If you are an avid kayak angler, then no doubt you’ve found that there is a wide range of accessories available to enhance the functionality and safety of your kayak. In particular, kayak accessories such as kayak seats, fishing kayaks, kayak trailers and stands can all increase your enjoyment of the sport significantly. However, if you are just starting out in the sport, or you simply want to increase the enjoyment of your current kayak, then without delay, let’s take a look at some of the most basic kayak accessories and what they can do for you! First up is the fishing kayak trailer, which can easily be added to a kayak to increase the length and also allow for more passengers.
Next, let’s take a look at the personal floatation device. This is particularly useful for fishing kayaks which don’t have an internal floatation tank, but rely on other methods such as a floating platform to keep you afloat. A floatation device is especially useful for kayaks used for fishing, as it means that you no longer need to carry your own personal water supply. Instead, with a single lever push of the floatation device, you can now keep your own supply of fresh water onboard. This is a great option for people who may want to fish in more than one location, as they can just attach their floats to different boats.
Finally, kayaks with personal floatation devices are not the only ones which benefit from the use of pfds. Many fishing kayaks nowadays also have onboard paddles, which can prove extremely helpful when you are out on a long journey, especially if you don’t wish to stop to recharge the battery. Most modern kayaks come with two paddle models, which operate independently, and can either be set to propel you forwards or backwards. Alternatively, the paddle has a trigger that, when it is pressed, will cause the paddle to vibrate and move in a series of circles, simulating the movement of a paddle in the water.