Kayak fishing is one of the most exciting ways to catch fish. Gliding silently along the surface of the water, you can get up close to natural structures where fish like to feed, and in some cases, greatly increase your chances of catching fish. Check out the range of awesome fishing kayaks from sellers around Australia.
Giving you access to hard to reach locations like never before, fishing kayaks are growing in popularity as the ultimate tool for getting close to where the fish are biting.
Fishing kayaks are a quiet, environmentally friendly, and effective alternative to boat fishing, allowing you to take your rod and reel and all your fishing accessories with you on a deep sea expedition at a fraction of the cost of buying a boat.
There are two main types fishing kayak, the sit in kayak and the sit on top variety. Both have their benefits and drawbacks depending on how and where you intend to use them.
'Sit in kayaks' have an enclosed canopy that protects the lower half of your body from the elements and also acts as a storage compartment for equipment and even the day’s catch. Sit in Kayaks are especially suited to travelling out into deep ocean waters where the waves tend to be bigger and crash into or against your craft often.
'Sit on top kayaks' are open to the elements, allowing you more freedom to move around, but do not provide much protection from the cold or the occasional rogue wave. Sit on top kayaks are perfect for fishing closer to shore, and using your kayak to get close to reef structures that would normally be inaccessible by boat or on foot.
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Fishing kayaks are available in a huge range of configurations depending on the type of fishing you plan on using them for. Typically they come with features such as: waterproof storage bins with hatches for storing your gear and your catch; mounts for electrical equipment such as fish finders and GPS; rod holders; latches or strap for stowing your paddle while you fish; and webbing for storing gear on the body of the craft ensuring it doesn’t go for a swim when you’re busy fighting the catch of the day.
You're completely expose to the elements while kayak fishing, and with the constant splash coming from your paddle, there is a good chance that you are going to get cold as the day goes on.
Fishing apparel is designed to handle the rough conditions of paddling on the open water, keeping you warm and dry, enabling you to extend your fishing time. You might even consider wearing a wetsuit if conditions are particularly rough, and of course, you'll need a good life jacket. Check out the great range of fishing clothing suppliers at Outdoria before you head out on your next trip.
You can fish from a kayak in a number of ways. You can bottom fish like you would from a boat using such techniques as bait fishing or jigging. You can cast lures or baits and can even stow your rod and trawl for fast moving sport fish.
Fishing form a Kayak can provide some of the best results imaginable during a day out on the water. If you're still looking for more information, check out our blog section where we create great content designed to give you the tools and knowledge you need for a successful kayak fishing trip.