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Kayak Fishing – Protect your rods and reels in the surf

To date when I paddle out through the surf I have been exposing my reels to more salt water rinses than they are designed for – we all know how that ends in the long run – more $$$ ! Whilst the Viking Profish Reload facilitates the ability to lay rods down at times with

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Catching Longtail Tuna on the Sunshine Coast

First Longtail Tuna from the kayak – After many hours on the water last season trying to land a Northern Bluefin (Longtail Tuna) with no success I finally landed one this season. Thanks to a culmination of those hours on the water and advice from other Sunshine Coast anglers my first attempt this season ended up

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How to get back on your kayak quickly and easily

“How to get back on your kayak” a question I get asked all the time by first time kayak buyers. This guide is a brief run through how to get back on your kayak if you fall off. Anyone can do this and all you need is practice. Demonstrated here using the Viking Kayaks Profish 400

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Exploring the concept of kayak fishing using a trailer boat as a mothership

Here’s a different take on kayak fishing mother ship trips,  yesterday fishing with my boys for Father’s Day in the 6m Fyran, I loaded the 2.7m Viking Kayaks Ozzie into the boat with the intention of using it to paddle into the shallows and gather a feed of Green Lipped Mussels. This was a test

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How to get back in sea kayak using paddle float rescue

In this video guide I am demonstrating how I perform the paddle float rescue technique in my sea kayak.  I don’t practice this one often enough so excuse me if I am little rusty, you will get the idea The kayak is the Barracuda Kayaks Interface which has bungy loops and buttons behind the cockpit

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Kayak Fishing Trip report from Whangarei , tips to catch more fish more often :Updated

“why have you got so much gear on your kayak?” a question often put to myself & kayak anglers like Stephen Tapp at a local beach or ramp before heading out or coming back from a trip. A quick show of the fish captured that day quickly changes the subject, when those that ask the

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Do you need a rudder for your fishing kayak?

A question often asked by people buying their first fishing kayak is “Do I need a rudder?” A good question when presented with the many shapes and sizes of kayak available today. In fact this blog is sparked by that same question being asked of me by Brad Cattin who is just going through the

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Winter fishing session with Lowrance Elite 4 HDI

In this kayak fishing trip I have fitted the Lowrance Elite 4 HDI to my Profish Tackle Pod and plan to use it to find a feed of snapper for the weekend. Rough plan, head out from Army Bay trolling a hard body bibbed lure over the shallows. Then target the shallows for big snapper

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Trolling a lure on way home pays off, hard body lures for snapper in the shallows

I often land fish as a result of trolling a lure on the way to or back from a kayak fishing trip, and in most case in the unlikely of spots. This is how I have come to applying the technique of trolling hard body lures for snapper in shallow water.  This trip with Stephen

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Shoulder Health and Injury Prevention in Kayaking

Found this blog on shoulder injury prevention, well worth a read.. Posted by Samantha Brunner, 27/04/2014 on the Jackson Kayak Blog HERE  Just about every kayaker knows someone who has injured their shoulder in some sort of way, if that person hasn’t injured a shoulder themselves. What are we doing that causes these shoulder injuries and

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