Sneaking under my radar until Holger pointed it out this evening is that GoPro have released their 3rd generation of the Hero wide screen camera and holy frame rates batman, the specs on at least one of them sound incredibly tantalizing. Unlike previous models that were essentially the same cam bundled with different mounting accessories, this time we have 3 new models that do infact sport alternative specifications, catering to budget and usage requirements.
The 3rd issue of Fish Down Under is now live for your i-device viewing pleasure. Included in this issue are stories on breaming, GTs, Longtails, Moreton Bay reef fish, a bunch of videos, gear previews and reviews, as well as tackle and knot tying guides and a whole lot more.
Ever since arriving in the area, while relaxing on the back veranda overlooking St Georges Basin I've been observing a small fleet of papaya flavoured Hobie Pro Anglers 'kayaks' (I prefer to call these fishing platforms myself) haunting some prime areas I know to be productive fishing spots and at first I thought I was looking at a bunch of dedicated yak fishos that all had similar taste in colour. Recently I discovered, however that this is actually Bay & Basin Sportfishing guided kayak fishing tours in action, which explains the logical choice of yellow.
GoPro have released another firmware update for the Hero 2 camera, which is highly prized by kayak fishing enthusiasts worldwide. While I'm unsure what it adds, I am fairly positive that it fixes potential problems caused by the previous firmware update, which caused mine to stop filming and then refused to turn off. I'm pleased to say that after installing the new update this issue seems to be resolved. Just in time to because I was preparing to bite the bullet and replace them with Sony's new Action Cam.
XDCammer sends word of an upcoming open day to be held at Yarralumba Bay, Lake Burley Griffin in the Canberra area hosted by the watersporting experts at Wetspot Watersports. Guaranteed to be a fantastic opportunity to get some quality time to not just inspect but also try out a bunch of kayaks, including the full range from Hobie as well as Ocean Kayak, Wilderness Systems and more. if you're in the market for a kayak and like the idea of trying before buying, it's hard to imagine a better time and place to do it.
HobieCat have launched their Island Club website, which is a bit of an online directory to clubs dedicated to Adventure and Tandem Island users from around the world. At the time of writing only one club appears to have formed in Australia, but there's a stack of them in the USA.