Saturday, 26 September 2015

Finally had a session on the RTM Tempo 26/09/2015

Well after what seems like ages of sitting looking at my new Black Tempo in the garage I finally had the opportunity to get it wet

I had my usual plan of attack with plugs and soft plastics but the pollack were thin on the ground today so mainly used the light SP outfit and had some fantastic sport landing a lot of Cod all a good stamp too best going over 8lb and a few lovely red Kelpies

Mark managed a lovely PB Cod going just the right side of 10lb

I managed to hook a mackerel and a nice little Coalie on the trolled Rapala

But the highlight of the trip was bagging a really good sized Ballan Wrasse quite a rarity on my local patch and this one battled like a tank all the way to the surface

Had a visit from a common seal they seem keen on the Black tempo

And as it was a new Kayak to me I always like to brush up on my self rescues so jumped off my fully rigged kayak in the deep water and did a couple of effortless reboards

Overall very impressed with my choice of Kayak paddles well fitted out well comfortable to fish from and can gain access to the front hatch on the water if needed very easily and the Northwater deckbag compliments it a treat absolutely love it and christened it in style


Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Scarborough Kayak Angling Championships 2015

Myself Jack and Mark headed down to Scarborough early Saturday morning to find the car park packed with kayak anglers a great sight to see so after a brief chat with some of the other competitors we got rigged up and headed to the launch and brief

We then got the all clear to launch into a lovely surfless beach but we all knew the swell was pretty big away from the sheltered launch but it would take a bit more than a good rolling swell to put Jack off his fishing

We headed south hoping to connect with a few Bass like last year but the trolled lures went untouched and the coloured water had my expectations low until my Fiiish minnow got hit hard but bumped off after a few seconds I quickly opened the bail and let it hit the bottom before handing the rod to Jack who worked it for a few minutes before seeing him with the rod arched over after a bit of a tussle p popped a nice codling

Happy with that we kept working at it but bites were hard to come by and couldnt get a hit on the plugs still I had a few enquiries on my Fiiish minnow but couldn't connect but Jack ended up bagging another smaller Cod on his!!!! We were fortunate he caught the bigger one 1st as we could release this smaller one too

A few pics of the day

Jack back on the beach with his catch

At the weigh in his Cod was 2lb 6oz 7/8ths
And I couldn't of been prouder when he stepped up to claim his armful of prizes and getting a massive round of applause from everyone he went home chuffed to bits

A great day out

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