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Kayak Fishing Meets and
Tournaments 2018

The list grows every year and 2018 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.... more

Kayak Projects HOBIE OUTBACK - TOURNAMENT SET UP HOBIE REVOLUTION 16 Anchor Trolley Fitting a Garmin EchoMAP 75sv Finder Bait Cutting Board SideKick AMA Kit Hobie Gear Bucket Camera Mounts Vantage Seat Bag Fitting YakAttack GearTrac Hobie H-Crate Hobie Gear Pockets 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 Buoy Leash 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

This is probably one of the easiest things we have ever built to fit on one of our kayak projects, although the choice of products to use is enormous.

All you need to buy is a bank stick and feeder rod rest, we bought both items from Go Outdoors, only because we were there buying a waterproof first-aid kit and I found the bits in the angling section. And you will need some Duck Tape

The bank stick needs to be no thicker than 20mm, length is down to your own preference. The feeder rod rest we chose is 56cm wide, personally I wouldn't go any narrower.

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First job is to cut down the bank stick with a hacksaw, we have done this three times now, starting a little long and we are now at 60cm which I think will be perfect, keeping the rods clear of the foot pedals on the Mirage Drive when the rod butts are on the seat, which is our preferred position.

Clean up the burred cut edges with a file.

Drop the tube into the mast step in front of the cockpit and mark how far the tube drops into the hole.

Then wrap the base with the Duck Tape, packing it out to about 22cm, its a bit of trial and error to get a nice fit, you don't want it sloppy or too tight, we put to much on, then started trimming off, wrapping the trimmed tape below the line we marked showing the depth of the mast step.

Once happy do the second wrap until snug.

Screw on the feeder rod rest. Tighten. Job done. Told you it was easy.

A nice edition is a video camera fitted centrally on the feeder rod rest, its at the perfect height for trophy shots, I've seen these cable tied onto the rod rest, but you could bolt it on as there is a central screw in our chosen style of rod rest.

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This pictures shows the rod rest first time out, as you can see far to high, its been greatly lowered since this to our now preferred 60cm height.

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04/12/2017