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.
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.