Kayak fishing near dangerous wildlife. Exaggerated or not worth it?
I love fishing and have always wanted to get a kayak.
However, I live in North Queensland, Australia and there are some ecological obstacles that make me reconsider, including the following:
– saltwater crocodiles
– Irukandji jellyfish
– an enormous tiger shark breeding ground
These things–combined with my own thassalaphobia–make me reluctant to consider kayaking anywhere but just off the beach near gutters and holes. There is no surf where I am so launching would be easy. I love working out and I love fishing, so exercising whilst catching fish sounds amazing.
However, I’m not affluent so I can’t drop a few grand on a kayak without some consideration. So I guess my questions are aimed at those who live near dangerous marine life, Aussie or otherwise: are my fears of wildlife justified in a kayak, or overblown? Feel free to share your experiences or that of others.
Would it be worth getting a kayak (in terms of better fish availability, exercise, etc.) if I use it in a diminished capacity, i.e. NOT going into the deep ocean?
TL;DR live in Murderville, Aus; scared of animals; kayak worth getting if I’m not getting 100% use out of it(?); wildlife experiences plz
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