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QUICK GUIDE TO BUYING A FISHING KAYAK ONLINE

With so many fishing kayaks available online and extremely cheap shipping fees, it only takes a few hundred dollars to get yourself on the water. Whether new or used, fishing kayaks are very cheap. With so much on offer and so little investment required, it is tempting to jump right in the deep end. Kayak fishing is exciting. Getting your kayak is exciting stuff. That being said, let’s take a look at a few tips for buying a kayak online. You can’t demo a fishing kayak when you are buying it online.

SLOW DOWN

This is the first rule to shopping for anything when we are excited. The prices on ebay are so cheap you might want to buy the first one you come across. Slow down, take your time and really get to know the market.

DO YOU NEED NEW OR SECOND HAND

If you are kayak fishing for the first time, you might not require the most expensive, new kayak on the block. However, buying a new kayak might be a good idea because you don’t know what to look for in a secondhand fishing kayak. Measure your investment and know your knowledge is limited.

CHOOSE A REPUTABLE VENDOR

If you don’t know, it is time you did. Our world is now full of brand knockoffs. From soap and toothpaste right through to fishing kayaks, the market is full of brand knockoffs. Make sure you know you online vendor and have a way to guarantee you are getting what you should.

REMEMBER YOU NEED MORE THAN A KAYAK

While all your current fishing gear can go kayak fishing with you, you are going to need some extra items including a PFD. Make a full list of your requirements so that buy your kayak within budget. There are loads of kayaks perfect for fishing on the market at around 300 dollars. You will need to transport your kayak, store your kayak, and there are so many exciting accessories before you know it you will need 1,000 bucks. Keep this in mind when shopping for your dream fishing kayak.

 


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Jake Taylor
jake.taylor@dinga.com.au

Jake is a global traveller who has recently called Australia his home again. If he's not travelling, he is writing about it and his experience.