Friday, 4 April 2014

Kayak Fishing at Anchor - How to Deal with Wind over Tide

I recently had a trip fishing at anchor with a wind over tide situation causing the kayak to sit broadside (sideways on) to the swell making it awkward to fish particularly with two rods.  Below is a video that demonstrates the effectiveness of using a drogue to counteract a wind over tide situation.


6 comments:

  1. Hi thanks foe posting these videos i find them really use full. What Size drogue would you recommend for a tandem Kayak?

    Glyn

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    1. Thank you for the comment and glad you find the videos useful. I would say about 36" diameter which is about the size of the one I use.

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    2. Further to my recent reply, about 36" if you are using it to slow down a drift in the wind but if you are using it to combat wind over tide at anchor then a smaller drogue would be better.

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  2. Rob, please could you tell me the make and model of your chute? I like the look of it better than the bucket type ones.
    Thanks
    Chris Hayes

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    1. Hi Chris, Unfortunately the site supplying the drift chute I use (Kayak UK) appears to be no longer in business and at the moment, I do not know of any other source that supplies the parachute type drift chute that I use.

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    2. Thanks anyway Rob, I'll keep looking.

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