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Re: Brisbane Offshore monthly meet up

#31 Post by Lazybugger » Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:21 pm

Jamie & others interested,

A couple of points:

I reckon you are going to need to set either Moffats or Noosa as the first launch spot given the number of new guys (to ocean fishing) expressing interest.

March- April is Longtail season off Caloundra. Last year was shit though and the one before not much better. I think its el-nino related but if we get a good day - it will really fire. Mackeral will still be around and snapper and grassies are always there.

If you want to make the first trip the Weekend of March 19/20 then I will be happy to put together a more detailed post on the area. Don't expect me to paddle or fish beside anyone for any period of time, I am either drifting or paddling the whole time. Could do it sooner - but some guys may need to get geared up.

Everyone needs to be aware even if a date is set a month in advance it could be cancelled anytime up to including launch. Since we are fishing offshore, if you aren't comfortable don't go. If someone more experienced then you says you probably shouldn't and you still do ... well Darwin may talk to you. Last weekend I drove up to Moffats, got out of the car, was almost blown back into it by wind well above forecast and in the end after waiting an hour and a half had bacon & eggs and drove home without getting the yak wet. I could have gone and have been in conditions that windy before but didn't need to do it to prove anything to myself and Paulo's offer to join him for bacon included that magic word - Bacon. Back on topic though, I'd recommend we set aside a whole weekend & then wait until Thursday to decide between Saturday & Sunday. Yep someone will always miss out due to other commitments - happens with every club, but if you only set either Sat or Sundays as club days there will be less trips by year end.

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Re: Brisbane Offshore monthly meet up

#32 Post by Jamie D » Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:55 pm

Lazybugger wrote:Jamie & others interested,

A couple of points:

I reckon you are going to need to set either Moffats or Noosa as the first launch spot given the number of new guys (to ocean fishing) expressing interest.

March- April is Longtail season off Caloundra. Last year was shit though and the one before not much better. I think its el-nino related but if we get a good day - it will really fire. Mackeral will still be around and snapper and grassies are always there.

If you want to make the first trip the Weekend of March 19/20 then I will be happy to put together a more detailed post on the area. Don't expect me to paddle or fish beside anyone for any period of time, I am either drifting or paddling the whole time. Could do it sooner - but some guys may need to get geared up.

Everyone needs to be aware even if a date is set a month in advance it could be cancelled anytime up to including launch. Since we are fishing offshore, if you aren't comfortable don't go. If someone more experienced then you says you probably shouldn't and you still do ... well Darwin may talk to you. Last weekend I drove up to Moffats, got out of the car, was almost blown back into it by wind well above forecast and in the end after waiting an hour and a half had bacon & eggs and drove home without getting the yak wet. I could have gone and have been in conditions that windy before but didn't need to do it to prove anything to myself and Paulo's offer to join him for bacon included that magic word - Bacon. Back on topic though, I'd recommend we set aside a whole weekend & then wait until Thursday to decide between Saturday & Sunday. Yep someone will always miss out due to other commitments - happens with every club, but if you only set either Sat or Sundays as club days there will be less trips by year end.
Yeah, Agree with all your points well thought out strategy , I appreciate the constructive help with establishing something that I believe will grow into a great resource .

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Re: Brisbane Offshore monthly meet up

#33 Post by CAV » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:05 pm

Lazybugger wrote:I reckon you are going to need to set either Moffats or Noosa as the first launch spot given the number of new guys (to ocean fishing) expressing interest.
Moffats would be my pick for the first one, it's not too far too brays or rapiers and you've got a pretty good chance of catching something. Noosa launch can be just as bad as moffats, but you've got to cover a fair distance to jew shoal or halls, and the fish aren't always there.
Lazybugger wrote: Last weekend I drove up to Moffats, got out of the car, was almost blown back into it by wind well above forecast and in the end after waiting an hour and a half had bacon & eggs and drove home without getting the yak wet. I could have gone and have been in conditions that windy before but didn't need to do it to prove anything to myself and Paulo's offer to join him for bacon included that magic word - Bacon.
I had donuts from sunshine reef instead.
They didn't taste anywhere as good as bacon.

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Re: Brisbane Offshore monthly meet up

#34 Post by Jamie D » Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:05 pm

I'm with Scott regarding the hand holding , at the end of the day it's offshore kayak fishing it's potentially dangerous that's just the nature of the sport.

The " monthly " thing might be the day we have a gathering and a bbq after and a bit of social time to talk about the sport etc , I have a portable bbq and am happy to bring that along once a month with some sausages and bread that's no drama , I'm not mucking around with that every week though , but I'm happy to chuck something in the club section if I'm going out that way anyone who wants to tag along to pick brains about how to do anything to do with offshore kayak fishing.is more than welcome but it will be a more informal , like I said if we keep the bbq afterwards to once a month and bring your own drinks if you want a beer or Coke or whatever your buzz is that reduces the hassle factor and makes the get together way less drama and way more fun , went through all these teething issues with the Brisbane and western districts club .

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Re: Brisbane Offshore monthly meet up

#35 Post by ShortyK » Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:53 am

Why even bother with the Bbq it just makes more to Organise. I say organise a once a month fish/surf lesson and everyone just has a bit of a chat while cleaning up or grabbing a coffee at the end. It doesn't have to be a formal bbq catchup, I have learnt a lot from guys by just chatting while carrying the yaks back to the cars or cleaning up usually everyone is happy to share.
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Flathead 59cm, Bream 35cm,
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Wild Bass 40cm, Travelly 27cm,
Whiting 33cm, Eaustry Cod 28cm,
Snapper 51cm, Impoundment Bass 40cm
Reef shark about 2m, Spangeld Emperor 28cm
Longtail Tuna 118cm, Spanish Mackerel 117cm
Wild Yellow belly 37cm.

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Re: Brisbane Offshore monthly meet up

#36 Post by Jamie D » Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:09 am

ShortyK wrote:Why even bother with the Bbq it just makes more to Organise. I say organise a once a month fish/surf lesson and everyone just has a bit of a chat while cleaning up or grabbing a coffee at the end. It doesn't have to be a formal bbq catchup, I have learnt a lot from guys by just chatting while carrying the yaks back to the cars or cleaning up usually everyone is happy to share.
Fair point regarding the bbq . Regarding surf lessons personally I think they achieve nothing if there is no format . Everything I attend through work of an educational nature has a format , ie content ( information ) and a presenter ( teacher ) if at each surf presentation we have someone leading the discussion and then a period of practice , yes , gains in skill and knowledge will be made . If it's just a bunch of people turning up and playing in the surf , where's the benefit other than getting wet hair ? This way each time we have a surf session , we have a presenter of the information , a practice period of the information and what people choose to retain or discard is a personal thing

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Re: Brisbane Offshore monthly meet up

#37 Post by ShortyK » Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:47 pm

Jamie D wrote:
ShortyK wrote:Why even bother with the Bbq it just makes more to Organise. I say organise a once a month fish/surf lesson and everyone just has a bit of a chat while cleaning up or grabbing a coffee at the end. It doesn't have to be a formal bbq catchup, I have learnt a lot from guys by just chatting while carrying the yaks back to the cars or cleaning up usually everyone is happy to share.
Fair point regarding the bbq . Regarding surf lessons personally I think they achieve nothing if there is no format . Everything I attend through work of an educational nature has a format , ie content ( information ) and a presenter ( teacher ) if at each surf presentation we have someone leading the discussion and then a period of practice , yes , gains in skill and knowledge will be made . If it's just a bunch of people turning up and playing in the surf , where's the benefit other than getting wet hair ? This way each time we have a surf session , we have a presenter of the information , a practice period of the information and what people choose to retain or discard is a personal thing
I agree Jamie.
PB's from Yak:
Flathead 59cm, Bream 35cm,
Tailor 25cm, Moses Perch 28cm,
Wild Bass 40cm, Travelly 27cm,
Whiting 33cm, Eaustry Cod 28cm,
Snapper 51cm, Impoundment Bass 40cm
Reef shark about 2m, Spangeld Emperor 28cm
Longtail Tuna 118cm, Spanish Mackerel 117cm
Wild Yellow belly 37cm.

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Re: Brisbane Offshore monthly meet up

#38 Post by Lazybugger » Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:50 pm

Surf lessons should be later on the agenda. For now get the guys out on the big blue and used to chop and swell and to their yak in offshore conditions. Get them catching snapper and lippers over winter and worry about surf lessons from September so they are then ready for mack season. No use getting them past the surf break if they find they don't like it out there once they get there.

my 2 cents.

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Re: Brisbane Offshore monthly meet up

#39 Post by Jamie D » Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:16 pm

Lazybugger wrote:Surf lessons should be later on the agenda. For now get the guys out on the big blue and used to chop and swell and to their yak in offshore conditions. Get them catching snapper and lippers over winter and worry about surf lessons from September so they are then ready for mack season. No use getting them past the surf break if they find they don't like it out there once they get there.

my 2 cents.
Good points , as have been all your input in the discussion in my opinion . I also want to mention that as well as initiating some confidence in guys with no or little experience , in my opinion there is also one key thing on offer and missing in the community.

A sense of community and a chance to gather and socialise with other Brisbane based offshore kayak fishos . Let's face it , it's a unique existence most of the time ( All of the time for me ) most guys based outa Brisbane are on the road , long trips in the dark on the highway is the life of a Brisso Offshorie , I thought a meeting place to catch up and have our own sense of community might be nice .Lets get real every where else we meet up , The Noosa Yakkers , THe Palmy Yakkers , is their thing we also take part in , we aren't locals we just have no other community to join in on , somewhere to gather with other dudes who spend long hours on weekends with a yak on their roof , cruising the highways of Australia is a cool idea , IMO

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Re: Brisbane Offshore monthly meet up

#40 Post by Lazybugger » Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:45 pm

Jamie D wrote:
Lazybugger wrote:Surf lessons should be later on the agenda. For now get the guys out on the big blue and used to chop and swell and to their yak in offshore conditions. Get them catching snapper and lippers over winter and worry about surf lessons from September so they are then ready for mack season. No use getting them past the surf break if they find they don't like it out there once they get there.

my 2 cents.
Good points , as have been all your input in the discussion in my opinion . I also want to mention that as well as initiating some confidence in guys with no or little experience , in my opinion there is also one key thing on offer and missing in the community.

A sense of community and a chance to gather and socialise with other Brisbane based offshore kayak fishos . Let's face it , it's a unique existence most of the time ( All of the time for me ) most guys based outa Brisbane are on the road , long trips in the dark on the highway is the life of a Brisso Offshorie , I thought a meeting place to catch up and have our own sense of community might be nice .Lets get real every where else we meet up , The Noosa Yakkers , THe Palmy Yakkers , is their thing we also take part in , we aren't locals we just have no other community to join in on , somewhere to gather with other dudes who spend long hours on weekends with a yak on their roof , cruising the highways of Australia is a cool idea , IMO
The community are all at Adder Rock next weekend, you should go there.

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Re: Brisbane Offshore monthly meet up

#41 Post by dennist » Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:52 pm

Lazybugger wrote:
The community are all at Adder Rock next weekend, you should go there.
Brissy makes up close to half of the field :)

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Re: Brisbane Offshore monthly meet up

#42 Post by Ross51 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:03 pm

While I am based in Brisbane (northside) I am more than happy to travel north or south for some decent offshore fishing.

In Brisbane it is a long way from shore (south of Redcliffe that is) to get out to blue water and my thoughts (from my limited experience) are that going off from Moffat or Noosa North Shore would allow a quicker trip out to offshore fishing grounds.

Just my thoughts.

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Re: Brisbane Offshore monthly meet up

#43 Post by canaryfisher » Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:31 pm

Question is whats the usual surf like at Moffats or noosa to get out. Like i think i can get out a bit better now but a pa17 id think through surf would have as much trouble as the adventure islands did last 2 years at adder rock comp. For me getting past the surf is scary but once im out with my hobie revo im cool beans. Just need to make a rod tube.. and start the saving process to get a stealth.

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Re: Brisbane Offshore monthly meet up

#44 Post by Jamie D » Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:36 am

canaryfisher wrote:Question is whats the usual surf like at Moffats or noosa to get out. Like i think i can get out a bit better now but a pa17 id think through surf would have as much trouble as the adventure islands did last 2 years at adder rock comp. For me getting past the surf is scary but once im out with my hobie revo im cool beans. Just need to make a rod tube.. and start the saving process to get a stealth.
Moffats Maybe . scarborough yes , anywhere else the Offhore club could do a meet I would say you'd be flat out launching , at places like the boneyard and Fingal head it'd be down right life threatening . Those locations will be somewhere I'd suggest we launch from at times , might only be two guys there might be more , but no way a launch in a pa17 from those locations is safe , that's not an opinion just a fact and a mention for the safety of the angler , Ross51 in this case .

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Re: Brisbane Offshore monthly meet up

#45 Post by Ross51 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:29 am

Point taken and I let it be known I will not be attempting to take the PA17 out through surf.

A beach with small chop is fine as is of course a launch from a safer beach, then out into the blue yonder.

The PA series is not a surf cutting craft, but it is stable and comfortable out on the water, as it was designed to be.

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