Kayak Fishing

Viking ProFish 400 – Initial Thoughts & A Gilt Head Bream

Chris' first gilthead bream of 2017 on the Profish 400Our first Viking container arrived last month from New Zealand, with models ‘Profish 400’, ‘Profish Reload’ & ‘Profish GT’ in the line-up.
They are proving to very popular, with excellent design features and a very solid build quality.
Being designed and manufactured in New Zealand means that the hull shapes and design features are especially well suited to UK waters…

 

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Featured Review Of The Feelfree Lure 13.5

Feelfree Lure 13.5 - Kayak Fishing ReviewWe were recently forwarded an excellent article reviewing the already popular Feelfree Lure 13.5 Fishing Kayak.

The Feelfree Lure 13.5 is a longer, extremely stable and more efficient version of the renowned Lure 11.5. This big brother to the Lure 11.5 combines an extensive list of angling features with a kayak that is capable of handling bigger water. This gives you the ability to carry everything you need to target those big fish on a stable but efficient platform.

 

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Exploring the River Helford by Kayak

Searching for Flounder on the River Helford

The weather this January has been reasonably settled. Another calm weather window presented itself. It was bitterly cold though. The plan was to go for a paddle and fish on a local river estuary – the River Helford. The target would be flounders, a species of flatfish which can be found over tidal mud flats particularly in the cold winter months. We arrived  at the launch spot just after sunrise to see the entire river valley full of freezing mist…. luckily we had our dry suits and thermals!

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Viking Kayaks UK – Now In Stock!

Viking Kayaks UKThe Canoe Shops Group is excited to announce that it will be the ‘Exclusive’ distributor for Viking Kayaks in the UK for 2017 and beyond!

Viking Kayaks are manufactured in New Zealand from the highest quality materials and components. Being designed in New Zealand means the rough water hull designs are very well suited to UK waters, which has led to Viking Kayaks establishing itself as one of the leading performance fishing kayak brands in the UK.

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Paddling with Dolphins off the Cornish Coast

Kayaking with Common Dolphins

Sunday saw a rare weather window for January, which made for the perfect opportunity to get the first kayak fishing session of 2017 in! Liam and Andrew of Cornwall Canoes were joined by local kayak angler Gary for a day on the water in West Cornwall.

The plan was to launch at sunrise and find deeper water offshore in the hope of catching some different species to start off 2017. Little did we know what was in store for us and what would be the highlight of the day…

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Big Bass!!

Another Shot of Liams Bass

September proved to be a difficult month to get out on the water. Whenever we had a day off from working in the shop, the wind seemed to be blowing too much to get out for a session. In Cornwall we are very much at the mercy of the prevailing Atlantic weather systems and can often go weeks and weeks without being able to get out on the water….frustrating! A break in the persistent winds finally came along although there was still a good amount of swell hitting the coast.

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