Frequently Asked Questions

To try and assist you with some questions you may ask, we have listed a few frequently asked question and answers:

Do I need to have a skippers licence to use a fishing kayak in the ocean?

No you do not require a skippers licence to use a fishing kayak in the ocean. However, there are inherent dangers in kayaking in the ocean and we suggest you get in contact with on how you can best prepare yourself and your kayak for this experience/activity.

Do I need a Fishing LIcence to fish off a kayak?

Yes you do require a fishing permit (obtainable from your local Post Office) to fish in the river, dam or the ocean off a kayak. You need to tick item 10 of the form "Additional per vessel" in addition to item 1 etc on the form.

Can I fish off any kayak in the ocean?

You can fish off any plastic or fibreglass kayak manufactured for that purpose in the ocean, HOWEVER, the kayak must be 3m or longer to do so. You must have the required safety equipment as well.

Do I need to have PFD/Life Vest when fishing off a kayak?

If you fish off a kayak in the ocean, it is mandatory that you have to wear a PFD/Life Vest. It is also recommended, but not compulsory in the rivers. Remember safety first! Be sure to purchased a quality, approved PFD/Life Vest for this purpose.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions on: Brett@wildcoastkayaks.co.za