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Maiden Voyage (at last) - North East Kayak Fishing

Discussion in 'Sea Fishing Forum - Shore, Boat & Kayak Fishing' started by Ramsrod, May 13, 2007.

  1. Ramsrod

    Ramsrod Rockling

    Finally got my kayak out of dry dock today and headed for Flamborough with Iain (quint) There was hardly any wind for once so we hurriedly got unloaded and into the water before it decided to blow. After paddling about a mile or so we got tackled up and started jigging. Iain soon had a bite and not long after that caught a codling. After a couple of drifts we decided to have a go with bait. This proved to be more succesful probably due to the water clarity and we had a few cod between us after one drift. Unfortunately niether of us had too much bait or we could have done a little better. When our bait was gone we had another drift with our home made jigs and snickled another three before heading back. It,s supprising how much lift there is once you get away from the shore but the kayaks are suprisingly stable and great fun to be in. We finished up with 15 cod between us the biggest being 6lb and 6 of those were returned we also got a ling and 2 coalies the biggest being about 2 half lb. Great start and it will hopefully get better as we get into June when the water clears and a bit of spinning becomes feasible. :) :) Pictures to follow with a bit of luck ;D
     
  2. Howard

    Howard Blenny

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    Respect Kayak pioneers , even some chater boats jibbed out today. This fishing is becoming more and more appealing . Thanks for sharing it with us.
     
  3. steerser

    steerser Blenny

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    brilliant mate....nice to get a bit on ya first go..
     
  4. Ramsrod

    Ramsrod Rockling

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  5. Ringer

    Ringer Rockling

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    well done ray.nice to catch on your first trip.water too mucky up our way today.
     
  6. Ramsrod

    Ramsrod Rockling

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    Thanks lads I,ve got a few more pics which I,ll put on as soon as I,ve got time.
     
  7. steerser

    steerser Blenny

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    wouldn't you be better off wearing a survival suit mate?
    wouldn't like to think i was in a kayak with a pair of waders on.. ;)
     
  8. Ringer

    Ringer Rockling

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    probably wearing a lifejacket john.
     
  9. steerser

    steerser Blenny

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    goes without saying tim...
    but even with a life jacket, if the waders fill with water, it's gonna be hard going..
     
  10. robq

    robq Rockling

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    Good skills lads ;D ;D Looks like you had a good day !

    I am sick with impatience now :'( :'( AM told that mine will be arriving within this week but it will probably be a week or so after that before I get it all rigged out properly.

    What sort of depth were you catchin in ? did you launch from north landing ?

    Apparently a lot of kayak fishers in the states wear chesties but with a wading belt, coupled with the lifejacket this stops them filling with water and is basically the same as wearing a dry suit or dry pants + cag.
     
  11. quint

    quint Watch out Emperor Zorg's about

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    yes it was a good day sharing drifts among charter and private boats - Ray's correct the sea was lively to say the least, but I have to say he handled it with remarkable ease - nice one Ray
     
  12. Volusian

    Volusian New Member

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    Well done ramrod and spacemonkey ... ;D might get out again at flamborough during the week too ... well done .!
     
  13. mww

    mww Rockling

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    Totally agree - very well done those guys - where did you launch - South Landing?

    BTW are those the new Snowbee "Ramrod" range of platform neoprenes for the vertically challenged?

    Mart
     
  14. Ramsrod

    Ramsrod Rockling

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  15. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

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    Brilliant report and pictures guys. I'm not at all jealous - honest ;) :)
     
  16. Steve

    Steve Rockling

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    you lucky b*****ard you managed to get out to sea today. my trip was cancelled due to bad weather.funny mine was about the only boat in whitby not to sail today. wont be using him again
     
  17. Lobbers

    Lobbers phwwore i love gwen stefani me like

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    outstanding, i am jealous :D
     
  18. Volusian

    Volusian New Member

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    How did you find the stability of the P13 off flamborough ... looks a little choppy there ... did you fishing try fishing side saddle like SM ..
     
  19. rusty1

    rusty1 New Member

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    That looks like an absolute blast ;D

    Cant be a bad catch for a first trip out
     
  20. Ramsrod

    Ramsrod Rockling

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    I never at any point felt vunerable. I can,t compare it with any other, as you know i,m a complete novice but felt totally at ease. Yes, I fished side saddle all the time but in the shots I passed my camera to Iain and was just hovering around ready to take my camera back. It was quite funny when we came in as the sea had built slightly and there was a bit of lift in the edge and by more luck than judgement I got a lift on a swell which slid me up the sand and I just stepped out, obviously to the admiration of the spectators on the beach ;D I was trying to look very cool but I was thinking how the hell did I do that. :eek:
     

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