northumberland kayak fishing woman

Dark Foggy and Fishe

Irene Hodgson
  · Irene Hodgson  · September 17, 2016

After a poor day’s pike fishing on Wednesday we had planned an evening trip last night, but with heavy rain most of the day then the threat of fog it didn’t bode well for us, but the sea conditions weren’t too bad so we went for it, also with poor light it meant fishing into [...]

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northumberland

from hook to plate

Irene Hodgson
  · Irene Hodgson  · July 8, 2016

Since being little I have had a love of smoked fish, mainly Haddock and Cod. Mam used to poach it in milk, and we would have it with loads of bread to dip in the juice. So since we have a regular supply of prime North Sea Cod, I still found myself having to buy [...]

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Wind, Rain and a PB Perch.

Irene Hodgson
  · Irene Hodgson  · April 27, 2016

With no other subject talked about so much on the fishing pages and sites, it pains for me to start this article talking about it…yes you got it, the weather, it literally has had kayak fishing to a standstill for weeks now, with only a few of us managing to grab a hour here and [...]

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northeast fishing

Rigging a Kayak.

Irene Hodgson
  · Irene Hodgson  · March 30, 2016

Well having paddled my new yak off the coast of Newbiggin for an hour or two, my thoughts turned to how I was going to start the rigging and the placement of the electronics to best suit me. Anyone that has had to rig a kayak will know the feeling of fixing an item thinking [...]

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fishing northeast

First thoughts of a fishing Kayak start to finish

Irene Hodgson
  · Irene Hodgson  · March 8, 2016

After an embarrassing episode whilst out fishing in my Kaskazi Marlin ..where it pains me to recount the tale but I had to give a stonking 10lb cod to Peter and ask him to bring in for me, as it wouldn’t fit into the Marlin, The decision was made… my beloved kayak had to go, [...]

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Kayak fishing in Norway

Irene Hodgson
  · Irene Hodgson  · February 1, 2016

You might think that my first fishing report would be on or around Northumberland, but no I’ve decided on Norway, we’ve all seen some cracking monsters being hauled in on the boaand even the shore fishing is producing some belters. So here’s my Norwegian tale, hope you enjoy. Ok here we go… After good flights [...]

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Northumberland Kayak Fishing Woman

Irene Hodgson
  · Irene Hodgson  · January 19, 2016

  Hi and welcome to my first article for Fishing Tails, I agreed with Sean that this would be a great place not only to share my love of kayak fishing, but also to show off my beautiful county Northumberland, with its diverse coast line, stunning countryside and some cracking fishing both fresh and salt [...]

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Does Size Matter?

Jo Stephenson
  · Jo Stephenson  · December 2, 2015

This is my first article for Fishing Tails, so I had better introduce myself. My name is Jo, I am a fly tyer and fisherwoman/wangler whatever the term is! This year I took part in a TV fishing competition called Earths Widest Waters : The Big Fish which took me fishing all over the world, [...]

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Swanage OK Classic Kayak Fishing Competition 2014

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · June 2, 2014

This years event saw more comfortable fishing conditions that the last couple with neither stiff winds nor baking sunshine making an appearance. With up to ten species a day being recorded by anglers practicing for the competition, hopes were high for a bumper catch in this species hunt tournament. Unfortunately many of the 95 anglers [...]

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Tips on fishing from a kayak

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · May 21, 2014

In this article Lee Mannion looks at some of the rigs and techniques he uses for fishing from his Kayak. Although Lee lives in the north east and fishes mainly for Cod these rigs and methods can be used anywhere in the country. When fishing from a kayak the rigs I use are extremely simple, [...]

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Kayak Fishing in Swanage Bay & the Ocean Kayak Classic competition

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · May 15, 2014

I am delighted that Ben Wallbridge has agreed to write some articles for us. Ben works as Coast and Marine Ranger for Dorset county council and has been kayak fishing for almost five years, so he spends more time on or near the water than most of us. We will hopefully have many more articles [...]

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Kitting out your kayak for fishing

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · April 30, 2014

What kit do we need to turn a kayak into a fishing kayak? This write up is a continuation of my last article which included some pieces of kit you need to enjoy and have a successful trip.  With the exception of the paddle which is a necessity, the bits of kit we will talk [...]

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Getting into kayak fishing

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · April 17, 2014

If you are looking to get into kayak fishing then doing your research is just as important as safety. Finding the right kayak for you is also important; it took me four kayaks to find the right one which is now a Scupper Pro. It is very light very strong easy to paddle, lots of [...]

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An introduction to kayak fishing

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · April 10, 2014

I have been into Kayak fishing for a couple of years, but for one reason or another (time mainly), I have not written an article on kayak fishing. I hope that will change this year, as I really enjoy fishing from a Kayak. It opens up loads of  new marks and compared to boat fishing [...]

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