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Title: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: Sweetwater on April 04, 2011, 11:18:43 PM
Wivenhoe Kayak & Canoe Fishing Convention 2011

Righto folks. Here's what I thinking......

With the recent floods there been a stack of big bass washed down into the river below the lake. Heck some of them are currently feeding on reefs off Moreton Island.... Some fish used the floods as an opportunity to migrate upstream as well.

This in mind, I plan to open the event to be able to fish the Brisbane River below lake Wivenhoe as far down as Burtons Bridge and above to be able to fish around Toogoolawah.

I've got in my head to extend the hours on the saturday to allow for a "point to point" session. ie put in at Lowood Bends and fish your way down to Savages Crossing, or go from Savages to Burtons Bridge. 

There's still plenty of Bass still in the lake and most of the Golden Perch would have run upstream so the choice would be yours.

Proposed session times:
Friday - prefish. Do what you like....
Saturday 6:00am (or straight after briefing) - 3:00pm
Sunday 6:00am to 1:00pm
Presentation at approx 3:00pm (or as soon as possible after then)

Points.
1 point per cm of fish per day being taken from one only Bass & one only Golden Perch. 1 bass at 52cm on day 1 & one 55cm Golden Perch on day 1 =  (52+55) = 107 points. Repeat process for day 2. Day 1 points + Day 2 points = overall points.
All fish must be photographed on a commercially available measuring mat/ruler/device. No home made rulers, no sticks, no tape measures, no strings with knots in it etc....
Competitor Card must be in the photo to be photo for points to count. No card in picture = no points.
Whole fish must be photographed. Heads ot tails missing = no points.
Fish must be photographed on own camera.
Camera chips to be submitted at end of session, OR camera with cable to allow for downloading.

Penalties
Late penalties to be one point per minute late upto 1 hour which will mean the Safety Plan will be enacted = disqualification for the day.

Rods
2 rods may be used at any time to allow for balanced trolling or switch baiting.

Watercraft permitted
Dedicated timber, fibreglass or poly kayaks or canoes may be used. No tinnies, rowing boats, catamarans (Adventure Island's permitted).

Paddle, peddle, electric motor or sail power permitted.

Safety
Competitors must:
- wear a PFD at all times when on water, no exceptions
- use key tag safety system; check out & check in
- provide accurate info on make / model / color of watercraft & vehicle being used. (for use in case of search)
- have fun.....  :thumbsup



Comments & feedback are sought on the above.

Other items I'd like comments on:
Start Event on Friday - eg Expo opportunity for displays on site.
Safety Boat Operations
Option of shuttle pickup in afternoon at Twin Bridges, Savages Crossing or Burton's Bridge.
Teams Option
Entertainment
BBQs (friday & saturday night)
Suggestions
Future of Event - direction. Will you be attending
Cost

Please post your thoughts here as I'm super busy with things & just can't get to a gazillion websites to see discussions.

Thanks for all replies.

Cheers,

fitzy..



Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: Binder on April 05, 2011, 06:09:33 AM
As long as its on, I dont care what the rules are, its a social event for me!

If you run a second round, perhaps in Somerset?
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: Dodge on April 05, 2011, 09:08:38 AM
Fitzy personally I will be content to fish the lake only as in the past, but have no concerns about the event having a bigger competition range.

The social aspect is of greater appeal to me even though the fishing is enjoyed each year, and a good place to catch up with others from interstate as well.

Also use the Friday to set up camp etc and say g'day to early arrivals,, and the night fund raising BBQs have been good in recent years.

Also am content with only the one event and would not attend a second round even if held.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: Sweetwater on April 05, 2011, 10:36:45 AM
As long as its on, I dont care what the rules are, its a social event for me!

If you run a second round, perhaps in Somerset?

Am thinking Sunshine Coast.....  ;)
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: will7 on April 05, 2011, 05:04:05 PM
As long as it's on the main thing, I like the idea of fishing the river but how do you police it for safety, if everyone on the dam it's easer for you and Dale to manage for that reason, but as you said the amount of times the gates have been open who knows where the bass.
Second round - No lot of interstate members probably won't be able to afford a second trip, a lot make the Convention a annual trip and to make a second round they might not return.
This Convention has a great name and over the last couple of months wherever I been everyone asking if it's on and the dates so the main point as long as it on, then leave it up too what idea's are the strongest from this feedback.

Ray
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: Binder on April 05, 2011, 06:58:19 PM
Am thinking Sunshine Coast.....  ;)

Interested in that!
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: denis on April 05, 2011, 08:27:44 PM
Hi Fitzy
Entertainment!  Can you get Hodgie back ? Really enjoyed his talk & demos.  Fly casting instructor again? Know someone who wants to learn (bushwacker)
9hrs on the water Sat !   I can handle that but I will probably be too stuffed to appreciate the entertainment & help with the barbie that night
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: bushwacker on April 05, 2011, 08:42:28 PM
I think all im missing out on is how to not catch bloody powerlines off bridges  :-[

Sounds like the next convention will be extremely popular, Watched a snippet on ET tonight (repeat) about the convention and some mug came on and had a yarn too looked familiar  :P.

Not sure if ill be able to make it yet the rate ive been going but i think the one weekend event makes it so popular but a second may give more people a chance ?

Steve
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: estuary girl on April 05, 2011, 10:06:39 PM
Fishing the river sounds like a great idea Fitzy and I'm super keen for it!!
Great safety idea to fish in teams if on the river and I'd be open to car pooling with anyone.
I'd also be super keen to a second round as I have loved this event right from the very beginnings.
I'm with Denis and vote to get Hodgie back for some casting demo's. :youbeauty
Love the idea of the fly casting lesson's but scared if I try I'll want to dive headlong into fly fishing. ::)(not a bad thing for me only for the bank balance.... :o)

 :thanks
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: BG on April 06, 2011, 09:24:36 AM
Toni, out of my 2 Fly rods, my favourite a 7/8 weight cost $35 at the boat show. I have a $30 reel and it is not good.  I spent $120 on another and am quite happy with it.

The line is the important item, don't cut corners there.  Some may dispute the above but if you are poking around the dams ( not for Barra ) you shouldn't have a worry.

Gordon
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: Blackant on April 06, 2011, 09:50:38 AM
I'm very happy with the way all the Conventions were run.  :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup
To me, it's a social get together and if you survive the socializing the night before, fishing is a bonus.
Hope all the forkytail catties got washed over the wall.
Have always had a ball.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: Capitan Morgan on April 06, 2011, 08:54:39 PM
How about a 1/2 point for each cm of catfish :P haha It's all I've been able to catch in Wivenhoe so far. What month will the event be held? I'm 'in' regardless of when, I'd just like to to find out how to fish it sooner rather than later  ;D.

I think one round/weekend, people have commitments. But I'd definitely like to go to Borumba or upper Noosa some time soon(separate event??).

A nifty $50 sounds like an entry fee, is that about what people expect? as I've never entered a fishing competition.

What is a dedicated watercraft?? One person per watercraft? or do you mean you cant have a mother boat or your mate with a catamaran come out and bring you a cool beer and bbq steak samwich while your on the water?

Good to see you don't discriminate against canoes! I'm not sure why other events seem to.






Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: johnv on April 07, 2011, 08:17:01 PM
Very happy with previous years. Then again a river appeals more to me than a dam.  Would probably do a three or four hour session on the river then back for a snack and then decide if I'd had enough for the day. I'm really not that serious at fishing as most of you guys. Just a relax combining camping, fishing and paddling for me. So I'll be there. Second w/end on sunnie sounds cool. But it has to be when I'm not going to tasmania later this year.
Cheers John
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: Blueroo on April 08, 2011, 07:03:46 PM
My wife and I are in. We normally arrive Friday and head off Monday. It makes for a great relaxing weekend. The previous years have been fantastic and the social side makes it a memorable competition.
I reckon the later finishes will be great. Its always a struggle to get back back in time and it will allow us to venture further.
Not sure about a second round. The convention has always been a social type of comp for us weekend hackers.
Cheers
Stue
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: Blackant on April 20, 2011, 10:13:30 PM
I have been thinking about the river side of things. No for me, because there are people who travel from interstate who don't get a chance to fish the river so where is the fairness in that. Stick with the same format that has worked. :thumbsup
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: Blackant on April 20, 2011, 10:26:41 PM
Let's have the 2nd at Glenbawn Dam NSW. Won't be no takers for that will there. As it stands you blokes up there are grand slam winners so what more do you want. Fishin your back yard. Stick with the dam. Your still in front.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: aussiebasser on April 21, 2011, 06:52:32 AM
Let's have the 2nd at Glenbawn Dam NSW. Won't be no takers for that will there. As it stands you blokes up there are grand slam winners so what more do you want. Fishin your back yard. Stick with the dam. Your still in front.

I'm not sure if you're joking or not.  Maybe you're confusing this event with an ABT event where the anglers seem to lay more than Bass on the measuring stick.  This event is run by the Somerset and Wivenhoe Fish Stocking Association and all proceeds go towards enhancing the fisheries under the Stocking Association's charter.  It would be difficult to convince the Stocking Group members to travel as far as Glenbawn to put on an event, even more difficult to get the local sponsors to support it.  All it takes is a couple of people with the get up and go to put their gonads on the block and start running a comp.  If it brings in more money than it costs, it's a success, if the competitors enjoyed themselves enough to come back next year and bring more friends it's even better.  I honestly don't see a lot of areas that need changing.  Turning this into a nation wide series was never the intention of the organisers, and the need to keep it a social event is very important, hence the high $ value prizes being more of a lucky draw.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: Blackant on April 21, 2011, 09:18:17 AM
Yes Dale, I was joking mate. I know how much work goes into running the event. 
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: Nativeman on April 29, 2011, 05:50:55 PM
I have been thinking about the river side of things. No for me, because there are people who travel from interstate who don't get a chance to fish the river so where is the fairness in that. Stick with the same format that has worked. :thumbsup

I posted a reply to this last week and then deleted it and thought some more. My thoughts are the same as what I said last week. I have to agree with the fairness part of Greg's reply above.

Yep there are some big bass that have escaped into the river for sure but the comp has always been about the dam.

A lot of people travel to this event from interstate in groups each year may not be able to bring a kayak that is suitable for each separate location. Easy for locals who live near by with not far to travel and ample space on their vehicles and able to have a kayak suitable for each location.

Without the attendees from interstate each year this event would never have risen to the heights it has.

If you would like to have two comps, have two separate ones.  Have the Convention as it has always been, held at the dam, fish on the dam, winners come from the dam.

Then have a second comp where it is held at the dam  but fished on any part of the Brisbane river exclusively(Freshwater)

Also if the 2011 Convention has been decided and  is going to be in both locations what happens when 30 cars turn up at XYZ fishing spot on the Brisbane River and make their way down a steep river bank. What will be the reaction of the locals and will there be safety concerns of the entrants and the organisers ? Will the river entrants be required to fish from public access areas only?

Cheers

Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: Sweetwater on April 29, 2011, 07:07:44 PM
Folks,

please forget the 2nd comp question. It is totally not related to this event, I was an idiot for posting it here...it's only serving to confuse the topic. An idea / concept that deserves its own topic of discussion at another time...

Thanks for feedback to date.

Cheers,

fitzy..
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: Sweetwater on April 29, 2011, 07:17:48 PM
Also if the 2011 Convention has been decided and  is going to be in both locations what happens when 30 cars turn up at XYZ fishing spot on the Brisbane River and make their way down a steep river bank. What will be the reaction of the locals and will there be safety concerns of the entrants and the organisers ? Will the river entrants be required to fish from public access areas only?

Cheers

G'Day Sel,

Thanks for the feedback.
You're assuming, I take it, that everyone is going to be trying to get into Shines road.... I'm thinking alot of the bass including many big girls might be just a little bit downstream from there come Convention time 9post spawn)... The goat track down from Shines Rd would put most off when there's Twin Bridges, Lowood, Savages Crossing, Burtons Bridge, not to mention the upstream of the lake access points where you can drive your car right to the river to launch.

I'd still back myself to catch more meters of bass & yellowbelly in the lake than the river. Noting that some folks are intimidated by the open water & distances invovled with finding fish on the lake I thought the river might offer an alternative to those wanting to try it for the first time. I try to have something different each year, my thought was that there's no better time than now to include the river in the areas that can be fished but still hold the event at Wivenhoe.

Appreciate the comments, keep them coming please folks.

Cheers,

fitzy..
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: Novice on April 29, 2011, 07:38:17 PM
This event is aimed at raising money for the Somerset and Wivenhoe Fish Stocking Association , and alot of Wivenhoe's resident fish are now downstream of the lake , I do not see a problem of utilising these fish before the white bucket brigade remove them from the river . They won't last in these numbers forever  . The option for all entrants to enjoy this situation will be great , and the whole river is loaded up!

As Dale ( Aussiebasser ) said , the convention is more of a lucky dip than a competition . With previous years , the number of entrants has hovered either side of a 100 . 100 yakkers going in all directions is easily managed . Some will fish from logans , some will fish from billies/hayes , some go to Hamon cove and some prefer to drink at the camp instead !! O'sheas has always been part of the event but have you heard of anyone launching from there during the event? I haven't . Only ever heard of a handful of punters going the distance to Tulungra cliffs . So in all ,  how many will bother going further afield really , good on them I say .

Damage to river bank from public access sites is going to happen regardless of the competition or not . As to safety of competitors , when did society become such a nanny state where individuals will not take responsibitlity for themselves . Common sense seems to have been replaced by litigation , as fishos I believe we are above that.

If you are chasing the "sheep station" titles , that has always taken a bit of homework , as its the yellowbelly which seem hard to find . Interstate entrants have always had to rely on word of mouth to get a handle on where the fish are and what they are eating .

I have had the luxury of late in having some time spare to play in the river which is local for me , but over the winter I'm dreaming about how to 'workout' the yellas either in the dam or the river upstream . This option for pre-fishing is open everyone ,  who bothers to do it is another thing.

Really , its the social aspect of the event and the money raised to the stocking group that matters the most .

Also , there needs to be a category for a winner of " worst sunburn" . Seen plenty of rock lobsters from at previous years events ;D

Cheers,
Dave.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: Nativeman on April 29, 2011, 08:43:45 PM

I try to have something different each year, my thought was that there's no better time than now to include the river in the areas that can be fished but still hold the event at Wivenhoe.

Yeah Mate I suppose this is something different and it would be an opportunity wasted if not given a go..I too vote for bringing Hodgy back, his casting show has been a highlight for me from a past convention...

Cheers

Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: StevenM on April 29, 2011, 09:22:56 PM
Myself, cant see anything wrong with the river. There is lots of it and depending on the winter we get they will be well down stream from the wall in September. You have to remember that these are also stocked fish, as how the hell do any fish get back over the weir at crosby.

I would like to travel a bit more this year. In the last two conventions I have spent a total of maybe 4 hours " Bass " fishing, the rest has been chasing that Yella. In most case both days have been 1 hour tops to land a bass over fitty then where is that bloody golden hiding. If I was river fishing for bass in September it would be alot closer to Crosby and then back on the bike past the main dam basin to the river that feeds Dubba to catch that yella.

The river is a spectacular spot all they way along from public access points at Shines to Kohlo. Catching a bass is a bonus.

I feel that it should be an option and as Dave said, some come for a fish, some come for a drink, some have a good look around, let them see what the place has to offer. If we dont use it then how long is it before we loose it.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: dougout on May 01, 2011, 04:03:59 PM
speaking as an out-of-town'r who knows nothing of the river and the place names mentioned herein by the locals, I find the past formate/s more conducive to the social style of meet that the "convention" has become.
I can however understand why the local participants would like to see the river included,
some great catches have recently been taken and will most likely continue for quite some time.
Perhaps for consideration (since a second meet has also been mentioned) is it feasible to kill two birds with the one stone by selecting the river or the lake as your nominated ( via the registration form ) fishery.
Problem being, this basically splits the "fishing competition" part of the convention into separate categorises/events.
i.e. you are registered only to fish both days within the River or the Lake, the choice is yours.
Having said that, I feel river fishing would open-up far too many issues re insurance and safety.
 
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: Pinhead on May 02, 2011, 08:37:39 AM
Having attended all the conventions so far..but more as a weekend away than a fishing comp I have to congratulate the organisers and the stocking association.
Could I put forward a suggestion ?
If fishing down the river would there be someone available for us novices to give us a bit of a tour on the river..never been down there myself as not certain of launching and retrieving points nor any "irregularities" to be aware of. Probably should get off my butt and go exploring some time but as I said..just not sure of any problems that may be encountered. Obviously the "guide" would not to be expected of someone who is fishing the comp aspect of the event. Just someone familiar with the river and prepared to babysit a few of us.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: Blackant on May 02, 2011, 04:13:18 PM
Maybe if the locals could put up a detailed map of the river/dam putting names to them.

Say a Google map with all spots both river & dam.

I've been there since it all started and it was stab in the dark stuff to catch anything but I still had a fantastic time.

It's a friendly "competition" isn't it  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: StevenM on May 02, 2011, 06:38:34 PM
Maybe if the locals could put up a detailed map of the river/dam putting names to them.

Say a Google map with all spots both river & dam.

I've been there since it all started and it was stab in the dark stuff to catch anything but I still had a fantastic time.

It's a friendly "competition" isn't it  ;) ;)


Greg

Sweetwater is more than a forum. Lots of info about. Have a look at the top of the page. See where it says "Sweetwater Home" Run your mouse over that. Lots of stuff to find. There is dam info and river info.

You asked for river info and map...here ya go

http://www.sweetwaterfishing.com.au/BrisBass.htm
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: Sweetwater on May 02, 2011, 07:51:09 PM
These have been publicly accessible for ages.

Wivenhoe Map

View in a larger map

Brisbane River Access Points

View in a larger map..
.
Link to Sweetwater Google Maps  (http://maps.google.com.au/maps/user?uid=212040867369087943690&hl=en&gl=au) can be found via the top menu drop down "Find Us On" then select Google Maps
I've got several maps that are a work in progress, would value input from others & can add anyone as Collaborators for anyone wanting to add location markers / info on maps. Imagine maps like this for all rivers & lakes across Australia?  :thumbsup

Cheers,

Fitzy..
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: Blackant on May 02, 2011, 07:55:32 PM
Fitzy & StephenM, thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: gunston on May 04, 2011, 11:06:10 AM
Last year was my first convention, I found it well run and I enjoyed the social aspect, I don't think I would really change much.
Maybe the venue could vary from year to year that way we get to appreciate the other dams etc???

Regards
Chris

Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: Pinhead on May 04, 2011, 02:25:14 PM
thanks for those maps Garry and StevenM..will have to start doing a bit of "exploring".
cheers.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: dougout on July 03, 2011, 05:05:54 PM
I know that it's has been awhile since this thread was started Fitzy but
we Kayak-Fisher-Folk are "all" still very excited about the happening of another convention,
so I thought I'd give this topic a bit of a bump

Just one more thing from me though regarding head-wear within the usual starter pack .......
 could I please have one of your lovely Sweet Water Store, base ball caps ........ please  ;)
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: Gigantor on July 06, 2011, 10:07:54 AM
Fitzy,

Happy to see the river part of the comp as well.  Will need some good maps for competitors, so some don't go missing and create problems for the organisers.  In the end, Big W is big and can handle all competitors even if numbers went to 200. 

Like the idea of a second round somewhere else.  Just need to find a venue that can offer the same as Captn Logan Camp etc.

Sadly will be away all of Sept and won't be able to make the comp for the first time since it started, which is a shame.

Cheers,

Pete
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: Sweetwater on July 28, 2011, 06:14:58 PM
I know that it's has been awhile since this thread was started Fitzy but
we Kayak-Fisher-Folk are "all" still very excited about the happening of another convention,
so I thought I'd give this topic a bit of a bump

Just one more thing from me though regarding head-wear within the usual starter pack .......
 could I please have one of your lovely Sweet Water Store, base ball caps ........ please  ;)

Does anyone else feel the same? Sweetwater caps as opposed to another type / style / sort?

Am organising what's doing with these next week.

One suggestion was for a legionares style cap (see attached image & available colors).

Any thoughts / comments?

Thanks,

fitz..

Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: Sweetwater on July 28, 2011, 06:40:37 PM
Hi All,

Yep I know i'm a bit behind getting the entry forms out (compared to previous). I've taken a few days off work to get things up to speed.
The 2011 entry forms are only days away, just waiting to get the insurance coverage & permit paperwork finalised, however there should not be any issue that I can see arrising.

Sponsors are coming on line fast & the event coming together smoothly. These are updated on the top post in the thread in the Events Board .

Cheers,

Fitzy..
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: StevenM on July 29, 2011, 07:08:19 AM
Thanks for the update Fitz
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: Nativeman on July 29, 2011, 06:05:25 PM
Fitz

Paid by Paypal, entry form on the way

Cheers

Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: StevenM on July 29, 2011, 06:40:55 PM
Does anyone else feel the same? Sweetwater caps as opposed to another type / style / sort?

Am organising what's doing with these next week.

One suggestion was for a legionares style cap (see attached image & available colors).

Any thoughts / comments?

Thanks,

fitz..

Fitz

is there really a need? Think like myself people have a million and one hats.

Dont know what the cost difference is but what about a 2011 Neoprene Drink holder.......you know we call them a bloody stubby cooler, can never have too many of them right.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: bushwacker on July 30, 2011, 08:15:56 PM
Hell I'd buy a few sweetwater stubby coolers if they where in the store i keep wearing mine out or loosing them  :-\.

Can you even still get those legionares hats? i was looking for one a while ago to poke a few holes in and camo up for howling dogs.

Sadly too busy to make this convention  :(

Steve
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: Sweetwater on July 30, 2011, 08:20:28 PM
Hell I'd buy a few sweetwater stubby coolers if they where in the store i keep wearing mine out or loosing them  :-\.

Can you even still get those legionares hats? i was looking for one a while ago to poke a few holes in and camo up for howling dogs.

Sadly too busy to make this convention  :(

Steve

It's not about sweetwater Steve, it's about the event, the location, & the fish restocking in the area. However note taken on the stubby cooler idea gents, will look into it.

BTW- being busy is no excuse mate. I've got a string of ex girl friends who seem to keep telling me that for some reason...  :walkplank

Cheers..
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: estuary girl on July 30, 2011, 09:16:41 PM
Hell I'd buy a few sweetwater stubby coolers if they where in the store i keep wearing mine out or loosing them  :-\.

Can you even still get those legionares hats? i was looking for one a while ago to poke a few holes in and camo up for howling dogs.

Sadly too busy to make this convention  :(

Steve
:youbeauty from me for a stubby holder!Top idea Steve!
And by the way that is no excuse... no one is ever too BUSY to go fishing!!
I've got a spare legionnaires hat if you want to doctor it up too.

Cheers.
 8)
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: bushwacker on July 30, 2011, 09:41:49 PM
The event is great and many things to many people just shame that i truely am too busy, haha good one Fitzy.

Thanks for the offer Toni but ill make do for now.

Cattle, fences and smoke are more of a concern comming into this time of year with calves on the ground.

Would be great if we see more photos of Nice fish this year and hoolaguns and hoolagirls having a good time!

Steve
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
Post by: Sweetwater on August 07, 2011, 11:33:26 AM
Discussion topic regarding the 2011 event is at http://www.sweetwaterfishing.com.au/Forum/index.php/topic,2432 (http://www.sweetwaterfishing.com.au/Forum/index.php/topic,2432)

Cheers,

fitz..