geoffd I have an olive green mantaray 12 non angler which i have added a few things myself didnt like the angler version ,i photograph and film wildlife on rivers etc thats why i went olive also fancy giving the pike fishing ago, its not a good colour for the coast so i have a hi vis flag and hi viz waistcoat over my pfd when at sea, you wont be dissapointed with the mantaray i find it very versatile also great in the surf when honing yourskills :)brookbank carlisle give a good discount, and they can take up to six weeks to come so order early
Hi all, I just found your site tonight and its very informative. My son Frank (aged 15) decided he wanted a kayak for xmas (after trying some out at the North Wales boat show this year). I'd prefer an all rounder that he can use just for pleasure and I can use it for fishing. Can anyone advise me on a stable kayak that would suit these requirements or even a two seater that we could both go out in and that is easily managed by one person. Usage will be mainly inland lochs or occasionly canal
have a look at the bic trinidad its a tandem that can be paddled solo and would make a superb all round fishing kayak for using with 1 or 2 people .www.sea-urchin.co.uk/page27.htm
also the tarpon 130 tandem is very good . and the manta12 solo kayak is a great all rounder at the boat show mike seaurchen would have been there with the bic kayaks if you contact mike i am sure he will help you a lot with a kayak mike when possible does help all the forum members with as much help as possible he may be able to do you a bit of discount and he is based on the north wales coast . www.sea-urchin.co.uk/page27.htm
mike is seaurchen here on the forum send him a pm if its possible to help mike will if you speak to him jicely he may be able to arrange a demo paddle for you .
i am going to have a trinidad kayak next year its the ideal 2 man soloution
Thanks curly, zebra and boomphat for giving me some great info on kayaks.I've just had a quick look at the models suggested and I'd like to have a go on the scupper pro and the bic trinidad (I mean WE). Unfortunately we travelled all the way from Scotland to the North Wales show so we'll have to have a look for local dealers but we'll be down next year to meet some of you guys hopefully. I'll keep you posted on what we decide on.
Ston17... The Scupper Pro is the cheapest, most seaworthy, and fast. Everyone who has one, loves it. Two seaters aren't twice as good as two separate kayaks, but the Tarpon 2 seater does look very good.