About ModernKayakFishing.com

Modern Kayak Fishing is an online shrine to all things related to kayak fishing, originally built as a simple journal (known as 'Yakabout' at the time) that followed a coastal kayak fishing expedition undertaken by Josh Holmes in 2007. Soon after Josh's journey came to an end 8 months later the site began evolving into an information portal.

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Slowly but surely as more content was added it's audience grew and before we knew it Yakabout.com.au became Yakass.net and a few years later it evolved into what you see today.  

Modern Kayak Fishing is a feature and content-rich website featuring videos, articles, gear reviews, trip & destination reports, yak fishing strategies, how-to guides and even recipes. There's enough content to be found to keep yak fishing enthusiasts engaged for weeks, if not months. 

Modern Kayak Fishing is updated frequently, so users are encouraged to bookmark the site and check back often. Visitors are encouraged to register as a member and create a user profile for enhanced commenting features and other options.  

This site is built using a responsive framework that scales appropriately on any web viewing device. Via PC, this site is best viewed in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

About Josh Holmes

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Josh Holmes is 41 years old and has around 30 years fishing experience, over 20 years kayaking experience and more than a decade of kayak fishing experience under his belt. Born in Victoria Australia, Josh grew up catching carp, redfin and trout and then moved on to salt water fishing after moving closer to Port Phillip Bay. It is here that he took his first humble steps into the world of kayak fishing and hasn't looked back since. Since getting busy with kayak fishing, Josh has covered tens of thousands of kilometers on kayaks up and down the east coast of Australia and caught countless fish, ranging from humble bread and butter species to pelagic bruisers including various tuna, mackerel, trevally and shark species. 

Josh has many years of experience in the outdoor recreation industry, nicely balanced with an almost equal regime in IT as well as journalism - a combination that makes the inception of this site a no-brainer given the circumstances. Josh lives and breathes kayak fishing and has done for years.

Josh has worked with Hobie Australasia, Maclean Outdoors, Pedal Paddle Sail and is currently works at Scott Lovig Hobie (SLH) at Mornington Victoria

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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?
tonystott: I solved that problem! Went to Kmart, and bought a couple of pairs or sandals. These have velcro closures front and back, so can accommodate bulky wader booties. Best hing was they were marked down from $22 a pair to just $8! I have worn them more than a dozen times so far, and they are showing no signs of deterioration.

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