Mon, 11/04/2013 - 23:13
Since 2005, Rod Bendings World has been conducting Hobie Kayak test drives on Anderson Inlet at Inverloch. Hobie Kayaks have amazing comfort, incredable stability and with the use of the revolutionary Mirage Drive, you can pedal, paddle or sail.....This article in the local paper in 2006 is as relevent today as it was then.
Wed, 10/30/2013 - 23:33
The longer than normal winter conditions has made for targeting fish a little more difficult than usual. But with calmer and warmer conditions for this Friday, Saturday, (forget sunday), improving Monday and Tuesday, a rising barometer and a new moon on sunday, there is great opporunities to target quality fish or just to have fun with family and friends.
Fri, 10/04/2013 - 06:40
It doesn't seem that long ago when I took the kids for their first spin in a Hobie Kayak at Mahers Landing. I had purchased the Hobie Outback. We had just become a dealer and were testing each of the models available.
Tue, 09/03/2013 - 03:21
This spring we're in search of alternative techniques for targeting table species. Anchoring up and throwing out a pilchard in hope of hitting a snapper on the head, just doesn't light me up at the moment. So to freshen things up we're thinking "Micro Jigging". Works in south east asia, why not western port?
Thu, 08/15/2013 - 06:53
It is definitely not the weather for thongs....so Rod Bending has come up with these ideas for your DAD.......... you can order on-line or call our Inverloch store to speak to our friendly staff on 03 56743322.
Sat, 07/20/2013 - 15:48
The Hobie Mirage Drive is the most valuable peice of safety equiptment while your on the water. Imagine having to "paddle" home...! At Rod Bendings World we offer a FREE Mirage Drive inspection to all Hobie owners. We can evaluate your drive and discuss if improvments can be made. Phone our Inverloch store 03 5674 3322 or email email@example.com to book in your drive if you have any concerns. We aknowledge there are a growing number of second hand Hobie's out there with new owners, there are some tips and tricks we can offer to get the best from your kayak too. Drive services start from $25 plus parts. Turbo fin upgrades $99 fitted for July/August.
Tue, 07/16/2013 - 13:38
The cold clear waters of Andersons Inlet are looking very "fishy" come this time of year. If you're a follower of our Rod Bendings World facebook page, no doubt you've noticed the Aussie Salmon action out in the entrace over the last 3 months. Well the Fish have now come over the sand bars and are accessible to land based anglers. From the "Old" entrance to the boardwalk at Pymble avenue, there have been fine catches of Australian Salmon, Estuary Perch, Silver Trevally, Mullet and the odd burst of winter Whiting. Rod Bendings World customers are excitedly reporting Salmon on lure even off the Inverloch Pier. Take a quick drive along the area to see where the action is and join in.
Sat, 06/29/2013 - 11:01
Friday was a great day to test the skills in the Hobie Revolution 13. With five feet of swell and a high tide over the bar but no wind, the seas looked like an inviting challenge. The fast incoming tide meant the turbo fins were a big advantage allowing me to make ground easily. The Australian salmon were everywhere out towards the entrance of Anderson inlet. I'm normally in the Adventure Island and quite happily ignoring the "washing machine" conditions. But in the Revo I'm finding the best technique is to steer into the tide and waves and cast back sideways into the schooling fish.
Sun, 06/23/2013 - 15:26
Finding the fish in the dirty water of Anderson Inlet can be a challenge. But don't let that put you off. Now the rains have stopped again, many of the quality river species are now being targeted sucessfully in the open waters of the Inlet. This fine 40cm Estuary Perch and many others made for an exciting day Sunday fishing the flats out from Mahers Landing. A rising tide, some small diving lures or a quality bait and the dark water are producing Silver Trevally, Mullet and Estuary Perch both land based and from the Hobie.
Fri, 05/24/2013 - 15:20
James from our Inverloch store took advantage of the good conditions this morning to fish out of the Hobie Adventure Island (outriggers on but no sail). He launched at Pensioners Point to test a sample of the new DUO Realis 110ml pencil lure. This surface lure worked a treat. His hot session lasted about 2 hours on fish to 1.5 kg (50cm). James tested his all his gear, fishing light with his Green Arrow 16lb, Shimano Stradic 4000, 10lb PowePro and a 10lb leader. Thai Fish Patties tonight...Yum!
Fri, 05/24/2013 - 10:07
With conditions being a little more friendly for anglers, great catches of salmon have come in all week. With the water temperature down to 13 degrees, salmon to 1.5 kg or 50 cm plus are abundent. Fishing the low tides is perfect for spinning. You will be casting beyond the break and into the back channel. With the close in gutters now well formed, anglers bait fishing the incoming tides will have great success with a 50-60 metre cast. The photos are of Beach 1 at low tide. A solid gutter has formed the length of the beach with distinct holes out the front of the ramp, 200 metres to the right and left and 600 metres to the left.
Wed, 05/22/2013 - 14:01
It was great fun today to be invited to the Inverloch Library to be part of their regular Wednesday Story Time and National Simultaneous Story Time. I had the opportunity to read my story ..."We Caught a Fish"...then at 11.00am, I read the awesome Nick Bland story.."The Wrong Book"...which was being read to pre-schoolers at the same time in all the Libraries all around Australia. The girls at the library do an awesome job each week with songs, dance, great stories and coloring-in activities..Thanks for letting me be apart of the morning.
Mon, 05/20/2013 - 14:20
I had a window of opportunity to fish the Tarwin River this morning with Shane Osbourne. Target..... Estuary Perch and test out Shane's new Lowrance HDS-7 structure scan. Conditions were fine, overcast and cold. We launched our Hobie Revo 13's at the Tarwin River boat ramp just before 8am and headed up-stream with the last of the run in tide. Our tackle consisted of an array of hard body lures for spinning and trolling ( Atomic 38 Crank, Bream Crank 38 Doublle Deep and StrikePro Vibes) as well as the usual suspects of soft plastics (Sqidgee 100 ml Wrigglers, Atomic 2" Grubs ).
Thu, 05/09/2013 - 14:29
Large schools of Australian Salmon are making there way inside the mouth of Anderson Inlet. From kayak or boat, you will have an action packed session trolling or spinning lures. The current water temperature is 15 degrees and on each incoming tide, the schools are progressing further into the Inlet. For land-based anglers, the entrance to Anderson Inlet has been productive two hours either side of the high tide. Boaters and kayakers are working the main channel from the Snags to the Bar at the mouth of Andersons Inlet. Best lure types. Williamson Gyro, Halco Streaker, Juro Lazer, White 3 and 4" Octopus, Smith Jigs and Sealrock Pilchards. The pick of the colors are Pearl, Sardine, Red Head and Blue Chrome.
Fri, 05/03/2013 - 14:21
Strong winds from the south west bring the schools of Australian Salmon closer to the surf beaches and into the estuaries along the southern coast of Victoria. And that is going to happen tommorrow. So plan to fish from Sunday 5th onwards. The high tides are corresponding with first and last light which makes the afternoon sessions more appealing. Kayakers have been smashing the salmon in the main channel into Anderson Inlet. The schools are on the edges of the channels and in some cases are in as little as 4 feet of water. Land based, fishing from the point at the mouth of Anderson Inlet is also very productive. Spinning metal lures around the tides has been the most popular approach.