Bring it on at Berringer Lake
Toby Grundy | December 2016

Another flathead in the net – Berringer Lake fishes well all year round.

As a kid, I spent summer holidays hanging around Conjola, Berringer Lake and Cunjurong Point. I didn’t do a lot of fishing, but even back then I knew it was a good spot because I would often see locals and tourists returning from the lake or the beach at dusk with a mixed bag of whiting, bream, snapper and flathead.
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2017 Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 14
Corey Gallagher | December 2016

Since the Hobie’s humble beginnings in the 1950s shaping surfboards, the company has been synonymous with innovation and quality. Introducing a range of revolutionary products over the decades, no brand has impacted the kayak angling fraternity more than Hobie with the introduction of its Mirage Drive pedal propulsion system in 1997. Anglers quickly saw the potential of this new technology and in 2001, Hobie released the Mirage Outback, a purpose designed angling kayak that allowed anglers to propel the kayak using leg power, freeing up their hands to cast and retrieve.
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Welcoming the weed
Justin Willmer | December 2016

Weed – we curse it, pick it off our baits and lures and avoid locations because of its presence. For fish though, weed beds offer shelter, increased warmth and also salinity levels in the salt, along with a home for the creatures that they feed on like prawns, crabs, baitfish and snails.
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Aquayak Ranger sportfishing kayak
Peter Jung | December 2016

Pumicestone Passage was a great location to test the Aquayak Ranger kayak. A morning glass out made it a pleasure to go for a paddle.

Aquayak Kayaks are Melbourne-based kayak manufacturers who pride themselves on producing high quality, value for money kayaks, made using Australian plastic, which is UV certified and guaranteed not to crack or fade. This guarantee is supported by a five-year warranty on all of their kayaks.
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Lake Kurwongbah by kayak
Reece Thomas | December 2016

Mark Masters with a healthy bass just shy of 50cm.

Lake Kurwongbah, also known as Sideling Creek Dam, is situated on the northern suburbs of Brisbane approximately 40 minutes drive from the Brisbane CBD. The dam is used primarily as a water supply to surrounding suburbs but has become host to water activities such as water skiing, and of recent years, kayak paddle craft and fishing.
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Is it time for a Tamboom trip?
Corey Gallagher | December 2016

Peachtree Creek Reserve offers excellent camping and launch options with direct access to Tamboon Inlet.

Ever heard the old phrase “do the miles, get the smiles”? It’s a simple sentiment that rings very true, particularly in relation to kayak angling. It often seems the further I travel off the beaten track, the better the fishing experience waiting for me at the end of the road is.
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Kayak Hotspot: Burrinjuck
Toby Grundy | November 2016

As a kayak destination, Burrinjuck was low on my list of potential hotspots, but that changed in 2015 after the inaugural Greg Whitehead Memorial Challenge. During the challenge, I witnessed several anglers catch monster fish from their yaks including the 100cm winning fish. Since then, I’ve been a frequent visitor to the dam and caught some great fish. It’s still a bit of a sleeper as far as kayak fishing goes, but that’s changing.
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Kamikaze kayak crabbing
Justin Willmer | November 2016

Last year I wrote about chasing crabs and crayfish from the kayak. There’s no doubt that the kayak is an ideal vessel for chasing crustaceans. You can launch anywhere, travel across shallow areas to get to deeper sections of creeks, even portaging if necessary. You can get up in amongst the structure that often houses these tasty critters, including weed beds, standing timber and mangroves. After a couple of recent experiences with ‘share cropping’ – people checking my crab pots for me – I decided it was time to go kamikaze!
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Boom time for Blur Rock bounty
Corey Gallagher | November 2016

A truly magnificent setting in the foothills of Mount Baw Baw, Blue Rock Lake is a spectacular place to target freshwater species in Victoria. Surrounded by steep, wooded banks, the lake’s edges are jam-packed with fallen and standing timber, combined with rocky points, drop offs and reedy flats. The fish holding structure within the lake is plentiful to say the least. Located in Gippsland near the small township of Willow Grove, just over 1.5 hours east of Melbourne, Blue Rock is easily accessible and perfectly suited to kayak anglers.
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