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by NorthSIKer
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Townsville Kayak Fishing CLub
Topic: Anyone been getting out much?
Replies: 4
Views: 2041

Re: Anyone been getting out much?

I think the forum really died away when it had some technical issues a while back, but was in decline with local facebook groups taking over before that. There is a Townsville kayak facebook group but not fishing focused. Might be a kayak fishing group as well? Trolling soft plastics and flies gives...
by NorthSIKer
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Townsville Kayak Fishing CLub
Topic: Anyone heading anywhere this weekend?
Replies: 2
Views: 4329

Re: Anyone heading anywhere this weekend?

Sorry, would love to but other stuff on.

Went out last weekend from Toomulla. Water was very dirty up there and only managed a shark and a few missed bites.
by NorthSIKer
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Townsville Kayak Fishing CLub
Topic: Interesting read
Replies: 2
Views: 2545

Re: Interesting read

Thanks, that is a good read. Seems fairly well considered on the shark thing.
by NorthSIKer
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Estuary Reports
Topic: Fingermark, Grunter and more
Replies: 3
Views: 1480

Re: Fingermark, Grunter and more

You've got to be happy getting into a fingermark. Looks like a nice size of an estuary one too. To my surprise Longtail/Mack Tunas were jumping everywhere, but try as I might I could not tempt them on hard bodies or metal lures. Very frustrating to see them jump all around you and you can't get them...
by NorthSIKer
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Townsville Kayak Fishing CLub
Topic: Helloo anyone still here?
Replies: 12
Views: 2994

Re: Helloo anyone still here?

Found a seabird expedition for a good price Anyone know much about these? They have a good reputation as an entry level sea kayak. A sea kayak is a very different beast to a fishing kayak though. You can fish from a sea kayak (it is what I do) but they are more limited for this and you need to be a...
by NorthSIKer
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Townsville Kayak Fishing CLub
Topic: Flood
Replies: 3
Views: 4350

Re: Flood

A while past the floods now but may as well share this little vid. Not fishing but a paddle on the upper Ross River a couple of weeks after the flood. Can see the damage and debris up in the trees if you look carefully.
[youtube]http://youtu.be/b2FaAlK9o8A[/youtube]
by NorthSIKer
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Townsville Kayak Fishing CLub
Topic: Helloo anyone still here?
Replies: 12
Views: 2994

Re: Helloo anyone still here?

I don't really know fishing kayaks so can't recommend any (sorry). Other than the premium composite fishing kayaks (Stealth, Kaskazi, etc) are going to be a signfiicant step up in capabilities (if your budget ever stretched that far). General advise where budget is limited is to look for a better mo...
by NorthSIKer
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Townsville Kayak Fishing CLub
Topic: Helloo anyone still here?
Replies: 12
Views: 2994

Re: Helloo anyone still here?

Yeah, still about. Haven't been to this site in a long time as my computer was warning me of a security threat. Chances of encountering the snapping handbags in the ocean are not high but not nil either. Stay away from the rivers and estuaries certainly. Pallarenda is also a good spot to kayak fish ...
by NorthSIKer
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: OffShore Reports
Topic: At last - Tuna season arrived
Replies: 7
Views: 2330

Re: At last - Tuna season arrived

Mainly use them for bait, never tried to eat them as I've read they're not the best eating. Ah, ok. Not many people eat them but I have had good success making a 'canned tuna' type dish out of them https://www.kfdu.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=51714 . In Hawaii they do use them for poke but I ...
by NorthSIKer
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: OffShore Reports
Topic: At last - Tuna season arrived
Replies: 7
Views: 2330

Re: At last - Tuna season arrived

Man, I wish the tuna came in really close like that up there. I heard they were practically on the beach some days last week.

Three longtails in a week would make anyone happy.

What do you do with the mac tuna (I like them too, just interested to hear how you use them)?
by NorthSIKer
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Good remount videos
Replies: 2
Views: 1646

Re: Good remount videos

Good idea - no one should be out on the water without being able to remount. Got to love Oscar Chalupsky - anyone who can be world champion at 49 years of age is tough and clued up in one. Also love the practicality of his advice e.g. (for those trying to paddle boats more elite than their skills) '...
by NorthSIKer
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: Securing a 13Kg Lithium Battery
Replies: 3
Views: 1697

Re: Securing a 13Kg Lithium Battery

Whoa! Firstly just confirming that battery is waterproof?
by NorthSIKer
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Townsville Kayak Fishing CLub
Topic: Flood
Replies: 3
Views: 4350

Re: Flood

Thanks for the thoughts.

I'm all good, not in a flood risk area at all. Only had no power for a day and some days in lock down as roads flooded.

But I know of lots of people that have been directly effected and some pretty harrowing stories amongst them.
by NorthSIKer
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Townsville Kayak Fishing CLub
Topic: 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 2424

Re: 2018

Whisky wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:16 pm
I am seriously considering one for my wife because she does not need to unlearn Euro paddling.
Cool, I have a spare so let me know if you want to borrow the GP to try out. All mine are two pieces.

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