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(double posted as the kayak sub-forum is less well read)

 

As some of you may have surmised, I like to kayak fish somewhat.

After a hiatus from baitfishing for 16 months, I am returning to the dark side in search of several species I have a rekindled fascination with.

 

I currently have a 10' Leeda A500 (I think) light multi picker rod. I love this rod and it's my go to rod on the bank. However, I would appreciate something shorter, maybe 7-8' max as kayak space is somewhat limited and when landing fish, a longer rod is a great hindrance due to the acute tip angles required to bring a fish within range.

 

Any suggestions? Or will I be best served by shortening an existing rod?


This Years' Targets:- As many species by lure as possible. Preferably via Kayak. 15lb+ Pike on Lure...

Species Caught 2012- Pike, Perch.

Kayak Launches- Fresh-8 Salt- 0

Kayak Captures- 14 Pike, 1 Perch.

 

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(double posted as the kayak sub-forum is less well read)

 

As some of you may have surmised, I like to kayak fish somewhat.

After a hiatus from baitfishing for 16 months, I am returning to the dark side in search of several species I have a rekindled fascination with.

 

I currently have a 10' Leeda A500 (I think) light multi picker rod. I love this rod and it's my go to rod on the bank. However, I would appreciate something shorter, maybe 7-8' max as kayak space is somewhat limited and when landing fish, a longer rod is a great hindrance due to the acute tip angles required to bring a fish within range.

 

Any suggestions? Or will I be best served by shortening an existing rod?

Search "8ft feeder rod" on ebay gets 51 results, "7ft feeder rod" gets 0 results.

 

Have you tried fishing the tip from your kayak? I should think it wants to be a calm day or a very sheltered water. Hard work with two in a rowing boat on a big loch, but slider floats work well.


 

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http://www.totalfishinggear.co.uk/online.cfm/feeder-rods/tfg-compact-commercial-feeder-rods-8'-(4-quiver-tips)/39/no/43610

 

Three tips might come in andy as those delicate bits of kit break easy on a yak.

As said, great if you're anchored up against the reeds and siting it on rests pushed into the bottom, but otherwise a float would probably be better.


Species caught in 2019: Pike. Bream. Tench. Chub. Common Carp. European Eel. Barbel. Bleak. Dace.

Species caught in 2018: Perch. Bream. Rainbow Trout. Brown Trout. Chub. Roach. Carp. European Eel.

Species caught in 2017: Siamese carp. Striped catfish. Rohu. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Black Minnow Shark. Perch. Chub. Brown Trout. Pike. Bream. Roach. Rudd. Bleak. Common Carp.

Species caught in 2016: Siamese carp. Jullien's golden carp. Striped catfish. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Alligator gar. Rohu. Black Minnow Shark. Roach, Bream, Perch, Ballan Wrasse. Rudd. Common Carp. Pike. Zander. Chub. Bleak.

Species caught in 2015: Brown Trout. Roach. Bream. Terrapin. Eel. Barbel. Pike. Chub.

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