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Long term reader, first time writer............................actually none of that is true. I've been dropping in for a couple of weeks to look about and I put up a post elsewhere this morning but I'm still reasonably bright, shiny and new.

I don't have a yak as yet and I guess I'm using this forum to gain some knowledge prior to committing to something. In the mean time I've just taken up soft plastics and hope to have that partially right before having to worry about staying upright at the same time.

It's all part of a grand plan to get me better quality fishing time as the quantity option has disappeared and hopefully at the same time lose enough weight so the people at Jenny Craig stop ringing all the time. Now all I need to do is find a kayak I like that doesn't look like a g-string when I sit on it!
 

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Welcome Shayne,

There is no doubt that a yak will get you into more productive fishing spots. My fishing has improved markedly since getting my yak.

There are lots of yaks out there suitable for the larger gentleman. Some of them are barges upon which you'll never feel insecure. Others will initially feel quite tippy, but are actually quite stable, particularly when paddling. These yaks are easier to paddle and, in the long term, will give you a more satisfying fishing experience.

Only way to test all of this is to try out a few yaks and give yourself a chance to test their stability at rest and when paddling in a range of conditions. You'll soon find something with which you feel comfortable.
 

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g'day shane.

You're a lucky boy! I wish I'd found this forum before I took the plunge and bought my yak. Lots of good ideas and guys here willing to help out with any questions you have no matter how strange they may be :shock: :wink:

good luuck with your search, I'm sure you'll soon be hooked on yakfishing like the rest of us lunatics! 8)
 

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shayned said:
It's all part of a grand plan to get me better quality fishing time as the quantity option has disappeared and hopefully at the same time lose enough weight so the people at Jenny Craig stop ringing all the time. Now all I need to do is find a kayak I like that doesn't look like a g-string when I sit on it!
Welcome Shayned,

That story sound similar to mine, being broader than most yak is a hazard, but I found one that I fit :lol:

Good Luck and welcome, liek myself you will be glad you came here before getting the Yak, so many good ideas and advice.
 

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Welcome Shayned
 

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Welcome to the forum mate. Feel free to ask the members for the answers to any of your questions.

Catch ya Scott
 

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Thanks all for the kind welcome, I'm sure I'll start pestering you soon enough. For now I think I'll just try and take it in.
 

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Dont worry mate kayak fishing will strip the kilos off better than Jenny Craig. Ive found my trousers getting looser and now I need to wear a belt, so its all good.
Welcome to AKKF. :D
 

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Welcome shayned

Laughed at the G string comment, that would make a good kayak name for a big fella :lol:
 

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Welcome Shayned..

Another local lured to the dark side :lol: :lol:

Hope to see you somewhere between Scarborough and Woody point next month. Once I get ungrounded :(

Cheers Andybear
 

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A bloke by the name of Ross Cook started nudging me in the direction of kayaks, I think he described me as a heart attack looking for a place to happen and he told me a kayak would fix that. It was a good bit of advice really 'cause if one of those buggers are going to get you, I reckon the second best place a man could be is sitting somewhere quiet on the water with a fishing rod in his hand and a kayak will get me there just nicely. Now if Ross is wrong, the kayak at least should get me a bit fitter looking and that might get me to the absolute best place for a heart attack a little more often. :wink:

Another member Yakattack (spell) sort nudged me towards here. I should state categorically that it's not his fault that you've ended up with me and if I manage to offend anyone it's totally and unequivocally my responsibility.

As I said before thanks for the welcome, I've started trawling ebay, trading post ect and the funds are slowly mounting in the cunning kick, only a matter of time 'til I'm sorted. In the mean time back to the old posts to see what other pearls of wisdom can be located.
Cheers,
Shayne
 

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Cheers Karl,
Love tha avatar photo, you look like you're on the set of The Matrix, if they had a fishing scene, that is.
Spending some quality time with "finding time" this weekend, at the river to mud, putting some more work in on the soft plastics. The plan is slowly coming together my friend.

I can now do the shake 'n retrieve left and right handed, the trick is to drink fairly solidly for about three days before hand. :) :)
 
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