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Captain Bonglington

Fishing Kayaks

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I'm very tempted to invest in one, both for random paddling and fishing too. There's a few rivers near me, and I usually end up in Pembrokeshire and Devon once or twice a year too. Mostly I see myself paddling my local rivers chucking a few lures about though. There's a network of lakes by me where I can practice my skills before heading out on running water or the ocean.

I've been reading up a bit online and have a good idea of what I'm after, but are there any kayak anglers on here and do you have any advice? Cheers!

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Me too, I'd love one for fishing around the coastline, funnily enoughPembrokeshire as well, some lovely bass, sewin and mackerel to be had. I'd be careful on the game rivers though, a man stalking an an early evening seatrout won't be happy if his pool's disturbed.

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I have a regular supply of fresh Sea Bass from a friend who uses one of these off the coast of Clacton, he paddles out a mile, drops anchor and fishes till the tide turns, catches loads too! He had a Gurnard yesterday, didnt realise there was such crazy looking fish around these parts!

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Id love to do that on the coastline of where I live in Gran canaria..Just anchoring outside the caves on the coast..The only problem is I don't have much spare time and I use it playing golf..But I bet it's awesome to do on the rivers

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Fishing of Kayaks is bliss.You really cant beat it.Friends near by smokes etc I'm luckily my dads a laminator boat builder.Also living a mile from the harbour helps.I couldn't live inland i love the sea and freshwater lakes.So peacefull

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What icki said- go for it, it's blissful and also bloody good exercise.

Get a decent plastic boat by Perception, Fat yak or Feel Free, avoid Galaxy and anything inflatable.

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Me too, I'd love one for fishing around the coastline, funnily enough for Pembrokeshire as well, some lovely bass, sewin and mackerel to be had. I'd be careful on the game rivers though, a man stalking an an early evening seatrout won't be happy if his pool's disturbed.

I fish out of Cwm Yr Yglwys occasionally, I'd love to paddle out off Dinas head and fish the caves for Bass, you can't get close enough safely in a motored boat. Locally I'd be on the Severn, Avon and Wye.

@@Osama, the Galaxy Cruz was one of the ones I was looking at, apparently they're a very popular beginner yak, what are the issues with those dude?

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I fish out of Cwm Yr Yglwys occasionally, I'd love to paddle out off Dinas head and fish the caves for Bass, you can't get close enough safely in a motored boat. Locally I'd be on the Severn, Avon and Wye.

Have spent many years fishing the coastline around St. David's and then the rivers like The Nevern, Cleddau and Teifi, it's such a beautiful part of the world.

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It's stunning mate, I love the area. That reef at the end of Newport beach, opposite end to the estuary is fishy as hell, just being there makes my hair stand on end, hectic piece of water though!

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the first kayak im gonna get is a sit on top, something to get me back in the swing.. im after the pecerption 13 all the reviews say it top for speed and stability and manoeuvrability, a really good coastal sea boat... for a £100 more than the standard 600 you pay for one you can get it rigged for fishing..

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in my search for a good boat one of the best fishing ones constantly mentioned was the wilderness systems tarpon. it's a bit pricey but apparently the shit for fishing..

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That's exactly the sort of thing I'm looking at, but there's almost identical yaks fully kitted out for half that online. This is what I'm cautious about, they have good reviews, but are they dogs?http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=galaxy+fishing+kayak&id=0A087D9551005A9495D1B6641E27A20D86B9091D&FORM=IQFRBA#view=detail&id=E026B2472CFF4C883276395DB4D1F0BEDEE3B63A&selectedIndex=20

Something like this....

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got a link for one of those yaks mate?

there are loads of reviews buy real paddlers about those percetions and they all tend to say that it paddles as well as a boat with a cock pit. much better than most sit on tops..

will try and find some of the ones ive read....

linky http://www.paddling.net/Reviews/showReviews.html?prod=2981

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Just edited in a link in my last post @@Sancho Panza.

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@@Captain Bonglington tidy lookin boat but shes a bit wide in the beam and a little too short for the British sea and its changeable weather.

it would work like but imo in any sort of weather and waves it might be a bit of struggle to handle... in uk coastal waters you really want length and something with a bit of a keel..

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@@Captain Bonglington the Galaxy 'yaks might look good but there are horror stories of them sinking due to poor build quality..

If you want something similar look at the Feel Free Nomad and fit your own rod rest.

The Perception Triumph that Sancho posted is a proper tool to, if you want to go places that's the one to get. just bear in mind that it'll need a rudder to keep it straight in the wind, as will anything over 3m or so. The Nomads wont, and it's better for beginners IMO.

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