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Kayak Fishing Meets and
Tournaments 2017

The list grows every year and 2017 is bigger than ever, and more of us are now competing abroad as well.

Making the decision on which to attend is getting harder and harder.

But don't forget the Swanage Classic the event you have been loving since 2009  ... more

Kayak Projects HOBIE OUTBACK - TOURNAMENT SET UP HOBIE REVOLUTION 13 Fitting a Lowrance Fish Finder Screw Hole Repair Fitting YakAttacks GTSL90 Track System Fitting YakAttack GTSL90 with Rigging Bullets YakAttack BlackPak SeaDek Sound Proofing The Hobie Sail Kit Hobie Sail Reefing Device Hobie Rudder Upgrade Fitting Hobie Sidekicks CAPER Getting Started Fitting a 6" Hatch Fitting a Fish Finder Installing a Flush Rod Holder Installing a Dash Mount Compass Making a Paddle Keeper Fixtures and Fittings List TRIDENT 11 Getting Started Tankwell Hatch Mounting the Torqeedo Rudder Controls Torqeedo Controls TRIDENT 15 Fitting a RAM-117 Rod Holder Fitting a Richie Kayaker S-59 Compass Fitting a Navigation Light Fitting a Humminbird Fishfinder/GPS PROWLER 13 Prowler Seat Upgrade Fitting a Scotty Triple Rod Holder Fitting Ocean Kayak's Flush Mounts Making Rocket Launcher Style Rod Holders Installing a Fishfinder v2 Anchor Trolley System Anchor Trolley System for 2007 Prowler 13 The Crate P13 Fixtures and Fittings List MALIBU II XL Laying Out Fittings Fitting a Gaspachi Hatch Central Cargo Net 4 inch Hatch Scotty Flush Deck Mounts Malibu Rod Mounts PROJECT EXTRAS Scupper Pro Rod Pod Conversion Anchor Line Reel - Paul Fennell (Darnsarf) High Visibility Light Rod Building Hatch Accessory Bag Grapnel Anchor Bait Tank Petrol Jet Drive Fitting an Eagle Fishfinder Big Game Console Scotty Double Extension Rod Holders Rod Holders and Mount Guide Fitting a Centre Hatch RAM-119SW Fly Fishing Linekurv.dk Line Tray Paddle Selector Kayak Fishing Photograph and Videography SCUPPER PRO

Buoy Leash - David Morris (Starvinmarvin), (idea pinched from Richi!)



Using an anchor when fishing can be a pain at the best of times, at the worst it can be plain dangerous. Over the last 12 months, I've witnessed a couple of first time kayak fishermen struggle with their anchor and end up taking a swim.


Richi was the first person to show me the Buoy Leash, a simple device that can be worn around the waist until needed, then simple clipped to the anchor trolley at one end and onto a mooring buoy or pot buoy at the other, brilliantly simple.


All the required components.


All that is required to make one is a length of shockcord, enough to go around your waist with a little to spare, thickness is not important but about the same as used for the tankwell, a pair of shockcord rings and a pair of Anodised Carabiners. I prefer to use climbing carabiners as they are a bit bigger than those from a chandler, easier to use and only a little dearer in price, have been using the DMM's for a couple of years on the anchor trolley and there are no signs of corrosion, you can also use a stainless steel ring instead of one of the carabiners, if you already have a carabiner on your anchor trolley.


   

Loop in shockcord with shockcord ring attached (left).

Shockcord ring attached to carabiner (right).


Form a loop in the shockcord and slip on shockcord ring, clip onto carabiner and pull up shockcord so that loop fits comfortably but not tight, leave a tag end of about 1cm.


Crimping shockcord ring.


Crimp up the shockcord ring with strong pliers, or help them on their way with a hammer, getting them to start to bend shut was not easy, but once started things were much easier.


   
Attaching second carabiner (left), melting frayed end with cigarette lighter (right).


Attach the the carabiners to each other and wrap the shockcord around your waist, allow enough slack to accommodate your paddle gear, trim off the excess and melt the frayed end with a cigarette lighter.


The finished Buoy Leash.


Make a loop on the trimmed end of the shockcord and attach the second shockcord ring, pull up as before leaving a short tag, make sure you are happy with the length and fit around your waist and if necessary re-trim the tag end and re-melt the frayed end with a cigarette lighter.

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07/05/2017