Sunday, June 26, 2016

All You Need to Hook Big Carp

Contrary to its name, the European common carp actually originated from Central Asia, wherein they were farmed for hundreds of years as supplement to the rice diet of country peasants. It was from these beginnings in Japan that the famous brocaded carp, otherwise known as Koi, were first developed. When it did make its journey to the West, a number of countries, including Australia, Canada, and North America, classified them as a pest due to their ability to survive and multiply in a range of different environments. Nonetheless, if you prefer the rather more sedate pastime of freshwater fishing compared to the more active pursuit of beach or boat sea fishing, going after big carp can become habit-forming. Setting the Carp Record A UK angler caught a 99lb monster in France in 2010.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Camping Gear 101: Picking the Right Cookware for Your Camping Trip

Planning a camping trip may seem a bit tedious, especially with all the stuff you have to include in your backpack. Putting together the right camping gear is as vital as selecting the most ideal location for your camping adventure. Cookware is one of the essential elements you will need for an enjoyable trip. If you are taking a camping trip in Perth for several days, you must consider how you are going to source your meals. Professional camping shops like Getaway Outdoors have numerous options for cooking essentials, but it helps to know how to pick the most suitable ones. Type of Camping Camp cookware is built differently to suit various environments and offer convenience. First, consider the type of camping trip you are going on. Will the cooking be done indoors or outdoors? Most people prefer cooking outside, and the weather in Perth makes it possible.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Selecting the Right Fishing Rod

The quality of the fishing and camping gear you source can make all the difference from bagging your best catch to having your most memorable camping experience. The way in which the components interact with one another to work at their maximum performance to the longevity of the equipment all has a significant bearing on the initial outlay of capital required and the experience enjoyed. When shopping, many people make the mistake of purchasing low-priced fishing rods and assume that there is no difference in terms of quality. However, with a poor rod and kit, many problems can arise such as backlashes and snags. More so, cheap rods end up breaking easily just when you need them to perform. The Rod Action A rod’s action refers to where and how the blank flexes. That alone determines its performance when under load.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Tips and Ideal Camping Tents for Sale for the Novice Camping Family

Although wide open spaces make up a large part of Australian culture, there are many who choose to experience camping for the first time when the kids are of an age to appreciate the wonders of nature and life in the great outdoors. There are a large number of options for experienced campers, especially around Western Australia where camping is an all year round activity. Camping in the outback, trekking and camping, hunting and fishing camping trips, or touring in a 4x4 and camping along the way are all popular for singles, couples, or experienced camping families. For those taking their first tentative steps into the world of camping, especially with young children, choosing to visit organised campsites is probably the best and safest option.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Boating, Fishing and Camping Make a Wonderful, Relaxing Trip

Camping is a great way to see Australia, and there are plenty of excellent options within easy driving distance from Perth. There are a number of national parks and nature reserves within a short drive of the city, many of which have designated areas for camping. If you fancy a longer trip, you can head north to the Kalbarri National Park, or south into Margaret River wine country. But you really don't need to head far out of Perth to find a beautiful nature reserve or national park where you can camp surrounded by the beauty of nature. Trip Preparation Of course, if you're going to have an enjoyable trip, you need to make sure you've got all the necessary equipment for your camping trip. It wouldn't be very comfortable if you forgot your cooking utensils or, worse, the tent!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Buying Guide for Tents: Choosing the Right One

Camping is all about where you do it, how you do it and what you use to do it. A camping tent is part of the gear that a camper will carry along on their trip. The type of tent you select will determine how well that camping adventure in Perth turns out. With the wide variety and choice available for tents and accessories it is important you give consideration to a number of factors. When choosing the tent you are going to buy for a particular camping trip, consider the poles. The structure of a tent pole will determine the ease or difficulty of pitching a tent. It would be frustrating to purchase a tent for your next adventure only to find out upon arrival at your destination that the poles come up short.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Hillarys Boat Show 2016 Exhibits the Latest Fishing Gear in Perth

This year’s Hillarys Boat, Dive and Fishing Show will exhibit some of the latest diving and fishing gear available. Getaway Outdoors is among the few companies and fishing shops in Perth that will be showcasing their new products. Visitors attending the event will have the opportunity to find products like trailer boats, big boats, tinnies, kayaks, jet skis, fishing tackle, camping gear, dive gear, lifestyle products and more. Hillarys Boat Show is a yearly Autumn event that takes place at Hillarys Boat Harbour. This year’s show will be a three-day event from April 8th to the 10th, starting at 9:00am in the morning, finishing up at 6:00pm in the evening.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Off to Camping Shops We Go: Why is Camping Still So Popular Today?

In today's holiday market, it is very easy and relatively inexpensive to buy a ticket and hop on a flight to foreign lands for the holidays; however, it's important to remember that for many, this pales in comparison to the lure of a camping holiday. Despite being at the mercy of the weather, the elements, and local wildlife, driving into the countryside and pitching a tent proves for a lot of people to still be their number one choice of getaway. But why? Low Cost Camping is very basic. No spending time on the Internet comparing hotel amenities, or working out airport transfers; a drive for a few hours to a camping site, or even just a secluded spot in the woods can be a budget-friendly and enjoyable holiday.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Tools for the Outdoors: Factors to Consider When Buying Camping Gear

Australia is a beautiful place, and there is so much to do in the outdoors. Some fun activities include hiking, biking, and fishing. Engaging in outdoor activities needs the right type of gear if you are to enjoy every moment. If you are in WA, there are professional camping shops in Perth such as Getaway Outdoors that can provide everything you need. For a novice, it can be taxing to come up with a checklist of what to buy. Here are a few pointers to guide your purchases. What Activity? Get the right gear for the right activity. You must be clear about what you are going to do. Are you planning a fishing trip? Hiking adventure? Or biking? When you have decided on the activity, then you can find out the equipment you need.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Boating Fishing Camping: Activities to Tie In with an Outdoor Holiday

Camping holidays are popular the world over; from the cold snow of Alaska to the heat of the middle East, people will travel hundreds or thousands of miles to get back to the basics and camp out in the wilderness. In fact, pitching a tent is just one part of the experience. There are many other activities to be considered once the holiday has begun. Trail Hikes Although it may sound like an obvious activity, many forget that in the wilderness around them, there are a wealth of both popular and unknown trails that can provide hours, even days (if you take your tent with you!) of hiking opportunities. Just remember to pack sturdy boots, a first aid kit, and enough food (and treats!) for the trip.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Weather Considerations When Buying a Tent

Enjoying the great outdoors is far more likely when you have everything you need from a leading store such as Getaway Outdoors, and a tent is one of the essentials you will require at some stage when you decide to stay overnight at any of Perth’s fantastic camping locations. If you are planning a trip, you should know how to select one of the best tents for sale to suit your purpose. They come in so many styles and sizes that it can be hard to pick one. Picking the right tent will save you money and frustration. One factor that will influence your choice of camping tent is the weather conditions of your destination. Light Weather Generally, any tent will survive in fair weather; however, you will need to pick an appropriate tent if the weather conditions are extreme such as high wind or areas of heavy rainfall.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Camping Retailer Sponsors the 2016 Fairbridge Music Festival

As one of the leading camping and outdoor franchise groups in WA, Getaway Outdoors makes sure they support the local community by sponsoring great outdoor events such as the Fairbridge Festival. Keeping up appearances at many major tradeshows and events throughout the state demonstrates this support first hand. One of the most awaited events on our calendar includes the Fairbridge Music Festival at Fairbridge Village, Pinjarra. Getaway Outdoors is one of the major sponsors of the most popular family camping festival this year. The Fairbridge Festival is an annual family-friendly celebration of folk and world music within the rural setting of Fairbridge Village. The festival is probably the largest children and youth program compared to any other event in the country. It is a yearly celebration of folk, acoustic, acapella, Celtic, blues, roots, world music, and the Western Australian arts and culture scene in general.