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Well Sydney turned it on for me on Saturday afternoon - after entertaining my 2 kids for the morning I was ready to hit the water at around 1.30pm. The conditions couldn't have been better - warm (19 degrees) sunny and no wind.

Only problem was that the local kayak club (racers) had the same plans and on reaching the put in spot (Grays Point) I found that there were approx 60-80 kayaks out on the river, racing 20 abreast up and down... :evil: I never thought that I'd be upset to see another bunch of kayakers but this was just insane, there were TOOO many of them!

Anyway I put in and paddled downstream to get away from them - a leisurely paddle seems to ease the stresses quicker than most other things I know :wink:

Lobbed out an sx40 and a sx60 and slowly drifted and paddled along the edges of the dropoffs, sandbanks and shoreline getting some nice sun on the face and body in the balmy conditions. Threw some sp's around the likely looking snags and oyster covered shoreline for a while then paddled across to moored boats and pontoons in North West Arm.

Flicked gulp sandworm and berkely 3" minnows around most of the pontoons and boats whilst soaking up the afternoon sun. It was absolutely sensational - dead smooth conditions and hardly any boat traffic to spoil the serenity. (How's the serenity!?)

I realised that it was in fact winter once the sun dipped below the hill and the temp dropped immediately. I also realised that it was winter when I didn't catch one lousy fish.

But you know what, I didn't care! I had a nice afternoon anyway!

A couple of pics
 

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Good one Dave. I'm itching to get out, having been administratively shorebound on the weekend
 
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Nice pics Davey :) looks like a beautiful day for a paddle.

Shame about the lack of fish.....good excuse to get out again next weekend :)
 

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Onya Davey, how fast do those hard core paddlers go? We have a group of them down here and they really get cranking. Looks like a top day on the water anyway.

Catch ya Scott
 

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Scott said:
Onya Davey, how fast do those hard core paddlers go? We have a group of them down here and they really get cranking.
Catch ya Scott
yes mate they do go hard. even the 12 year old girls were flying.

of course they couldn't keep up with me... :shock: yeah right.

I'm buggered if I know how they stay in those kayaks they are so narrow (some of them wouldnt have been more than 45-50cm in beam). wouldnt want to try landing a fish in one of them!
 

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Sounds like you had a good time evan though you did'nt catch nothin. The weather looked good in your pics 8) .
 

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G'day Davey,

Mate, some great photos there. How beautiful is it in our area, eh? Simply magic. Fishing wise, it's tough all over. I spent 3 hours in Kogarah Bay for two bream with only one of them legal!

cheers,
Cid
 
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