KAYAK ADVENTURES: SH#T HAPPENS …

And for one luckless kayaker, it did happen, on a Sunday morning around 11:00 on the second day of the 2022 CMH Kempster Ford UKFC Kayak Fishing Festival at Sandy’s, a well-known fishing spot in front of Zinkwazi.
According to www.wikipedia.org, the phrase “Sh#t happens” is slang that is used as a simple observation that life is full of unpredictable events. The phrase is an acknowledgement that bad things happen to people seemingly for no particular reason. The phrase was first observed in 1964, but wasn’t used in a printed publication until 1983.
On the second, and last, day Quentin Beningfield, the winner of last year’s competition, was struggling to get a fish, so much so that he had accepted the sad fact that he would not be able to defend his title of the previous year. Earlier that morning he had launched at Zinkwazi Bay and headed for a spot marked on his sonar as ‘Sandy’s’, a spot famous for the big king mackerel that roam there. He tied a crock trace developed by Walley Ley to his line and baited up with a Walla Walla. He slowly trolled the bait behind his kayak when suddenly, the reel came to life.

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