Kayak fishing is gaining steadily in popularity thanks to several advantages it offers over more standard boats. People that enjoy fishing benefit from the stealthy low profile offered by kayaks and approach fish much more easily without frightening them. Kayaks are affordable, easier to launch, easier to transport, there’s no rego or licensing required and very simple to maintain, these boats are for those who do not mind getting soaked to the skin at times, and whose physical fitness allows them to move everywhere by paddling. In order to learn how to kayak fish, consumers should have the right equipment and observe good safety procedures.
Kayaks provide the core of the kayak fishing system, and are available in various materials and configurations. Those designed specifically for fishing come with such features as built-in rod holders, hatches, netting-covered wells for storing tackle, and other useful details. Inflatable versions have fewer bells and whistles, but are less expensive and lighter.
Users of fishing kayaks often employ other accessories to enhance their hobby further. Though not essential, these items prove useful for certain fishing styles like Portable navigation lights, Sea anchor, GPS system, Waterproof first aid kit, Stabilizer system etc.
Modern fishing kayaks offer a thrifty, stealthy, and environmentally sound fishing technique usable in many different waters. Kayaks’ versatility makes them useful for everything from tranquil fishing in a quiet backwater to exciting battles with large ocean fish. High-end kayaks feature rod holders, footwells for bracing, and other conveniences. Outfitting a kayak with the proper gear gives users the versatility needed to hook whatever kind of fish they prefer. Taking care of the boat with regular washing and, if necessary, treatment with UV protectant ensures years of use.
The only issue with the fishing kayaks at the moment is the personal locator device you need if you fish more than 2km offshore. Means that under current legislation you need a personal safety locator (like an epirb) attached to your craft, rather than on your person.