How Do You Put a Fishing Pole on a Kayak?

Putting a fishing pole on a kayak can be a daunting task for those inexperienced in the sport. After all, kayaks are designed to be lightweight and compact, making them difficult to attach additional items like a fishing pole.

Fortunately, with the right setup, it is possible to attach one or more rods to your kayak and enjoy successful fishing trips.

The first step when attaching a fishing pole to your kayak is to choose the appropriate mount for the job. There are several types of mounts available that can be used depending on your particular needs and preferences.

One popular option is an adjustable rod holder that attaches directly onto the side of your kayak. This type of mount is great because it allows you to easily adjust the angle at which you are fishing without having to remove the rod holder each time.

Another option is a track mount system, which involves attaching metal tracks along the sides of your kayak. These tracks then allow you to slide in rod holders or other accessories. This allows you to quickly switch out different accessories like net holders or bait buckets without having to move or adjust anything else.

Once you have chosen an appropriate mount for your particular needs, it’s time to actually attach it onto your kayak. Most mounts come with either screws or bolts that need to be tightened into place with a wrench or screwdriver. It is important that these screws are tightened securely so that they don’t come loose during use.

Finally, after attaching the mount, slide in your favorite fishing rod(s) into place and start enjoying a successful day of fishing from your kayak!


Attaching a fishing pole onto a kayak can be done easily by choosing an appropriate mount and then securely tightening it into place with screws or bolts. Once attached, simply slide in one or more rods into place and start enjoying successful days of fishing from the comfort of your own kayak!

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Daniel Bennet