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I am keen to try fishing from a sea kayak but I am on a limited budget - any advice on the best place to get a decent second hand kayak and how much I might expect to pay - I am based in NE Scotland.
 

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what you are looking for is a sit on top kayak! angler versions hold there money well! but you can easily kit out a non angler one. not sure about second hand but you can expect to pay from 500 to 800 for the yak itself or even more if you want a top end one! then maybe same again for your kit! i paddle a prowler 13 angler which i find a fantastic yak nice and fast and stable with lots of storage. but have to say a fantastic way to fish even when your not catching :laugh: not often you find someone else fishing your mark! :punk:
 

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Have a look in the "for sale" section on the anglersafloat website. this will give u a good idea on what u should expect to pay. One advantage of buying a second hand fishing yak is that it will probably come fully rigged with a few extras thrown in.
 

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Make sure you get a good life jacket,some one drowned in Lunan Bay last month using a sea kayak,take care and think safety.
 

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Thanks for the advice guys, I will check out the site you mentioned and when I do finally get kitted out it will always be safety first! Cheers!
 

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There's a fantastic kayak for sale in the classifieds here... Tarpon 14. You shouldn't spend more than £600 for a used kayak with all the accessories (paddle, anchor, Fish Finder, removeable seat.

Go to planetseafishing.com and speak to Neil... he may be able to point you to some local kayakers. I met a chap down at Drummore from your neck of the woods but didn't get any contact details for him.
 

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Do they really have anchors? wouldn't that + chain be a lot of weight to paddle about with? (You can see I no nothing about canoeing!)
 

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Aye wee anchors... fishfinders, gps's, flares, vhf radios, back up paddles... everything a boat has in miniature really! :)

Miniature costs in comparison too.
 
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