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    What kayak to buy?

    Hey guys, so I've just recently bought a car so I can go fishing with ease, rather than having to carry all of my fishing gear on public transport, it's a station wagon with roof racks. So my question is, I want to buy a kayak for fishing, I'll be mainly fishing in small-large estuaries, and maybe even bays. For example, Botany Bay will be the bay I'll be fishing in and all of the estuaries running from the bay. I was looking into pedal kayaks until I saw the price tag so that will probably not be an option until the future. I saw the size of a person affects the type of kayak as well, I weigh approximately around 90kgs, and around 180cm tall.

    I probably want a kayak that I can stand up if necessary, but will mostly be sitting down. Also, I don't really care about the speed too much, so something that's pretty stable, but not too slow, so maybe something in between? I want to spend anywhere between $600-$800. This will be my first kayak, so I don't want something too flashy, but something that will last some time until I'm ready to upgrade.

    Thanks in advance from everyone's help (:

    Justin.


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    Re: What kayak to buy?

    Other threads here give info re what kayak.
    Make sure you can lift/carry it.
    Second hand maybe worth exploring ?

    Keep in mind you may want a fish finder, eg a $100+ cheapie that gives a Volt reading;
    and battery, eg a cluster of cheap AAAs in a jaycar battery holder, or a little deepcycle eg 5amp ?.
    Transire vinus forticulus

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    Re: What kayak to buy?

    I don't know how sounders work, so I might think of getting one in the future, but at the moment, I just want a kayak that will get me through river systems so I can cast SP's into structure etc.


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    Re: What kayak to buy?

    If you're wanting to fish in bays more than rivers, I'd be searching for an ocean kayaks prowler or wilderness systems tarpon 140. Something with a bit of length (around and slightly above the 4m mark). If rivers are more your thing aim for a smaller tarpon (100 or 120 i think are the sizes) or really any number of smaller plastic kayaks. A good brand second hand tends to outperform a brand new cheapy from what I've seen. The holy grail for versatility here is definitely a perception swing. Discontinued and don't come up too often, but that would be an awesome kayak which you should find in that price range. Happy hunting!

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    Re: What kayak to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by JuzzyRawrs View Post
    Hey guys, so I've just recently bought a car so I can go fishing with ease, rather than having to carry all of my fishing gear on public transport, it's a station wagon with roof racks. So my question is, I want to buy a kayak for fishing, I'll be mainly fishing in small-large estuaries, and maybe even bays. For example, Botany Bay will be the bay I'll be fishing in and all of the estuaries running from the bay. I was looking into pedal kayaks until I saw the price tag so that will probably not be an option until the future. I saw the size of a person affects the type of kayak as well, I weigh approximately around 90kgs, and around 180cm tall.

    I probably want a kayak that I can stand up if necessary, but will mostly be sitting down. Also, I don't really care about the speed too much, so something that's pretty stable, but not too slow, so maybe something in between? I want to spend anywhere between $600-$800. This will be my first kayak, so I don't want something too flashy, but something that will last some time until I'm ready to upgrade.

    Thanks in advance from everyone's help (:

    Justin.


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    I had the same frame of mind when I bought my first Kayak, but I was asked why buy a shit one that doesn't perform, because you are going to have to buy another one eventually.

    So with that in mind I bought a 4.1 kayak for $1400, and have spent another $1000 added pods and rudder, sounder etc and I highly doubt I will need to replace it for 10years or more. In the long run this will be much cheaper and much more enjoyable.

    I thanks myself ever time I head out that I did that.

    Benefits of a better design are things like warranty (30 years), design, speed, weight (24kg).


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    Re: What kayak to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by YOOT View Post
    I had the same frame of mind when I bought my first Kayak, but I was asked why buy a shit one that doesn't perform, because you are going to have to buy another one eventually.

    So with that in mind I bought a 4.1 kayak for $1400, and have spent another $1000 added pods and rudder, sounder etc and I highly doubt I will need to replace it for 10years or more. In the long run this will be much cheaper and much more enjoyable.

    I thanks myself ever time I head out that I did that.

    Benefits of a better design are things like warranty (30 years), design, speed, weight (24kg).


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    So I'm thinking maybe look for a second hand kayak? I will never be going offshore so I don't think I'll be needing a 'beast'. If I'm fishing in a bay, something around 4 metre? What brands should I look out for if I'm going secondhand?

    Anaconda sell some yaks, anyone recommend them?


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    Re: What kayak to buy?

    I'm now thinking about getting the Viking profish 400 lite.

    It's a bit out of my price range, but I'm thinking if I get that one, I won't need to upgrade. Anyone recommend them?


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    They get a lot of good feedback and haven't heard a bad thing about them. I doubt you'd regret that purchase and it should last you for a long time.

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    What kayak to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by phantomphisher View Post
    They get a lot of good feedback and haven't heard a bad thing about them. I doubt you'd regret that purchase and it should last you for a long time.
    I love how you can buy assesories for it, like a chill pod, by for $300 I'm pretty sure I could just buy an esky and secure it in somehow right?

    Are there any other good yaks for $1500?


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    Re: What kayak to buy?

    Second hand Hobie. There are some good buys out there. Hands free to fish! Get what you pay for.

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