Fishing has always been a remarkable pastime for those who enjoy the natural environment. It is a sport that rewards a love for the flora and fauna that make this world such a magnificent place to enjoy the sounds and sights of nature.
But for the fisherman, that attitude is tempered by merely catching fish. Whether it be for that dinner or the pure joy of catch and release, there are times when a fisher wants to get out there and get their line wet.
The options to get out to where the fish are is an individual choice – but to get to those parts of the water where catches can be maximised is of paramount importance.
Many people who want to cast a line are increasingly turning to inflatable kayaks. But why is this?
Firstly, getting to a favourite fishing spot – salt or fresh water means that you have to transport your kayak. Most people don’t want the hassle of strapping a rigid kayak to the roof of their car with an inflatable that stress is gone.
Storage is an issue. Storing a rigid kayak is a pain. It takes up space and is just a pain to save correctly.
With specific fishing kayak gear, you have the freedom to explore anywhere. It’s all very well to have a rigid kayak strapped to the roof of the car – but what about that roof-mounted storage options – they go straight out the window.
But the key here is to understand that inflatable kayaks used for fishing are not what they were only a decade ago. New materials and advances in technology have made them lighter and more robust and more able to handle adverse conditions.
There are now some different types of inflatable kayaks – with models that can seat one or two – and they are incredibly easy to set up. You can be on the water within minutes of you unpacking your kayak.
And this is important – they offer the fisherman an incredibly stable platform to cast from – in a seated position. They can allow access to spots where you would struggle to throw a line.
Price points are attractive as well. You do not need a top of the line model if you are merely in search of a craft that will put you in casting distance of your chosen species.
Value for money, ease of transport and fun. If you are after those factors – then an inflatable kayak is your solution.