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G'day everybody...
Just got the awesome hobie outfitter fisherman for my 21st a few weeks ago and have been out on it very chance i have had.. Its awesome, i love it, only ventured out around Roseville bridge for the moment and up towards bantry bay.. yea... im a Sydney boy on the North Shore.... If you have any kayak fishing spots around Sydney which you are willing to tell,, it would be much appreciated.. cheers..

Anyway, so far the fishing has been pretty good, caught a 33cm taylor trolling the other day inland which was awesome with a little orange diver lure.. Otherwise just been catching the usual small bream and whiting, which seem to be everywhere around the roseville waters.. The kayak is tandem aswell which makes useful for fishing with a mate, still havnt tryed it solo although have heard it works a treat, the only problem is getting it on top of the car by myself..

Will post some pictures next time i go out and hopefully of some decent looking fish... Love your site and its already been so useful.. Cheers all... looking forward to having a fish soon

drevsy...
 

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Unfortunately, due to the change in ownership of this web site and the lack of response by the owners to my requests to remove my email address from all administrative-level notifications and functionality, I have decided to remove my posts on AKFF. Thank you for the great times, the fantastic learning experiences and the many many fish. If you are desperate for the old content of this particular post, it is available below base64 encoded and bzip2 compressed.

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Welcome drevsy.

Mate, there are many spots around here for you to fish. If you just want to catch fish in calm water then I don't think you can go past the Lane Cove River, Iron Cove or Hen & Chicken Bay.

If you want to eat your catch, you have to look further afield. Inshore fishing anywhere along the coast, but especially around the headlands can produce good fish. Botany Bay is a Recreational Fishing Haven so produces well, but I've not fished there. The Hawkesbury and Port Hacking are commercially fished so the fishing can be tough at times but there are good fish to be had.

Keep an eye out for planned Fishing Trips and join some of us so we can all share information or just read our reports to see how we've done and where we've done well.
 

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You got the same Yak as me! AWESOME!

Now someone else knows what im going on about, isnt it a ripper! What colour did you get? What colour did you get? <drools>

Ive used it for about an hour solo and had a ball, handy for escaping wakes and sudden waves... oh & blind water police! <sigh>

Welcome to the hobievolution!
 

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Drevsy good to have you on board mate, and welcome
 

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Thanks all, ill be sure to keep an eye out for any fishing trips. Ive done alot of land based fishing around Sydney over the years, and have always wanted to to be able to get out on the water, there is something different about being on the yak that makes the fishing so much more enjoyable..

CHeers red for your help on how to load the kayak solo aswell, ill hopefully be able to get something ready soon so i can get out there more frequently rather than relying on a mate to always come. And that google earth is awesome, looked at a few spots that will have to be fished soon i reckon. and peril cheers for your help in other locations, ill be sure to try hen and chicken bay and lane cove river, i use to row around there when i was in high school so know the area a little.

paffoh, the kayak is green and looks awesome when its all loaded up, still trying to figure out the best spot to place the additional rod holder which comes with the fishing kit. Another thing have you used the anchor much?? ive used it a few times now but seem to be always changing where im tying it to to account for the tides.. ive been tying it down mid-way done the port side in front of the rear paddler, as it gives a open area to cast from the other side for both paddlers.. maybe its something that will always have to change i guess...

thanks again everyone, and ill be sure to let you know if im heading out anytime soon, the weathers been pretty dodgy in Sydney the last few days so havnt had a chance, but ill let you know how the next trip goes hopefully with some pictures of the yak and some good looking fish..

cheers again

drevsy
 

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and occy totally agree with the north shore being a great place to live, although slowly getting hints from the olds that they dont really want me there anymore so probably wont be there for much longer.. Anyway cheers for you help, and looking forward to hopefully meeting up with you soon for a yak... Cheers

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and dont worry, im sure your all nice people.
Thanks again
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paffoh, the kayak is green and looks awesome when its all loaded up, still trying to figure out the best spot to place the additional rod holder which comes with the fishing kit. Another thing have you used the anchor much?? ive used it a few times now but seem to be always changing where im tying it to to account for the tides.. ive been tying it down mid-way done the port side in front of the rear paddler, as it gives a open area to cast from the other side for both paddlers.. maybe its something that will always have to change i guess...
To be honest i havent setup the anchor yet, ive been slowly testing the yak to see what it can do... but after the winds i experienced on my local lake lately i think the sooner the better.

Which dealer did you get the hobie from? Apparently the should have installed the additional rod holder for you, apparently its the requirement of all hobie dealers to ensure your package is setup ready to go...

Green eh? awesome... that was the other colour i wanted....

I got sand colour, pretty cool :)
 

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Welcome on board Drevsy,

It seems the Hobie clan is growing very quickly in numbers around here.
 

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Which dealer did you get the hobie from?
got the yak from the guys down at sailing scene at mona vale, up Sydney way. They said they would install it but i said i would bring it back once i found the most appropiate spot for it.. Still playing around with it a little.
All the best with your fishing and yakking..
cheers
drevsy
 
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