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Many avid anglers can’t wait for their retirement – They dream of all the free time they’ll have to pursue their passion of fishing, boats, etc… For many retirees, it’s a perfect arrangement, and for others it’s not enough – … Continue reading
Elderly Couple Fishing Offshore, In Tandem Out Of Their Motorized Fishing Kayak. December, South Korea
This is a most unusual, yet most revealing story. It says a lot about kayak anglers and the sacrifices some of them are willing to make for their love of fishing. It also shows that propelling fishing kayaks with outboard … Continue reading
For most anglers, kayak fishing is an extreme sport. Extreme in the sense that an angler fishing from a kayak is compelled to give up the two essential things that any regular fishing motorboat provides, which are adequate stability and … Continue reading
There is no doubt that certain kayaks are more suitable for fishing than others. It is widely accepted that the more stable the kayak, the more ‘fishable’ it is. Since kayak fishing trips can take long hours, and sometimes days, … Continue reading
Let’s face it – being a senior kayak angler can also mean that you’re not in the best shape, and you either don’t feel like, or are physically incapable of paddling long distances. This leaves you with a rather limited … Continue reading
I’m 6’-3”; 235 lbs. I have back and weak leg problems that will keep me from safely balancing in the standing position, let alone jumping up and down. Sitting, I can go all day! (at 70 yrs old that’s probably … Continue reading
Tony is an elderly gentleman from New Hampshire who the following review of hos W fishing kayak: The 500 is great. It only took a minimum amount of time of actual paddling to get used to the kayak. The weather … Continue reading
Kayak fishing and old age? Typically, the two aren’t closely associated one the other, since kayaks, including fishing kayaks, are notoriously unstable and uncomfortable, and not a fishing platform deemed suitable for the older, wiser angler, especially ones that can afford fishing from real boats… Inevitably, old age is associated with a variety of physical problems that affect the angler’s ability to fish from kayaks. Among others, seniors may suffer from an impaired sense of balance, and be more sensitive to back problems, including pain, sciatica, etc. This is true for leg problems as well.
Elderly anglers are usually less athletic than young ones, and some of them have considerable weight issues. Furthermore, being exposed to cold weather, cold water, and wetness in general, is not necessarily recommended for older people, whose ability to withstand hardships inflicted by the elements is reduced, compared to younger people’s ability.
For all these reasons, seniors seldom fish from kayaks, and rightfully so. Continue reading
Electric trolling motors are not always useful, especially when the battery goes flat, and you find yourself a long way from your launching spot, and having to paddle your fishing kayak back against wind and/or current, with a heavy batter … Continue reading
Normally, kayakers have less power to spend on paddling as they get older, and their sense of balance is usually not as good as it was in their younger days. This makes paddling kayaks in tandem more of a challenge … Continue reading