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Sea Kayaks For Sea Fishing ?

Discussion in 'Sea Fishing Forum - Shore, Boat & Kayak Fishing' started by 09tindac, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. 09tindac

    09tindac Could'nt catch a cold

    Does anyone know where you can buy sea kayaks for a good price that can be rigged for fishing
    have looked everywhere but cant find any sites
    Which kayaks are the best for rigging out to fish off?

    Thanks
    Phil
     
  2. Dorado

    Dorado New Member

    Re: Sea Kayaks

    Phil,
    due to their nature, touring sea kayaks are not given over to rigging out for fishing. I paddle both a sea kayak and a specialist fishing kayak. I actually am involved with the design and building of kayaks, both sea and fishing - and our sea kayak is more stable than the competition, we do fit a rod holder on request, but this isn't really for fishing as we know it, it is for folks to be able to use a rod to troll for camp meat between camping spots on expedition paddles.

    You would do far better to reserach the range of fishing kayaks available - if you want a high payload, camping kayak that is also suitable for fishing, and will maintain a sea kayak touring speed, then have a look at my Pelican (the fishing version is the Marlin, it is the same kayak with fishing facilities fitted: crate, anchor hauls, rod holders and a day hatch between your legs. www.kayakuk.com)

    If it is a sea kayak you really want, rather than an open decked version, then you will do better to use a handline, in all reality. Although we fit a single rod holder to the Skua - I won't fit one to mine, I do have a 2m sail that I will carry, but a rod is just a nuisance in a closed deck kayak - where do you stow it?

    Give us some more details as to what you are looking for and we can all be a bit more specific for you.
     
  3. 09tindac

    09tindac Could'nt catch a cold

    Re: Sea Kayaks

    i was looking for an all purpose kayak for the future that i can attach rods to in calm weather and possibly surf in it during rough water inshore.

    Thanks for the tips doradp, ill have a look.
     
  4. Dorado

    Dorado New Member

    Re: Sea Kayaks

    A surf kayak is a very different animal ! Flat bottomed, short, so as ot be ultra manoevrable, fixed fins on the underside.......not much room for tackle on one of those either.

    A hybrid between the two - wouldn't be much good at either. Have a look at the pelican (imagine it with rod holders fitted and a crate - it is then called a Marlin) It is a touring sea kayak that is actually quite good fo rfishing and has a huge camping payload - you can go through the surf in it, but I wouldn't necessarily use it for surfing specifically. Too long - designed to punch out or come back through, but not to dwell in the white stuff.

    Anything good for playing in the surf is going ot be very limited for fishng.
     

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