Where to get the best fishing kayak in New Zealand?
New Zealand has a lot to offer as far as fishing is concerned. The country has many lakes and rivers that abound with fish. Kayak fishing has been gaining in popularity in New Zealand, although many local anglers are not particularly enthusiastic about fishing from such notoriously unstable and uncomfortable boats. But this situation is now changing, as W kayaks are available locally for testing and purchase.
If you want to learn more about kayak fishing in New Zealand, or if you’ve already decided that you want to get yourself a fishing kayak, you’d probably want to visit Dennis’ fishing kayak dealership. The store is located in Hamilton, in the Northern Island, within a short short driving distance from Auckland.
W fishing kayaks are available the southern island as well, at Murray’s dealership in Nelson.
Dennis and Murray are seasoned kayak fishermen with considerable experience both in freshwater and offshore fishing, and they outfit the kayaks locally, so you can purchase a customized kayak from them or take advantage of their expertise and outfit your own kayak by yourself.
This picture was contributed by Gene Andrews.
Fisherman standing in kayak and showing a big fish he caught
It shows one of his clients testing a W fishing kayak, with obvious success!
By Jeremy Knight,
My dad and I decided to take our W fishing kayaks out on Tims Ford Lake.
I never imagined it could be so much fun! We were able to get the Wavewalks in places we can’t take our other boat.
We fished with small yellow and white jigs using the trolling method. We threw our lines out and paddled the Wavewalks so the line would trail behind the kayaks. We caught over a dozen fish in a very short amount of time!
We decided to race back to the dock on our way in. I took the lead but eventually looked up to see Dad passing me up. He had the long W paddle with him which allows you to stand up while paddling the Wavewalk 500 fishing kayak. I couldn’t believe he won! Of course, I had to take my kayak back out for a second just to see what an advantage paddling while standing up would give a person.
The Wavewalk kayaks are very easy to load/unload, and maneuver in the water.
I was very comfortable while fishing, and I loved the fact I could stand up if I needed to.
I can’t wait for some more adventures…
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I have been flyfishing around the world for 20 years, much of it in a kayak.
I found only two things were missing: a comfortable seating position and the ability to stand up for sighting fish.
After studying videos at Wavewalk, I ordered an inventory of Wavewalk kayaks without even seeing one.
Upon receipt I tested the Wavewalk… -I am 70 years old, weigh 230, have a bad back, need a knee replacement, and have constant vertigo from a chronic ear condition.
During my initial test I was able to stand up and paddle and really enjoyed the seating position called Riding.
IF I CAN DO IT, ANYONE CAN!!
The Wavewalk 500 is fast and runs straight.
Everything you read is correct.
Kayak Fishing Unlimited is not just a slogan – It’s a reality, at least for some.
So far, kayak fishing hasn’t appealed to Canadian anglers, since they fish in cold water and cold weather, which are good reasons for wanting to be stable, dry, and protected from the cold wind and elements. Needles to say that conventional sit-in, hybrid and sit-on-top (SOT) fishing kayaks don’t deliver anything close to being acceptable when these basic requirements are taken into consideration, and they don’t offer stand up paddling confidently when you’re sight fishing, and fly fishing.
Anglers who fish from W kayaks know they are different, and they fit cold climates as big, motorized fishing boats do.
Boyd Smith, from Hamilton, Ontario, discovered the benefits that W kayaks offer, and he decided he wanted to import them from the US.
Boyd founded Ontario Fishing Kayaks, and he offers Canadian anglers who are looking to downsize from motorboats or quit fishing from inadequate fishing kayaks to take a W kayak for a test ride, or a fishing trip. By doing so, these Canadian anglers will be able to experience the unrivaled stability, dryness, comfort and ease of use, which are synonym to W fishing kayaks: No wet butt, no yak back, and no leg numbness. In other words – the real deal.
W fishing kayak fans are known to say about it: “Nothing like it, nothing better”.
Those who want to enjoy both paddling and motorized driving can outfit their W kayak with an outboard gas engine, and thus be on par with anglers who fish from traditional motorboats. Learn more about motorized fishing kayaks >>