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by cheaterparts
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: Dickies Bay 17th of feb
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Dickies Bay 17th of feb

Leejo and myself launched the Kayaks from Reef Island this morning 8.30 - 9-00 am and headed south out the front of the Bass river and touched base with a few of the likely Whiting spots - none of these were working and I doubt the calmness of the water was helping moving further down toward Dickies...
by cheaterparts
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nostalgia
Replies: 14
Views: 624

Re: Nostalgia

I still own my first fishing rod a Javis Walker little jim delux which dear old dad bought me in about 1965 when I was 8 -- I dont have the reel any more but no doubt it would have corroded away well and truly by now

and before you ask I don't use it any more
by cheaterparts
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Other Victorian Fishing Reports
Topic: Portland, Vic: North Shore Challenge 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1218

Re: Portland, Vic: North Shore Challenge 2019

So where do you put caught fish in the kayak? in the fish box - theres about enough room to fit a kingy of at least 5 foot on a purpose built fishing ski - not the Anaconda pool toys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag99cCRTVj0 watch from about the 8 min mark - these guys pulled a 125 cm fish ( 15 k...
by cheaterparts
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Other Victorian Fishing Reports
Topic: Portland, Vic: North Shore Challenge 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1218

Re: Portland, Vic: North Shore Challenge 2019

So where do you put caught fish in the kayak? in the fish box - theres about enough room to fit a kingy of at least 5 foot on a purpose built fishing ski - not the Anaconda pool toys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag99cCRTVj0 watch from about the 8 min mark - these guys pulled a 125 cm fish ( 15 k...
by cheaterparts
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Boating
Topic: Tinnie vs kayak upgrade
Replies: 26
Views: 854

Re: Tinnie vs kayak upgrade

Towing is much easier and quicker. Kayaks don't need much maintenance too, plastics don't rust, no cleaning required. :) But yeah, I might find boating has it's own troubles. So far, it's money, lol. Boat+trailer, license, tow bar. I trailer my kayak and not roof top so do most of the guys I fish w...
by cheaterparts
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Tinnie vs kayak upgrade
Replies: 26
Views: 854

Re: Tinnie vs kayak upgrade

Lighter definitely helps, narrow also good to cut through water/waves. Would it be stable though? Those high end hobbie is wider but provide stability, wide also means some room. Often i have too much going on between my legs. there are 2 parts to stability -- primary stability ( hobie and other fa...
by cheaterparts
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Boating
Topic: Tinnie vs kayak upgrade
Replies: 26
Views: 854

Re: Tinnie vs kayak upgrade

Hi all, I have been having a dilemma, whether to save and get a small cheap tinnie (e.g. 390 Quintrex around $4000) or get a Hobbie (those Hobbie kayaks are expensive, can be or more than a tinnie). Currently I have $350 3.8m kayak and detachable watersnake 24lb electric motor and sounder. Sometime...
by cheaterparts
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Other Victorian Fishing Reports
Topic: Portland, Vic: North Shore Challenge 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1218

Re: Portland, Vic: North Shore Challenge 2019

Nathan should have done better in the team section but his partner didn't pull his weight

I had a couple of days on the paddle for 1 wrasse and 1 scorpion cod not the pelagic species needed to help out and not a king fish in site
by cheaterparts
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Fishing techniques
Topic: Downrigger alternative for kayak
Replies: 19
Views: 826

Re: Downrigger alternative for kayak

A few of the kayak guys have made up downriggers from cut down boat rods and large overheads for trolling on the lakes and a few other places. From memory it worked well and allowed them to pick their depth rather than guessing with sinkers etc. I made and used a downrigger to fish up north offshor...
by cheaterparts
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Gippsland Fishing Reports
Topic: Cape Shank Sunday 20/1/19
Replies: 21
Views: 1797

Re: Cape Shank Sunday 20/1/19

I saw you guys, and I thought it might have been you, was tempted to head over and say hello, I wish I did now. it wasn't a bad day out for a paddle really - I have been looking for other launch sites of late - we did a surf launch a couple of weeks back at Smiths Beach more for a reccy so the Pyra...

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