Anyone done kayak fishing up near Armidale

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Anyone done kayak fishing up near Armidale

Postby ScuLL&fIsHbOnEs » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:32 pm

Guys

Just a general inquiry.
Anyone been kayak fishing up Armidale way, and if so whats your experience or opinion of the place for yak fishing.
I have fished alot of salt and fresh but not in Armidale.
Have seen some articles online for general fishing in the area, but always like individual feedback.
I have a Hobie Outback so imagine with the mirage drive some fishing locations would be suitable and others not.
Any feedback greatly appreciated

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Re: Anyone done kayak fishing up near Armidale

Postby dirvin21 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:10 pm

only places I fish near Armidale are landbased for trout..... I have recently started doing some kayak fishing further west near
inverell..... not suitable for a mirage drive loads of submerged rocks that are difficult to see
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Re: Anyone done kayak fishing up near Armidale

Postby stitcho » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:05 am

Not a lot of kayakable water up here at the best of times. Dumaresq dam not far out of town has lots of small redfin and the odd big rainbow. Apart from that, if you don't mind a drive there's Copeton or Pindari dams. Pretty dry up here at the moment though.
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Re: Anyone done kayak fishing up near Armidale

Postby Yakal » Fri May 18, 2018 6:29 pm

Best bet for Armidale area in a Kayak would be on the Macleay river chasing bass. A few ways to get there, head toward Bellingen and then take the Point Lookout out turn off I think, its a nice drive once you hit the dirt. If you've got a 4x4 look for a fire trail called Raspberry rd and head down it, it's been years since I've been down there however so not sure on the road condition. You are probably looking at an hour or more from Armidale.
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Re: Anyone done kayak fishing up near Armidale

Postby ScuLL&fIsHbOnEs » Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:47 pm

Yakal wrote:Best bet for Armidale area in a Kayak would be on the Macleay river chasing bass. A few ways to get there, head toward Bellingen and then take the Point Lookout out turn off I think, its a nice drive once you hit the dirt. If you've got a 4x4 look for a fire trail called Raspberry rd and head down it, it's been years since I've been down there however so not sure on the road condition. You are probably looking at an hour or more from Armidale.

thanks for the feedback.
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Re: Anyone done kayak fishing up near Armidale

Postby ScuLL&fIsHbOnEs » Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:48 pm

Yakal wrote:Best bet for Armidale area in a Kayak would be on the Macleay river chasing bass. A few ways to get there, head toward Bellingen and then take the Point Lookout out turn off I think, its a nice drive once you hit the dirt. If you've got a 4x4 look for a fire trail called Raspberry rd and head down it, it's been years since I've been down there however so not sure on the road condition. You are probably looking at an hour or more from Armidale.


Thanks for the feedback, will look at yak and land based fishing options.
Could always do the 2 and a bit hour drive to Coffs Harbour and yak fish there on weekends also.

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