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GOOD REASONS TO GET INTO KAYAK FISHING

If you love fishing and want better access to fish and a whole new experience, there is nothing better than kayak fishing. Kayak fishing is the next big water sport in Australia. Take a look at these great reasons why you should take your fishing to the next level with a kayak (or canoe).

SMALL INVESTMENT

Kayak fishing is relatively low cost. It is much cheaper than getting a small boat together plus there are far fewer regulations. You can get a very affordable kayak second hand on sites like ebay and gumtree for a few hundred dollars. After that, there are only a few essential items for kayak fishing. You will need a decent paddle and a low-cost personal floatation device. All your existing fishing gear is appropriate for kayak fishing. Getting into kayak fishing can be done for under $500. Ongoing costs for kayak fishing are practically non-existent and kayak fishing is practically maintenance free.

GREAT FOR QUICK FISHING TRIPS

Kayak fishing is great even when you only have a limited time to go fishing. The setup and breakdown are nothing compared to a small boat.

ACCESS TO GREAT FISHING

You can get on just about any body of water with a kayak. You can get into all those places small boats just can’t go and you aren’t stuck on the edge of the water struggling to chase the best fish. Trolling motors can be used to get you in the right place and keep you there at stealth. Beyond that, there are just about no limits to kayaks as there are with other watercraft. So not only do you have access to water where other watercraft just can’t go and close stealthy access right on the fish.

EXERCISE

Not everyone likes going to the gym. It can be hard to find an exercise that you will enjoy. If you like fishing, kayak fishing is a no brainer. You can use an electric trolling motor for support when you are tired. Paddling is great for upper body strength and losing belly fat. There is nothing like exercise that doesn’t feel like exercise.

GETTING CLOSER TO NATURE

Kayak fishing gets you right in the mix of it. You can lose yourself and forget about the world when you are out on a body of water. On a kayak, you are practically at eye level with the water. Everything is a little more intense and you are much closer to the fish without being imposing. Many powerboat fishermen are getting back to basics with kayak fishing.

GETTING TAKEN FOR A RIDE

Sleigh rides are when a pocket rocket or a bigger fish takes you for a ride. This is considered one of the most thrilling experiences involved with kayak fishing and can be particularly exhilarating when you hook a big one.

 


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Bill Matthews
bill.matthews@dinga.com.au

Bill is as green friendly as they come. He's travelled the world, loves kayak fishing and camping.