I will continue to fish with this terrific watercraft till 'death do us part',and then pass it on to my grandson. Who will also get years of enjoyment from it. Comfortable and easy to paddle. I have no problem getting to top speed paddling + can stay on the water for hours. I self-installed a 'finder' and 2 rod holders for endless fishing pleasure. Best day, over 45 rainbows on Prospect lake, Van. Isl. in 4 1/2 hrs.!!!
Highly recommended for true fishing enthusiast's. 10/10
Many rigging options available for this kayak. Mine has 5 rod holders and a fish finder mounted. Tracking and turning are both good. If you like to fish big lakes and are a big man like myself.. this is the kayak 4 u. Oh and I have never swamped it even in the surf! Unbelievably stable I sit and fly fish from the deck.
Stop or turn on a dime in fresh water or ride the swells in saltwater where this hybrid really shines. Initially rigged as a fishing kayak, there are plenty of options to optimize the Angler for whatever drives you. Plenty of room for gear in the rear and comfortable seating. I have found this kayak to be a great touring kayak with only a few rigging modifications.
The Angler gets my unqualified and enthusiastic two-thumbs up!
I still give this kayak an 8, as that stability is SO impressive, and if you are a naturalist like me and just want to bird and nature watch on narrow creeks and streams where speed is not an issue this kayak should definitely be at the top of your list.