Fluid Chumani Rigging and Review


Hi there to all you kayak fishos! This last month was quite challenging on the water for kayak fishing in the big blue ocean for sure with some really hectic wind, massive surf and mostly undesirable conditions. However, we have been blessed with some great days and some awesome fishing in both the estuaries and the big blue.

Fluid Chumani Test
So over the last 4 weeks I have had the pleasure of putting this, mostly underrated kayak, to every conceivable test I can put it through in both the ocean and rivers. Fortunately, the hectic surf and windy conditions we have been experiencing this last month, awarded me the perfect opportunity to see what this kayak can do in the worst conditions possible. Before I went out I fitted a paddle leash for ocean use and then I fitted an additional 8inch rear hatch, just to allow for even more access into the, already very spacious hull storage and a smaller 4inch hatch in the front to house my battery to power my Lowrance Fish Finder. I also fitted two storage mesh pockets to have easy access to some tools. The front centre 6inch hatch is perfectly positioned to store tackle, food and refreshments. There was more than enough space to store my rods when launch and while on the water.

This kayak performed exceptionally well when going out and beaching through some very formidable surf. The two keel skegs were more than adequate to control the craft when surfing the wave in and the craft handled exceptionally well in cross wind conditions thanks to its great tracking ability.

I also had the opportunity to paddle on the river with a few guys and I put the hammer down to see what it could do speed wise, well, this kayak is absolutely awesome and extremely comfortable.

This little kayak packs a huge punch and I look forward to spending the next few months targeting so big bottom fish and some big Tuna and Couta. I look forward to developing some custom accessories for this kayak.

LENGTH: 329 cm
WIDTH: 81 cm
WEIGHT: 22 kg

Finally, to the newbies on the water or those looking to get into this amazing sport, contact myself at Brett@wildcoastkayaks.co.za for more information on how you can get involved in the absolutely life changing activity. Go safe!


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