Welcome to paddle n reel

Our Goal

Here at Paddle n Reel our goal is to provide valuable information and to be a source of encouragement for those who are interested in, or who already enjoy kayaking, fishing, and best of all, combining the two! 

Many hours are spent researching and writing content to provide you with quality gear reviews to help with your gear choices and tips and guides to inform and encourage you in your kayak fishing endeavours.  We do this so you don’t have to, giving you more time out there enjoying yourselves. 

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About Me

I grew up in New Zealand, yes, ‘Lord of the Rings’ country, and have been fishing on and off since I was about 7 years old. I started kayaking in my late teens and many years later those two passions combined and I’ve never looked back.

I am blessed to be the father of three amazing boys and I love being able to share my love of the outdoors with them. There is something special about those times that strengthens our bond and builds our relationship. Not to mention it’s a great way to have some fun with the added bonus of burning off some of that boundless energy that they have!

If what we do is of interest to you and you’d like to see more, please check out our Tips & Guides or Gear Review content.  

Happy Fishing!