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Title: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on June 01, 2012, 10:04:57 PM
The 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak & Canoe Fishing Convention will now incorporate a separate event run at the same time, the Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic.

When - 15 & 16 September
Where - Captain Logans Camp, Lake Wivenhoe
Entry - $50
Fish from either Wivenhoe OR Brisbane River.


The event website is now being updated.

http://www.bigfishkayak.com.au (http://www.bigfishkayak.com.au)

Updates will be posted to this topic.

please post questions about this event to this topic below.
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: StevenM on June 02, 2012, 05:07:24 AM
OK Fitz

I will get the ball rolling

May I pay $100 and fish both tourneys?

So slip down the river, smack a bass, roll back to the pond and grab another and present both pictures at the checkin on my camera card?

Notice how I said bass, I have a problem with bycatch.
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on June 02, 2012, 10:00:49 AM
OK Fitz

I will get the ball rolling

May I pay $100 and fish both tourneys?

So slip down the river, smack a bass, roll back to the pond and grab another and present both pictures at the checkin on my camera card?

Notice how I said bass, I have a problem with bycatch.

You will need to take 2 pictures per fish; one of the fish on the ruler & one of the location. EXIF data well tell us the rest.  :youbeauty

 Just need to make sure it's the river fish Vs river fish & same for the lake.
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on June 03, 2012, 08:09:47 PM
Entries are coming in already!!! NSW are so far out numbering the other states........  :youbeauty 
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Chrisrx on June 05, 2012, 08:17:19 PM
can electric powered tinnies enter in the comp?
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on June 05, 2012, 09:08:32 PM
can electric powered tinnies enter in the comp?

Hi Chris,

No, this event is for kayak and canoe only, however you can have electric powered kayak or canoe.

There is plenty of event around for outboard or electic powered boats.

Cheers,

fitz..
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Woody on August 03, 2012, 05:55:01 PM
hey guys,
What dates is it on, and what rules apply for the competition?
cheers, Woody
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: StevenM on August 03, 2012, 05:57:18 PM
hey guys,
What dates is it on, and what rules apply for the competition?
cheers, Woody


here ya go Woody

http://www.sweetwaterfishing.com.au/KayakConvention.htm (http://www.sweetwaterfishing.com.au/KayakConvention.htm)
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: bushwacker on August 03, 2012, 07:39:24 PM
So theres still room available for the ribba opening classic ? Thinking of going

Steve
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Novice on August 03, 2012, 08:10:50 PM
So theres still room available for the ribba opening classic ? Thinking of going

Steve

You said that last year!

Whats the problem? You scared of roughing it and camping with the other yakkers at Logans??? :walkplank
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on August 03, 2012, 10:22:56 PM
You said that last year!

Whats the problem? You scared of roughing it and camping with the other yakkers at Logans??? :walkplank

 :popcorn)

Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Binder on August 04, 2012, 07:01:57 AM
I am, thats why I camp on the next hill!
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: StevenM on August 04, 2012, 08:09:01 AM
You said that last year!

Whats the problem? You scared of roughing it and camping with the other yakkers at Logans??? :walkplank

says the big girls blouse that goes home to a warm bed and a roast dinner every night.
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: bushwacker on August 04, 2012, 11:34:01 AM
I survived the crack of dawn so i doubt a few kayakers would phase me  :youbeauty

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaah well .......  :Nothing)
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Crackers on August 04, 2012, 06:02:57 PM
Adding the river as a stand alone section is a great idea. Good for the little kayaks that would never be suitable for the open lake and those with the fragile expensive rigs can happily still fish the lake. Just which to one to pick? River or lake?
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Nativeman on August 04, 2012, 06:09:36 PM
I'll send my form in one day soon Fitz, Still deciding whether to fish the River or the Dam...Really looking forward to it this year...

Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on August 04, 2012, 06:50:36 PM
I'll send my form in one day soon Fitz, Still deciding whether to fish the River or the Dam...Really looking forward to it this year...

It wouldn't be Wivenhoe without you Sel. Will have to put you at even money for the champion angler. You're due for the win...
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: StevenM on August 04, 2012, 09:31:17 PM
Well Fitz he is keen as and has dragged us all out for a exploration fish out there tomorrow mate launching from Logans.

Might have to see what the electric boys are doing. More to the point see what Barry O is up 2.
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on August 11, 2012, 08:57:03 PM
Hey Fitz

I know you have been super busy and again an excellent job on the expo, but with little over a month to go with this one is there a flyer produced yet or have I missed it?

I would like to put something on my little site about it..

Also I am fishing the river,,,the bass are in hiding big time on the dam..

Cheers

It will be ready this weekend mate.  :youbeauty

Cheers,

fitz..
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on August 11, 2012, 08:58:34 PM
I've set up a new stand alone domain for this event.

http://www.bigfishkayak.com.au/ (http://www.bigfishkayak.com.au/)
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on August 14, 2012, 11:38:22 PM
Flyer now attached to the first post in this topic
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Nativeman on August 19, 2012, 09:05:01 AM
I am running a who is camping where on the KFDU Forum if you would like to know where everyone is on the weekend or if you want to add your names to the list.

http://www.kfdu.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=25469&p=204540#p204540 (http://www.kfdu.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=25469&p=204540#p204540)
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Crackers on August 19, 2012, 01:49:06 PM
ok to copy & paste sites here? not everyone is a member of that club & there are other groups clubs attending. thanks

Captain Logans Camp sites taken

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Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on August 19, 2012, 02:16:15 PM
A good idea folks and a timely reminder to secure a site ASAP.

I have reserved the whole of Capt Logans Camp and some sites at Lumley Hill for the event and will be getting a list of what sites are booked.

SEQWater advise that there are a couple of drive-on sites left at Lumley Hill camping area (next camp site area over). If these are not booked soon they will be released to the public for that weekend.

* When booking, be sure to mention you're part of the event to get the group discount.

BTW- I have booked 2 sites that are not on the list posted above. 
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on August 20, 2012, 09:38:11 AM
A picture montage from the 2011 Wivenhoe Convention

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikmvrq4FJ64#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikmvrq4FJ64#ws)
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Nativeman on August 20, 2012, 05:34:06 PM
I had a session on the dam today. The past three times I have been at least one person has caught a yellow belly, and some bass. Perfect for the points scoring for the comp...The dam just might be the place to fish to get amongst the finishing places

Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Pinhead on August 20, 2012, 08:53:17 PM
Wife and I have site 50 booked. Hopefully arriving o nthe Thrusday and departing Monday (work permitting).

Had the new yak for over 2 months and not even had it in the water yet.

A Quick question Gary...is anyone doing the barbie thing on Friday and Saturday nights this year?

cheers,
Greg
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: A Marshall on August 29, 2012, 10:52:26 AM
Site 19 booked. spots are filling up fast according to the nice lady in the office.

Cheers Andrew
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on August 30, 2012, 11:04:20 PM
Poll added to topic. Who is fishing where....

River or Lake.

Need to vote to see the results
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: StevenM on August 31, 2012, 06:57:10 AM
Gunna give you a hungie

2 tickets right  :youbeauty
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Nativeman on August 31, 2012, 09:34:10 AM


A Quick question Gary...is anyone doing the barbie thing on Friday and Saturday nights this year?

cheers,
Greg

Folks

Garry has confirmed on the Event Facebook Page that one of the local Lions Clubs will be doing the food both nights so no need to cook a meal each night. Just rock up and have a chat and a good feed for a fair price.


Cheers

Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Nativeman on September 02, 2012, 05:38:05 PM
I finally filled in my entry form and paid at Charltons Redbank today, there was some confusion over whether they would collect the money, but now they will ..So I am in and ready...

Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on September 03, 2012, 07:19:08 PM
EARLY NOMINATION PRIZE

 All entries that are received and paid before Friday 7 September will go into a draw for the Early Nomination Prize - a $100 Voucher from Charltons Fishing at Redbank. www.charltonsfishing.com.au (http://www.charltonsfishing.com.au)
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sneakyak on September 05, 2012, 08:45:40 PM
EARLY NOMINATION PRIZE

 All entries that are received and paid before Friday 7 September will go into a draw for the Early Nomination Prize - a $100 Voucher from Charltons Fishing at Redbank. [url=http://www.charltonsfishing.com.au]www.charltonsfishing.com.au[/url] ([url]http://www.charltonsfishing.com.au[/url])


Good work Fitzy sucked me in early :walkplank paid today at Chaltons Redbank
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on September 05, 2012, 08:59:01 PM
Good work Fitzy sucked me in early :walkplank paid today at Chaltons Redbank

Thanks mate...anything that can save those last minute panics getting everything done in time helps. Thanks to Charltons Fishing for the Voucher BTW  :thanks
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Nativeman on September 05, 2012, 09:18:54 PM
Fitz

Running a survey over at KFDU on where everyone is fishing, surprising a lot are going to fish the dam...I however am still undecided...

Cheers

Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Novice on September 05, 2012, 09:26:05 PM
River for me, but starting to think I will be doing a point to point. Flying solo this year, my wife has to sit this one out.

Is the Steve still crowing about attempting the double ( dam and river each day )?
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: WayneD on September 05, 2012, 09:40:43 PM
Yeah he is Dave. I'm going the river too even though I haven't fished it yet.
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Nativeman on September 05, 2012, 09:49:51 PM
Steve is making a donation to the dam comp, fishing the river only so he qualifies for the prize draw...he must want two new kayaks....

I might do the same, $50 is good for more fish in the dam...

Cheers

Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on September 05, 2012, 09:57:14 PM
Steve is making a donation to the dam comp, fishing the river only so he qualifies for the prize draw...he must want two new kayaks....

I might do the same, $50 is good for more fish in the dam...

Cheers

Yes, can enter twice to get into draw for both kayaks.  :youbeauty
And in theory fish one day on river & the other day on the lake, but points AND prizes for both locations will be separate to keep everyone happy.
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on September 05, 2012, 09:58:55 PM
Fitz

Running a survey over at KFDU on where everyone is fishing, surprising a lot are going to fish the dam...I however am still undecided...

Cheers

Thanks Sel.  :youbeauty And appreciate you helping to keep in touch with the kayak groups regarding the 2012 event.

We've been loading up entry forms into the data base (another 5 arrived in PO box this morning), so far there's a good mix between the 2 events.

There's a random kayak up for grab for each location (lake & river)  so I won't give too specific information.

Also have duplicated the 1st, 2nd, 3rd prizes (points) so there equal for each location .....some noice prizes up for grabs there including Humminbird color units +........  ;)
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on September 08, 2012, 10:56:33 AM
Neil Schultz will be there as guest speaker on Friday Night talking about fishing Lake Wivenhoe.
I will also be giving a presentation on river access points.
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sneakyak on September 09, 2012, 07:20:26 PM
Im excited, I'm really looking forward to the weekend, I have been talking to alot of people that have said the river is not fishing as well as previously. I think the fishing will depend on the day, (climate is what you plan for and weather is what you get..) I fished both days this weekend and did pretty well, be assured there are fish there. With the skills you guys have got, the dam will fish as well as it can.

I'm looking forward to catching up with like minded fishos :youbeauty :thanks

Thanks in advance for your effort Fitzy and the Sweetwater team. Bring it on!   

Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Nativeman on September 09, 2012, 07:43:00 PM
Yep Craig, I couldn't agree more, the river is fishing very tough. I'm hoping the winds play ball as I think there are larger fish in the dam and ones that don't see a lure thrown at them in a river continuously all day since bass opening. I can't believe that you have to troll in that river to catch fish. I thought there would be an edge bite for sure.

Anyway, for me it depends on the forecast, I will have dam kayak and a creek one with me on the weekend, I will fish the river if I am forced to by the weather...

Cheers

Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sneakyak on September 09, 2012, 07:54:39 PM
Yep Craig, I couldn't agree more, the river is fishing very tough. I'm hoping the winds play ball as I think there are larger fish in the dam and ones that don't see a lure thrown at them in a river continuously all day since bass opening. I can't believe that you have to troll in that river to catch fish. I thought there would be an edge bite for sure.

Anyway, for me it depends on the forecast, I will have dam kayak and a creek one with me on the weekend, I will fish the river if I am forced to by the weather...

Cheers

Cheers Sel yeah you never know when it comes to fishing, hey either way we will have some fun mate :thumbsup
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: StevenM on September 09, 2012, 09:03:32 PM
Well

I am entered in both comps so no reason why I cant fish the river in the morning, have some smoko and hit the dam in the arvo

Every other year I have fished for bass for about an hour, got what I thought would be enough and then looked for yella's for the next 6-7 hours every day.

Can get over the meter for the two days on the bass early, is that bloody GP that is my nemesis. (unless I am cod fishishing)

sh!t that may be the secret, I will go "looking for cod" after I get my bass and see what happens.  ;D
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: bjm on September 09, 2012, 09:52:01 PM
Im excited, I'm really looking forward to the weekend, I have been talking to alot of people that have said the river is not fishing as well as previously. I think the fishing will depend on the day, (climate is what you plan for and weather is what you get..) I fished both days this weekend and did pretty well, be assured there are fish there. With the skills you guys have got, the dam will fish as well as it can.

I'm looking forward to catching up with like minded fishos :youbeauty :thanks

Thanks in advance for your effort Fitzy and the Sweetwater team. Bring it on!


Phew!!! I'm glad to hear the fish are there as I found it really tough on the water this morning.  I only managed the one bass.   Though plenty of catfish in the shallows just baking in the sun  :-\   

I have my tent site booked and tmw I shall sign up for the comp at Charlton's fishing.
Being my first Fishing competition I'm keen to meet other yakers and see how they pimp their rides.  I'm hoping to learn abit about yak fishing and fishing the rivers and Big W while there too. 

Can't wait BJM
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on September 10, 2012, 12:10:22 AM
I'm still surprized there's so much focus on the Junction Hole of the river. There's fish getting caught further downstream and less crowds if you were to do the Tiwn Bridges to Savages OR Savages to Burtons Bridge shuttle.
Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on September 10, 2012, 07:52:27 PM
Update. There was a typo on the entry form stating that posted entries need to be at the PO Box by September 8. Entries that make it to the PO box by the morning on 14 September are ok.
Entires can be completed on friday night (14 Sept) at the comp, Captain Logan Camp.

Title: Re: 2012 Wivenhoe Kayak Convention & Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on September 14, 2012, 12:36:21 AM
Well im off to the convention. Looking forward to catching up with some fellow Sweetwater members there.....  :youbeauty