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Following the haze around the future of salmon angling with the wild fisheries review I have decided to try something new. I have renewed my association fishings but will not be fishing private beats in Scotland this year. Hence the boat purchase. Have had a few practice paddles before today and then some fish at the first attempt. Would fully recommend giving it a go if you've ever thought about it. Not bad for the fitness either. Had a wonderful sighting of a sea eagle today as well. The west coast of Scotland really is superb. Just a shame it's a cat 3 :rolleyes::rolleyes:. image.jpgimage.jpg
(All safety equipment in order. Spare paddle, dry suit, pfd, vhf radio, tow line, knife etc just in case)
 

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The kayaks one of those things I keep saying I'll save up for. Maybe one of these days.
 
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The kayaks one of those things I keep saying I'll save up for. Maybe one of these days.
I've been saying I was going to get one for 5 years and finally decided to do it. Life's too short to hang about. Treat yourself man, you're worth it ha. Good luck with the salmon piker I think I read you are fishing soon.
 

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Yep, start tomorrow in the white stuff that's tumbling down now. Hopefully they'll be a tug or two over the week to justify the madness.
 

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Had great fun catching Tarpon on the fly from a kayak in Florida keys a few years ago.....in amongst the mangroves :)
 

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Great for the bass fishing down here on the East Devon coast.Answering the call of nature can be tricky especially for the post 60 year old.
Nice looking cod.
Colin
 

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(All safety equipment in order. Spare paddle, dry suit, pfd, vhf radio, tow line, knife etc just in case)
Don't forget the mk1 Eyeball , and be aware of what's going on around you.
Kayaks are remarkably difficult to see from other vessels.;)
 
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Don't forget the mk1 Eyeball , and be aware of what's going on around you.
Kayaks are remarkably difficult to see from other vessels.;)
I'd agree with that thinking of getting an extended safety flag type thing. Although the kayak is bright yellow don't quite understand why anyone would buy a dull or camo kayak.
 
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Been yak fishing over 10 years in s/e Ireland ,great for bassing in plaices others cant reach;),that's a prowler 13 by the looks of it,like mine,great yak ,the Navionics app for a smart phone is a great app for getting depts and distances ,and a torquedo if you win the lotto :D
Enjoy and stay safe !
 
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I have a fish finder arrowloopboy for depths which is quite interesting. It's a prowler 15 arrowloopboy and very impressed with speed and stability. These Scottish sea lochs are surprisingly deep. On loch etive within a stone throw of shore you can be well over 200ft. Picture from 'shallow' loch long recently :). Will hopefully be out with it again this week.

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