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Hi From Geelong

Postby Boydy81 » 17 Apr 2017, 14:52

Hi Guys. Great to be a part of the forum . New to yak fishing, based around Geelong area just purchased a Hobie 12ft Pro Angler 180 drive absolutely love it keen to get some tips from you guys
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Re: Hi From Geelong

Postby laneends » 17 Apr 2017, 15:16

Welcome lots of areas to fish around there. Lots of info to glean here, particularly about staying safe
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Re: Hi From Geelong

Postby Boydy81 » 17 Apr 2017, 19:08

Great anyone here from Geelong? Is there a section on fishing spots?
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Re: Hi From Geelong

Postby cheaterparts » 17 Apr 2017, 19:56

Boydy81 wrote: Is there a section on fishing spots?


well more on launch sites so here PPB viewforum.php?f=74 figure out whats down your way and go from there
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Re: Hi From Geelong

Postby Yako » 17 Apr 2017, 23:11

Welcome Scott :wave: Looking forward to hearing your reports :up:
I'm sure Shane and a few others who fish your side can help you.
I'm on the opposite side of the bay but occasionally come down to Portarlington or St Leonards area.
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Re: Hi From Geelong

Postby laneends » 18 Apr 2017, 08:53

Boydy81 wrote:Great anyone here from Geelong? Is there a section on fishing spots?

Avalon, grammer school, point henry are your common yak spots closest to Geelong
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Re: Hi From Geelong

Postby Boydy81 » 18 Apr 2017, 10:26

Ok Great. I guess the grand old question is from a newbie is do i need to be concerned about sharks around this area? I have been looking into a shark shield! I have been looking through safety section and realise this is an important part which i do understand
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Re: Hi From Geelong

Postby laneends » 18 Apr 2017, 10:51

Boydy81 wrote:Ok Great. I guess the grand old question is from a newbie is do i need to be concerned about sharks around this area? I have been looking into a shark shield! I have been looking through safety section and realise this is an important part which i do understand

Not really, thats mainly for offshore or at least entrances to bays.
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Re: Hi From Geelong

Postby shane » 18 Apr 2017, 11:07

Boydy81 wrote:Ok Great. I guess the grand old question is from a newbie is do i need to be concerned about sharks around this area? I have been looking into a shark shield! I have been looking through safety section and realise this is an important part which i do understand


Welcome to VYAK Scott. There are quite a few who yak around Geelong and are on here but may not post very often. Regarding sharks there's not much issue to worry about. The only species you really have to worry about are GWS and it's highly unlikely that you'll run into these in the bays. Even fishing offshore a lot including known GWS areas, I'm yet to encounter one as it's still a fairly rare occurrence.

Your options around Geelong are many and varied. Corio bay allows you to get out in a range of wind conditions and is good for the usual bread and butter species. There's also the Barwon esturary, the freshwater rivers in Geelong or the crater lakes further inland for when it's really blowing. The Belleraine Peninsula area offers some very good options like St Leonards or Clifton Springs. Then around the corner at Queenscliff it can be more challenging with the currents but the fishing can be exceptional. If you want to head offshore then Torquay is an easy start with Barwon Heads also OK once you understand the tide flows and bar.

I don't get down that bway often enough for my liking but there would be others able to join you, especially if you put up a post in the fishing trips section. :up:
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Re: Hi From Geelong

Postby Boydy81 » 19 Apr 2017, 18:31

shane wrote:
Boydy81 wrote:Ok Great. I guess the grand old question is from a newbie is do i need to be concerned about sharks around this area? I have been looking into a shark shield! I have been looking through safety section and realise this is an important part which i do understand


[Welcome to VYAK Scott. There are quite a few who yak around Geelong and are on here but may not post very often. Regarding sharks there's not much issue to worry about. The only species you really have to worry about are GWS and it's highly unlikely that you'll run into these in the bays. Even fishing offshore a lot including known GWS areas, I'm yet to encounter one as it's still a fairly rare occurrence.

Your options around Geelong are many and varied. Corio bay allows you to get out in a range of wind conditions and is good for the usual bread and butter species. There's also the Barwon esturary, the freshwater rivers in Geelong or the crater lakes further inland for when it's really blowing. The Belleraine Peninsula area offers some very good options like St Leonards or Clifton Springs. Then around the corner at Queenscliff it can be more challenging with the currents but the fishing can be exceptional. If you want to head offshore then Torquay is an easy start with Barwon Heads also OK once you understand the tide flows and bar.

I don't get down that bway often enough for my liking but there would be others able to join you, especially if you put up a post in the fishing trips section]. :up:


Fantastic info Shayne i guess i have watched way to many Sharks movies ! I can also blame David Attenborough as well with all the white pointers breaching with the seals just pictueing me in my little Kayak ha ha i know thats far from reality
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