Scupper Pro TW Angler From Ocean Kayak

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Scupper Pro TW Angler From Ocean Kayak

Scupper Pro TW Angler From Ocean Kayak

The Scupper Pro from Ocean kayaks is fast becoming the kayak of choice for a large number of avid kayak anglers. The low price of this Kayak has often meant it has been overlooked as a serious rival to most of the fishing kayaks in the Uk market place. However word is spreading fast and the Scupper Pro is now been seen as a Kayak to match any, including some at 3 times the price from the Kaskazi range.

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With excellent Speed, stability, Storage, and more. The Scupper Pro TW is the ultimate solo sit on top for touring and fishing. Outfitted with a bow hatch and a stern tank well.

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Specification
14’9″ (4.5m) long x 26″ (66cm) wide and weighing 55bs (25kg).
Max paddlers weight 400lbs (180kg).
Application : Fishing, Day play, exploring, nature watching, touring. This sit on top kayak is at home at play in the surf, as well as quieter pursuits.
Cost : Scupper Pro TW by Ocean Kayak £429 in 2008

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See also :

http://www.whitbyseaanglers.co.uk/forum/north-east-coast-fishing/which-kayak-t6120/0/

http://www.whitbyseaanglers.co.uk/forum/north-east-coast-fishing/scupper-pro-tw-angler-by-ocean-kayak/0/

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By | 2018-03-23T08:51:58+00:00 February 21st, 2010|Ocean Kayak Reviews|8 Comments

About the Author:

Site Administrator Glenn Kilpatrick has a passion for all types of sea angling. Past winner of the Whitby Sea Anglers fishing club on 2 occasions, Glenn now mainly focuses on summer fishing with bass and pollack being his favoured target fish. Glenn now also prefers Kayak Fishing over any other type of Sea Fishing.

8 Comments

  1. Andy White February 21, 2010 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    Probably the best Ocean kayak available at the moment for sea fishing, and also the cheapest. The Scupper pro is very light and easily liftable on and of your roofrack on your own. Its long and narrow giving good speed through the water. In comparison to other kayaks it does seem tippy at the first but once you get your balance this kayak is as stable as the prowler 13 (Which I also own). The only downside to the scupper pro is the lack of onboard storage space. If your an angler who likes to carry the kitchen sink then forget the scupper pro, its not for you. But if you travel light and like to keep on the move then you just found your perfect fishing yak.

  2. Matty Lamb February 27, 2010 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    I also switched from a P13 to a Scupper Pro , mainly just to try something different and maybe a little faster.
    As said previously it is thinner, with a deeper seat well and it cuts through wind and tide better than the P13.
    It does take a little bit of getting used to at first as it does feel slightly tippy, but once you get used to it it feels very stable indeed. Self rescues are very easy to do.
    negative points are the tank well area is small so you cant stow a lot of gear in there, plus i have had problems finding a suitable seat for it – it is ideally meant to be used without a seat, like the dorado but i found the ridge at the top of the seat dug into my back after a couple of hours on the water. I then purchased another seat which I had problems with because the straps covered the flushmount rod holders. At he moment I am still trying to find a suitable seat.

  3. Freeline Phil February 27, 2010 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    This certainly is one of the best kayaks around. I recently sold my Prowler 13 and replaced it with the Scupper pro. Its much more streamlines and cuts into tide and wind far faster than any other kayak ive paddled. The only down side is the lack of space in comparison to the larger kayaks. But you soon adapt and carry only what gear you need for the session. Which is far more sensible than carrying everything and the kitchen sink as well.

    The Scupper pro gets my vote as one of the best fishing kayaks around, and at only £420 it has to be the cheapest to boot. Easily up there with the £15000 Kaskazi dorados.

  4. Watery Bows February 27, 2010 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Very stable, they are more of a sea going kayak than any other in the OK range. The seating position is very low, which keeps your COG down nearer the water line. The front hatch is huge as well. Downside is the rear well is small in comparison to the p13 etc. They have their faults like most models but they do go like sh*t off a shovel. I paddle a Scupper Pro, they are a good sea going kayak.. The cockpit space is limited but only if you have very long legs. I’m 6? 2? and 15 stone “ish” and it fits me fine. It is a wet ride but no wetter than my Dorado or any of the proper kayaks with low set seats. As for stability, that’s a difficult one. I’ll put my neck on the line and state that it is more stable than a P13, elite or BGP. Not primary but secondary stability. Jump in the seat, and for the first few minutes it will feel “tippy” that feeling soon fades and you will start to get a feel of it’s true stability.

  5. keith spenceley May 30, 2010 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    I have had my scupper pro for over a year now and love it to bits.I find it very stable and when i go out with my mates i am always the first out to the fishing grounds and first back to the beach and alltho i would love to put this down to my fittness think it is more to do with how streamline the scupper pro is.It was good value only £407 when i got mine and is easy to lift onto the car only drawback is lack of storage but would rather just take less gear and have more speed on the water.

  6. Biscuitlad August 3, 2010 at 11:20 am - Reply

    Mixed opinions about this kayak. It’s fast compared to some of the plastic “tugs” you see on the water, but only marginally faster than my previous Feathercraft Java. As that kayak was pretty tippy, I find the Scupper Pro to be practically like a dingy! I can certainly fish with my legs over the side without any problems.

    But this kayak is not a purpose built fishing kayak. Two rod holders really add very little. It’s biggest issue is that there’s no storage for fish, such as on a Dorado. There isn’t a nice flat surface between your legs large enough to gut fish on either. These are just little things, but they make a difference.

    That said, the jump in price to a Dorado is horrendous (and they’re fragile). There really is nothing else on the market that is as quick as the Scupper Pro in the same price bracket. It’s just a shame that OK won’t put some effort into finding out what British / European sea anglers want from their fishing kayaks.
    They keep releasing silly little toy kayaks, completely unsuitable for long fishing trips at sea!

  7. Eivind August 19, 2010 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Hi

    I am a big lad, 193cm and ~100kg. Will the Scupper pro be to small for me?`
    I will use my yak for fishing 95%. I can get a new one quite cheap at a local retailer,
    for 100£ more I can get a prowler 15 trident (used). Not quite sure what to choose.

    Of course, I will need to see if my fat ass will fit into the seat on the scupper pro.
    What do you guys say? Should I forget about the Scuppper pro, go for the used trident?
    (I would guess trident is more stable, better rigged for fishing and more suitable my size?)

    Btw, I live in Norway – quite cold here, going to buy a drysuit. I am guessing whatever SOT kayak
    I choose I will get wet (Was offered a good price on a SIT, Necky Zoar Sport Angler – supposed to
    be ok – but not sure about fishing from a SIT – compared to SOT.

    Would be thankful for any comment on the above.

    Thanks

    Eivind

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