Looking forward to it Michael.I just started painting a new house at kurnell and being across the road from the bay it is killing me :twisted: so i will be looking forward to meeting for a fish as i cant wait to get back out
Thanks for the explain re the name, there's usually a good story behind them.
I knew where your valuables should go, just thought it would be funny to be out on the water (having forgotten to move them from the bow) then having to scramble up to the front without tipping them in the water.
Easy in flat water to access that front hatch but in any sort of a swell it is a challenge.I straddle my kayak and shuffle forward keeping an eye on the waves.As you move forward the bow is low in the water and that hatch becomes very vulnerable due to its size and shape. I would exercise caution for the first few times in a sea with the thought that 1 litre of water weighs 1 kg making it very easy to swamp a kayak.
We catch the Mowies and snapper all year round on the drift with handlines only.
My theory is that if you need a sea anchor to slow the drift you have either got out too late for your fish or the wind is just too strong for a decent session anyway. We fish a drift in winds up to 10knots, any stronger and you will have a building sea.I only target the bottom fish in the abscence of the pelagics however from now until christmas we do see some good mowies at the weigh in.
It would be good to see you on the 30th.
25lb Platypus line,bait is pilchards gar prawns and squid(Narrabeen Bait and tackle on the way through will sort you out, just tell them you are going outside with the Dawn Prawners).Medium sized ball or snapper lead(allow for the drift). My rigs vary but paternoster will do.
I fish three lines one for the left one for the right and out the back a floater with a squid for kings or samson.