Offshore Kayak

 Hi All

 

I'm a keen fisherman and do most of mine landbased mainly off the beach/rockwalls.

 

Looking to get myself a kayak that I can take offshore to chase snapper and the likes. Its a broad question but from those who do offshore kayak fishing in particular targetting demersals and pelagics , what setup/kayak do you use? With a budget of say, ideally under 2k (may go up to 3k), what would you recommend?

 

Thanks!


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 Alot of kayak people say the

Wed, 2017-10-11 10:05

 Alot of kayak people say the pa12 (pro angler 12) is the worst offshore yak you can get. I say its the best, it's simple (no sailss or oit riggers) stable (can stand up in it) you stay dry and heaps of room (rod storage for 4 rods down the sides), it is slower and a little more weather dependant. But if the weather is not comfortable in a pa you shouldn't be in any yak i got caught out last week and the weather back flipped on me while i was 3km out and ended up having to head in with a 15kn sw not something id recommend in a pa but i got back safe and sound and  dry. As for speed if you wanna get out fast buy a boat. There are plenty of yaks up for sale at the moment as guys are upgrading to the newer model or to bigger sail yaks. Jump on yakfishwest and you'll find a deal. Just be aware that once you start yak fishing the landbased stuff just wont scratch the itch anymore.

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