Kayaking

How to Choose a Kayak

Primary stability refers to how a kayak feels when you first get in, or that ‘tippy’ feeling. The majority of new kayakers will want good primary stability, but in saying this, you learn very quickly how to control that tippy feeling. Wide, flat-bottomed kayaks are great for enclosed waters or standing up to fish, but the trade-off is speed and secondary stability. …

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Brisbane Boat Show 2016

It will have lots to offer for both the experienced boatie and those new to the lifestyle. Education and entertainment again play a big part in ensuring the show provides a great day out. While the boats remain the show’s heroes, also expect to be able to get all your gear for your boating and fishing needs. This year the show will …

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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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In Search of Redcliffe Snapper

I usually fish fairly light, with 20lb main line and about a rod length of 40lb leader. I like a fast-action 5-10kg rod of about 7’, and I am in love with my Samurai Elevate. This rod is light but has plenty of grunt when needed. The light tip makes detecting even the slightest bite a breeze, and it casts like a dream due to the Fuji K series guides. As for reel selection, …

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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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