Whether you are just developing an interest in kayak fishing or are already a fishing kayak enthusiast, there is a wide range of equipment currently available for you to choose from which will increase your catch and allow you to get to those places where fish could not normally be found.
The idea of using a canoe for angling is not a new idea and has been around for thousands of years. The word Kayak literally means hunting boat and the Inuit hunters in the sub-artic regions used them. In the earliest kayaks to be made, animal skins were stitched together and stretched over a wooden frame. Obviously we have moved on from those days and with technological advancements in roto-moulding and sit on top kayaks, the original methods are no longer necessary although anyone with a passion to do so could still turn there hand to the ancient skill if they were minded to.
The current state of the art fishing kayaks are stable, comfortable, durable, have very few maintenance costs and can be used for fresh and sea water fishing. You will also find that the newest models have plenty of storage space, an upper deck area to mount fishing accessories and are virtually unsinkable.
The length of fishing kayaks generally range from 3.3m to 4.7m. The Ocean Kayak Prowler 4.5 Angler has a length of 4.7m, width of 72cm, weight of 25Kg and a capacity of 204Kg. The Prowler 4.5 is suitable for searching for the best fish over a longer distance and will get you there at optimal speed, hull efficiency and wave-handling ability and will cost in the region of £589.
Most fishing canoe enthusiasts also like accessories and there are currently fishing rod holders, flush deck mountings, sea lights, rod holder extensions, anchor kits and fish finder mounts to add to your all round kayak fishing experience. for more info try Fishing Kayaks.