Kayak Fishing Safety & Self Rescue
This course will include some basic paddling skills but the focus will be on self rescue techniques and general paddling safety specifically aimed at the needs of kayak anglers. We will practice both self rescue techniques and assisted rescue techniques so sign up with your kayak fishing buddy! We will start the day with some very informative lecture topics however most of the class will be taught on the water.
General Eligibility and Considerations
You should be in good physical condition and have the ability to perform all kayaking/fishing related tasks without physical assistance. The days are long and physically demanding. You don’t need to be an olympic athlete but you should be in reasonable physical condition. We may need to carry gear, portage kayaks, navigate rough terrain and perform other moderately demanding physical tasks during class. If you have any questions or concerns about the physical demands of the classes, please feel free to call me at 814-360-7789.
Every participant must sign a waiver before class starts. Waivers are common in the kayak instruction industry. If you want to see a copy of the waiver in advance, please contact me and I’ll make sure that you get one.
Length: 4-6 hours depending on size of group
Age: Participants must be at least 12 years old. Minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
Prerequisites: NONE great for experienced or new kayak anglers
- Basic Paddling Skills
- Self rescue
- Assisted rescue
- Safety Equipment
- Dressing for Conditions