Friday, 23 July 2010
Here is a short video of a few bits of river they paddled over the weekend they were here.
(A competitor at the Exeter Uni Fower Pots Rodeo)
Further down we hit the tidal section of the river. This section is super quiet and very attractive and packed with plenty of wildlife. A fantastic spot for Sea kayaks, Sit On Kayaks, Touring Kayaks and Open Canoes.
Running alongside the river there is the seven miles of flat sheltered water of the Exe canal, with easy access, good shelter, no currents this is an ideal learning ground.
Using the river and tide to flow down the Estuary and the canal to work your way back up is a fantastic round circuit bypassing all the weirs.
We offer this as a day trip course for £40 running through the year. We provide all the equipment our inhouse experienced instructor has all the local knowledge to show you the routes, access points as well as packing in loads of top tips to make you a better paddler.
Last night our inhouse Instructor Liam Kirkham and Ewart Aylward took advantage of whats on there Doorstep. Fantatsic paddling with good sightings of Cormorant, Herons, Little Egrets and Kingfisher. Here are some photos to wet your appetite!
Ewart in The P&H Scorpio LV Areound the Topsham Moorings
Outside the passage house pub in Topsham one of the many places to stop and recharge en route
The sun breaks through the cloud on the Topsham Moorings
Too Book onto the next course (August 1st 10am - 4pm) call now or have a look at out coaching page too see what else we can offer.
0139 219 600
The latest publication from Pesda Press is Discover Kayak Fishing by Andy Benham. This is the first book on the subject published on this side of the Atlantic, with our different fish species, techniques and approach.
Andy is a specialist magazine journalist with 25 years experience, much of it for angling magazines. He is totally addicted to kayak fishing and hopes that his book can impart some of fun he has had and some of the lessons he has learnt.
The book is aimed at the angler who has taken up or is curious about kayak fishing. Experienced kayakers will also benefit from Andy's kayak fishing wisdom.
Choosing your fishing kayak and equipment.
Practical tips on modifying your kayak and installing a fish finder.
Kayaking with confidence and staying safe at sea.
Seamanship; tides, weather and charts for anglers and kayakers.
Using handheld GPS and VHF radios.
Fishing skills; top tips on anchoring and 'downtiding' from your kayak.
What to fish for; Andy's tips for catching your favourite fish.
And more, including freshwater fish and wreck fishing.
Andy will be at the Pesda Press stand at South West Canoe Show Saturday 25th September 2010 to sign copies of the book purchased at the show.
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
We took part in a little promo video for a new outdoors website, UK Active Outdoors. The site is geared at gving information to those who are looking to get into all kinds of outdoor activities.
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Ewarts friends Sam (front left) Mike (front right) and Grace (2nd right) enjoy the warm up rapids.
His friends got in a raft and Ewart managed to borrow a Riot Sniper and some kit for the afternoon to join them. He wasn't to keen on the rafting after seeing the river, he wanted to paddle it!
Friday, 2 July 2010
The Mekong pfd sells at £34.95 and is perfect for all thsoe sit on top kayaks or just abit of old fashioned mucking about. Soft foam make it very comfy, two side adjusment straps to ensure a firm fit, a pocket in the front for your keys and ice cream money. We include thses pfds in some of our kayak packages. Buy online here Tm2 snorkel sets are perfect for summer fun. Chuck one in the back of your boat for some rock pool exploring. Dont miss out by going here.