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by Missin Fishin
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Which Kayak For Me
Topic: Help needed in deciding which tarpon to get.
Replies: 15
Views: 5030

Re: Help needed in deciding which tarpon to get.

test paddle is a good idea if you can wrangle one. I was going to suggest a 100 may be better if you mainly fish river, but as there is bugger all weight difference I'd have to ditto the 120 being the more versatile way to go. Ditto also a quest 11 may be worth considering. The hobie seat is certain...
by Missin Fishin
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Freshwater Reports
Topic: Googong Southern End- 2 July 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1530

Re: Googong Southern End- 2 July 2017

Good find! Some interesting reading, seems some of the cageyness/lack of info coming forward I encountered may have been because there were in fact reversing/’correcting’ their decision already. Overall it does seem they were ctually potentially trying to sneak this one through somewhat? Sad also th...
by Missin Fishin
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Freshwater Reports
Topic: Googong Southern End- 2 July 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1530

Re: Googong Southern End- 2 July 2017

Hi All, as promised a full update to the south end situation. It is apparently not as thought (currently…) I have been in contact with the Director(s?) of the ACT Environment and Planning Division – which has control over the dam. Short Version: after a few pointed questions they have confirmed (in ...
by Missin Fishin
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Sounders And GPS Units
Topic: Running time..
Replies: 5
Views: 2717

Re: Running time..

Your figures sound right. But I am not sure the company has provided you the right draw amount (this seems common with the chinese/english language barrier). 5amps draw for some LED lights sounds potentially high? (are they quite bright?)I had a quick look and found a seller indicating .6 amps per m...
by Missin Fishin
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Freshwater Reports
Topic: Googong Southern End- 2 July 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1530

Re: Googong Southern End- 2 July 2017

I thought I'd also clarify: while the dam is actually in NSW the ACT/commonwealth apparently effectively seized oversight over the operation of it as a required 'water source' for Canberra. This is odd in itself and poses some questions re: ongoing management and appropriateness of ACT oversight. So...
by Missin Fishin
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Freshwater Reports
Topic: Googong Southern End- 2 July 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1530

Re: Googong Southern End- 2 July 2017

Whether you have used this part of Googong yet or not, this is really very sad news for kayakers in (or who visit/travel through) the Canberra area. Sorry for one of my long posts (it’s important to me I guess), if people wish to skip the key message is the last para. Even if your still allowed down...
by Missin Fishin
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Going backwards?
Replies: 8
Views: 1309

Re: Going backwards?

I think the reverse drive is a great bit of gear. I'm quite sure while bits may look flimsy, it is engineered well. Hobie have had this in the works for a long time. For some people this may be a good solution, personally if spending all that money anyway id just buy a new drive and have warranty th...
by Missin Fishin
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Catch Of The day
Topic: Tuggeranong cod
Replies: 8
Views: 3176

Re: Tuggeranong cod

Azzah wrote:Got turned around at Googong and had a few hours to kill before going to a mate's place this arvo. Put in Lake Tuggeranong for a flick, surprised to find this fella!
Great fish! What gives with googong though, why we're you turned round?
by Missin Fishin
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Freshwater Reports
Topic: Upper Clarence Cod Mystery.
Replies: 7
Views: 944

Re: Upper Clarence Cod Mystery.

Oh man. Hate seeing dead cod.

As noted, perhaps the weed is the issue?

Be sure to report it to fisheries if you haven't already. They may not be able to do anything but the data at the very least can be very useful.
by Missin Fishin
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: General Kayak and Fishing Questions
Topic: trolling motor
Replies: 25
Views: 2244

Re: trolling motor

To be prepared for any conditions I would go the 24p with a 45ah battery. This gets my viking reload full of gear going for three hours on continuous max speed. (About 8-9km). The battery was around 50% percent charged (12.4v)which I wouldn't go much lower than. Keep in mind this is a new battery a...
by Missin Fishin
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: General Kayak and Fishing Questions
Topic: trolling motor
Replies: 25
Views: 2244

Re: trolling motor

Thanks heaps for all this info mate I'll be sticking with the 18lb and if just gotta work Out the battery size Is there a chance u could post a pic of your battery box It sounds like a good idea I could easily stick it up the front inside the yak You done a awesome job the misses is even helping me...
by Missin Fishin
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: General Kayak and Fishing Questions
Topic: trolling motor
Replies: 25
Views: 2244

Re: trolling motor

As it appears your use is really just for getting up and back and you want to keep battery size to a minimum, yep, the 18ah may suit you better. - Yep, you're right 7ah BCF jobs are generally used for sounders and minor elec needs - With an 18lb, a 35ah will theoretically have around 2.5hrs charge a...
by Missin Fishin
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: General Kayak and Fishing Questions
Topic: trolling motor
Replies: 25
Views: 2244

Re: trolling motor

And gently, in a manner which respects your relationship: tell the Mrs that a tiny battery finds it a bit hard to electrify a whole river and that you'll have it in a waterproof box :wink:
by Missin Fishin
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: General Kayak and Fishing Questions
Topic: trolling motor
Replies: 25
Views: 2244

Re: trolling motor

The watesnaKe PreMount look pretty decent You Can figure out your battery needs, you need to know how far you are going up river. this will give your run time. Basically ALL trolling motors will give your style of yak around 5.5-6kmh on max, 3.5kmh on slow. Unless your A big dude well over 100 keys,...
by Missin Fishin
Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Trolling Motor - Newbie Assistance
Replies: 7
Views: 1203

Re: Trolling Motor - Newbie Assistance

Honestly, anything over 24lb thrust on a kayak is a waste. A 24lb will get you to max hull speed quite easily. Going bigger will just drain your battery quicker. Then you'll be looking for a bigger battery which just adds weight to your kayak and subtracts money from your wallet. Some guys here on ...

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