I have owned a Heritage Angler 12 for over 3 yrs. it has been a very reliable kayak and fishing platform for me. I have fished in rivers, ponds, lakes, bays, marshes and in open Gulf of Mexico waters in this kayak. It has never let me down. Over the years i did add a seat pad for comfort, an anchor trolley, milk crate, GPS/fish finder. It allows me to catch everything from tarpon to bream.