Best Fishing Kayak

The best fishing kayak will allow you to get closer to the action no matter what type of water you are fishing on. Fishing from a kayak can massively increase your chances of catching fish, making them a well worthy purchase if you’re a keen angler who wants to get to areas other can’t reach.

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Best Fishing Kayak 2015

Old Town Predator 13

Best Fishing Kayak - Old Town Predator 13


The Old Town Predator 13 is perfectly engineered both below and above the waterline to deliver the perfect platform to fish from. The boat is made from high performance LT900 polyethylene tri-hull for both incredible strength and durability.

The design of the Old Town Predators hull offers enhanced stability on the water, the paddle holder, rod placement, and seat layout are designed to increase the comfort when fishing on the boat.

Dual rod tip holder at the bow will make rod storage easy, however, there are also tonnes of other features including:

  • Dual Tackle Holder – These are convenient, recessed storage spaces on both sides of the boat that offer quick access.
  • Big Bow Hatch With Click Seal Cover – This opening is ideal for gear storage and can be locked with just one click.
  • Exo-Ridge Tank Well – This keeps your gear secure and dry, ideas for storing cooler or tackle boxes.
  • 6 Removable Mounting Plates – Strategically placed high-strength mounts means no need for drilling into you hull.

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KL Industries Sun Dolphin Journey SS Kayak

Best Fishing Kayak - KL Industries Sun Dolphin Journey


This kayak was designed with anglers in mind and is easily one of the best fishing kayak designs on the market today! It comes with one swivel rod holder and two flush mount holders, perfect for fishing while on the water. It also has a dry box which is completely waterproof and is handy if you wish to store a GPS Fish Finder or phone away without the fear of it getting wet.

The large open seating area allows for easy entry and exit and is designed with adjustable footrests to accommodate people of all different heights.  It also comes with a portable accessory carrier that can be used for extra storage, a tow behind or backpack.

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Riot Kayak Escape 12

Best Fishing Kayak - Riot Kayaks Escape 12

The Riot Kayak Escape 12 is a sit-on-top kayak that is designed with fishing in mind. The great stability, performance and load capacity that this kayak offers will keep you organized and well provisioned. This kayak is the perfect boat for fishing in all types of fishing environments, whether it be flat or rough, the Riot Kayak 12 is the perfect fishing platform.

This particular kayak is absolutely loaded with features, some of which include adjustable foot braces, pilot rudder system, anchor trolley system, front hatch, integrated console with cup holder, two paddle hooks,  one adjustable rod holder, two front and two rear flush mount rod holders, drain plug, scupper plugs and much, much more.

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Riot Kayaks Enduro


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The Riot Kyaks Enduro is a high-capacity kayak that gives you all the space you need for the perfect fishing trip. It comes with two sealed compartments, this means you can bring both your fishing and camping gear.

Other features of this amazing kayak include a custom fit seating area, quick-lock adjustable foot braces, front and rear compartments with bulkhead and dual-density hatch covers, two flush-mount rod holders, one adjustable rod holder, drain plug and much, much more. This kayak is absolutely bursting with features and one of the best fishing kayak models on the market today!

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Ocean Kayak Trident 13 Angler Kayak


Best Fishing Kayak - Ocean Kayak Trident 13

The Ocean Kayak Trident 13 Angler Kayak is a sit-on-top kayak made with a polyethylene hull that will withstand years of abuse against rocks and other under water hazards. The comfortable seat has four-way adjustability,  a ventilation in the back, and an extra high back rest for maximum comfort all day long. You can also adjust the foot braces depending on where you want them as you relax or fight for a fish.

At the front of the kayak is a hatch that you can use to store lunch, clothing or anything else that you may want to keep with you thanks to the Cross Lock buckle system. The kayak has seven portals that can accommodate Scotty Cannon rod holders and RAM mounts.

There are also a whole host of other features, including dual flush-mounted rod holders and a set of paddle keepers.

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Ocean Kayak Prowler Big Game Angler

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The Ocean Prowler Big Game Angler is a sit-on-top fishing kayak that offers everything you could possibly need! It offers wide-platform stability, in-mold seat well and an adjustable Support Track Foot Brace system that lets you wrestle with big fish without going for a swim.

The side holders will allow you to fit in two rods, while the cup holder will allow you to keep a cool drink from spilling over. The bow hatch allows you to store all your gear and you won’t lose your paddle thanks to the side keeper that will keep it from floating away.

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Lifetime Sport Fisher Kayak

Best Fishing Kayak - Lifetime Sport Fisher Kayak

The Lifetime Sport Fisher Kayak is designed for both single and tandem use, it can actually seat up to three people at any one time. The tunnel hull makes it possible to stand up and fish or sit side-saddle without it tipping over. It also has front and rear molded paddle cradles and paddle clips as well as four fishing pole holders.

The Sport Fisher has a UV-protected, high-density polyethylene chassis with a smartly adapted hull, which is built to keep you steady on the water. Other features include four fishing pole holders, rear storage hatch, ditty trays, shock-cord straps to secure your loose items and a scupper hole to drain the cockpit.

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Hobie Mirage Oasis Kayak 2015

Best Fishing Kayak - Hobie Mirage Oasis

The Hobie Mirage Oasis Kayak is a tandem kayak that is designed for performance. The boat boasts quick acceleration as well as impressive cruising speeds, without sacrificing the capacity for hauling gear. This kayak comes with three enclosed storage areas and a generous on-deck cargo area.

The fingertip steering offers the user hands-free travelling, ideas for when you need both hands on your rod. Also included are a cup holder, mesh stowage pockets and two piece paddle.

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Coleman Colorado 2 Person Fishing Kayak

Best Fishing Kayak - Coleman Colorado 2 Person Fishing Kayak

The Colemna Colorado 2 Person Fishing Kayak is an inflatable kayak that offers a much less-costly alternative to most other fishing kayaks. The 18-gauge PVC construction is made with rugged use in mind and the multiple air chambers will ensure that your kayak stays afloat even if a chamber is punctured.

The adjustable seats will keep you comfortable throughout your trip, however long you are out in the kayak. The Berkeley Quick Set Rod Holders let you adjust the angle of your pole for the ultimate hands free fishing experience.

The Coleman Colorado 2 Person Fishing Kayak also offers many more features, such as adjustable seats, D-Rings that make it easy to attach equipment, mesh storage pockets, paddle holders and much more.

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Advanced Elements Straitedge Angler Kayak

Best Fishing Kayak - Advanced Elements Straitedge Angler Kayak

The Advanced Elements Straitedge Angler Kayak is an inflatable kayak designed with anglers in mind. The wide beam provides maximum stability while out on the water while the multilayer material, added abrasion pads and multiple air chambers provide maximum durability, even in bad conditions.

By adding after-market rail mounts you can customize your kayak with a fish finder, rod holders and other equipment. Other great features include a very comfortable high-back seat, two rod holders, stainless steel D-Rings and abundant storage space for all your gear.

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What To Look For In The Best Fishing Kayak

1. Sit In or Sit-On-Top –The best fishing kayak is often a sit-on-top model as this is preferred by most anglers who want to get out and wade from time to time. However, because you are sat on top the ride can be wet at times and may not be great for fishing in really cold waters or strong currents.

2. Rigged or Unrigged – As a general rule a stock kayak is far cheaper than a rigged unit, if you are an experienced angler you can save money by purchasing a stock kayak and rigging it yourself. However, getting the right balance requires skill, therefore most fisherman are better off just purchasing a fully rigged kayak.

3. Motor or Paddle – With kayaks it is far better to use a paddle than a motor. You can install trolling motors but this defeats the point of having a kayak in the first place.

4. Length and width, speed and stability – These are choices you have to make individually depending on your needs for the kayak. Shorter kayaks are usually slower than the longer ones and wider ones often offer more stability. The best fishing kayak will have a great balance of size and width, speed and stability.

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