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Popular Fishing Kayaks on AKFF Edit

A kayak is a very personal thing. Your height, weight, available funds, and intended use will all play a part in determining what yak is right for you.

If you're looking to navigate tight, mangrove-lined waterways, and need quick turning power, then a short, nimble Kayak like the Australis Squid, the Malibu Mini-X, or the Feelfree Nomad, might suit you down to the ground. For something that performs well in open rivers, and can take on a little ocean work, perhaps a Viking Espri or Hobie Outback might be more your style. For the big game hunters amongst us, perhaps something like a Perception Swing, Hobie Adventure, or Ocean Kayak Prowler may be what you're looking for.

There are many, confusing options - but as a starting point, you may be interested to know what sort of Kayaks tend to be the most popular amongst the AKFF community as of June 2007. This list shouldn't be considered an indication of what yak might be best for you - but perhaps these will give your research a kick start, and help draw you in to the addictive world of Kayak Fishing.

We periodically run a an analysis of the kayaks brands and models that AKFF members said they owned. The last update was in October 2008. We summarised the kayaks that over 2900 members said they used for kayak fishing.

Link to a treemap that represents kayak ownership data: http://services.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/view/SgjIIQsOtha6RyUNTyRLQ2~



Manufacturer/ModelNumber of Owners
None Specified733
Hobie Outback210
Hobie Revolution114
Ocean Kayak Prowler 13105
Ocean Kayak Prowler Elite 4.587
Perception Swing83
Viking Tempo79
Hobie Unspecified58
Hobie Outfitter52
Hobie Adventure50
Viking Profish44
Hobie Sport42
Hobie Quest41
Viking Espri39
Wavedance Kingfisher39
Australis Bass30
Ocean Kayak Scupper Pro29
Viking Unspecified27
Viking Nemo22
Viking Tempo II21
Cobra Fish N Dive19
Malibu X Factor18
malibu mini x17
Perception Minnow15
Pacer14
Scrambler XT14
Australis Squid11
dagger voyager fx11
Stealth11
Viking Predator11
Ocean Kayak Prowler 1510

You can find the entire results here

http://services.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/view/SgjIIQsOtha6bmEDOnLKQ2~

Manufacturers and ModelsEdit

Adventure KayaksEdit

AustralisEdit

CobraEdit

DaggerEdit

EmotionEdit

EMOTION GRAND SLAM ANGLER EOTION STEALTH ANGLER

Eric's Canoe (fishing ski)Edit

EvolutionEdit

FinnEdit

FeelfreeEdit

FluidEdit

HeritageEdit

HobieEdit

HoweEdit

MalibuEdit

Ocean KayakEdit

PerceptionEdit

RoscoEdit

RTMEdit

VikingEdit

VoyagerEdit

WavedanceEdit

Wilderness SystemsEdit

Freedom Hawk KayakEdit

StealthEdit

Build Your OwnEdit

Paddles Edit

Here are several threads on paddle selection:

Transport Edit

Australian Air Express will transport Kayaks and surfboards, airport to airport for very reasonable costs. To give an example, one AKFF member was quoted $110 to transport a prowler13 from Melbourne (Tullamarine) to Hobart airport. Of course, you have to be able to deliver it to Aussie Air Express's premises at the airport of departure and have someone collect it from the destination airport.

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