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Local Fishing Region: Newcastle
Kayaks: Hobie PA 14
Location: East Maitland


#1 Post by Thomas4040 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:35 pm

Howdy all...

Have made a couple of posts here and there just asking for advice and such while i was deciding where my entry point into kayak fishing was going to be and appreciated all the input and idea's from you guys.
So today I paid a visit to Hunter Water Sports in Belmont and took a couple of kayak's for a spin and came away the owner of a new Hobie PA14. I don't pick it up until Saturday and to say I'm a bit keen to have a Pedal about is an understatement.

My total time on a Kayak at this stage is probably a whopping 15 minutes. Am looking for some kindhearted souls with paternal/maternal instincts who don't mind babysitting (at 44yrs old should i really use that term) a newbie and showing him how not to get himself in trouble.
Main places I'm looking at going to is quieter area's of Lake Macquarie and the Hunter River at this stage until I build up some confidence and get some hours in the kayak behind me.

Look forward to joining in on the next social outing for the Midcoast group and seeing what this is all about.

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Local Fishing Region: Burrum Heads, Qld
Kayaks: Dragon Pro Fisher kayak
Location: Burrum Heads, Qld

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#2 Post by Brenda5 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:30 am

Welcome to the forum. I was a newbie at the start of the year. Still a newbie as I don't take my yak out a lot. I got a Dragon Pro Fisher mainly for the light weight of 23kg or so. Lakes would be easy to paddle. It's tidal rivers and ocean currents which can make paddling more interesting. Just remember if you are paddling a long way, you also need the energy and water reserves to paddle all the way back again. Get a dry bag to put your phone in too.

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Local Fishing Region: mid north coast
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Location: forster nsw

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#3 Post by arpie » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:05 am

Let me know if/when you make it to Forster ..... I am usually 'up' for a fishing outing! ...... I don't get out enough! :wink:

Enjoy your new yak!! That PA 14 will be a beast!!


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Local Fishing Region: Lake Macquarie, Hunter Valley & Surrounds
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#4 Post by pdfarrell » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:39 am

Welcome to the forum and the Midcoast Club!

Keep an eye out for my posts in the Coordinated Fishing Trip section, as I'm always fishing Lake Mac and always looking for company.

Have you geared yourself up for winter fishing? (Clothing wise). It can be bloody cold on Lake early in the morning.


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