North Wales Kayak Fishing

We tested the Hobie mirage outback s.u.v. atllanbedrog pwllheli.

The first thing we noticed was the quality of the build this is a well thought out kayak with lots of small storage places moulded in to the kayak for all the bits and bobs we carry and use while fishing

 

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The kayak was fitted with 3 round hatches as standard which gave great access to the inner hull for storage the rear tank well is moulded for a bait tank with a deep cut rectangle we used it to keep the catch fresh

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The round hatches are secured with stainless nuts and bolts and were fitted very snugly

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The rudder control was free and easy to use and mounted on the side gunwale to give easy access to the angler .

 

 

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Note the well designed gunwale mouldings these proved a real susses with the anglers that tested this kayak while fishing bait was stored in one gunwale holder and made quick baiting easy

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There was ample bungee straps provided

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The seat is superb offering both comfort and support to the user this seat can be bought separately and retrofitted to any kayak and would be a real winner on its own

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The leg space is deep and very comfortable while fishing

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We then fitted the Hobie peddle propulsion unit to the kayak and were instantly amazed at the speed we could generate in a short distance the peddlers could easily keep pace with the paddlers and in most cases out manoeuvre them

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You can see the Hobie drive system fitted here .and below how it works

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All in our findings were that this is a very well designed and built kayak which we found quick on the water and very stable and should be considered when choosing a fishing platform it was a superb fishing platform which proved its self on the day we tested it thanks to Degs for spending the whole day giving it a full testing .

we were  impressed with the welcome package that comes with each new kayak this contains a comprehensive DVD showing how to use you kayak as well as a safety section as far as we are aware this is the first kayak manufacturer to take safety seriously enough to point out that there is a very important issue which must be considered before you get any kayak on the water with any kayak .

when considering the Hobie mirage it should be noted you are buying a complete package which includes trolley  drybag and paddle as well as the fittings which come as standard with the kayaks hatches / seat and drive .unit

 

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