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Like this new forum category!

Just wondering how many members have yaks, and what are they?

I've got the ubiqutous Prowler 13 in mango flame, wanted the stealth green but was advised against it on safety reasons.

Been yaking for a couple of years with great success. Best catch must be a mullet of 8-7-6, a C.I. record.

My bass plugging catch rate has gone through the roof, certainly gives you more confidence to try new things when you can tell very quickly if it works or not.

I'm lucky that I can slide the yak in the van and be on the water in 10 minutes, quicker than some shore marks!
 

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i have a wilderness 135 just got it last year.i only used it to get from a to b did not really fish from it much.but this year im hoping to fish from it a lot and to try different marks roll on the spring.the little fella fits in the back nicely but i dont bring him out in the sea just around the estuary.
 

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Yes, Prowler 13. Doesnt get used anywhere near as much as it should. Hopefully remedy that this year. Have to admit I used it mainly for getting to nice little outcrops, then dragging kayak up and fishing on foot until tide covered where I was. Lovely way to do it, targetting that middle 'no mans land' that **** cannot reach from the HMS Bass, and that shore fishers cannot get to without getting stranded. Just have to watch out for skishers now! Also have use of a two man kayak, which my mate and I have used a couple of times to drop each other off at various points in the SE of Jersey.
 

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I've got a Ocean Kayak Caper. Hardly went out last year, I'm hoping to get out on it a bit more this year..
 

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4.5 Elite here and josh my son has a prowler 13, will get some pic`s done this spring
 

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Ive had a few Yaks now and ive ended up with an X Factor 15 ft.... just fantastic....when its nice i can stand up and plug, which i find better for me.













 

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Just had Malibu mini X as a birthday/christmas present from the mrs/kids so will be taking it easy to try it out for lure fishing down tenby way over the the spring summer. Can't wait to get to areas not possible from shore :) Trying to get all the safety equipment at the moment. No long journeys out to see just hugging those rocky marks for me !! ;)
 

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Cool, I make that 9 of us so far.

Here's a few pics,

3lb 5oz Couch's Bream, bet they would take a SP.



Playing a bloody big conger in daylight!



Got it to the yak on 20lb hooklength and a size 1, but nooooo way was it coming in to play!

 

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I remember reading that report on FG. Insane fishing! How many bream did you have between you that day? It was in January too wasn't it?!
 

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2 of us had over 100 black bream, but only 2 Couch's each. They fight like the bejeezus and taste great :rofl:

Yep it was January, wishing for a settled spell on smaller tides so I can try again.
The week after I capsized the yak when I cut the anchor rope in a bit too much tide! :muttley:
 

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Nathan Taylor said:
Lol...u capsized the Yak...what happened??
Hmm, bit of a beginners cock up really.

I was anchored in about 60ft of water, in a fair bit of tide. As the tide increased a swell picked up too and the stern of yhe yak was being pulled under a bit (using an anchor trolley). I decided to call it a day and tried to retrieve the anchor, but it was stuck fast. Even the cable tie trip didn't free it. I wasn't happy at hauling too hard because of the conditions, so decided to cut the rope.

Then I demonstrated Newtons law of motion- each action has and equal and opposite reaction.

I cut the rope but it was under such tension that the reaction was to flip the yak clean over the opposite way.

It all went green, I soon bobbed up though. Got back aboard and paddled around picking up my floating bits and bobs. No real drama. :stupid:

Lessons learnt were-

1. Put out more anchor rope in future.
2. Paddle back uptide to get some slack before cutting free.
3. Maybe the tide was a bit strong!

But I had no problem floating around in neoprene chesties and a normal fishing smock, they didn't fill with water and I had no need to pull the cord on my lifejacket.

Lost my couple of bream and a big pollack though :muttley:
 

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I have been kayak fishing for 3 years. Still have an infinate amount to learn, but that's all part of the fun.

2008 I managed to get out at least once every month of the year and managed to catch bass every month except December. Last year wasn't as sucessful due to weather and busted ankle. This year is going to be the year, everything is checked, double checked and ready to go. Can't wait to get out and find some fish. :jump:

I also want to try targeting bream this year, but hands, paddle and yak covered in stinky squid will probably result in just one effort before returning to lure fishing.
 
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