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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Gumotex Kayaks – Now In Stock!

Gumotex Inflatable Kayaks now available in the UK!

Even more good news to kick off 2017 with. At long last Gumotex Inflatable Kayaks will be available again in the UK and Ireland!

Gumotex make use of HTP Nitrilon fabrics in the manufacture of their kayaks and canoes, which is a lighter version of the fabrics used in RIBs and Rigid Inflatable Boats. The types of boats that are used by the likes of the RNLI and Divers!

Put simply, this is by far the best material used for recreational paddling inflatables where only the military use a heavier fabric construction!

 

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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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