Scoman's 'Tales of Woe at Wello' post viewtopic.php?f=17&t=48946
was in my view a wakeup call. I think it was courageous of him to post his account of a near disaster.
Accordingly, and in the interest of safety for all (SE QLD) AKFF'ers, I am proposing another day mucking about with the following scenarios:
1. Testing stability of your kayak:
* can you unhook that lure that's caught on the front/rear of your yak?
* can you sit side saddle?
* can you reach right around behind you and get the spare rod?
* how far can you lean to one side without capsize?
2. Righting a capsized kayak
3. Procedures before re-entry (housework - getting rid of impediments/dangers to succesful re-entry)
4. Swimming to your yak (is it feasible?).
5. Re-entry technique onto your yak.
6. Towing a swamped yak.
7. Safety gear.
8. Paddling techniques.
9. Safe handling procedures for landing a thrashing fish (maybe - time permitting) .
This is on at Saturday 9th JuneReef Point Esplanade, Scarborough...turn left into carpark near kiosk
. (UBD 81 8R)
. 7.30 am for an 8.00 am start.Come on guys and gals!
There would have to be 50 yak fishos in SE QLD
who would benefit enormously from this days instruction and practice.A professional sea kayak instructor (Level II) will be running the day
. He charges for his time instructing, and as a result there will be a fee to cover his services
. The fee [i] is $ 20 per person. Timewise, please allow most of the day, though the instructional part should be covered by about 2.00 pm.
A super duper BBQ lunch is courtesy of Des and Nat from Stealth Australia, with an opportunity after lunch to tryout a variety of Stealth kayaks.
Also available on the day will be some discounted safety equipment (whistles, hand pumps) from Rosco Canoes. Rosco's support kayak safety.
The venue is suitable for families, for swimming, beach activities, bicycle riding, and barbeques. An excellent bike track network links the venue to a free public swimming pool at Redcliffe 5 kms away. The Reef Point Cafe is right beside the venue. Reef point Cafe are offering a discounted (set menu) brekky and discounted coffee from 7.00 am (just mention 'kayak safety').
You could arrive very early and have a fish on the Scarby reefs 1 - 2 kms away.....or stay later for the same. If you haven't been there before expect snapper, flathead, bream, jewies, javelin fish, sole, longtail tuna and tailor as frequently caught species.... HB's and SP's, & bait as well.
Early expressions of interest will assist me with the planning.