The flagship kayak of the Viking ProFish range, the Reload is a feature rich fishing kayak that will handle anything you throw at it! Featuring the Viking Tackle Pod - A removable Fish Finder and Tackle Storage Centre Pod.
The Viking ProFish Reload fishing kayak boasts some awesome features and a great build quality. The hull design performs superbly in everything from rougher coastal waters to calmer inland waters. The 14ft 9in hull cuts well through the water to provide good forwards paddling speed, whilst the flared bow rides over and through choppy waters efficiently. A well defined keel-line gives excellent straight line tracking and it doesn't lack in stability either! All of this makes the ProFish Reload one of the top performing fishing kayaks available in the UK.
Within the foot well is the Viking 'Tackle Pod'. This is a fully removable fish finder/transducer installation pod combined with a large tackle storage space. Load up all your gear at home, then simply put the pod into the kayak when it's time to launch. Then after a day on the water just lift it out again and all your key kit can be carried indoors. The Tackle Pod also has handy built-in wooden bait chopping board and a hinged lid for access to the tackle storage area. A fish finder can easily be mounted on the top of the pod, with cabling and power source kept inside the pod and the transducer mounted within the designated recess in the base of the pod. This is fish finder installation at its best! The Reload Pod can be removed and replaced with the optional Kid-Pod – this provides a compact seating area so that a small child can join you on the water.
The Reload also has a good sized bow storage with waterproof rubber hatch. There are also 3 screw hatches providing additional storage in the cockpit and behind the seat. These hatches open to molded-in buckets which are useful for bait storage. Six flush mount rod holders come as standard with 4 rear facing ones located behind the seat, and 2 front facing ones located either side of the foot-well. The rear tank well is very spacious with room for a storage crate and plenty more. The optional Viking 'Chill-Pod' can be added to the tank-well to store your catch and keep it in top condition whilst on the water. The foot well has good leg room and will suit taller paddlers, with adjustable footrests to make finding a comfortable paddling position easy.
The Reload comes 'Rudder-Ready' with pre-installed rudder line tubing – this makes installation of the optional Viking Rudder kit quick and easy. Molded-in threaded brass inserts can be found at the bow and stern on both side of the hull for easy anchor trolley installation. Five carry handles feature to make carrying the Reload easier and more comfortable, with 1 bow and 2 stern rubber-grip webbing handles, and 2 moulded-in side handles - these provide a firm and solid hold of the kayak at its mid-point for loading onto a roof rack.
This is a top kayak with all the latest features, and is one of the best kayaks for saltwater and freshwater kayak fishing in the UK!