Elderly kayakers and kayak anglers are more prone to getting injured while using their fishing kayaks than younger kayakers and kayak anglers are. The older you get the more vulnerable your body becomes to being mistreated and abused, including when praticing various sports and outdoor activities, and the more serious the injury gets to be, in terms of pain, gravity, and the time and means it takes to heel, and for you to recover.
Old age doesn’t at all mean you should stay at home, and you definitely can and should seek physical activity, but at the same be aware of the risks of being injured while practicing your favorite sport, whether it’s fishing, kayaking, or the combination of both, namely kayak fishing.
Before you start fishing from kayaks, you’d better know what type of injuries you may be risking, and the best ways to avoid them. The best article that covers these issues is called Common Kayak Injuries, and it relates to both kayaking and kayak fishing, since paddling sit-in and SOT fishing kayaks is not different from operating any other recreational or touring kayak. Typically, such injuries are the result of having to paddle while being seated in the L position, and from the application of traditional kayaking technique in this position.
Needless to say that elderly kayak anglers can get injured while entering a sit-in kayak, or when they come out of it, since these actions become increasingly difficult and demanding as one grows old, to a point where many old kayakers and kayak anglers can no longer take the physical abuse involved, and are forced to quit the sport they love.