There is nothing better than paddling your sea fishing kayak out on a sunny Sunday morning, sitting back and waiting for your first catch.
In calm conditions just about any kayak with decent storage space will do, but these aren’t the conditions that you need to prepare for.
Any kayak fisherman worth their salt will tell you that stability and comfort are the biggest requirements of any quality fishing kayak, especially one which will be used at sea.
So, below we have put together a useful buying guide to help you find and buy the best sea fishing kayak for you, and we have also reviewed the top 4 best sea fishing kayaks.
Best for Beginners: AQUATEC Hudson Inflatable Sea Fishing Kayak
Best for Sea Fishing: Cambridge Kayaks Zander Kayak
Best Overall: Sevylor Inflatable Sea Fishing Kayak
Best Tandem Sea Fishing Kayak: Intex Explorer K2 Sea Kayak
Best for Budget: Intex Explorer K2 Sea Kayak
Should I Buy a Plastic Kayak or an Inflatable One For Sea Kayak Fishing?
You will find many good options when it comes to sea kayaks, made of both plastic and other inflatable materials.
However, picking the right one will be important in making sure that you get the most out of whichever boat you end up buying.
You see, plastic kayaks are the most durable and tend to offer the most stability (especially secondary stability). Although some inflatable options do have flatter hulls which makes for more primary stability and may be favoured by beginner paddlers.
However, the main thing to keep in mind is that most inflatable options will not be suitable for rougher wind and sea conditions.
Whilst inflatable kayaks may well be lighter and more portable, cheaper and more affordable, they also put you at greater risk of capsizing should you find yourself up against some stronger waves.
UK weather is unpredictable, and if you want to maximise the number of sea fishing trips that you can go on, a hardshell option will be best for you. If you are open to using your boat for fishing on lakes and rivers also though, then an inflatable one will let you spend potentially more time out