Kayak fishing is nothing new. In fact, archaeologists have discovered kayaks which are thought to be over 4,000 years old. The indigenous people of the Arctic relied heavily on kayak fishing as a matter of sustenance.

The earliest kayaks were made of seal skins and the hides of other animals, and weren’t suitable for long salt water fishing expeditions. However, we’ve come a long way since then.

Kayaks now are gaining in popularity as fishing vessels, both in fresh and saltwater. There are a number of reasons why kayak fishing has quickly become so popular. Kayaks are small, easily manoevarable and can get into out of the way places. And despite their small size, kayaks have plenty of room to stow a catch.

Finally, kayaks are very environmentally friendly. Human-powered, they use no fuel and don’t leave traces of oils and other pollutants in the water. Some kayaks are even made from sustainable materials, such as recycled plastics.

How do you begin kayak fishing?

There are safety concerns, and there are equipment options to consider before setting out on the water.

Are you ready to begin reaping the rewards of kayak fishing? What do you need to know before you go? Here’s a guide to get you started on your kayak fishing adventure. 

If you have been kayak fishing before and just want to rent the kayak and essential safety equipment, then use our booking system to secure your time slot.



2. Set up your kayak for fishing. Once you are away fishing, it is annoying to have forgotten something. This includes an anchor  Have places to store all your fishing gear securely fastened on the kayak. 

There are 10 rules or fundamentals to help make your kayak fishing fun and safe.

1. Use a sit-on-top kayak.

Kayak fishing isn’t about doing long distances to get to the best fishing spots. You use larger powered boats to take you to far away places.

Kayak fishing is about getting to the best ‘local‘ fishing hot spot, which means you don’t need a fast kayak! You need a very stable one.

The sit-on-top kayak is the answer.

They are designed for stability. After you gain confidence, you can even stand up to cast your line. They have plenty of deck space.