North Wales Kayak Fishing

Predator and Piranha Kayak Fishing Hand Paddles

This is my review of the hand paddles
The Predator and Piranha Kayak Fishing Hand Paddles are designed by
The Backwater Paddle Company they are designed as additional paddles they are not designed to replace your paddle but to compliment it the idea behind them is simple and very effective if you are fishing its much easier to manhover and control your kayak using just the single hand paddle this also gives you a free hand to fish with
This is its primary design so lets for instance say you are fishing the river and you see a great area to cast a lure then you switch to your hand paddle and control the rate of drift as well as manhover the kayak in to position while still fishing this would give you a lot More time in the target area to catch that fish.
We tested both hand paddles out the Predator and Piranha we could not defiantly work out a which one was best for us it was split down the middle between us as to which was better for our us .

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Both paddles are made from top quality birch ply and finished with a marine grad varnish both have hand loops

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We tried paddling with them for a few hours swapping over paddles what we found was because the paddles are light weight and very easy to handle we mad no splash at all hardly so again another bonus is you can sneak right up on the fish without them knowing

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We then tried the floating test what if we dropped the paddle while fishing would it float and as you can see they both did

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Getting right in to the trees and roots where the fish are going to be was no problem while using the paddles

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When not in use the compact size of the hand paddles made them very easy to stow
The hook shape on both paddles is designed for grabbing on to branches

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All in all this is a superb innovative fishing aid it both helps to keep you in the target area and allows extra control while still fishing.
The bonus of both these paddles from a safety point of view is you have a spare paddle with you so if you were to lose your paddle you could still get back home safely with it.
 I really like the idea of being able to control your drift one handed with it using a modified ruddering stroke I was able to control a 100 yard drift easily .both paddles are really well made and sure to be a winner with us kayak fishermen they are available from the Backwater Paddle Company
the retail of the hand paddles is about 20 dollars each which is about £13 UK i think that is excellent value for money