Well we are here for the Yamashita Squid Series 2011, Gan Craft Round 5 Eden, was a fairly quick trip all things considered, I did not even start packing until 1130 this morning, very smooth run making it here in just under 6 hours with very little traffic on the roads. After running short on time and some communication issues I arrived on my own to some familiar faces.
Arrived at the accommodation to find a picture perfect view from the room, for a change I actually picked a nice room for us.
Also I found some mini banana's for Mr Iwamoto I hope he enjoys.
To see the Gan Craft staff blogs goto:
Mr Hiraiwa gan-off-style - Takanori Hiraiwa blog - Gan Craft founder and nice bloke
Blood Thirsty - Yoshiyuki Iwamoto blog -Gan Craft Media guru and also nice bloke
Friday, 11 November 2011
|Mr Hiraiwa at Anglers Bait World|
|ads in mags|
We then ventured over to Hoppers Crossing to catch up with Michael, last year we did a talk at this store so was good to get the guys over to again catch up with Michael, smiles all round and plenty of shopping to be done again, maybe the boys will need to buy some more luggage to get the tackle home from all the store visits. We all know that entering a tackle shop with a wallet can be a dangerous exercise as we will always find something knew we want. I then snuck away for a tick as we had some one who was away from there family and friends and trying to enjoy their birthday, Yuach our friend from Japan turned 30 yesterday so a cake was in order for some small celebrations, with short notice we also arranged some chocky and beer for the evening.
|something looks familiar|
|Mr Hiraiwa, Alan, me and Mr Kake|
|Yuach Birthday Cake|
|Birthday beer and chocky|
|Michael and the guys looking at pics|
|nice day to be on the water|
|Don and Mr Kake at Gone Fishing|
|Coffee boats and tackle, this is why we smile|
|Mr Hiraiwa (Gancha)|
Posted by Paul Carter AKA Kuma at 09:43
Thursday, 10 November 2011
|Mr Hiraiwa and Mr Kake|
We finished the day off with a Chinese Banquet in South Yarra before unloading all of the luggage that had arrived today along with the guys fishing gear a most welcome delivery, we will do it all again tomorrow with store visits and a trip to Hastings where we will venture out with Gawaine Blake from Big Time Fishing Charters for some red hot egi action (touch wood) and then maybe a few snapper.
|I even managed to get a cast in|
|Swimming a few lures in overflow current|
|Cracking Selection of big baits|
Posted by Paul Carter AKA Kuma at 00:20
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
After a long journey on a plane with a couple of stops along the way there is no better way to enjoy the Melbourne sun than sitting outside a Chapel St cafe sharing a cold beer with mates. Although it was a coke for me and a coffee for Mr Hiraiwa. If there is one thing in this world than can work through any language barrier its talking about fishing over a beer. It was good to chat with those who have previously visited and also to meet with those who we have been waiting to hang with.
A drink in the afternoon also brings a hearty appetite so after a stroll along Chapel St browsing through the shopping precinct we made plans for a feed, off to the Spaghetti Bar known as Chapellis. The waiter was great and thought a bit of aussie food was in order so along with the bread dinner rolls came butter and Vegemite, an aquired taste even for many Australians was interesting to see the reaction of our friends from Japan.
Looking forward to another week or so with the guys from Gan Craft both here in Melbourne and in Perth, talks/seminars are scheduled for 14th and 15th in Melbourne at Fishing Fever in Mordialloc and Nothside Angler in Campbellfield contact the stores for more details. Media inquires can contact me on 0417590547.
|The Vegemite grin|
Posted by Paul Carter AKA Kuma at 22:24