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07-05-2004, 10:34 PM
Is there anybody else on this site fron OZ, I'm down in Tassie but just wondering if any other aussies frequent this site?
We have a few members from OZ who are regulars. I'm sure they'll be popping in.
07-06-2004, 08:53 PM
welcome aboard Pegron!
07-08-2004, 12:07 AM
G'day Mate !
Yeh, there's a few Aussies that frequent this great forum. I'm in Adelaide & BillyBob is up in sunny Noosa. There might be more too...
What part of Tassie you from ? I was down in Hobart for the weekend about a month ago. It was only my second visit to Tassie in 12 years & it was great to get down there again. I reckon I'd move down there if I had the chance !
07-08-2004, 02:57 AM
G'day pegron and welcome.
Yo Mariner. Check out this month's 'Modern Fishing' magazine. It's got a canoe/kayak paddle fishing supplement in it and I've got a four page yak fishing article in there.
07-08-2004, 10:00 PM
Thanks for the tip. I'll grab a copy this weekend.
07-09-2004, 05:19 AM
Bought the Mag... great article! Hope it spurs some kayak fishing interest in Australia.
07-11-2004, 04:32 AM
Yeah BB saw that article, made me want to both move north and get a SOT. I've been using a 7ft and a 12ft sit in for river trout, and estuary/ near shore salt. Great fun but nothing like what you get.
Mariner, I'm in launceston so mainly fish trout in season and salt in winter, nice place to visit but...
(you can tell I'm not born and bred).
07-13-2004, 11:07 PM
I read on another site where a surfer had been killed recently by two Great White Sharks, off the western coast of Australia. Have you guys heard much about it?
07-14-2004, 02:00 AM
Yep, it's been on the news regularly for the last couple of days. Terrible, just terrible.
The Great White is a protected species down here & the local dept. of fisheries has been trying to find them which has created almost as much hubbub as the attack itself, especially since the victims brother & surfing mates have said they don't want them hunted.
W.A. had another fatal shark attack a couple of years back so we just hope a trend isn't emerging.
07-14-2004, 05:26 AM
07-14-2004, 12:43 PM
G day pegron,
I actually sent you a pm (on another site) yesterday checking "your not to miss" trout hotspots. I'm doing a Tassie run in Nov/Dec and would also be up for a paddle if your keen.
G Day also BillyBob and The Marriner, will have to check out Modern Fishing.
07-15-2004, 01:47 AM
Good to hear another Aussie voice on this top forum !
Where you from ?
Tassie should be nice in Nov/Dec... sure was cold back in June !
07-15-2004, 12:31 PM
Seems like a Barbie under the southern cross is going on! "I'll have a chop thanks, and is Chooka about he owes me twenty bucks". Always a "Chooka" at a BBQ.
I'm from Melbourne, originally grew up on the Ocean Rd. Fish a few different locations around Vic, favourites are probably in East Gipplsand. Also love chasing trout and natives in the fresh, yet to come across a big murray cod though (he'll be c & r if I do). Ever paddled around Nelson? Yet to get that way but it's on my "to do" l;st. Checked out your site aswell, great effort and an interesting read!
07-15-2004, 10:01 PM
I'm always up for a barbie, mate ! This time of year a Bundy & Coke would be better than a beer though...
No, haven't paddled 'round Nelson but who knows, maybe someday.
Thanks for the kind words on my site. Kinda hope it will promote kayak fishing down this way a little.
11-19-2004, 01:38 PM
Hey guys, I just joined up.
I'm from Melbourne and mainly fish Port Phillip Bay around Ricketts Point for pinky Snapper on soft plastics. When the Salmon are in, I have a crack at 'em with the Fly rod.
I'm in the process of setting up a better yak, so the DIY forum has been great http://kfs.infopop.cc/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
11-19-2004, 04:26 PM
Oh, wish I was there. It's almost winter here in New York, as you didn't know:-)
It's OK to fish here, but I'd love to go out yakin in shorts and a t-shirt :-)
Guess I have to wait another 6 months:-(
11-19-2004, 10:50 PM
welcome aboard, Rod-L.
11-20-2004, 12:24 AM
Good to see another Aussie has found his way to the dark side...
What sorta kayak you got ?
11-20-2004, 01:22 AM
G'day Rod... greetings from Noosa.
11-20-2004, 01:50 PM
Thanks for the welcome.
I've got a Cobra Explorer in Orange & Red. I thought I had better be visible to those crazy snapper fisherman that run around all over the bay in their boats http://kfs.infopop.cc/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif
Are there any other Melbournian's on the forum?
11-21-2004, 03:35 PM
I can't remember seeing any other Melbourne-ites on the board.
It's good to hear you have gone with a nice, bright colour. It's all too easy to get run over or have a near-miss the way some of those idiots in powerboats drive.
Once you get your Explorer fitted-out maybe you could post a few pics. It's always good to see what others are doing with their rides.
01-24-2005, 12:30 AM
I just recently bought a second hand Acadia and am in the process of setting it up. Plan to do a bit of fishing around Geelong. I only recently moved to Victoria from country NSW and I'm looking forward to catching a few fish (hopefully).
01-24-2005, 12:46 AM
There is some ggod fishing to be had around Geelong. Snapper, Whiting, Salmon, Flathead etc.
I look forward to seeing how you go.
02-04-2005, 08:48 PM
I haven't checked out the site for a while so I thought I'd just stick my head in an say hi!
Gday billybob, how's the spaniards this year? I was up at South West Rocks a couple of weeks ago, no spaniards or marlin (water still too cool) but we got into some good dollies to about 8kg - boy they can move!
03-19-2005, 09:01 PM
hey guys from oz
not quite got into it but will be soon
with help from The Mariner
04-10-2005, 08:34 PM
G'day, i'm from melbourne and i'm just geting into the sport now buying either a Malibu X-Factor or a Hobie Quest Fisherman next week anyone hav any suggestions also has anyone hear fished in mallacoota inlet in east gippsland
04-14-2005, 11:17 PM
Hey does anyone here know were you can buy the 'Kayak Fisherman' magazine in melbourne
04-17-2005, 06:06 PM
Copies of this mag. are very limited down here in Oz. I was able to ge a copy of the first issue from, I think, Australis Canoes in Corrimal East, N.S.W. Give them a call on 02-4285-2000. They sent it to me free of charge !
If they can't help you try Bill Watson of Fishing Nossa fame at email@example.com.
He's an article contributor so he may be able to help. If you find a source please let me know 'coz I'd like a copy too !
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