Ha! I've already had two close encounters wading in the pine river. Had one clear the water about 100 metres away from me while it was busting up some mullet, funnily enough I nearly cleared the water as well.
Just recently I lost track of the time and the conditions, you know how it goes, just one more cast, just one more cast ect., I was chest deep and a long way from dry land when there was a big boil just below the surface about 20 feet away, turned to cast and saw a nice triangular fin just break the surface for a moment. At that point I noticed how late it was, that is, getting towards twilight and how much the run had picked up and especially how murky the water was starting to get. Actually part of the murkiness was probably a bit my fault right at that point in time!
I gotta tell you that was one of my longest walks back to shore that I can recall. All it would have taken was a little bit of flotsom to have bumped into my leg on the way back and I would have screamed like a girl and/or made the river look like Bondi Beach again. :lol:
Actually now that I think about it this kayak caper looks pretty bloody safe.
I hear you on the chilli, its a mistake you don't make more than twice I can tell you!!!!!