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Boothie

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Boothie says:

Kayak fishing

Hi all thinking of buying a kayak for sea fishing,does anyone fish from a kayak on here? looking for more information on kayaking but cant seem to find too much on internet for this country,any information would be most appriechiated .many thanks

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ALLROUNDERGREG

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Re: Kayak fishing

 I think it has got to be one of the most dangerouse styles of fishing ever concieved and if you are going to kit yourself out with safty in mind one of the most expensive .

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jimkayak

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jimkayak says:

Re: Kayak fishing

ALLROUNDERGREG said:

 I think it has got to be one of the most dangerouse styles of fishing ever concieved and if you are going to kit yourself out with safty in mind one of the most expensive .


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kayaks are pretty safe, there a load of safety kit outhere, and safety is driven primarily by common sense & how much you wanna spend. Hand held marine vhf, blunt nosed knife, dry suit, pfd, flares & a first aid kit is about the minimum.....oh and a paddle leash.....

 

Its a great way to get to places the shore angler cant get to, in effect alot more safely. the type of yak depends on what style of fishing you do the most of...im a lure fisherman and fly fish from mine for bass aswell, I rarely bait fish, but do on the odd occassion for wrasse & mullet.

 

i have a a tarpon 120 (new shape) angler, a good all rounder. You dont need to be an athelete, but knowing how to swim is an advantage, as is the ability to get back on if you fall off without using your feet.....

More info can be found at www.anglersafloat.co.uk, join some of us there.

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ALLROUNDERGREG

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Re: Kayak fishing

Common sense is a very rare commodity these days. I have lure and fly fished for many years for sea fish and fresh water I have fished from small 10 foot dingies which are as near to par with a kayak as i would like to go this would be for trout and pike  I have been towed some fair distances by fish of as little as six pounds with a fair bit of kit in it more than you could carry in a kayak I do not know what stort of sze fish you are catching but I Would not want to go much bigger than a mackeral in a kayak especially close inshore with rocks and gullies all around me.  I think it is the most dangrous form of fishing ever concieved I wish you good luck and hope you never get into difficulties one of my friends rescued a kayaker at Brightlingsea in Essex last year he had a life jacket and all the gear he was not fishing just paddling about a wave flipped him over and the next wave tipped him out of his craft he had been in the water for half an hour when my friend spotted him. The man hugged and kissed him and said if you had not seen me and picked me up it would have been my lot. This happened less than half a mile offshore on a ebbing tide in the Blackwater estuary. The fella said that is my lot never again do I WANT TO FIND MYSELF ALONE IN THE WATER.

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