1st Ocean Kayak Classic Fishing Tournament

June 5, 2010 | By | Reply More

The first ever Ocean Kayak fishing tournament took place on June 4th 2010 at Swanage in Dorset.

Well, I had a great time at the comp. on Saturday – thanks to everyone 5 species, no garfish Can you believe that !

After hearing of John’s undulate ray – I had to go and give that a try on Sunday – another fish I have wanted to get on the yak – and quite a rare one too (seem to remember Richi/Trev getting one in the past ?).

Everyone was going to Kimmeridge – and I really fancied it, but my head was saying Swanage. So I went out solo, after speaking to Darnsarf and Dorado just before launching.

Conditions were great, but mid afternoon the wind really picked up – blowing straight out to sea – the VHF fortecast was not good either – but I decided to stick it out – and I’m glad I did…

I was using whole squid one one rod and a mackerel fillet on the other – caught a kennel full of LSD’s and then had the undulate ray(Thanks John )…

Also had a load of bream – including some biggies on whole squid

Only kept one of the smaller ones about 1.5 lbs as they are breeding at the moment…

Great fun – great company – great venue – great weekend.


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Category: Fishing, Kayak Fishing, Swanage

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