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Hi , a beginner kayak

PostPosted: 12 Mar 2018, 23:51
by agnes
Hi , everyone . I bought a paddle kayak :yahoo: nearly a month. went out 4 times ( Sunday .....windy :cry: ) . very enjoy paddling , new start to fishing and the way to enjoy life :up: , still learning the skill and would like to learn more from here. I used to land based fishing (PPB , WP) but prefer western port . Hope I can go out fishing with member here . HAPPY FISHING !!!

Re: Hi , a beginner kayak

PostPosted: 13 Mar 2018, 16:16
by cheaterparts
agnes wrote:Hi , everyone . I bought a paddle kayak :yahoo: nearly a month. went out 4 times ( Sunday .....windy :cry: ) . very enjoy paddling , new start to fishing and the way to enjoy life :up: , still learning the skill and would like to learn more from here. I used to land based fishing (PPB , WP) but prefer western port . Hope I can go out fishing with member here . HAPPY FISHING !!!


Hi there Ken I see you have made your way here - So welcome to Vyak

as I told you read through the safety section there are things there that you may not have thought of and staying safe is more important than catching fish
have you done any re entry practice - better to know how you would get back on in deep water before you ever need to

Re: Hi , a beginner kayak

PostPosted: 13 Mar 2018, 22:22
by agnes
cheaterparts wrote:
agnes wrote:Hi , everyone . I bought a paddle kayak :yahoo: nearly a month. went out 4 times ( Sunday .....windy :cry: ) . very enjoy paddling , new start to fishing and the way to enjoy life :up: , still learning the skill and would like to learn more from here. I used to land based fishing (PPB , WP) but prefer western port . Hope I can go out fishing with member here . HAPPY FISHING !!!


Hi there Ken I see you have made your way here - So welcome to Vyak

as I told you read through the safety section there are things there that you may not have thought of and staying safe is more important than catching fish
have you done any re entry practice - better to know how you would get back on in deep water before you ever need to

Hi Cheaterparts ,Thanks again :thumbsup: . Already TIP OVER . The first time I went out to learn paddle at Flinder Pier in the evening around 7pm. Before going out I have watched a lot of self rescue video on YouTube. So lucky that I can get back on but the water is calm. (Don`t know when the swell up to 1m.)
The third time I went to Sunny Beach on Sunday where near Mornington in the afternoon . OMG ! SW wind about 13 knot :o when I was out there . Even lost my DIY anchor. But again .....Lucky that I `m still here. :lol: :D
Because of the budget and I`m new, so I try to take less fishing gear as possible. ( no any camera)
last Sunday (windy) I went to Patterson Lake to practice , just find out can not fishing behind the gate area( residential area) after I caught my first Bream :yahoo: from kayak. Now I try to DIY another anchor then go out and try again( the weather allow)
Still a lot to learn .....But I definitely enjoy :yahoo: every time I go out even feel tire. hope can go out with your guy and learn more .
Life too short , Life is a journey . Happy Fishing everyone!!!

Re: Hi , a beginner kayak

PostPosted: 14 Mar 2018, 09:46
by vicyak
Hi Ken,

At least your thinking about safety. I never go out without my anchor in the bay. For me it is a must have for safety. I hold position if winds gets too much. This weekend wind looks unsettling and could blow up any time. I'm not heading out.

Re: Hi , a beginner kayak

PostPosted: 14 Mar 2018, 22:22
by Jacko
Hi Ken,
Another way to learn the sport is to do a kayak fishing course.
East Coast Kayak in Sandringham run them and so does Eoin (Seasherper).
I did an introductory course a few years ago when I first got into the sport & met a lot of Vyak members on the course.

Re: Hi , a beginner kayak

PostPosted: 15 Mar 2018, 20:37
by leap
Jacko wrote:Hi Ken,
Another way to learn the sport is to do a kayak fishing course.
East Coast Kayak in Sandringham run them and so does Eoin (Seasherper).
I did an introductory course a few years ago when I first got into the sport & met a lot of Vyak members on the course.



I agree with Jacko. That money is worth spending :thumbsup:

I did my course at East Cost. Highly recommend Eoin (Seasherpa), he taught me how to paddle properly :)

Re: Hi , a beginner kayak

PostPosted: 15 Mar 2018, 21:52
by laneends
leap wrote:
Jacko wrote:Hi Ken,
Another way to learn the sport is to do a kayak fishing course.
East Coast Kayak in Sandringham run them and so does Eoin (Seasherper).
I did an introductory course a few years ago when I first got into the sport & met a lot of Vyak members on the course.



I agree with Jacko. That money is worth spending :thumbsup:

I did my course at East Cost. Highly recommend Eoin (Seasherpa), he taught me how to paddle properly :)


and how to buy a stealth :lol:

Re: Hi , a beginner kayak

PostPosted: 15 Mar 2018, 22:43
by agnes
Thanks guys , I will call them .