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2017 - III - 2019

03 - 05 May 2019

Orbetello, ITALY

Kayak Fishing

Making an introduction to kayak fishing, especially aimed at more practical, would almost make you smile... That 's right, because by kayak you do first to say which technique is not recommended, instead of listing all those practicable. Over ten years ago "landed" in Italy this wonderful mode of cruising well equipped with fishing rods and equipment thanks to the easy conduction of dedicated resources; opened in this way, right away, unexplored horizons to the novices of the paddle. It’s clear that the pioneers have, even today, the "scars" of that experience that remains indispensable in the formation of a luggage truthfully and fully experienced first hand. Dealing with the sea, for those who have no experience and do not take the necessary precautions, it can really be dangerous especially on our plastic or fiberglass shells; the ability to timely escape from sudden adverse weather conditions is rather limited given the propulsion arms or legs, which is not comparable to any motor boat, same comparison in case of capture of oversized fish, just to give two examples. In short, safety comes first!!

Thanks to these veterans, but above all to the fact that many of them have done their utmost in promoting discipline through the dissemination of information through forums, web sites, pages on social etc... Today, anyone who wants to get into the water with a fishing kayak, can find a veritable encyclopedia from which to draw answers to every question or doubt, it has. We analyze the feasible technologies, without forgetting the small size of the vehicle, starting from the type of kayaking. Let's say that the versions of 3 meters long, for 70/90 cm wide, fit beautifully to the inner tranquil waters or considering an intermediate stage represented by the longshore always in a calm sea. Increasing tonnage, up to 4.80 meters in length, the more streamers and marine fit also for excursions of several miles and are able to easily deal with a rough sea within the safety limits. From what has been until now experiencing, no fishing technique is precluded in these boats. You just need a minimum of spirit of adaptation (and adventure) to the reduced board space and that's it.

Even the aid of electronic instruments, such as echo sounders and GPS, can favorably find installation on kayaks many of which, in recent years, have been equipped with real structural predispositions to the housing of the transducer under the hulls and shields on deck. To date the fishing technical specifications for more practiced kayaking are the coastal trolling, spinning, and the vertical presentation systems such as jigging, light jigging, inchiku, tataki, sabiki etc ..., but there are no limits at all others also practiced from the boat, except for those requiring speeds over 3-4 knots type trolling lure fast for swordfish or mahi-mahi known to require at least 7-10 knots. For light trolling with lures can undermine glances, horse mackerel and garfish, with some pleasant surprise such as sea bass, barracuda etc ..., all frequent the cliffs and estuaries, so without the need to move away from the shore.

An advantage not to be underestimated is the low speed with the consequent ease of "hit" a certain point in the backdrop, making transit the bait right where we want. At this point ensnared prey become important both as a species and size: snapper and grouper with the help of the guardian lead touches the bottom, while the yellowtail or tuna generally tries in midwater with lighter sealing depending on the bathymetric where we want to swim the bait. Unlike a boat, the fisherman's position will almost always seat and, especially in a vertical technique, you may want to keep the legs in the water off the side edge to handle the recovery phase of properly. Nevertheless, in some models with a strong primary stability, generally wider, you can catch up, favorable position to spinning and fly fishing generally in freshwater conditions where we will have no waves to favor the balance of the fisherman.

Very timely the prevalence in the last year of kayaks with pedal propulsion; until recently the exclusive prerogative of a few well-known manufacturers, today almost all brands on the market are able to offer at least one model that sails with the use of his legs. This is not only an advantage refers to strength over long distances, but also with reference to the speed and especially the fishing allows you to have your hands free and keeping the barrel under direct control, instead of having to store the paddle and remove the barrel from the rod holders in the event of bite. Practice kayak fishing leads, those who choose it, to really find himself in direct contact with the sea or freshwater ecosystems, which it is literally perched on the water and just need to extend one hand to be able to touch. A slight gasp in the rod is immediately felt physically, and feelings and emotions are amplified in indescribable ways.

The kayak fishing is a discipline that satisfies the spirit of those who practice it, and a day of fishing in a kayak always leaves still deeply satisfied those who experienced it.


With the contribution of Kayak Fishing Italy‚Äč