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Saturday, 4 September 2010

Bass Rock

Every week my friends and I go kayak fishing. It’s a mix of adventure and discovery, and we explore many different waters.  At the end of August we went to Bass Rock to try our luck. Bass Rock is situated near north Berwick on the East coast not too far from Edinburgh.  We drove the short journey from Glasgow early in the morning to beat the rush hour traffic.  A good friend gave us some directions and, after stranding my car on the sandy beach and the kind help of a tractor driver, we headed toward Bass Rock.
Approaching Bass Rock
The paddle is 2km and the sea was like glass. It was an amazing paddle toward this gigantic rock, populated by a million gannets. We had a good look around this island, and explored the caves and went up close to the birds - what a journey!  But the best part was the fishing.
Fish On!
We started drifting back to shore and I hit some good size Mackerel on Hokkai Lures.  Closer to shore we meet another yakker and that was my mate Simon. He has a great knowledge of the coast. Gerry had some excellent Cod around 3 or 4lbs.  Simon followed his GPS fish finder,  and in the distance, I heard him call out. I paddled towards him and asked him if he had caught anything – "Yes a whopper he replied!"
A very fine Cod from the Kayak
If you are looking for more information on Kayak Angling, come and see me at the shop and I will be very happy help you out!

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