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.

  This is one of my kayaks, the Tarpon 100 made by Wilderness Systems. The Tarpon is made in several different sizes the 100, 120, 140 and 160, the Tarpon 100 is the smallest of the pack but is still a decent 10 foot / 305cm. The Tarpon 100 is at the top-end of the small sit on top kayaks market. As you can see from the picture above, it is kitted out with all manner of additional extras. It’s…

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  These are five books were lent to me, when I started surfing by a friend and very experienced surfer. Along with practice and words of wisdom from friends in the sea, these are all you need to get into surfing.   Taj Burrow’s Book of Hot Surfing by Taj Burrow Published: 2003 Publisher: Rolling Youth Press Pages: 180 I’ve put this book right at the top of the list because it’s the one i’d choose if I could just…

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  There are two massive reasons why you should wear Polarized Sunglasses while fishing. Number One They let you see into the water better. Polarized lenses stop reflections and glare, I’m not going to go particularly into how they do this because Its a bit boring and I don’t fully understand it! But that doesn’t matter, what does matter is that it’s true and it will help improve your fishing. Being able to see into the water helps you spot…

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  This is Fiiish’s Black Minnow. I really like the 12g, it swims really nicely and you can easily work it over shallow ground, which makes them ace for bass. They’re a French soft plastic lure but are now getting very popular over here. The Black Minnow is made up of three sections. 1. Weighted head with big eye which is sure to attracted predatory fish. 2. Soft plastic body which gives it a great swimming motion. 3. Weedless style…

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  A couple eves ago my friend and I had a great dusk session. The surf was good and the sea was busy until about 30mins before the sun disappeared below the horizon. With about 30mins left before pitch blackness everyone left and we finally had almost the whole beach to ourselves. Awesome.

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  Now this post isn’t about what is contained within the box, it’s purely about the box itself. I have a few tackle boxes, one for storing spares at home, one for spinning, one for rigs and one for kayak fishing. My kayak tackle box started off as a fairly standard double sided tackle box. What is most important to me in a kayak tackle box, is to keep everything safe in the event of a capsize. So when choosing…

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When I was a kid I saw a Sea World style Killer Whale show in a aquapark in the South of France. Now i’ve always loved animals and therefore zoos and aquariums. I went and thoroughly enjoyed the day, I was staggered by their size, beauty and presence. A guilty feeling was there over these huge majestic creatures being kept in small enclosures for the entertainment of humans, but truthfully all the positive emotions of actually having the opportunity to…

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  Handlining is a very old and simple method of fishing. It is also one of my favourite ways to fish, read on to see why. Handlining is uber simple. Basically you have a thick fishing line, something around 50lb or above, something to wrap it around (instead of a reel), some terminal tackle like feathers or baited hooks on the end and finally a weight. What I love about it so much is how natural and close to the…

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I love Gannets. One of the biggest pleasure I have living in Cornwall is regularly seeing them flying and diving. Many a dawn kayak trip has been brightened by the firework show which is the gannet diving. They have such a distinctive look with their yellow and blue heads and black wing tips.    

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