Old Town Twin Heron Angler Fishing Kayak Review

If you’re an angler that likes to change things up – sometimes fishing alone, but other times taking a friend, a dog, or maybe a child. Then look no further. At this price, you can’t do much better…

Old Town Twin Heron Angler Fishing Kayak Review

Product specifications

  • Length 162 inches
  • Width 31.5 inches
  • Height 15.5 inches
  • Weight 60 pounds

Practical, spacious and fast, the Old Town Twin Heron Angler Fishing Kayak is the perfect choice for anyone who will be switching between solo and tandem configurations. Lots of room for large people, fishing kit and passengers. Recommended.

Product review

The Old Town Twin Heron Angler Fishing Kayak features an extremely innovative auto-trim hull that ensures that the kayak always sits in a level position, whether you’re travelling solo or in tandem. Most 2-seater kayaks will rise up in the bow when used by a single angler (who will often sit in the stern). This makes it somewhat difficult for the angler to maintain momentum. With this auto trim feature, a single angler can use the kayak comfortably without trouble.

The Old Town Twin Heron Angler Fishing Kayak comes with removable seats, making for easy conversion between solo and tandem. There’s plenty of space for your kit or your dog, although be wary of the lack of compartments. Overall a very stable, very fast kayak, with very few – and only minor – niggles.

Pros of Old Town Twin Heron Angler Fishing Kayak

  • Very stable
  • Very fast
  • Comfortable seats and adjustable foot brace
  • Adjustable seating position
  • Rod and cup holders as standard

Cons of Old Town Twin Heron Angler Fishing Kayak

  • Price on the higher end
  • Lack of storage compartments
  • Weight
  • Rod holders are somewhat loose
  • A bilge pump may be required if you capsize

Best Feature

The best feature of Old Town Twin Heron Angler Fishing Kayak is the auto trim hull. This is a unique feature that makes the kayak extremely easy to paddle, whether you’re two people or travelling alone. The trim ensures that the kayak maintains its upright position at all times, something many kayaks struggle with – particularly with a single paddler in the stern.

Worst Feature

The worst feature of the Old Town Twin Heron Angler Fishing Kayak is either its weight or its almost complete lack of storage compartments. The weight issue is not uncommon in the tandem kayak category – especially if you’re looking for a stable, fast kayak. The storage compartment issue is a clear weakness though, so you may want to think about installing your own.

My Personal Tips

This is another great kayak – especially for the larger angler, or those that like to bring plenty of gear. It sits high in the water, without much draft, meaning it can be manoeuvred in very shallow water and close to shore. Not as agile as other kayaks, but if you’re looking for comfort and space over having something you could race, you won’t go far wrong.

Customer review

This fantastic kayak has received a whopping 5.0 rating on Amazon. That many people can’t be wrong.

Love it! I take my 65lbs pitt bull with me (I’m 6′)! I sit in back with him between my legs enough room. He can lay down .. and I don’t feel squished.

How to Buy

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Summary

Anglers will always be on the lookout for a kayak that sails smoothly and quickly, while maintaining its composure in turbulent waters. This is exactly what the Old Town Twin Heron Angler Fishing Kayak offers. Its auto trim hull is a great feature, adding to the kayak’s overall stability – especially important for fishermen who move around more than others may.

Is the search for the best kayak over? Possibly not, but this model will satisfy most, if not all, of your needs.

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James Green About James Green

James Green loves nothing more than casting a fly in pursuit of salmon, seatrout or, when the opportunity arises, a tailing bonefish, tarpon or permit.