Keeping my catch fresh is the most important thing to me when kayak fishing..looking after the fish from the moment it comes out of the ocean makes all the difference to the enjoyment at the table. To help me keep my fish fresh and secure I use the Insulated Fish Bag from Surf To Summit kayak accessories. Jam packed with many features and made to last, I have been using mine for the last 3 years and they are both still going strong. This system will attach to all kayaks and comes in 2 sizes so you can pick one to suit the room on your kayak, easy to attach with the strong Velcro straps and heavy duty plastic buckles. As you can see in the pictures below of my Barracuda Kayaks I am using the Fish bags ( I have one of each size) on my tandem Barracuda Duo sea kayak, single Barracuda Beachcomber sea kayak & Fish Pro kayak.. the quick and easy attachment systme allows me to swap the bag over the any of these kayaks…
One of the things that really stands out with these fish bags is the quality of all the components, from the heavy duty canvass outer layer, foam insulated material, slick inner lining, to the high quality zips and buckles…you can really see that this product has been made with the harsh salt water environment in mind.. there are plenty of extra pockets for storing essentials, even a map pocket at the front, carry handles are solid and comfortable…the insulated fish bag comes standard with a separate pocket/satchel which is Velcro on the inside, this pocket is great to either fill with ice and zip it shut keeping the whole inside temperature at an optimum temp for the fish or works as a bag to keep bait separate from fish. When travelling I use the Fish bag as my Cooler, remove it from the kayak and leaving it in the back of the car (add more ice if ness and available) . The bag is easy to clean when finished for the day, with a large opening at the front and a smaller opening at the reas to easily flush water out..then simply hang to dry.
Of all the bags on offer today the Insulated Fish Bag from Surf to Summit is by far the best quality of the bunch is money well spent for any kayak fisherman.. check out the links below to find out where you can buy one of these and see my pictures showing a few different fitting options on different kayaks..these kayak are Extreme Kayaks Outlaw & Fish Bandits
To Buy in NZ see Hooked on Kayaking
To Buy in AU see Extreme Kayaks
To Buy in the USA & other see Surf to Summit