Post by llynangler on Apr 16, 2011 14:38:55 GMT -1
Hello Im looking for a fishing kayak for sale in north wales area, I like the look of the Malibu stealth 14 but cant fide 1 anywhere. Im new to kayak fishing and would appreciate any help on getting my first fishing kayak. Thankyou Huw
Huw, Welcome mate. You will probably struggle to find the Malibu. I believe I am right in saying that they are looking for a UK importer so yo may have to wait a while OR consider another model. Whereabouts on the Llyn are you? There are a lot of lads not far from you who would probably be glad to give you a demo. I have a Prowler 13 which is a tried and trusted model and can often be seen on Ebay. But keep an eye on the For Sale section here.
You really must try before you buy though. What is great for me may be terrible for you.
What is you weight and height, some are better suited to the 'fuller figure' LOL
Are you planning just staying in the Aberdaron/Nefyn/Dinllaen Bays or are you planning to get a bit further out. What you choose will influence your expectations.
Put your area up and I am sure someone will make an offer, failing that I am in Aberdaron in July and you can try mine. But I guess you want to be afloat well before then.
Make sure you read through all the suggested safety gear on the main site pages. Safety is a thing you will hear pushed continuously here, rightly so. If you can get up to Runcorn on 30/4 the Admin team from here are doing a course at a bargain £30 and there will be a variety of yaks there.
Welcome aboard, I agree with Terry, you really need to try before you buy. I would say don't be tempted to buy a cheap yak from ebay because it's cheap. You need to get the feel of a few kayaks before you commit yourself. You will find that kayak anglers are a friendly bunch and it is quite common to be offered a test paddle on someone's rig. You will also find that 95% of the kayaks used for fishing are from only a handful of manufacturers which suggests sticking with the makes that are tried and tested over time as they ARE suited to the job. I wish you well in your search and ask for forum members to let you meet up for a chat and a close look at their kayaks. Phil
Hey Thank you for the reply Terry and Phil much appreciated, I was thinking of going out all around the llyn, mostly Porthdinllaen area for the bass! But the dream is caching a Tope off a kayak!! Caught a tope off the beach last summer but seen them catching them off a kayak on youtube I have a boat but its just to much hassle, and selling it this summer, thats why im looking for a kayak. Im 6ft 1 and weight is about 14 and half stone.
If i haven't found a kayak before the 14th ill defiantly fined my way to llyn padarn. thanx again Huw
I have today (4th May) joined this forum. A basic question - can someone please advise me on which kayak to buy. I live in Exmouth Devon and will be fishing in the Exe Estuary and along the East Devon coast. Any advice would be much appreciated. Also what other basic "accessories" will I need?
Post by malahidebass on May 4, 2011 16:58:06 GMT -1
Hi, I'm looking for some advise about buying my first fishing kayak. I have done a fair amount of white water kayaking as a younger lad, but spend most of my time shore fishing these days. I'm 6ft 2 about 14 stone and am looking for a 13ft+ kayak. I have been looking for a while and I think the Ocean Kayak Prowler Trident 13 Angler or the slightly cheaper Tootega Prophecy 135 Huntsman. I think the Tootega is the better option for me so any info on this kayak would be very much appreciated. Can't wait to get the right Kayak and hopefully join you guys on the water soon. Will hopefully get to llyn padarn on the 14 th for a look see.. Cheers
Hi malahidebass Cant give you any advice on your chosen kayaks but would advise you to try as many different kayaks as possible as they all handle different. The most expensive is not always the best one for you. I live in manchester I have a manta 11 you can try and we can arrange a demo of the moken13 or manta12. Steve
Nyexmouth, Mate I am not familiar with your area but most of the recognised brands do a kayak that will be good. However you need to sit in them and make sure they are right for YOU. As a general rule the longer the distance you are paddling then the longer the kayak. Length tends to give you speed and less effort but at the cost of manoeuvrability . Some boats come in angler editions but some people prefer the basic edition and place rod holder where they prefer them. You will probably want to look at yaks from 12'-15' Moken, Manta, Ocean Kayak, Feel Free,Tarpon are just a few of the models. Try and find a dealers that has a good range. There are a lot of guys in your area paddling, approach them and chat, you will find yak anglers love to show off their pride and joy. Take your time choosing your first yak many of us have chaned our yak within the first year because we brought in haste. As for accessories.....the list is endless. First priority is a good fitting PFD, then your paddle and consider a VHF marine radio if you are alone, or at least a mobile phone on a network that WILL work. Learn to paddle before you take any fishing kit out with you. Try and find a mate with experience to help you through the start up period.
Nyexmouth Welcome to our site. I know your area very well as i used to take my tourer down to Woodbury for over 20 years. The first thing to consider is that tidal rush that you have between the dock and Dawlish Warren sandbank-----very fast water. It also happens to be a good bass spot. If my memory serves me well, there is a kayak dealer in Exeter who also runs courses in the canal basin, so that would be my first port of call. The little boat dealer in the square in Exmouth used to have some kayaks although i have not been down for a while so you need to check that out.
It is very difficult to say to anyone that 'XYZ' is the best kayak for you to start with because we all have different ideas of what we want, as with cars. As we have said earlier in this thread, try before you buy. There are a few people live and kayak fish out of Exmouth area, you need to keep an eye out and talk to them, usually kayak anglers will let you have a test paddle. There is a big kayak fishing competition in Exmouth later in the year, also, next to the life boat station is the headquarters of Exe angling club, they will have some members who fish from kayaks. Hope that helps Phil
Lo peeps. Another beginer here ;D (and from sleaford lincs, so mr philpot, I may pick your brain for info etc
finally taking the plunge, after no job stopped play, last year. Looking to get a tamden, as wife wants to fish/yak, but is a bit afraid of going solo atm. If she likes it then would swop to pair of singles in a couple of years time. short list is tarpon 130t or malibu 2xl. but heading over to brookbank to check out the competion, and get a good hands on.
Safety will be high priority(ex life guard), so going to splash the cash and get everything I can. budgets about £1200, so hoping that I can get everything I need plus ladies dry suit for the missus
Shes back from military ops in afgan in september, and would love to suprise her, as trip to cornwall/devon is planned for her return. I noticed the exemouth meet, so hope to make that as well, while were there.