Let us have a look at your Kayak.
Posted 11 August 2005 - 12:42 AM
Help yourself to pics.
Hope to fish the Tournament with her, will have to clear the date first.
Good luck with it, hope you get a good showing.
Posted 11 August 2005 - 12:52 AM
Thanks mate, look forward to seeing them
Yakity - Yak - u.k.:
Your absolutly right mate, Bass is the main target species I fish for.
The area holds a good array of other species too.
We fish a catch and return policy, but the odd one does come home for the table.
Ill take some sceenery pics the next time Im out for you to have a look at.
If I remember the bl**dy camera:D
Posted 11 August 2005 - 01:08 AM
Re the XT, fitting a portable fishfinder would be the way to go.
How often do you need a hatch?......well, thats a good question, and will depend on you entirely and what you want to do.
If you plan on carrying loads of kit, or going camping from the Kayak , then the hatch will be handy.
Opening a hatch at sea is not a realy good idea, especialy a Bow hatch.
But that is just my oppinion, and somthing I would not entertain doing.
The Scrambler XT is no slouch on the water, but ultimately, her performance is down to your personal fitness and paddle technique.
She will only go as quick as you are able to push her.
She will handle well in choppy sea, and is good in the surf, I still have one left, and would not part with her.
Rigging her is a dream, lots of flat and friendly surfaces to put your bits and bobs.
Here is a pic of the one I rigged and had the problems with the hatch.
The rig was perfect for my needs, apart from the addition of the hatches.
and this one.
If you do go for the Scrambler, let me know, Id be glad to share some ideas with you., if you need them.
Posted 11 August 2005 - 01:13 AM
Location: East Dorset
Posted 11 August 2005 - 01:25 AM
Thanks mate, but that Yak is now dead
The net is used a great deal, and to good effect.
Not bragging here.....well not to much anyway ......but a large Bass in your lap can stick you with those dorsal spines, the net gives you better control over the fish, and is better for the fish too.
To be honest I dont notice any difference re the sail and drift, but having the use of the net, in my oppinion, out wieghs any drift.
Have a go with one, and see how you get on with it.
Posted 11 August 2005 - 02:26 AM
Cheers for the piccies Yakity, hope your can join in, no need for traveling it's happening in your back yard, my backyard, everybodies backyard, well at the seaside, lake, pond, river or canal actually.
Kayaks: Ocean Kayak Caper (Sunrise)
Ocean Kayak Scupper Pro
Ocean Kayak Malibu 2 XL (Sunrise)
Ocean Kayak Trident 15
Wilderness Systems Tarpon 140 Angler (Yellow)
A member of B.A.S.S www.ukbass.com
Posted 11 August 2005 - 03:15 AM
I dont plan to camp and if I did Im quite happy with a sleeping bag in a Gortex Bivi bag. My prefered fishing methods are as light as possible. In my younger army days I was a reasonably succesful white water racer and slalom canoer. So I would hope that with a bit of practice I should reach a reasonable paddling standard. Subject to heart attacks of course.
Are portable fish finders OK and if you had your time again would you bother with the hatch?
Some great advice by the way thats what I like about this forum people are really willing to help.
Southampton, Scupper Pro TW Angler: Yarak2.
Member of the OK fishing Team ( I have had free bits) :-)
Posted 12 August 2005 - 03:22 AM
Posted 12 August 2005 - 03:23 AM