"Kayaks scare fish"

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andrew butler 101
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"Kayaks scare fish"

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and other excuses....



I agree, It is impossible to catch a fish after a kayaks passed, it defiantly ruins the fishing for the rest of the day. (p.s watch the video before biting)

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Brilliant video

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Yep, kayaks scare fish!

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I remember waching a fisherman on the Dee he was sitting just at the point where some 30-40 kayaks had launched over that last hour and he had upwards of 6-8 trout in a pile beside him, the kayaks launching and passing him didnt seem to effect his fishing any
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Generally I found it easy to pull fish out of the eddy at the get out of the Sjoa in Norway, despite there being a kayaking festival on the go. I also know someone that had a cast in Salt Brenaz, France - which sees LOADS of use by kayakers, rafters and hydrospeeders. He stopped after the first cast when it was obvious that not only would he catch, and this might be frowned upon, but also that what he caught on that first cast was too big to fit in the pan!

I couldn't count the amount of times I have seen fish jump while paddling.

Kayaks don't affect fishing, fishing does.
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Playing next to a drop on the Gave de Pau slalom site a few years ago with my son Joe and Perry Brooks and a french fisherman walked up to our eddy, cast in besides us and caught a fine sized brown trout. Fish don't mind kayaks guys.

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Rhod wrote:
Kayaks don't affect fishing, fishing does.

yup, it's beardy blokes With wellies up to their nipples, and pointy hooks that scare fish, they told me.

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Fish don't mind kayaks guys.
Now you just have to convince this... gentleman.

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Hang on, no, what are those things in the background? Aren't they bo...

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B.Lowe wrote:Yep, kayaks scare fish!

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Is this a genuine picture? Never seen a fish at Newark, let alone thought one would jump just there...!

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Is this a genuine picture? Never seen a fish at Newark, let alone thought one would jump just there...!
I think it was trying to get away from Martin Salter after he saw the previous picture...

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RichA wrote: Is this a genuine picture? Never seen a fish at Newark, let alone thought one would jump just there...!
Yeah, it seems a bit strange but its real.

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Looks like a pike to me.

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When paddling on the Wye a couple of summers back I got the fright of my life when a bloomin large fish jumped right beside my kayak. The fisherman, who I hadn't noticed owing to his camaflouge, was in hysterics after observing my reaction!

Such a peaceful river!

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We were paddling at HPP one evening and they were closing early to reconfigure the course. Out of curiosity we hung around until the course had been drained. We couldn't believe the number of fish, and the size, that were clearly visable in the shallow pools which were left.
Paddling certainly doesn't scare fish!

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Can you imagine the reaction if you pulled into an eddy, popped out your rod and started fishing anywhere in the UK. Apoplectic would not quite convey the fisherman's reaction.

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haha that's one way to do a multi activity day! Clearly aren't phased in the slightest.

Was given a long spiel from some fisherman on the banks of the Ceirw before we even got out of the car, they stopped us in the road. explained that they wouldn't let us get on, we have no right and that our kayaks looked like dolphins and porpoises from a fish's eye view.
We said "ok we only wanted to check the level for another day" at which point he accused me of being aggressive whereas he was the one shouting though my car window.
Every experience tells me that fisherman hate kayakers, but i always wave and say hello even if they don't throw anything back.

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B.Lowe wrote:Yeah, it seems a bit strange but its real.
The fish deffo won that 'big air' contest! :-)


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When will they learn? Ask to shoot a cute animal loved by the community and then act all self righteous when asked why.

They really need better PR people...

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Talk about two faced!!!!!!

The Angling Trust has now thrown it's weight behind the petition to save Keith the Seal, http://www.anglingtrust.net/news.asp...ws&itemid=1459 and prevent moves to kill the seal (from the Angling Trust).

Despite being the same ones who wanted the Seal SHOT DEAD the other day.

http://www.facebook.com/AnglingTrust?ref=ts&fref=ts

You can't win. what next!

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Keith is actually an Ex Navy Seal who has been hired to take out fishermen.

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