SUP fishing offers a whole new spin on a classic passion

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SUP fishing – Manufacturers are jumping on board to bring you the best.

Love to fish? Love to paddle board? You don't have to choose! There are boards especially designed for fishing that feature lots of volume for stability and are much wider than the typical SUP: up to 40" wide, 13’ long and 5" thick. Some of these boards can pack up to 400 lbs. Some are inflatable and others are hard boards.

Serious fishing boards sport receivers, and plugs to attach coolers, tackle boxes, dry bags, packs, nets or anything else that is needed—very slick. Some manufacturers provide custom builds. Choose how many rod holders you would like, or style of storage box that becomes a dual-purpose seat, unique strapping systems, fish finders and the like. 

Manufactures have thought of everything the fisher might want or need! One company, (Dragon Fly) devised a way to quickly click your paddle into a holder on your waist once you've hooked a fish. Another maker (Hooked SUP) has built a board so stable that they also market it to be used for tandem riding. It is tagged the world's most stable SUP.

The manufacturers below include a list of specifications to begin to find the right board for your SUP fishing needs. Is your reel finger twitching? See videos at the bottom.

And be sure to check out the links to fishing derbies at the bottom of the page. If you would like to post a fishing derby here write to

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Sea Eagle's New 385ftg FastTrack™ Mean Green Fishing Machine!

Seller and specifications for boards designed for fishing

2017 Rover by Bote 14'



  • • carries 500 lbs.
  • • modular racs: moto rac, grab rac, tackle rac, bucket rac
  • • a microskiff and a paddle board
  • • paddle to power in seconds 
  • • two rod holders and two 1 gallon Rotopax mounts
  • • Connexsup plugs
  • • sunken cockpit
  • • deep=V nose

2017 Hobie Compass  12'

SOURCE: hobie compass fishing kayak


  • • carries 400 lbs. or 181 kg 
  • • hull construction: Rotomolded Polyethylene
  • • MirageDrive pedal system with Glide Technology
  • • oversized cockpit 
  • • flat deck for standing
  • • sharp turning radius
  • • molded-in rod holders
  • • H-Track accessory mounts

BOTE Zeppelin  12" 4"



  • • carries 450 lbs. 
  • • travel bag
  • • two chamber construction
  • • front and rear bungee straps 
  • • comes with fiberglass paddle
  • • two chamber construction
  • • largest BOTE to date
  • • military grads PVC construction.
  • • paddle holder
  • • multiple configurations

Pau Hana Big EZ 12" by 36" by 5"



  • * teak veneer
  • • 260 litres of volume
  • • up to 470 lbs.
  • • unique accessories and attachments
  • • also attach and "Wavejet" electric motor for cruising and trolling.

Diablo Adios 12.5" by 36" (part SUP/part kayak)



  • • tri-hull design
  • • weighs 69 lbs
  • • cockpit 54 inch long  x 24 inch wide
  • • web storage
  • • traction cockpit
  • • wide 36 inch body
  • • made of thermoformed ABS

Bote - Flagship 12' long by 5" thick - (other boards)


  • • Crossover from fishing to standard sup
  • • Deck pad
  • • Cooler/dual seat
  • • Fishing post with 2 rod holders
  • • Accessory holder
  • • 10" fin

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h2o fishing SUP - 12' by 35" by 7"



  • • 2 adjustable rod holders
  • • D-rings to attach cooler
  • • Bungee tie down
  • • 14 leash plugs

LINK 38 min:

NRS Reel Fishing Inflatable 11'4 by 34" by 4". 40 lbs.



  • • Inflates to 15 lbs
  • • 20 D-rings
  • • Scottie mounts - rod holder mounts
  • • Fish finder mount

Badfisher inflatable fishing SUP - 11' by 40"


  • • Scottie mounts
  • • Anchor mount
  • • Lower standing area
  • • D-rings
  • • Tarp style bag lies flat for easy packing


LINK 2:40 min:

Airborn 360 boat and SUP Inflatable - 12.5’ 


  • • Stable enough for 2 people
  • • Floor can be removed to become a SUP
  • • max weight 670 lbs
  • • 3 carry handles
  • • 3 fins

Aguera - 11' 8" x 36" x 5'.2" thick


  • • 285 liter volume - floats 300lb
  • • ability to tandem ride
  • • sandwich construction
  • • 39 lbs.

SUP fishing Jackson SUPerFishal fishing paddle board

Get a box of hand-picked baits delivered to your door each month tuned to your specific fishing needs...a unique concept.

How To Set Up a SUP for Fishing

This is a great home video showing easy set up for fishing off of a traditional SUP. 

Convert an Airborn fishing boat into a stand up paddle board.

interesting stuff

DESCRIPTION: How to set up a SUP for fishing

SUP Fishing articles / Forums / Video

DESCRIPTION: Stand up river fishing – Forum
SOURCE: By Standupzone

Stand up paddle board red fishing with East Coast Paddle

Tournament / Derby

Paddle Surf late summer ladder SUP Fishing Derby

Tofino, Vancouver Island, Canada
PHONE: 1.(250) 266-1997


  • Fish ruler at Tofino Paddle Surf and on the boards if you are releasing! Take a photo and post to Tofino Paddle Surf Facebook page
  • Biggest fish wins and winner takes all the cash!!
  • Valid fishing license is mandatory.
  • SUP fishing derby tickets available at Tofino Paddle Surf.


Annual TJM Charity Kayak/SUP fishing tournament for alzheimer's

Wrightsville Beach, NC. U.S.
1 (910) 685-1983

  • Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Fishing 6 am – 4 pm
  • Awards and weigh in party starts at 2 pm! (Location TBD)


Elite Series James Niggemeyer talks about lessons learned on fishing tour.

Pro Angler Emcee Dave Mercer, Host of "Facts of Fishing The Show" trys SUP fishing for the first time.

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