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by Fishdejour
Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Murrumbidgee around Canberra
Replies: 8
Views: 3310

Re: Murrumbidgee around Canberra

Nice work Batch, been a lota lota years since I paddled all that water (back in the 70's and 80's...) almost inspires me out of retirement :-)
by Fishdejour
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Colo River - Canoe Creek to Bob Turners Track
Replies: 5
Views: 2245

Re: Colo River - Canoe Creek to Bob Turners Track

Nice looking trip as always Batch, your blog is coming along nicely, a great travel log of adventures!
by Fishdejour
Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Mick and Matts Upper Waiau river trip NZ
Replies: 6
Views: 2706

Re: Mick and Matts Upper Waiau river trip NZ

But my slippers are so comfy :-)
by Fishdejour
Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Mick and Matts Upper Waiau river trip NZ
Replies: 6
Views: 2706

Re: Mick and Matts Upper Waiau river trip NZ

Love your work Mick!! Very jelly.
by Fishdejour
Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:21 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Another Tooma trip
Replies: 7
Views: 2775

Re: Another Tooma trip

Nice one Mad Mick, it's been a long time since I did that trip, nice pics and report ;-)

Steve
by Fishdejour
Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Intro Whitewater Packrafting Course - Tasmania 3&4 Oct
Replies: 13
Views: 4468

Re: Intro Whitewater Packrafting Course - Tasmania 3&4 Oct

Mark, congratulations and well done on getting your course up and running, it fills a genuine need, I look forward to hearing / seeing all about it

Steve
by Fishdejour
Mon May 04, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Upper Kangaroo River, NSW
Replies: 2
Views: 1401

Re: Upper Kangaroo River, NSW

Looks like a fun little run.

Steve
by Fishdejour
Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Potential Interest in Packraft Training Courses in Tassie?
Replies: 19
Views: 5546

Re: Potential Interest in Packraft Training Courses in Tassi

I think there can never be too much training. Build it and they will come, the first two courses in NSW where sell outs, we had more people than places so...then need is there and I think the demand is there. I would not measure intrest based on feedback through this forum as only a tiny percentage ...
by Fishdejour
Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:38 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Time to establish an AusNZPA? Or AusPA + NZPA?
Replies: 7
Views: 2714

Re: Time to establish an AusNZPA? Or AusPA + NZPA?

I love the idea and fully support the concept of an AuPA. I have neither feeling nor expertise regarding what model but I do see the need. At this stage and for the immediate term (next 24 months) I am already spread way way too thin and already over committed and looking to reduce my commitments so...
by Fishdejour
Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:24 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: The MItta Mitta - Trip Report
Replies: 7
Views: 2089

Re: The MItta Mitta - Trip Report

Nice paddling lads, Big Matt is one stylin' paddler, he is the dude to watch, serring standard to follow, so fluent an natural. Wicked film and sounds too Haydn, too high a bar you set.

Steve
by Fishdejour
Thu Dec 25, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Leven Canyon
Replies: 8
Views: 3095

Re: Leven Canyon

Lovely vid.

Steve
by Fishdejour
Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Pelorus River (a beautiful 2-3 day trip from Nelson)
Replies: 2
Views: 2103

Re: Pelorus River (a beautiful 2-3 day trip from Nelson)

I did a quick trip on the Pelorus a while back, sadly it was much lower than when you did it but was still fantastic country and a fun loop trip. I would love to do it on higher levels. Great pics, it was nice to see the river again :-) http://packrafting.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2352&p=8445&...
by Fishdejour
Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:15 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Packrafting in Cape York, Far North Queensland
Replies: 3
Views: 2166

Re: Packrafting in Cape York, Far North Queensland

Wonderful looking country you have up there Richard, very nice, not sure about the crocs though, I have seen them eating Dugongs and pack rafts look like dugongs :-)

Steve
by Fishdejour
Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Franklin River, 1981: my first packrafting trip.
Replies: 3
Views: 1514

Re: Franklin River, 1981: my first packrafting trip.

That's fantastic John, plenty of cringe inducing sections, definatly more arse than class :-) It really shows how far it has all come from the rubber ducks and paddling techniques (lack of...) to the camera technology. Thanks for sharing that, it's great.

Steve
by Fishdejour
Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Tasmanian packrafters in Alaska
Replies: 5
Views: 1987

Re: Tasmanian packrafters in Alaska

Amazing John, you're the man!
by Fishdejour
Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Nitmiluk Gorge, NT
Replies: 6
Views: 2112

Re: Nitmiluk Gorge, NT

Nice pics there Mick. How'd you go on the weekend with Matt? , sorry I couldn't make it, I am currently like the third monkey in the evolution picture with a damaged lower back :-(

Steve
by Fishdejour
Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Nitmiluk Gorge, NT
Replies: 6
Views: 2112

Re: Nitmiluk Gorge, NT

Nice report Lizzy, it looks beatiful (and warm). I am not sure I would trust those freshwater crocs, bloody huge!! I saw a saltwater croc with a 400lb Dugong in it's mouth a few years ago, I noted at the time that the poor dead Dugong looked a lot like a packraft...:-)

Steve
by Fishdejour
Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Steve.....pack rafter & radio personality
Replies: 1
Views: 1159

Re: Steve.....pack rafter & radio personality

Thanks Chris, I always thought rich and famous went together but I guess I got that wrong, famous is a start I guess :-)

Steve
by Fishdejour
Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Nadgee/Howe Packraft trip.
Replies: 3
Views: 1437

Re: Nadgee/Howe Packraft trip.

True Mr Watson, lots of bream still happily muching away off the surface too :-)
by Fishdejour
Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Nadgee/Howe Packraft trip.
Replies: 3
Views: 1437

Re: Nadgee/Howe Packraft trip.

Oh yer, in suitable weather you could do a paddle out to Gabo island, it is on my list for my next trip (weather permitting)

Steve
by Fishdejour
Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Nadgee/Howe Packraft trip.
Replies: 3
Views: 1437

Nadgee/Howe Packraft trip.

Walked the Nadgee Wilderness coast again last week (casual 6 day trip) from Merrica Ranger station to Mallacoota (70 odd km's of coastal wilderness). We took the packrafts for water crossings, to explore the waterways (Little River, Nadgee river, Nadgee Lake, Wau Wauk Lake, Lake Barracouta and Malla...
by Fishdejour
Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Arthur River, Tasmania
Replies: 5
Views: 2324

Re: Arthur River, Tasmania

Nice work as usual John, looks a sweet drift/paddle trip, the forest looks awsome. Was hoping for another sound track :-)

Steve
by Fishdejour
Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: North Queensland Winter Safari!?
Replies: 8
Views: 2678

Re: North Queensland Winter Safari!?

I have organised other commitments over winter now so as much as I'd love to I can't :-(
by Fishdejour
Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Vanishing Falls, Southwest Tasmania
Replies: 6
Views: 2110

Re: Vanishing Falls, Southwest Tasmania

Jeeeez John, low 30's!! i get woobly knees with a 20 kg pack! It only took me 4 days to walk from New River to Cockle Creek....and I still thought it was hard....little embarasing.

Steve
by Fishdejour
Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:01 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Vanishing Falls, Southwest Tasmania
Replies: 6
Views: 2110

Re: Vanishing Falls, Southwest Tasmania

Epic trip, thanks for sharing it ! What did those packs weigh??
by Fishdejour
Mon May 26, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Eucumbene River Paddle on Sunday
Replies: 3
Views: 1357

Re: Eucumbene River Paddle on Sunday

4 of us did the paddle on Sunday, level was very low which made it a difficult paddle, it was very tight, bumpy and lots of rock seives. Had to portage a lot as the levels did not allow running some of the boulder sections. Most of my Go Pro footage is of the sky as my helmet mount was a little off....
by Fishdejour
Tue May 20, 2014 3:46 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Eucumbene River Paddle on Sunday
Replies: 3
Views: 1357

Re: Eucumbene River Paddle on Sunday

Jules, just paddle through on Sunday and then give it a fish up the top of the gorge on Monday (raft in and out). Saw some stonking truts last time I paddled it.
by Fishdejour
Mon May 19, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Eucumbene River Paddle on Sunday
Replies: 3
Views: 1357

Eucumbene River Paddle on Sunday

A few of us are paddling Eucumbene River on Sunday if any one is intrested. Will be cold, may have some water if predicted rain happens (then may not) will be fun regardless.

Steve
by Fishdejour
Thu May 08, 2014 2:06 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Poulter, Waimakariri, Hurunui & Maruia Rivers NZ
Replies: 7
Views: 2407

Re: Poulter, Waimakariri, Hurunui & Maruia Rivers NZ

Great work on the vids there Haydn, stepping up on the edit and tunes and some lovely looking water. How'd you go on the truts?

Steve
by Fishdejour
Fri May 02, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Idol packrafters
Replies: 7
Views: 2299

Re: Idol packrafters

:-) I have three months off starting next week, so am up for a few paddles, just watch those clouds disapear.

Batch I know your out there paddling so where are the reports. video/pics??
by Fishdejour
Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Idol packrafters
Replies: 7
Views: 2299

Idol packrafters

by Fishdejour
Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:25 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Arrowsmiths packrafting
Replies: 3
Views: 1312

Re: Arrowsmiths packrafting

Great little vid, choice tune and what at trip!

Steve
by Fishdejour
Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Upper Franklin River: Collingwood River to Irenabyss
Replies: 9
Views: 3615

Re: Upper Franklin River: Collingwood River to Irenabyss

Richard is right, you should be looking at a dry suit without question, the risk of getting hypothermia in such a place at that time of year is very high and the consequences could be deadly. Wetsuits are not designed to keep you warm whilst sitting in a boat and once they get wet the wind actually ...
by Fishdejour
Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Fjord Explorer in whitewater?
Replies: 5
Views: 1767

Re: Fjord Explorer in whitewater?

Mark I did have the older round butt version of the explorer and it flipped (bandersnatched) very easily without a pack on the front - it was very bouncy as it was too long for me and I was a lesser paddler then :-). I have paddled one with the new butt and it was great and resolved the backflip iss...
by Fishdejour
Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:30 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Fjord Explorer in whitewater?
Replies: 5
Views: 1767

Re: Fjord Explorer in whitewater?

I have owned both and my old Ford Explorer was a good general boat (flat water fishing, plus ww up to class) but my new Lama is way better though as it does all the old boat did but better and it's faster and less tippy.
by Fishdejour
Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Ngaruroro R trip report
Replies: 1
Views: 1640

Re: Ngaruroro R trip report

Nice trip Chris , photos are great! Oh to have water to paddle on....

Steve
by Fishdejour
Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Adventurous Volunteers weekend - Lower Snowy River, KNP
Replies: 4
Views: 1788

Re: Adventurous Volunteers weekend - Lower Snowy River, KNP

I am actually free that weekend (a very rare weekend off) so will get the Bega crew together and head up the hill to join you. Will get back to you when I figure who is in.

Steve
by Fishdejour
Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Clarence River NZ
Replies: 16
Views: 5426

Re: Clarence River NZ

Makes we wanna go there Mark, very very nice vid.

Steve
by Fishdejour
Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: If anyone is bored...
Replies: 8
Views: 2294

Re: If anyone is bored...

More than a bit jelly of you paddling NZ whilst I'm working my butt off over summer, at least I can live vicariously through your vids till I can get back out I will be in Tassie in a few weeks , walking without a raft!! doing the SCT. Your vids are simply awesome, not sure I would want to lug a cam...
by Fishdejour
Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: If anyone is bored...
Replies: 8
Views: 2294

Re: If anyone is bored...

Sweet work Mark, great vid as always, what camera are you using?

Steve
by Fishdejour
Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Adhesives in Oz
Replies: 5
Views: 2051

Re: Adhesives in Oz

Jules did they have any other thigh straps ?
by Fishdejour
Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Clarence River NZ
Replies: 16
Views: 5426

Re: Clarence River NZ

Great video Rem, looks like a great float trip and the paragliding is amazing!!

Steve
by Fishdejour
Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Rafters rescued in Tassie.
Replies: 7
Views: 2261

Rafters rescued in Tassie.

From Tasmanian Air Rescue Trust On Thursday 19 December 2013 the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked by AUSSAR to search for an EPIRB activation in the vicinity of the Gordon River. The helicopter flew to the area where they located two males stranded on the side of the swollen river. The two males...
by Fishdejour
Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:17 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: snowy and nymboida fishing tips
Replies: 9
Views: 2205

Re: snowy and nymboida fishing tips

Just bloody typical!!! :-)
by Fishdejour
Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: snowy and nymboida fishing tips
Replies: 9
Views: 2205

Re: snowy and nymboida fishing tips

Any pics or vid?
by Fishdejour
Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: snowy and nymboida fishing tips
Replies: 9
Views: 2205

Re: snowy and nymboida fishing tips

Funnily enough they are similar waters from a fishing approach, although you will hit cod as well as bass in the Nymboida. Generally on both systems I would target early morning & late arvo into the night with surface lures, don't be affraid to fish big lures. My top three surface lures would be: jo...
by Fishdejour
Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Russian Packraft
Replies: 4
Views: 3381

Re: Russian Packraft

I can't see what that thing weighs but by the veins popping out of his arm I would think it is up there :-) Never let it be said that the Russians under engineer.

Steve
by Fishdejour
Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:49 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Goodradigbee Trip
Replies: 6
Views: 1854

Re: Goodradigbee Trip

I'd be very keen for next Saturday Chris but the Sunday is out for me. I can bring my twin cab 4 x 4 also for moving boats and folks (yes it stinks like dogs so it can't get worse with a few packrafters in wet gear in it...)

How did you go on the Snowy?

Mad MickB is OS at the moment I think Dave.