Tom recently sent through some awesome pictures of the Angler Pro inflatable fishing kayak. He is kayak fishing on Wallis Lake at Forster Tuncurry.
Funnily enough, Tom already had a hard-shell fishing kayak.
BUT … he never used it.
The thought of having to haul it on and off the roof racks and worrying about travelling with it was just too unappealing. I asked him how the StraitEdge Angler Pro compares in terms of performance:
I can’t tell the difference between this kayak and my hard-shell, except that it’s so much lighter!
Lighter?? This is one of our heaviest solo kayaks! Tom explained a bit further:
I feel safe in it, because you can see the quality. Compared to most inflatables, it’s quite solid – I wanted something a bit heavier so it wouldn’t be so wind affected. But compared to my hard-shell fishing kayak, it’s so much easier to carry and transport.
Tom also praised the design, in particular, the mounting rails, which allow him to keep things up off the deck of the kayak when he is fishing.
Kayak Fishing on Wallis Lake at Forster Tuncurry – the Details
If you want to go kayak fishing on Wallis Lake at Forster Tuncurry, there are plenty of easy, sandy entry points with nearby parking.
Tom launches near Waterline Boathouse on Little street, where there is plenty of on-street parking and sandy beaches. He says there is a nice grassy area for inflating the kayak.
You can paddle west from there and then head south to reach the Wallis Lake.
There are plenty of sand islands on the way if you want to stop for a picnic.
Apparently the flathead is good!
Wallis Lake is a huge tidal estuary that enters the ocean at the seaway between Forster (on the south side) and Tuncurry (on the north side). Forster Tuncurry is about 2 hours north of Newcastle on the NSW coast.
The fishing on Wallis Lake is awesome, but there are restrictions and closures that change from time to time. For the latest, check out the NSW DPI website:
The StraitEdge Angler Pro inflatable fishing kayak is ideal for Tom because it is:
- customised for fishing – reinforced material, mounting rails, drop-stitch floor
- lightweight – a spacious fishing kayak but only 20kg
- portable – packs up into a bag, easy to take traveling, doesn’t need roof-racks
- very supportive and comfortable for relaxing
- a delight to paddle – goes straight and fast
BUT, it might not be the right kayak for you.
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Hi, my name is Emily and over a decade ago I thought to myself “gee, I would really love to go kayaking … if only I had a big strong butler to help me get a kayak on and off roof racks. Oh, and several thousand dollars for the kayak and the roof racks (not to mention the cost of the butler)”.
To find a way to go paddling without a heavy hard-shell kayak, I started looking into inflatable kayaks. But I did NOT want a pool toy.
The Advanced Elements range of inflatable kayaks really blew me away (excuse the terrible pun).
I realised that the quality was not just about durability, it also meant that the kayaks were comfortable and easy to paddle straight and fast.
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Nowadays I specialise (and delight) in selling Advanced Elements inflatables to all kinds of people in Australia.
I know the range so well that I do personalised recommendation videos to help people choose the right kayak.
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