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QUICK GUIDE TO ESSENTIAL KAYAK FISHING GEAR

Experienced fishos appreciate the value of great gear. Now that you are getting interested in kayak fishing, you will appreciate the importance of kayak fishing gear more than ever. Some kayak fishing gear, like a really comfortable kayak fishing seat, can change your whole experience. Let’s look at some of the coolest gadgets for kayak fishing.

KAYAK SEAT

You are pretty well confined to your seating position unless you have the skills to stand up when you are kayak fishing. A great kayak seat will keep you comfortable all day long and give your back the support it needs.

PERSONAL FLOATATION DEVICE

Some are definitely better than others. Kayak specific designs ensure you are free to fish and move about without feeling confined.

KAYAK ANCHOR

A kayak anchor is an extremely important accessory for kayak fishing whether you are fishing in freshwater or saltwater. Remember, it is dangerous to drop a kayak anchor when you are deep out in the ocean.

ROD HOLDERS

Switching between your paddle and your fishing rod is a big deal when kayak fishing. A fishing rod holder attached to your kayak will make your day out that much more enjoyable.

LIVE BAIT TANKS

Even while fishing lures improve each year, there is nothing like live bait fishing. Having enough live bait requires a live bait tank on your kayak.

KAYAK BAIT BOARD

Kayak bait boards are another essential addition to your kayak and give you a multi-purpose workstation.

RUDDER KITS

Whether hand or foot operated, kayak rudder kits are excellent for keeping you on track in the roughest of conditions.

NAVIGATION LIGHT

Even if you don’t use your navigation light during the day, you do have the option to keep fishing as the sunlight fades. The nav light is also useful when thrown out into the water because they float the right way up providing an excellent ambient light source.

FIRST AID KIT

You will really appreciate the importance of a first aid kit when you really need it.

ELECTRIC TROLLING MOTOR

Electric trolling motors for kayaks are a huge favourite of any kayak angler who has one. Once you get one you will never want to go kayak fishing without it. Watersnake has introduced a revolutionary new kayak mount and bracket that can be installed on just about any kayak.

 


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Jackson Williams
jacksonw@dinga.com.au

Jackson Williams has been fishing around Australia for 20 years and loves his home region of far north Queensland.