It is currently 24 Jan 2021, 13:03

Oh oh. It's not going to end well.

SAFETY FIRST!! Please read as no fish is worth dying for.

Oh oh. It's not going to end well.

Postby erik the viking » 13 Jan 2021, 19:19

Now this is one lucky pair of yakkers that's for sure.
Lucky they had heir PFD's on, and help was nearby.
When you look at the footage, the whole thing is predictable and avoidable.
To all you new to kayak fishing, and those not so confident 'seasoned' paddlers, watch this clip and learn from their mistakes.
And thanks to 'Hungry Hungry Fishos' for sharing their misadventure.
It's all about having fun and sharing your experiences.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrP6AP2 ... ngryFishos
erik the viking
Qualified Fish Monger
 
Posts: 432
Joined: 18 Jul 2015, 21:43
kayak: 2015 Outback
Real Name: Erik

Re: Oh oh. It's not going to end well.

Postby maverick » 13 Jan 2021, 19:43

Good one to share. Exactly what can happen in strong tidal flows if you are anchored across the flow, or retrieving your anchor.
Well past the edge, almost at the point of no return.
User avatar
maverick
Hardcore Vyaker
 
Posts: 10433
Joined: 25 Jan 2010, 21:49
Location: Mornington
kayak: Hobie Direction & Hobie Road Sign
Real Name: TopGunPete

Re: Oh oh. It's not going to end well.

Postby erik the viking » 13 Jan 2021, 20:41

As you will well know Mav, it can happen as quick as that.
Confidence is a great thing to have, but sometimes backing out, pulling back or whatever you want to call it, is a wiser option.
It's not being a pu###, or whatever, it's judging the situation and making maybe a life changing decision.
Maybe it might be ok, but........................... what if it's not?
There have have been far too many fatalities over the past year or two with yakkers making the wrong call.
It starts with actually wearing your PFD, and doing so properly!
On and up tight.
Sure it might be a bit sweaty in this weather, but by golly gosh it is better than what happened to these two lucky guys.
Oh, and the weather is important too. Actually it's probably the most important one to get right. (the first time)


PS For those that don't know, Maverick does YouTube vids that share a wealth of knowledge and experience. A good one to start with:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1tYs37GlVw
Last edited by erik the viking on 14 Jan 2021, 17:12, edited 1 time in total.
erik the viking
Qualified Fish Monger
 
Posts: 432
Joined: 18 Jul 2015, 21:43
kayak: 2015 Outback
Real Name: Erik

Re: Oh oh. It's not going to end well.

Postby conso » 14 Jan 2021, 14:20

It is exactly why I keep my rods in horizontal holders while fishing in fresh water.
conso
The force is strong in this one
 
Posts: 98
Joined: 15 Aug 2014, 15:17
Location: Brighton East
kayak: hobie outback
Real Name: Costa


Return to Safety

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest