Man Kayak Fishing In Ocean

ESSENTIALS FOR SALTWATER KAYAK FISHING

Kayak Fishing is becoming more popular with many anglers because of the thrill and excitement it brings. It’s that sweeping adrenaline rush that makes this a huge crowd favourite these days; plus, it’s also a great way to exercise.

If you’re a beginner thinking about trying saltwater kayak fishing, check out the essentials listed below to be in the know.

CHOOSE ONLY THE BEST KAYAK PADDLE

Don’t settle for a cheap kayak paddle that’s low in durability and performance – always opt for high-quality brands for a price that won’t break the bank. Telescopic paddles are a good choice.

WATER SAFETY GEAR

You should wear a PFD for your safety and so you meet the local regulations. You must buy a safety gear that fits you well and is comfortable to wear all day long.

FISHING TOOLS

Fishing tools help you handle fish and manage your tackle when you’re sitting in a kayak. Fish grip, pliers, fishing net and gloves are some of the tools for kayak fishing.

NEVER FORGET YOUR INSECT REPELLENT

You’re kayaking to the most hidden mangroves and estuaries where there are many bugs and mosquitoes. Don’t forget to apply insect repellent generously to your skin before heading out. Better yet, always bring it with you for reapplication to boost protection against skin inflammation and itchiness.

ALWAYS BRING YOUR SUNSCREEN AND UV FISHING APPAREL

Kayak fishing requires sunscreen and fishing apparel with UV protection. It’s important to protect your skin from the harsh UV rays of the sun.

THE POWER TO ANCHOR

The most advanced way to anchor is through a power pole. You must have an anchor, a push pin or a power pole to help you hold your ground while out kayak fishing.

WATERPROOF CAMERA WITH MOUNT

The mount is needed so you’ll not lose your camera when taking a photo of your prized catch. A waterproof camera will also come handy, especially when you’re surrounded by water and you have to capture the moment.

LOTS OF LIQUIDS

There may be lots of water where you fish. You must keep yourself hydrated, especially when you’re on the water. Hydration packs are becoming popular nowadays, for its convenience factor, so keep one with you along with potable drinking water.

Get ready to experience the fun of saltwater kayak fishing today with the list of essentials you need to keep in mind for your safety as well as to avoid a disastrous trip. Enjoy!


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John Wilkinson
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John is into everything and anything that has an on or off switch. He's a big fan of the outdoors and using tech wherever he can to make it more fun for his son.