Tag: Hobie Outback

Bonito on Fly in Middle Harbour

Bonito on Fly in Middle Harbour

December Brisbane trip…cancelled due to Covid…April Brisbane trip…cancelled due to Covid… And so, on a beautiful April morning, I launched my kayak from the Tunks Park boat ramp, fly rod in hand. The plan for the day was to go after some pelagic species on fly, specifically the Sydney harbour kingfish. I wasn’t sure what …

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Aussie Salmon on the New Rod

Aussie Salmon on the New Rod

For Christmas I was gifted an Okuma Azores jigging spin rod (Z-S-602M) and a Daiwa Saltist 4500 spinning reel, and was itching to put it to the test. This despite the fact that it was intended for a deep sea fishing trip (that was cancelled due to Covid) and was definitely overkill for my fishing …

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Aussie Bass on Poppers

Aussie Bass on Poppers

Adulting seems to have taken ahold of my weekends, with the majority of my time being spent either house hunting or attending kid’s sporting events. And while these are both massively exciting activities, I’m always itching to climb onto my kayak to catch a few fish on fly. On Sunday, eager to try something new, …

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A Long Weekend at Koala Shores (Port Stephens)

A Long Weekend at Koala Shores (Port Stephens)

Our exploration of NSW continued with a 4 day visit to Koala Shores, which is beautifully located on the shoreline of Tilligerry Creek in Port Stephens. We chose Koala Shores for two main reasons: firstly, it promised good fishing opportunities (specifically around the oyster farms); and secondly, it’s known to have a small population of …

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A Few Tailor in Middle Harbour

A Few Tailor in Middle Harbour

On Saturday morning I decided to try my luck for some early season kings on fly. While they are generally much harder to find this early in the season, it’s well worth the effort as the fish are usually larger. I decided to launch from the Tunks Park boat ramp, predominantly because it’s close to …

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Camping with the Family at Budgewoi Holiday Park

Camping with the Family at Budgewoi Holiday Park

Poor planning meant that most holiday parks were fully booked long before we started planning 3 nights of camping bliss. Thankfully we found space at Budgewoi Holiday Park, where we’d stayed before, but was worth another visit. Our previous trip to Budgewoi, earlier in the year, had been with my mom and we’d stayed in …

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Squidding 101 – Catch and Cook

Squidding 101 – Catch and Cook

Of late I’ve been spending far too much time watching YouTube and, as a result, got an itch to catch and cook some squid from the Sydney Harbour. Before hitting the water I visited BCF and purchased a lightweight rod (which I could use for squidding as well as light plastics), along with a handful …

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A Weekend at Lake Macquarie and Blacksmiths Beach

A Weekend at Lake Macquarie and Blacksmiths Beach

After months in quasi-lockdown, getting used to the new normal imposed on us by Covid-19, we finally managed to get away for 5 days of bliss at Lake Macquarie. We’d never been to the area before, but chose it for a handful of reasons. Firstly, it offered a great selection of both fishing and family …

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Lake Macquarie Adventure (Video)

Lake Macquarie Adventure (Video)

The family and I headed to Lake Macquarie for a few days of adventure and fishing. We did some 4x4ing on the very soft Blacksmiths Beach, explored the caves at Caves Beach, played with the kids at Speer Point Park, and fished Lake Macquarie from the kayak.

Never a dull moment!