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#71 St Ouen

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 08:49 AM

Tales of being towed around by 5lb wrasse pale into insignificance.

The best piece of UK kayak angling I have heard of.

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 10:03 PM

Hi Spanner,

As I said when you reported your fish on the IAC Sea List that is an awesome achievement and well worth the read on here too.

Can I ask though, how did you maintain your balance in the fight?

Also, all joking aside, were you towed very much by the fish?

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 05:57 PM

*doffs cap* well done mate

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 08:08 PM

Hiya Spanner.

Just read through this amazing post, or more to the point about your terrific achievment.
Must have taken a lot of determination, and grit to get that critter to the Yak.
I can remember people laughing and joking on the sea fishing forum when we were sharing thier page, about catching one of "Daveys Pets" from a plastic log.
Now youve gone and done it, very very pleased for you, congratulations.:thumbs: :clap3:

Cheers.

Bill :)

Edited by Yakity - Yak - u.k., 26 October 2006 - 08:09 PM.


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Posted 30 October 2006 - 01:50 PM

Hi Richard,

Nice to see you on here :)
Sit on top kayaks are a lot more stable than most people realise, not at all 'tippy' like you'd think. All I really had to do was make sure I kept the rod close to the centreline and not off to the side, but that was the comfortable thing to do anyway as I was sat facing facing forward.

Yep, I got towed a bit, according to the gps I went 70 yds uptide, and then 50yds back downtide as she tired and came up.




Hi Bill,
Nice to see you back again :)
Oh yes, there were a few 'Oh my god what have I done' thoughts when I first got hooked up. Its one thing to talk about about doing it but when its suddenly a reality it does slap you in the face. I have to admit though, the thought of proving all the nay sayers wrong did help me to go through with it, that and the fact that once I'd hooked up I didn't really have much choice in the matter anymore :)