As Julius Caesar once said ‘Experience is the teacher of all things’.  Well when it comes to kayak angling, Gary Robinson of Kayak Fisherman Ireland has been there and done that !.  With the dreadful stormy weather keeping him on dry land rather than the water, Gary takes stock of his surroundings and plans for future adventures.  As he says “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing……”

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Gary Robinson - Better safe than sorry

Gary Robinson

Kayak angling in Ireland

Gary discovered the thrill, freedom and pure joy of kayak fishing almost by accident. After purchasing kayaks with the intention of paddling trips with his long-suffering partner, he started to assess the suitability of such a craft as a fishing platform. Some internet searches showed him that he was not alone in his thoughts. America and Australia already had blossoming populations of kayak anglers. Needing no more encouragement, he set about rigging his first sit on top kayak and transforming it into a fishing platform to gain access to some of the more inaccessible waters. Now into his fifth year of kayak fishing he shows no sign of slowing down.

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