First W500 Fishing Kayak Review From Dubai, UAE

Took the W'walk out for its maiden voyage this weekend. Anyway, it's a good and comfortable casting platform, which is just what I wanted. Tons of storage space, very handy, and really easy to load on the car solo, far easier than other kayaks.

Richard Peel is an avid fisherman who fishes the Persian Gulf, in Dubai, UAE. He founded FishEmirates, a website about fishing the United Arab Emirates and Oman, described by Richard as a “Fishy Forum For Fishy People”  🙂
Richard got his w500 a while ago, but took it out to sea just recently, and wrote us:

Just thought I’d update you.
Took the W’walk out for its maiden voyage this weekend.
It’s quite a different ride to any other kayak I’ve owned, and I’ve owned quite a few – [list of 4 SOT fishing kayak brands, including a push pedal driven one]
It’s a good and comfortable casting platform, which is just what I wanted.
Tons of storage space, very handy, and really easy to load on the car solo, far easier than other kayaks. The flex in the hull feels a little unusual in the beginning, but I’m sure I’ll get used to it.
So, a happy customer after all the dramas of the last few months.
Oh, and I smashed the fish – queenfish and trevallies – up to 10 lbs. The larger ones tow the boat which is fun and shows how streamlined it is. Unfortunately all taken on poppers, as I had left the fly rod at home – it was just a test day, but I couldn’t help chucking a light spinning rod on the boat!
I was out solo but will try and mail you a few pics next time, though the season is almost over as summer is here – it’s 105 Fahrenheit today, and has been for a week. Ouch!
Best rgds
Richard


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5 Comments

  1. W kayak

    Thanks Richard,
    Better late than never 🙂
    It would be great if you sent us some pictures!
    Yoav

  2. Fish Wiz

    That’s pretty exciting… Congratulations!
    Pictures would be great.
    FW

  3. Moshiko

    I didn’t think kayak fishing was popular in the Persian gulf. You learn something new every day 🙂
    Moshiko

  4. Rox

    Wow, Wavewalks in the Persian Gulf. 🙂

    Congrats on the maiden voyage, and sounds like you slimed your W500 good. 🙂

    Tight lines and Paddle safe all.
    Rox

  5. Boat Charter Dubai

    Thanks Richard,Very nice post.It could be better if you add some pictures.Keep Posting..
    John Martin

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