Stewart Hansen

Stewart Hansen
Ever since Stewart can remember he’s been chasing fish via many different methods. He enjoys learning new techniques and this had led him to meet some great people and visit beautiful locations. Since discovering kayak fishing, Stewart has found he loves the peacefulness that comes from drifting down a small bass creek and even more so the challenge of doing solo battle with a bluewater speedster. Recently he’s started working at Hooked on Angling & Outdoors in Tewantin, so if you’d like to have a chat and learn more about yak fishing, drop on in.

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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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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