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laney




Joined: Jul 30, 2010
Posts: 4
Location: Barenton, Normandy

PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:09 am Reply with quote Back to top

Any body here from Norfolk or Suffolk who wouldnt mind showing this newbie a few new skills? i have my kayak but would love to get out and do some coastal fishing, problem is i dont know any kayakers and dont wanna go out alone until i am very confident! even a few river trips would be good, i live up by potter heigham, i'm 41, and work away from home internationally on a 4 week on and off basis, hope to maybe hear from someone soon and start my learning!

All the best, Mark (Laney)
 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:40 pm Reply with quote Back to top

It is nice to go out with others, but Id rather get out alone, as usually I will find some other yaker out there anyway!

It realy not that much effort alone, the only time its a bit daunting is the first time u take a dip...thats the time u wish u had practiced falling off more, but it has to be done sometime.

What Kayak do you have?
 
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laney




Joined: Jul 30, 2010
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Location: Barenton, Normandy

PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:05 am Reply with quote Back to top

Hi jim
Its more of the what to do than being worried about going out! just looking for info and advise on anchoring etc! or maybe on drifting and what rigs i should be using.
i have my first star kayaing cert and i've paddled a bit in the Army so quite confident on the falling in stuff, once i know what to do and how to set up i'd be fine on my own!
i Have a Teksport FX 410 Angler and i've fitted a flush mount compass, anchor trolley, and some other fittings for strapping down etc, plus i have a removable fish finder, but i'm afraid its a case of all the gear and no idea :-)
i have fished all over the world for all types of species and would throw a rod in a puddle if i thought it might produce! but i am at a loss and a complete newbie to this kayak fishing lark which is a new experience for me.
what do you paddle ansd where abouts do you fish? i am in Africa right now and will be fishing for Tuna, Dorado, and wahoo today :-) (tough life huh?) thanks for the Reply, and catch you later :-)
 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:52 am Reply with quote Back to top

hi

I have a tarpon 120 retro fitted to angler spec. I fish mainly the west coast of wales, UK, with a few regional trips.

You need to treat a kayak as a small boat, as in a means to get your bait / lure somewhere where walking cannot.

Some will anchoring requires practice. I never anchor, unless there happens to be a buoy in a good spot. Anchoring can be problematic, without practice your in the soup. I usually troll lures, drift over reefs and ledges. Bait fishing very rarely, although not unheard of - again, from a buoy.

Rigs, depends on the target species and country you are in. Anything outside the UK i'll be completely useless on!
 
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laney




Joined: Jul 30, 2010
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Location: Barenton, Normandy

PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:32 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hi Jim!
thanks for the advise mate, i am in the uk or thats where i live anyway! and i know the waters off the norfolk coast tend to have fast running currents which i why i am aprehensive, i work at sea and know the dangers all to well. any tips on types of lures and set ups would be good, for example would a good 6 to 7 ft spinning rod with a baitcasting reel loaded with 30Lb braid be ok trolling? what techniques do you use ie how far back or deep do you troll? any tips you have at all would be very welcome as i am very out of practice on the uk sea angling and have mostly done fresh water of recents years, due to living on the broads! all my salt water has been for big game internationally, i am due home on the 12th of august now and cant wait to be getting out hthere on the yak for its maiden voyage so to speak :-)
also can anyone help me aquire a full wetsuit? i am finding it hard to source one. i have a 52 in chest and i am slightly over 6ft, with a 34 waist, all the suits i have checked on the net dont seem to cover my size, any help from anyone with where to find one would be much apreciated, thanks for the help in advance
Mark
 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I use a 9.5 foot spinning rod, slightly chopped (car door), which is fine for both drifting with a lure / Spinner or trolling.

Usually i have the lure 20-30 yards behind the yak, shallow divers in shallow water aswell as some jellies eg holographic & redgill eels, sometimes with just a big split shot for weight, and as the water gets deeper, deep(er) divers, sidewinder eels, or redgills with more weight.

I either use a cheap fixed spool reel with 20lb braid, for drift spinning, light lures / rapalas aswell as an Abu Blue Max for trolling on a shorter, slightly stiffer rod. I also take a line for mackeral, i find its easier to get 4 fish aboard with a line.

Wetsuit, hmmm, i think if i had a chest like yours id plump striaght for a dry suit. Wet suits are great however can be restricting in the shoulders.

The whole point of a kayak is access. The kit you can get for them now is becoming quite ridiculous i think. Im waiting for someone to literally invent a sink to go on them. 2 rods max over here, three if one is a fly rod. Ive seen overloaded prowlers with 4 rods, enough kit to have a sale on the water - quite ridiculous!
 
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