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The Best Drybags For Kayak Fishing ?? Which Dry Bag ?

Discussion in 'Sea Fishing Forum - Shore, Boat & Kayak Fishing' started by Baramundi Bob, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    Can anyone recommend a dry bag for kayak fishing please. Also Do you use one ? and what do you put in there ??
  2. mike_t

    mike_t Jackson Kayak Team Member

    I don't use one but I do use a waterproof phone cover from betterware, cheap as chips and works a treat. Use touch screen too. I got a Sony Experia which is bit bigger than an iPhone.
    Use when on the beach too stop sand getting into your phone.
  3. andym

    andym Rockling

    I use them for keeping keys phone first aid kit and use them for my dslr when I take it

    I find the karrimor ones decent and can usually pick them up cheap at sports direct also got a trident one free with my drysuit and it is superb but much heavier duty material good to take with you as they can be inflated and sealed and they double up as extra buoyancy should the situation arise
  4. pintpot

    pintpot Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    I use drybags for my phone i use the aqua pac i hav swam with my phone in my pfd and it was fine also hav a drybag for spare clothes and food which goes in the hull of my yak got this from wet & wild its called Exped fold dry bag also tried and tested no leaks.
  5. carpyken

    carpyken New Member

    Within kayaking and of course kayak fishing some of us have been using dry bags for a long time. Personally I enjoy a few overnighters with the odd longer expedition when kayaking, this is when dry bags really come into their own - just about every item carried aboard is bagged in one way or another.

    Anyway, back to kayak fishing, dry bags still have lots of uses and come in a range of sizes and materials.

    The larger sizes are usually in a heavy duty material such as plastic coated (PU) fabric with taped seams. These are useful for bulky items such as spare clothing and for heavier items, I'll put all my cooking gear in these. This type is also useful for when you need extra buoyancy within your kayak - just fill them with air. These bags are a lot more robust than nylon bags and seem to last a longer but they do take up more room than their counterparts and are a bit heavier too.


    The medium and smaller sizes are usually made from nylon with taped seams.


    I must admit I use these more often within kayak fishing. My lunch will usually be in one of these, I also keep my bigger (non waterproof) camera in one too. I usually have a couple of First Aid Kits out with me, a larger stowed and a smaller one with paracetamol, sea sickness calmers, plaster, antiseptic wipes etc at hand. If you don't need the robustness of the plastic coated bags these are more than ideal and can be packed neater into limited spaces such as within your kayak. Apparently the army will put all of their kit into these prior to putting into back packs - just remember to roll them down well or they will let water in. They are also a little more prone to ripping if snagged on sharp objects, hooks, rigs etc.



    Then of course you have the specialised dry bags for phones, VHF radios, even cameras, these usually have a clamping seal and do work really well, I would advise checking them prior to use every time though. I've always used Aquapac cases but to be honest I think I'm swinging towards the Overboard bags, they seem to be better constructed, again though, I do check them every time, its too easy to write off £300+ worth of Iphone and the like.


    You can actually get dry bags with shoulder or ruck sack straps on these days too, these can be really handy when you are dragging gear over rough terrain and can even be strapped to your deck or in your tankwell if your lacking space, they definitely worth giving a thought.


    Anyway I hope some of this gives you an idea of the application and uses of dry bags.

  6. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    Cheers Lads, that's very helpful mate. I will link this topic into the main site's kayak fishing section.
  7. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

  8. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    Hi Andy, How much are the Karrimor ones ? Are they reliable and have you got a link to one online ?
  9. TonyC

    TonyC New Member

    I use one of these 30 litre backpacks for my fishing trips. They also do all sizes.

  10. andym

    andym Rockling

    Here you go Glenn http://www.sportsdirect.com/karrimor-dry-bag-784313?src=google

    Ive had no issue with any of mine yet
  11. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    That's an unbelievable price Andy, cheers I'm gonna order a couple.
  12. wuhuaahong

    wuhuaahong Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Waterproof beach bag, waterproof tube bag, dry tube bag, pvc tarpaulin material, easy to use hand-off version, easy to place clothing with mobile phones, watches, digital cameras, MP3, etc., suitable for ALICE swimming outdoors, rain, water, rafting, swimming, diving, beach, diving , use rain, rafting, dust and more places and ALICE outdoor use.
  13. Supersonic

    Supersonic Whitby Bass Club

    I have a few of the karrimor ones as well. Great value
  14. ShArK

    ShArK Blenny

    Aldi had some heavy duty ones for £9.99 very good dry bags, also if anyone's after a really sharp knife they sell a ceramic knife scary sharp.

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