The year’s best new fishing kayaks for Canadian anglers

Crack kayaks

These hard-core fishing machines go where the big boats can’t—and then some



US$1,899, Jackson Kayak,

Key features: Fly-line-friendly hinging hatches, footrest and open footwell; 12′ 8″ hull for tracking and 30-inch beam for stability when standing; moulded fly-rod holders with padded reel pockets.

The promise: “Designed specifically for fly fishing.”

Scott Gardner

Scott Gardner

Outdoor Canada associate editor and fly-fishing columnist Scott Gardner is happiest when he's on the water fishing (especially from his kayak) or just surrounded by trees, preferably out of cell phone range. Since joining Outdoor Canada in 2010, Scott has won nine National Communication Awards from the Outdoor Writers of Canada for his adventure travel and fly fishing articles, and been nominated for five National Magazine Awards.

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