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Can you fish from an inflatable kayak?

Yes, you can!

People are often surprised that you can fish from an inflatable kayak, but in fact MOST of our kayaks are durable enough and stable enough for kayak fishing.

We even have specialised fishing kayaks with rod holders!

Serious Fishing

If you are going to be kayak fishing most of the time, check out our StraitEdge line. They are all:

  • self-bailing sit-on tops – any water that comes over while you are fishing will drain out through ports,
  • very stable,
  • extremely durable and
  • they all have either rod-holders or rails to attach rod-holders.

StraitEdge Inflatable Kayak

The StraitEdge Inflatable Kayak has a couple of rod holders at the front.

StraitEdge Inflatable Kayak Rod Holders

StraitEdge2 Pro Kayak

The StraitEdge2 Pro Kayak has one at the front, one at the back.

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StraitEdge Angler Pro Kayak

The StraitEdge Angler Pro Kayak has an accessory frame rail system at the front and back which allows you to attach rod holders, and EPIRB, a GoPro, a fish finder… whatever you like when you’re fishing.

StraitEdge Angler Pro Kayak Rail System

The StraitEdge Angler Pro has been customised for fishing with reinforcements on the side.

It’s also got a high-pressure Drop-Stitch Floor, which allows you to stand up and has made the aluminium folding frame seat possible.

This is a wonderful seat. It’s very supportive and gives your bum some lift.

There is an optional deep fin that comes with this kayak that fits into a U.S. Fin Box which is compatible with a lot of propellers on the market.

StraitEdge with Reinforcements

There is an optional deep fin that comes with this kayak that fits into a U.S. Fin Box which is compatible with a lot of propellers on the market.

SE angler pro fin box with electrafin

Weight Comparison

At 20.5kg, the StraitEdge Angler Pro kayak might be a bit heavy for some people, in which case the StraitEdge is an excellent lightweight alternative at 15kg and the StraitEdge2 Pro is a great tandem option at 18.6kg.

Occasional Fishing

If you are only going to be kayak fishing occasionally and don’t need rod holders, you have more options, including some of our sit-in kayaks.

Sit-in kayaks allow you to stay warm and dry, and they go faster and straighter than sit-on-top kayaks. 

Most of our sit-in kayaks are stable enough and durable enough for fishing.


Our sit-in kayaks do not have rod holders, but most have velcro paddle holders on the side that can be useful when fishing.

They also have deep pockets behind the seat – not designed for a fishing rod, but it might work.

AdvancedFrame Expedition Elite Kayak Parts 2

If you want to attach rod-holders, you can get the Accessory Frame System.

This system works with any kayak, as long as the width of the deck is at least 59cm.

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If the deck of your kayak is fabric, like our AdvancedFrame line, you actually have to cut the holes in the fabric to glue the grommet onto the inner tube.

It’s in the instruction manual and it’s covered by warranty.

To know more, check out WorthPoint’s post here.

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Protecting Your Floor

These models: AdvancedFrame KayakAdvancedFrame Sport Kayak and AdvancedFrame Convertible Kayak they all come with a lovely softly lilo floor. Feels beautiful under your bum but if you’re going fishing a lot, you may wish to get the Dura-Floor.

The Dura-floor is essentially a mat that goes over the soft floor to protect it.

dura floor for advancedframe expedition inflatable kayak 2

Alternatively, you can switch out your soft floor for the Drop-Stitch Floor, which is the high pressure floor.

Not only is this one tough as nails, it also gives you a performance enhancement. So it’s a great option if you want to go a bit faster and a bit straighter.

Drop Stitch Floor AdvancedFrame Kayak 2

Best-Selling Kayaks for Serious Fishing