We all have those days that we can think back and remember so vividly like it was yesterday or the days were you say to yourself that that was the day that changed me!
Well for me (Dick) that day was about 4 years ago when i went on my first trip to Mozambique and well actually my first ever reel fishing trip! Wez came up with idea as he had been on a recent fishing trip to Moz and said it was Amazing and that the fish are loose on that side of the border and we have to go, I was still really only starting out at kayak fishing and only had a few launches under my belt but thought what the hell i had never been before.
First morning in Moz and its an absolute cracker, not a cloud in the sky , not a breath of wind , blue blue blue water and probably one of the easiest launches i had had. I get out past backline, pull my rods out , get my lures in the water and start chasing Wez to the closest reef from the launch. Must have paddled a good 3km before reaching the reef and i decided to have my first breather before continuing chasing the energizer bunny that Wez is. I must have stopped for about 20 seconds and had just called out to Wez, when all of a sardine my reel starts screaming!!!
When i say screaming, it was like nothing i have heard before! Now I have caught fish and been out on Ski-boats and what not but i had never heard a reel make that noise! My heart is now pumping and im screaming to Wez like a little school girl while i start reeling the fish in, I can clearly remember having two thoughts in my head, what the hell is on the end of this line and what was i going to do when i got it next to the ski! Good 10 minute fight an i can start seeing this big long silver thing doing big circles under my ski in that beautiful blue Mozambiquen water, while all this is going on Wez cannot contain himself and spots tunny jumping just a couple of meters from where i was and he turns and shouts to me “Sorry Dick i have too” and he was gone in a flash. I had now managed to get the fish under my ski but had no idea how i was getting it in my hatch, i know i have to gaff it but its huge!! So i scream for Wez to come help! With his help i get the fish on my lap and get Wez to take a photo!
This is the day that changed me and the day that i was hooked on kayak fishing, i will never forget this day!Do you have a day that will be permanently imprinted in your mind? Share with us!!
This multiplier reel is more commonly used by the rock and surf angler because of its free floating spool, making it great for casting. It has a sealed Water Proof oversized drag with Super Corrosion Resistant Ball Bearings (CRBB) making this a Freakin tough little reel!!
So we here at Fishing Freaks have put this ” Rock and Surf ” reel to the test on a kayak and well we can’t say anything else other than BRILLIANT!!! We use it on a lighter rod setup making it perfect for chasing snoek , pulling plastics and even pulling dead baits on the surface but you could easily put this reel on a heavier outfit and target monsters. Its Rugged Corrosion Proof Graphite Frame makes it strong and cable of taking the beating its gets out on a kayak, also Its water proof seals and CRBB is what you need on the water and Dick has dropped his in the ocean a few times and still catching fish with it! Another great thing about this reel is that you can also put it on a rock and surf rod and go do some night fishing for Kob. We here at the Freaks give this reel a thumbs up for Kayak fishing!
So head down to the boys at The Kingfisher and have a look at this brilliant and affordable reel for .
Watch Dick Catch a tuna while trawling a plastic with this reel –
I am most impressed with this reel, I have to say when I first picked it up from Kingfisher I had my doubts and really didn’t think that this reel could handle being out on a Kayak , but WOW it has proven me wrong not only can it handle the bashing it takes on a kayak but it can handle big fish too!! The HardBodyz body construction on this reel has made it one tough cookie and i have already landed Snoek, Couta, Bonnie’s and Tuna on its 9kg waterproof drag system. It’s a great affordable medium weight coffee grinder from Daiwa and one reel that will always be in my hatch.
Watch the Fish i have caught on this great reel –
Being out on the ocean on a kayak you come across some Weird and Wonderful Sea Creatures!! So i was out fishing the other day with Wez getting some live bait from one of our favorite spots and i managed to pull up an Octopus in-between all the bait fish!!!! Now i have seen plenty of these guys while diving for Crayfish but to get one while sitting in the middle of the Sea on a Yuzuiri??
Send us Pics or stories of the Weirdest things you have caught on you Yuzuiri while fishing!
This reel has to be hands down The Freak’s favorite multiplier reel from Daiwa,its anodized finish makes it strong, rugged and protects it from corrosion perfect for out on a kayak. The 40 H is the perfect size for using on your Fishing ski and makes it easy to take in and out of your hatch, especially when its full of fish. Its has an ultra smooth drag system which is ideal for tightening up on monster tuna when fishing live bait. All in all this is a great reel to use out on the water and the Black and Gold finish just makes it look amazing. You will remember in Episode 04 Wez landed a nice couta on this reel and raved about the smooth drag. We here at Fishing Freaks love this reel and can’t wait to put it to the REEL test with some Autumn Crocs.