I was thinking of buying a light weight boat and I was keen on some of the local manufacturers for this style of craft. But due to my lack of storage space, access to my back yard or even to a spare garage to store a boat I was thinking I needed to stick to a kayak for my fishing.
I must admit I have been extremely keen on the Hobie Pro Anglers for some time, especially since the release of the Pro Angler 12, the smaller version of the original Pro Angler 14. So with the recent visit to the Tinnie and Tackle Show in Brisbane, I took more than just a glance at the Hobie Stand, returning to look at the stand on more than one occasion.
A boat would have been great, but the Hobie Pro Angler gives me most if not all of the features I was looking for is a boat. Comfort, the ability to stand and fish, rod storage and tackle management. It gives me that and more.
The second kayak I ever owned was a Hobie and as I said in the heading above, I have come almost full circle, so this week I ordered a Pro Angler 12 and I pick it up in a few days.
I am so looking forward to fishing the Winter at Wivenhoe Dam for Australian Bass from my new Hobie Pro Angler as well as some the ABT Bass Kayak Series that is making its way around Australia at the moment.
I will be rigging my Pro Angler 12 this weekend, so watch for how I go about it, I will be keeping it simple really as Hobie has thought of every imaginable feature to make the time on the water more comfortable. I will only be adding a Fish Finder, some Scotty Rod Holders and a mount for my hand held GPS unit. Watch soon for my rigging ideas and tips.