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Welcome to YakFishWest, the forum for Kayak Fishing Western Australia, it’s a homegrown source of local information, community, and fishing stories and info! Written by locals, for locals! It’s a great place to start your Kayak Fishing hobby, and an incredible community to be a part off as a Kayak Fisher. Supported by the Western Australian Kayak Fishing community, it’s the place to discover the amazing kayak country we have here in Western Australia.
Welcome aboard fellow yakkers, make yourself known on the forums, and the fishing community, and get involved with our competitions and local trips.
From all the Admin Team, and the WA Yakking Community, welcome to Yakfishwest.
My name is Tom Marshall but I go by Swamp on a few different fishing forums. I started out bream fishing from my Condor Junior Fisher in South Australia. I have been regularly kayak fishing for 2 years now and fishing for as long as I can remember.
In 2008 I upgraded to a Viking Profish expanding my yak fishing options. I moved to Karratha, WA at the start of 2009 and have barely started to explore the yak fishing on offer in this beautiful part of the world.
I am excited to be involved in Yakfishwest which is shaping up as great site to showcase WA’s yak fishing potential as well as a great resource for yak fishos. I hope to share with you my experiences as I continue to explore the Pilbara coast searching for that fish of a lifetime.
Big thanks to Brett for setting up the blog site – I’m Matt Checksfield and will be one of the contributers to YakFishWest. I’m Perth Metro based and having been fishing for about 30 years, with the last 8 years being Australian (mostly WA) based. The yak has opened up a raft of possibilities in my fishing world and I feel we are only just starting to tap into the full potential of what yak fishing has to offer in WA – exciting stuff and an exicting time to be involved.
The last year of yakking has given some great personal bests for me and many others in the WA yak fishing community. I look forward to sharing my journey on this blog and invite people to join the journey and evolution of yak fishing in WA.
See you on the water.
Below: A picture of my first fishing yak – a lil Gizmo, bless her little scuppers – she’s since been passed on with mojo intact to make way for two Malibu Kayaks that I’ll detail in another post…. This was taken on the Murchison river (Kalbarri) where I was tied onto a tree chasing Bream and Soapies (and avoiding copious amounts of mossies!)
Welcome to Yakfishwest, a blog site for all Kayak Fishing related topics, stories, product reviews, trip reports and information. All the contributers for YFW will be West Australian, fishing the Wild West of our country, giving the rest of the country, and even the world of Kayak Fishing a true insight into fishing this incredible state, and all it has to offer!
My name is Brett Ozanne, I’ am a Perth based yakker, some of you may know me as Shufoy on the many Kayak Forums around. I also spend my time as Admin on the Kayak Fishing Western Australia website, writing the Kayak Angler column for the Western Angler magazine, and also as a member of the Sailpower Marine Hobie Team. I have been a super keen fisherman for the majority of my 35 years on this planet, and a super keen Kayak Fisho since 2008. My goals are really quite simple, boost the profile of Kayak Fishing in Western Australia to ever increasing levels, and do as much as i can within the sport, pushing to new horizons, and seeking new challengers. Don’t forget also the amazing array of personalities you meet along the way, and incredible parts of the country you get to visit in pursuit of the true yak sport fishing dream.
I start this blog to document my travels, experiences and tools of my trade, with the intention to bring onboard some of the most experienced and knowledgeable Kayak Fisho’s WA has to offer, and lend their insight and experiences to fuel the ambitions of those who are journeying toward the same quest. I thankyou for visiting my blog, and hope you enjoy your stay.
Seeya on the water!