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UK : Extreme huss kayak fishing...

Postby dizzyfish » Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:55 am

Just a quick report from the UK...

Video of the day out...



We launch froma small river with the Welsh Snowdonian mountains providing a stunning backdrop. We paddle down the river and out to a reef. Alex caught a monster tope (shark) on fresh bait, we all try catching live bait, but things are slow. I am fishing a heavier rod (Okuma Cortez) for the big stuff, and a light one for bait (Teklon COncept 702L and Okuma Trio 30S reel)...

I finally caught a garfish, using some homemade feathers tied with the fly vice...

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No tope, but I have a crazy idea - why not see if I can catch a snarling bull huss on the ultra light spinning rod ?

To cut a long story short (watch the vid - its quite amusing how the little rod bends !)...

Snarling bull huss taken on the ultra light spinning rod and reel

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All too soon, it was time to leave Wales and return home.

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More pictures of the day including one of Alex's huge tope...

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Re: UK : Extreme huss kayak fishing...

Postby Cid » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:12 am

Hi Dizzy,

Great photos and report as usual. That Garfish of yours looks a lot like our Long Tom. Vicious buggers that'll try to bite you if they get a chance.

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While our garfish is a lot tamer...

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Re: UK : Extreme huss kayak fishing...

Postby dizzyfish » Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:56 pm

Cid - That Long Tom looks a bit of a handful ! Our garfish don't grow to a big size, but they are quite acrobatic - they often tailwalk and jump out of the water.
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Re: UK : Extreme huss kayak fishing...

Postby RackRaider » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:48 pm

THey look a bit like our Seven gill; Maybe a relation
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