North Wales Kayak Fishing

This is my review of the PELICAN STRIKE ANGLER 12

The first thing you notice on delivery is how well it has been wrapped a strong layer of plastic protects the kayak during delivery directly From AB Leisure.

Once un-wrapped you can see right from the start that this is a very different material to most kayaks

it is top quality it is made from a material called ram-x

 

RAM-X Premium is a multi-layer polyethylene with an advanced resin in the top layer imparting a glossy finish and providing significantly more rigidity than standard polyethylene.

 

LENGTH                      12’ - 366 CM 

BEAM                          30’’ - 76 CM

DEPTH                        15’’ - 38 CM

WEIGHT                     59 LBS - 27 KG

MAX. CAPACITY       350 LBS - 159 KG

HULL MATERIAL        RAM-X-PREMIUM

 

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The kayak has sleek stylish lines and large open cockpit it comes fully fitted out with front hatch, rear hatch, pre fitted seat, adjustable foot rests, rear bungee tank well and even an anchor cleat and paddle holder  

 

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Carry Handles are fitted to front and rear for transporting and balanced side handles for loading these are nice big handles with rubber formed grip

 

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The cockpit is very roomy loads of space for adding fish finders ect

 The floor of the cockpit is nicely shaped with a none slip section's making it easy to get in and out of the kayak even in wet conditions

 

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The front hatch is a lock and latch type opening and closing is done by simply sliding the yellow handles we found this easy even with cold wet hands the hatch is plenty big enough for a trolley and day bag

 

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In the rear of the kayak are 2 flush mount rod holders each has a solid deck loop fitted just along side which makes tethering your fishing rods easy and solid there is a central storage hatch this is a screw type lid to the hatch and it contains a fitted dry bag and a fitted anchor cleat these are all very well fitted

The rear tank well has a bungee system and a shaped tank well

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In the centre of the cockpit is a flush mount star type rod holder the kayak comes complete with an adjustable and robust rod holder to fit in to this mount it’s a nice touch keeping everything flat giving loads of extra open space

 

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Quick slide and lock foot rails are fitted to the cockpit we found them very easy to adjust and very solid when in use

 

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Fitted as standard is an ergo band deluxe seat the seat is very comfortable and the back band is easy to adjust

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The hull of this kayak is extremely sleek it has several deep chines to aid in both stability and tracking it’s an easy kayak to paddle.

 There are 6 scupper holes we found these very efficient when on the water they cleared any over spill very quickly

 

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On the water we found the pelican strike angler to be a superb kayak with sleek lines and styling the new ram-x material is more rigid than a conventional roto moulded kayak this makes it easy to get the kayak moving from the start the primary and secondary stability was superb in both sea and still water the layout of the roomy cockpit gives lot of space for your kit while fishing the pelican strike angler 120 is a seriously good fishing kayak with top quality fittings it is sold exclusively in the uk by AB LEISURE  and I feel they have a real winner here the kayak retails at £549.00