hi from a envious Brit

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chris plymouth
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Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:22 am

hi all, ive been looking at your site on and off for about 12 months now, and just wanted to say what a great site it is. ive picked up loads of useful tips and love the picks of fish we in the UK can only dream about. :envy: :envy: :envy:
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The Fish Whisperer
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Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:14 pm

Hi :hai: you should come down and join us. There's plenty of keen kayak fishing brits working here and enjoying our :beer:
Look forward to hearing about your fishing exploits.

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AndrewRawlingson
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Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:51 pm

fish whisperer speaks the truth! it wasn't so long ago that i was desperately trying to catch anything from my kayak in the UK, now spoilt for choice!

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Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:56 pm

Cheers Chris, so what do you catch and what's your vessel of choice?
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Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:51 pm

Nah, no fish here, and the beer is too cold, the weather is too warm, there's sand flies and sand.... :) ;)


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Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:53 pm

Hainesy wrote:Nah, no fish here, and the beer is too cold, the weather is too warm, there's sand flies and sand.... :) ;)


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Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:56 pm

WaikatoYakka wrote:
Hainesy wrote:Nah, no fish here, and the beer is too cold, the weather is too warm, there's sand flies and sand.... :) ;)


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...... And you have to put all your fish back :lol:
....according to some !!


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datawiz
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Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:53 pm

chris plymouth wrote:hi all, ive been looking at your site on and off for about 12 months now, and just wanted to say what a great site it is. ive picked up loads of useful tips and love the picks of fish we in the UK can only dream about. :envy: :envy: :envy:

So what is your scene like then Chris? Would be keen to hear more? :geek:
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AndrewRawlingson
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Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:11 pm

just in case chris hasn't woken up yet. my best catch from a kayak in the UK (plymouth nonetheless!), a (european) bass - all 3 lb of it!

realised that the rod/reel in that photo is now my slow jig setup!

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chris plymouth
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Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:04 am

AndrewRawlingson is rite we spend most of our time fishing for anything that swims, the bass in the picture is on the small side but a keeper having said that a bass of 10lb or more would be considered a really nice fish. this time of the year is quite over here most people are waiting for the cod to arrive inshore. over the next few months anyone who does get out will be wearing thermal suits or warm cloths under a dry suit. (alien to you boys i expect)
i fish from an ultra 4.3, its pretty standard apart from the fish finder a couple of anchor trolly`s and a few clips to hold my pliers and a few other bits and pieces.
ill post some trip reports when i get out (weather permitting ) with pics so you can see how lucky you lot are :)
ps ill post pics of the fish i catch, please dont confuse them with the live bait you boys use ;(
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AndrewRawlingson
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Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:54 am

chris plymouth wrote:a bass of 10lb or more would be considered a really nice fish.
true. i lost a very decent fish on the same day, maybe 8 pound.

check out what some of the experts say on here about soft bait (plastic) fishing. i know it is starting to catch on slowly back home, but could give you an advantage.

anyway, look forward to seeing your photos.

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Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:36 am

Welcome to the site Chris :rock:
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chris plymouth
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Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:00 am

8lb is a very nice fish bet you were gutted. ive already read lots of very useful stuff on this site about plastics and learnt alot.
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AndrewRawlingson
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Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:58 pm

I was gutted, there's a report on anglersafloat somewhere. Basically, I never used to set the drag on my reels because there was never any point (!)* and the inevitable happened at the side of the kayak.



*My drags are set with total precision these days.

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AndrewRawlingson wrote:*My drags are set with total precision these days.
Mine too... *pull pull, 'yeah feels about right'* :angel:
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Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:06 pm

Welcome to the site Chris and I look forward to your TRs . :y:

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