Fishing from a kayak is an adventurous way to explore our wild waters . Loch Lomond is one of those waters , 39 km long . With warming temperatures and a seriously damp day ahead my confidence on the water was back . I knew the fish would concentrate in the more shallower part of the loch . Here comes the gears .

Hto 73 Lrf rod , this light rod can only cast small  rubber lures , 8 gr maximum .

The small reel , 2500 Penn Sargus is perfect for the task , smooth drag system and bomb proof .

The line is so important , I use the trilene 4lb  fluorocarbon clear . With low diameter , strong and invisible , it’s the perfect tool for the wary fish .

The lures are rubber shad , and small 4gr jigheads . Fox  spikey shad are my favorite , swims like a small fish with a tantalizing paddle tail .

A little smear of Fish Dynamix magic wand and ready go .

In the next six wet hours I will cast this little lure and let it sink to the appropriate depth , merely  fishing close to the bottom where the fish lie , in the weed forest . It’s a countdown approach , usually 10 to 20 second in every cast .

I have no idea where the fish are but making this little lure swim pass hungry mouth is deadly .

Getting the tactics right and matching the equipment made my day .

Pike , perch and a bonnie trout , I managed a good selection of hard fighting fish . Not to mention the kayak monday troops , a friendly bunch of wild people , and a typical  wet scottish weather . A wet day to remember . Bring on the next adventure ..