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Dads Day this Sunday means I get a few hours out on my sea kayak. To make things more interesting I'd like to run (tow) a line out from behind my kayak to see if I can catch anything. The snag is, I havent a clue what bait/lures and rig I need to use. I'll be on sea water, probably on a estuary in deepish water on the south coast ....I dont think I can get anymore vague.
Very grateful for any advice, ideas or just a good guess!
is it too early for feathers and mackeral???
A string of feathers or other such lures. They'll catch mackerel & if you're lucky maybe a Bass!
Wander into a local tackle shop & ask them. I'd also take some "rigger" gloves as a string full of angry mackerel or bass will pull hard possibly injuring hands.
Thanks Guy's, I'll try it out. I reckon I'm dew some beginers luck .........I'll need it!
Get either feathers or a mackerel spinner and some line and run the line about 20 meters with about 4 oz weight. Also get some swivels on the line, most tackle shops will have all the items, the swivels most important otherwise you will end up in a tangle. The next thing is to attach the line to your paddle near your hand and that will tell you when you get a bite but also secure it to the kayak as well. Finally tight lines and good fishing. :headbang:
Alternately tie it on the back and when you can't paddle forward you'll know you've caught enough. :lmao:
If you're going to an estuary it will probably have a sandy bottom and channels were the tide comes in. If you trawl along these channels you'll find some flounder and dabs. It maybe a good idea to take a look when the tide is out so you can identify where they are. A smallish Aberdeen hook with barbs on the shank (helps keep the worm covering the hook) or even better these http://www.gamefisherman.co.uk/ishop/1019/shopscr107.html and a couple of ounces weight with some ragworm or lugworm should do the trick you should be able to get everything including bait from the local tackle shop. School Bass often follow estuaries as the tide comes in and some small bass lures http://www.fishingbig.com/fishing_tackle/lures/bass_lures/should do the trick for those if you're trawling
Tight lines :D
Although bear in mind that if you are in a Bass nursery estuary (such as Poole harbour) it is illegal to fish for schoolies from a boat...
if you paddling a spinner like this one http://www.gamefisherman.co.uk/ishop/1019/shopscr190.html may do nicely if you put it on a leader of about a meter behind a bit of a weight you could pick up some pollark (sp) and mackerel (yummy) quite easily.
A bit late in the day I know but thanks for all your advice. I appreciate it. :You_Rock_
Typical, my kids highjacked the day and I spent the day paddling them up and down a small nearby river in our canoe ....so no fishing. Plan to get out in the next day or so and if i catch anything you will all be the first to know!
if you use a spinning shiny lure and a medium sized hook the mackeral should go for it (maybe a bit of bait as well) and if you are lucky you may have a sea bass on the end although they fight like a b*tch and might bite through your line (so use a wire line at the end)