a good indication of speed. Again, you may not use the sail every time but it does add to its versatility and turns this canoe into a multi-use craft. So if you are after more than just an ordinary canoe and want to expand your …

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Rosco Caninghi proves very capable

Although I don’t have top speed figures, it was relatively quick and much faster than you could paddle. The advantage of having a powered vessel is that you have both hands free for fishing. Whether standing up and hitting specific snags with lures or trolling the drop-off, both were easily done one up and even easier as the passenger. Another …

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