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 Posted: Mon Apr 6th, 2020 07:26 pm
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ColeCollett
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Joined: Mon Feb 3rd, 2020
Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Posts: 1
Equipment: rods and reels
Best Catch: white steenbras
Favorite Fishing Spot: PE
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Hey guys im relatively new to fishing in general ive been surf fishing for around 6 months now but i am looking to get into kayak fishing. ive got suitable rods and reels and a few suitable lures can anyone recommend a good kayak for a beginner on a budget 6-9k?

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 Posted: Tue Apr 7th, 2020 05:09 am
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PearlJam
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Joined: Fri Oct 9th, 2015
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 123
Equipment: Daiwa, Okuma & Assassin
Best Catch: 11kg Carp, 22kg Hammerhead, 25kg Tope shark, 175kg Bronzie
Favorite Fishing Spot: Anywhere
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I'm no expert, but gofish has a lot of articles on kayak fishing and is free to read

http://www.gofishmagazine.co.za/

There is also a mobile app which I use to read it on a tablet

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 Posted: Thu Apr 9th, 2020 01:33 pm
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Fredster
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Joined: Mon Feb 2nd, 2009
Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Posts: 1266
Equipment: Shimano Trevalla Rods; Spheros reels
Best Catch: Yellowtails >15kg from ski; biggest YT in 2015 NSBC fish ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Noordhoek, Wildside & Algoa Bay
Boat: Yellowtails >15kg from ski; biggest YT in 2015 NSBC fish ...Stealth Pro Fisha 475 "Snatch", Evo 430 & Duo ...
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hi, you don't mention if you ultimately want to fish rivers or fish offshore. Also your weight, sense of balance and fitness is also going to affect what may be a suitable kayak. Virtually all the regular/"serious"lol offshore guys here are using composite ("fiberglass") Stealths. Your best best wold prob be to search for a used fiberglass ski. Or if its just rivers and occasional random use, almost any plastic yak on the used market should do.
Keep some of your budget for a pfd , paddle leash and waterproof pouch for your cellphone.
Remember you can always sell again and trade up once you've found your sea legs and figured out what you like and don't like, but you also don't want to start with something totally unsuitable for the task either.

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 Posted: Wed Apr 22nd, 2020 10:48 am
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eXtincT
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Joined: Mon Jan 5th, 2009
Location: PE, South Africa
Posts: 501
Equipment: Poseidon HMG, Purglass /7. 8" Procarbon. 8' Elbe flickstick. Daiwa ...
Best Catch: Poseidon HMG, Purglass /7. 8" Procarbon. 8' Elbe flickstick. Daiwa ...20 kg Steenbras!!! 6kg spottie and 8kg white steenbras, 54kg ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Poseidon HMG, Purglass /7. 8" Procarbon. 8' Elbe flickstick. Daiwa ...20 kg Steenbras!!! 6kg spottie and 8kg white steenbras, 54kg ...Joost Park, Lorries Bay, Schoenies, Port St Johns, Bushmans river ...
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I second what Fred said. Stealth Kayaks are the way to go. By far the BEST on the market.

I bought a preloved Stealth Evo 465 on facebook for R6000 and spent another R1000 restoring it to look brand new. Kayak fishing is the most fun you will ever have!

We launch from Cape Recife and paddle over to thunderbolt. Feel free to join us whenever you are ready.

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