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Fishing From A SUP: My Top 5 Reasons To Try It

1. SUP’s are lighter and easy to transport than a kayak or a fishingski.

Even though I carry my fishing ski by myself I still use a little trolly system. With the fishing sup I can carry it no problem by myself so loading and off loading it from the car is no issue.

2. Fly fisherman can cast in the traditional way, while fishing from a SUP.

Think of a sup as an island that you can move around. Also you don’t have to worry about what trees are on your back cast. I do a lot of bass fishing and a lot of the time I am casting from the deep water back to the structure. So I don’t have to worry about getting hooked up on trees behind me

3. Sight fishing from a SUP is awesome.

I have snuck up on so many fish. With the sup you need to keep your eyes open for any kinds of movement in the water and ripples on the surface. There is this island at golden harvest dam and it has a lot of fallen trees around it. There where huge carp just hiding in the fallen trees. I was fishing for bass so did not have the correct tackle with me but that would have been a awesome fishing experience.

4. You can bring along a cooler box when fishing from a SUP.

Sometimes you need to sit down after a long stand up fishing session. With a sup you can strap down a cooler box with your food and drinks in it. So when you need that rest you can do it in style.

5. Fishing SUPs are a very stable platform to fish from.

I have had all my 3 kids on my sup but what I often do is just take Cuba with me. He does his own thing on the SUP and we have never had a problem.

6. Here is a bonus reason. SUP fishing is great exercise.

I see people do yoga from there SUPs. I must say I have not taken it that far yet. But I can feel that after a fishing session on the sup I feel great and it was worked my body. Never mind that I am out in nature.

Fishing from a sup is lots of fun. Do not hesitate to contact me if you would like a demo session on a fishing sup.

Grunter on fly from Supfisher

Ian from the Fishing Sup fame has done us a quick video of him catching a Grunter on Fly. He tells me he is going to do a full story on the process on how to catch grunter on fly. I am super excited for that. In the meantime check out his video.

Stand up and fish – sup fisher

I was busy looking at pinterest when this caught my eye https://pinterest.com/pin/151081762469325464/ I like it a lot!

I love fishing off a kayak but one thing I miss is standing, being on your bum for hours is not ideal. The places you can use this sup fisher here in South Africa is wide. Not to mention the challenges of croc and shark infested fishing waters. Think of this in Richards Bay, just watch out for the ships, not to mention the lots and lots of rivers we have. When you go to a farm dam for a quick fish, the paddle board will be lots of fun.