Cornwall Canoes staff member Liam decided to take his kayak fishing to the next level this week by catching a Porbeagle Shark from his kayak! Fishing from his Hobie Revolution 16 kayak, Liam headed off the Cornwall coast and waited 6 hours before the fish found his bait.
Kyle Waterhouse is one of the top kayak fisherman in the UK who regularly catches impressive fish. A regular on the kayak fishing competition circuit, Kyle has a number of top placings to his name including a 1st place position in the European Saltwater Championships 2017! We are pleased to announce that Kyle has gained joint sponsorship with clothing and equipment manufacturer NRS and kayak fishing specialist store Cornwall Canoes!
At Canoe Shops we always strive to offer a wide range of white water kayaks that suit various paddlers’ requirements as well as their budget. With this in mind, we are pleased to announce that the Riot Kayaks white water range will be available in the UK once more with tried and tested models such as the Magnum and Thunder!
Hobie have released a brand new kayak model for 2018…. the Hobie Mirage Compass, and it looks great! The Compass combines aspects from the popular Revolution and Pro Angler hull designs, with a simplified deck outfitting for great performance at a great price. Well equipped with features, the Compass will certainly be popular with kayak fisherman and those wanting an all-round pedal kayak for touring. Take a look at this blog post for a brief overview of this new model….
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.
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!
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…