Tag: Sydney Harbour

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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Half of my Advanced Open Water

Half of my Advanced Open Water

Despite being new to diving, I was itching to get back into the water to do my Advanced Open Water certification. Why? Well, predominantly to open up a wide variety of exciting new dive sites, especially for our Great Keppel Island holiday in July (fingers crossed it doesn’t get cancelled due to Covid). I spent …

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Exploring Sydney Harbour on Kayaks

Exploring Sydney Harbour on Kayaks

With the state borders finally open, Kerry quickly booked a flight and headed to Sydney for a well overdue family weekend. Besides eating and drinking far too much, and catching up with family at the beach, we also planned a kayaking trip on Sydney Harbour. We opted to explore some of Sydney’s hidden, harbour beaches, …

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Getting My Open Water Diver Certification

Getting My Open Water Diver Certification

My life has always include the ocean. Growing up, our family holidays were spent surfing, snorkelling, and fishing at Cape St. Francis (South Africa). And when we weren’t holidaying there, we were often rock fishing in the Transkei. I have many a fond memory of free-diving for abalone with my father in the cool Atlantic …

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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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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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Flathead at Hen and Chicken Bay

Flathead at Hen and Chicken Bay

After a very successful first trip to Hen and Chicken Bay (read about it here), I decided to take advantage of the fact that fishing was still an allowed activity during the Coronavirus lockdown (as long as social distancing guidelines are followed), and headed out for a second session. Amazingly, the park was still relatively …

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Yellowfin Bream at Hen and Chicken Bay

Yellowfin Bream at Hen and Chicken Bay

On Saturday afternoon I was itching for a fish, but didn’t have the energy to load my kayak onto the roof. Instead I threw my fly rods into the ute and headed for Hen and Chicken Bay, to spend a quick hour or so wading the banks, in the hopes of picking up a few …

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Excitement on Fly at Willoughby Creek Bay

Excitement on Fly at Willoughby Creek Bay

I snuck out of the house late on Saturday afternoon, fly rod in hand, ready to explore some nearby waters. Despite having lived in Sydney for close on 2 years, I had only fished the harbour twice, and was eager to find some good fishing spots close to home. When I arrived at the Willoughby …

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