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St Georges Basin View

After a rather hectic exit tying up loose ends (poorly) at 3AM Saturday morning, I jumped into a fully packed car and drove for 11 hours to get to my new home in the Jervis Bay area. Specifically I'm living in the Basin View area, in a house that is located right on the banks of St Georges Basin itself. The backyard backs right up to the water, with jetty jutting out in front and boatshed accomodating behind. It is, put simply, kayak fishing heaven. The photo above shows the view from my veranda.

I'm still in the process of settling in and am yet to sort out a reliable web connection (currently using my phone as a hotspot) but I'm quickly getting on top of it all. I'm planning to hit the water in the morning, still trying to figure out if I go left (tailor) or right (flathead). It will be the first of a deluge of St Georges Basin fishing reports, photos and videos, though of course I'll be aiming to hit up the bay and beyond as often as possible. Currently I'm investigating the possibility of launching from the backyard into the basin, sailing to Sussex inlet and heading out into the ocean to do my off shore thing. A google earth rendition of the intended path is shown below. It would be a 12km proposition to get outside from my backyard, but with a good easterly I'd get there and back fairly easily, providing I time the tides for the inlet correctly. Stars will align for that eventually and when they do, I'll be giving it my best. 

Basin Trip

Whether it be in the basin itself, in the bay or out in the ocean, my new surroundings are sure to reignite my interest (as if it needed that) and I'm looking forward to sharing the ensuing adventures.

Private Jetty

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DB: catch up later
Josh: heya DB, how goes it?
Carl: hey Db's back...did you get parole or early release for good behaviour?
DB: Hey guys. Haven't been able to access the site for ages for some bizarre reason. Just re registered with a different email.
We just had our local exchange out of order too and no phone but that seems ok now.
Haven't done much fishing of late but I am a member of a local fish stocking group which stocks two small dams locally.
Planning on getting off shore again soon but I am fatter than ever an more unfit so I'll be taking it easy and sticking close to shore. Chat soon :D
DB: Morning Carl.
XDCAMMER: Hey DB, good to see ya still alive,. I was talking to Tas yesterday (Fri) and he said to pass on his best to all you guys. He has bought a PA 12 and is fitting it out. All the best mate, power walking is a good slimmer. WHATS WITH BALLS? Cheers to Kate. xD .
XDCAMMER: Damm….X.D
XDCAMMER: Imagine what would happen to an AI mast if it were hit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCRguPMjXLw&feature=player_embedded Lucky boys. I hate lightening.
DB: Anyone home?
DB: Later folks. :D
Guest_3610: Salmon fishing from the yak in WA....video
Jenkins: Hi Josh
Jenkins: what size rods do you use on your adventure
Josh: Jenkins, I have 6 rods, all of them Nitro. 2 x Godzilla for trolling, Viper for jigging, just got a Magnum Butt Distance Spin for casting lures into frenzied fish. Voodoo for plastics for small to medium species and a ultra bream for finesse fishing/squid, etc. Taking a Godzila, Viper and Magnum But to Fraser Isl next month
Jenkins: Thanks Josh
Josh: You're welcome
XDCAMMER: If I get asked for another "Hobie canoe" I'm going to SCREAM!
Jenkins: This might sound like a dumb question but what would you consider and moderate wind speed to go fishing and what size swell?
Carl: i think 8 - 12 knots is a good wind speed for trolling on an AI...i don't get swell too much here only get chop from wind up to 1.5 m when i get wind v current...washing machine conditions...
Guest_9733: With regards to swell, it depends very much on wind conditions at the time, and whether or not there are white caps. Trolling at wind speeds Carl suggested is great for pelagics, slower for reef fish is usually a bit better
Jenkins: Thanks for that, cheers.
XDCAMMER: I wouldn't be eating that cod. I wonder if Rapala will bring out a new shaped CD Mag, not sure where you'd put the hooks tho.
Gard: Just got my Lovig dry pants. Think they will be much better than the neoprene waders I've been using, but I need some kind of shoe/boot to wear over them. I want to be able to walk on oysters (tough sole) and ramps (good grip) and boulders / rocks (some support) and mud (good fastening system) while being lightweight, fast draining and drying, and not rotting from use in salt water. Any suggestions?

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