Watersports

This is for all you Sea Dogs out there, this is crammed full of interesting reads about Fishing, Kayaking, Snorkelling, Spearfishing, SUP, Surfing and anything else on or around the water.

  Last Saturday I’m pretty sure the summer switch got turned on. I woke up and much like Scrooge on Christmas morning, I rushed to the window, swung it open and yelled at a boy to go buy me a turkey realised that it was in fact, bright, brilliant and sunny – not a cloud in the sky. In haste, I dusted off my flipity flops and reached to the back of the shelf to find my shorts. Pale legged…

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  When do you think the fishing season is over? I thought mid-October had tolled the bell on the prime Cornish fishing season. After a couple of fruitless (fishless) attempts, my rod and reel had remained in the back of the van and was close to being hung up for the winter. However, I was speaking to my next door neighbour, who is a keen fisherman, when he told me that he had still been hooking in mackerel. I enquired…

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  It is starting to get a bit Autumnal now and although I’m still wearing shorts everyday, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to pretend that it’s still summer. I thought it would be a great opportunity to look back and post up some photos from a couple of the best days of the past season. Fishing played a huge part in my summer, some weeks my friend and I fished almost every day and didn’t go many days without catching at…

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  On one of the final days of my summer holiday, we decided to kayak to the popular Pandora Inn on the edge of Restronguet Creek. With its flagstone floors, low-beamed ceilings and thatched roof, dating back to the 13th Century, the Pandora truly is a landmark.   As they have their own mooring at the front of the pub, the Pandora Inn is accessible by the water and I couldn’t think of a better way to travel there than…

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  During the summer, we spent numerous occasions on Chapel Porth Beach, west of St Agnes. I love this beach because of its clear waters and dramatic landscape. Due to it being so close to my new home, my girlfriend and I have got into the habit of getting up early to go and have a fry up on this gorgeous beach. It’s always so tranquil at that time of day, and it’s great to watch the early morning surfers…

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  This post is the final instalment about a day so awesome it takes up two posts. If you haven’t already, go here and read part one first! … It was a great day for spotting wildlife, we had already seen a sun fish (I was gutted I didn’t get a photo of it), seals, oyster catchers, cormorants, and oodles of jellyfish. I had been experimenting with my GoPro filming the jellyfish underwater and managed to get a few great…

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  I’ve been loving my summer holiday, It’s been important to me to make sure I’m doing something fun or productive (normally DIY) everyday and because of this, I haven’t had one boring or lazy day. We’ve had some really memorable days including trips to Devon, watching the red arrows from the water and lots and lots of trips to the beach. One of the best days of the summer and probably the entire year had to be last week.…

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  Every year Falmouth has it’s annual sailing regatta – Falmouth Week. It’s the largest regatta in the South West and not only does it have races for all sizes of ship but it also has a huge amount of action on shore for landlubbers. The highlight for me has got to be the Red Arrow display over the harbour. They are always spectacular and thrilling to watch but we decided to make it even more of an event by…

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  With the start of the summer sun beating down, I decided to ignore the reports about wind and swell and head to the North Coast in search of an adventurous afternoon and fishing. It’s a short drive to one of my favourite fishing spots on the North Coast of Cornwall: Tubbies Head. This rocky outcrop is located on the cliffs between St Agnes and Porthtowan and, in the right conditions, can present some awesome bass fishing. As I arrived…

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  Last week we went for a little paddle around St Michael’s Mount. I’ve not kayaked around it before but was inspired by a friend telling me about his experience kayaking around the mount. So late last Thursday, we drove down to Penzance in the van with a couple Fatyak Kaafus on board to check the mount out for ourselves. We parked up at The Godolphin Arms in Marazion as their carpark was open late, was only £2 and was…

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