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Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
« 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..






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Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
« Reply #1 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?

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Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
« Reply #3 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.....  ;)

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Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2011, 06:58:19 PM »
Am thinking Sunshine Coast.....  ;)

Interested in that!

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Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
« Reply #6 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

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Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
« Reply #7 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 ?

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Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
« Reply #8 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)

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Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
« Reply #10 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.

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Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
« Reply #11 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.







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Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
« Reply #12 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

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Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
« Reply #13 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
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Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Convention 2011 - feedback opportunity
« Reply #14 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

 

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