We’re a community run website offering free and helpful advice for anyone looking at getting into the sport of kayak fishing. Our members and contributors have decades of experience with all manner of kayaks, fishing gear, techniques, tips, and tricks.
Over the coming weeks, we will be launching several features including:
- A Gallery section that will enable you to upload your own trip photos and share your stories with the rest of the community.
- A Blog section where our experts will provide information-package advice.
- A Forum where you can chat amongst yourselves and discuss any topic you like and plan your upcoming trips.
It’s About Safety First
Our aim here at Kayak Fishing UK is to promote safety while out on the water. Of course, your own judgment and common sense are the most important things to remember, and if it looks “iffy” then it probably is.
A few points we’d like to make
- You should wear your P.F.D (Personal Floatation Device) at all times
- Be aware of local weather conditions, the tides, and currents.
- Plan your trip ahead of time
- Let someone responsible know where you’re going and when you plan to be back
- Make sure that your contact has the necessary knowledge and phone numbers to ring.
You & Your Kayak
You should ensure that you check your Kayak from time to time for damage, personally, I do this each time before I head out on the water, and once again when I get back before putting it into storage.
Look for small pin holes and any deep scratches/gouges from landing on gravel or even sand beaches. Small stones can be extremely sharp!
Check that the drain plug is intact and screwed down, it’s very easy to forget to replace the cover after you’ve drained your ‘yak’.
To prolong the life of your Kayak and save you a lot of money down the road in repairs or replacements, always keep it stored inside your garage or wrapped up/boxed to prevent damage from UV rays.
Kayak Equipment List
Below is a list of items you should carry with you on any Kayaking adventure:
- P.F.D (buoyancy aid)
- Paddle. Paddle Leash
- First Aid Kit
- Small Sharp Knife Attached to your person
- Food and Drink
- V.H.F. Radio
- Mobile Phone
- Waterproof Torch
- Signaling mirror
- Pack of Mini Flares