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What I carry.

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I thought I'd put up a thread about what I carry in my esky. I know a lot of guys use milk crates, but I've been storing my stuff in an esky as if I do happen to flip my yak, I'm reasonably sure that nothing will fall out.

In the esky I have a 'live bait tank' which is basically a plastic rubbish bin that I picked up from Officeworks - fits nicely and takes up half the space. Attached to this is a small aerator. I carry spare spools of leader, my night light and spare batteries, spare sunnies and a few other bits and pieces in a red padded bag, I carry 2 tackle boxes one for lures and one for baitfishing gear and jigheads. I also carry a soft pack that holds my collection of SP's (approx 12 packets). I carry a few bigger lures in a clear plastic case. The live bait tank gets used only about every 3 or 4 trips as most of my fishing is now sp and lures, but it is a good feature to have just in case I come across a school of pilchards, yakkas or squid and can manage to jig some up.

I also carry knife, pliers and line clip in the esky, but once on the water I attach these to the yak in easy reach (the line clip goes around my neck on a lanyard).

This system works well and the esky has a small bungee loop/hook to stop it flying open. It's also bungeed to the tankwell to prevent it flying out when I'm paddling FAST :shock: :wink:

Anyway, I've attached a few piccies fyi..


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Nice set up Dave. How do you find grabbing a livie from the well when it is behind you or do you have to pick uo the whole esky?

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