Who am I?

A few words about me:

I’m James Dixon. I love spending time at the coast and on the water and in particular, kayak fishing. I started kayak fishing in the North East in 2011 and am now well and truly hooked!

12lb Cod Blyth Fishing

12lb Cod caught at Blyth

Kayak Fishing Tope Mull of Galloway

25lb Tope from the Mull

Kayak Fishing Luce Bay - Angry Bull Huss

Large Bull Huss – Mull

Kayak Fishing Safety in number

Perfect conditions

Facts about me:

  • I am based in Whitley Bay
  • I kayak and fish throughout all seasons, mainly in the North East around Tynemouth, Whitley Bay, Blyth and Newbiggin.
  • I started out on a 9ft Malibu Mini-X – Stable but very slow!
  • I now paddle a Stealth Pro-fisha 475 and Ocean Kayak Scupper Pro and love both
  • My favourite fishing holiday destination is the west coast of Scotland
  • My favourite style of fishing is lure fishing with weedless soft plastics hunting powerful pollock. I cannot get enough of this!
  • I’m a passionate surfer
  • I also love to hit the waves with my SUP

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to kayak fish and he will paddle around in a yak pretending to fish all day.

21 thoughts on “Who am I?

  1. Really like your blog. Looking forward to more reports and maybe meeting you around the North East coastline. I’ve just started getting into kayak fishing.

  2. Nice blog, as I’m waiting for my profisha to arrive I’m spending time reading around you lucky ones who already get out to fish in theirs.
    Lovely area to fish the northeast, hoping to get up to that area this your and nick some of your fish.

    • You will love your profisha Ben. It is a great fishing platform. Fire away with any questions when you get yours if you want some information on how I rigged mine up. Cheers, James

  3. Hi James,

    It was nice to meet you today at Whitley Bay. I love your blog!
    Keep up with it and your videos 🙂


  4. Hi James, I was wondering if you had any advice for somebody starting out Kayak fishing in our area, I’ve ordered my kayak and expecting it in a couple of weeks, ideally how much to spend on a dry suit and which boots/gloves/paddles etc???
    cheers Andy

    • Hi Andy,
      Thanks for the comment. I’ve been asked this a few times so decide to write up a post on it which can be found: here. Hope it helps and feel free to ask if you have any other questions.

  5. Hello, I noticed a Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 in your gallery. I’m after the same kayak and was wondering how it faired at sea. I’ll be using it on lake, river and sea for leisure and fishing.

    • It is a great kayak. I used mine at sea a lot but fairly close inshore. One thing to watch out for was the front hatch. Mine as standard leaked badly. I had to add extra foam to seal it. Other than that I liked it.

      • Cheers Tricky. It seems to fit the bill of what I require. Was going to get the 10 foot version but was told I’d probably grow out of it too quick if I fished in it.

    • I bought some closed cell foam that was about 1cm thick and glued it in place around the existing seal. It did work and stopped all leaks but took a bit of work. It is a shame you have to though. That was my only gripe with the tarpon.

      • Paid for it, just waiting on the email to collect it. Bought an NRS Chinook PFD, looking at cheper paddles and J bars for the roof rack now. Any advice?

  6. Hi James,
    I am a boat owner/ angler from Essex, i have lived in Morpeth for about 4yrs now, and have fished from Cresswell beaches catching flounder & small codling.
    I have just invested in a Mokem 12 Angler Kayak, and would like to join a group of Kayak anglers in the area, if you know of anybody(safety in numbers).

    Fantastic website.

    Cheers Mike.

    • Hi Mike, glad you like that site. It could do with updating. I still get out but only occasionally these days. Are you on facebook? If so, join a group called ‘northeast kayak fishing’. People regularly post outings on there. Creswell is a great place to fish. There are some really nice cod and pollock lurking up there. Welcome to kayak fishing. I am sure you will love it!

  7. Hi Tricky,

    Thank you for getting back to me,shame you don’t get out much now.Yes i am on facebook,i will check the group out.thank you for the info.

    Hope to meet up with you one day.
    Cheers Mike.

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