The first episode of Paddlefield is now live, and not a minute too soon! Weighing in at around 22 minutes, this is by far my most ambitious and work-intensive clip I have produced to date. I could have - and some will suggest that I should have - made this an hour or more. Crammed full of high-octane yak fishing footage, this episode focuses on kayak fishing expeditions - the good, the better, the bad and the fugly.
There are several reasons why it took so long to make this episode, due mostly to the sheer amount of footage I had to work with. A lot of this involved perusing footage from the cams of my Fraser Island companions and extracting the juiciest parts, of which there were many.
Viewers will see some surf launching and landing shenanigans and among the fish landed are tuna, trevally, mackerel and black marlin. The marlin catch appears at around the 7 minute mark but don't take this to mean I have changed my ways (of saving the best till last) because I think the most entertaining scenes were provided by Paulo, as he tangled with some belligerent longtail. Actually, the closing scene is by far the closest to my heart, though that is actually a preview of what is coming next episode (so be sure to watch to the end).
If you watch this video and find yourself asking questions about the Capricorn Coast expedition scenes, read this article to get the full story. I tried to fit all of the details in but later took some of them out, simply because there was no real way to include them efficiently. Click here to learn more about our most recent trip to Fraser Island.