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BIC Java Fishing

Kayak Make & Model

Brand:
BIC Sport
Model:
Java Fishing
MSRP ($):
1,199.95
Length (ft):
13.5

If two-seater kayaks are not your thing, but you still want something a little bigger for ambitious fishing excursions, then the BIC Java Fishing is worth a second look. It measures in at a length of 13'5” and is about 28” wide, ensuring that it provides excellent glide as well as stability and tracking. At about 66 pounds, it is manageable for just one person and has an impressive weight capacity of about 550 pounds.

Like other kayaks by Bicsports, the Java is 100% recyclable at the end of its lifespan, so if you are environmentally conscious this is a big plus. This doesn’t impact its durability either as it features a tough TST thermoformed construction that won’t damage easily. You can even increase the lifespan of the Java even further by replacing the rear protector and forward stem reinforcements, both of which are removable. To improve the hydro-dynamics of this kayak, Bicsports opted for a stable THD hull design, which is similar to a tri-maran.

Thanks to its large size, the Java offers plenty of storage options. First up is the round watertight hatch that is situated below the paddler’s legs, followed by an oval forward watertight hatch. At your feet you’ll also find space for fly and spinner box storage. The rear storage area is very wide and has an integral criss-cross elasticated strap system in place to keep your gear and equipment secured to the kayak. A lateral elasticated paddle leash takes care of your paddle while you are fishing and the double rod rack at the rear can be used for holding your rods while you are paddling. The Java also has pre-moulded mountings, which can be used for two additional forward rod racks.

The cockpit of the Java is fairly roomy and features adjustable foot rests to ensure that no matter what your size or paddle position is you can remain comfortable. For additional comfort the cockpit is also fitted with anti-slip pads, which doubles as extra protection when you transport the kayak on the roof bars of your vehicle. The seat itself is ergonomic and anti-slip, but could become a bit uncomfortable if you spend hours on the water.

Although the weight of the Java makes it easy enough to transport on your own, it does have integral rollers to make this task even simpler. These rollers can also be removed so that they don’t compromise your paddling speed. For carrying the kayak, there are handles on the bow and stern of the Java. Finally, like most Bicsports kayaks, the Java has integral survival lines to help you get back inside should you lose your balance and fall out of the kayak.

Although the Java is not as feature packed as other fishing kayaks, it has ample space and a wallet friendly price tag.

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