Vagabond Tarka  Angler - Leisure Kayak
Vagabond Tarka  Angler - Leisure Kayak
Vagabond Tarka  Angler - Leisure Kayak
Vagabond Tarka  Angler - Leisure Kayak

We’ve added angling-specific features to the versatile Tarka so that you can enjoy speed and manoeuvrability in a customisable fishing kayak.

Deck Rails allow you to personalise the deck by attaching items like a fish finder, GPS, camera, selfie stick or additional rod holders on either side of the Sculpted Seat. Fixed to the rails, you don’t need to worry about these valuable items being washed overboard.

Two flush-mounted Rod Holders are located behind the seat, on either side of the 8″ Screw Hatch. These rod holders free up your hands when you need to paddle, de-hook a fish or take time-out from fishing to have a drink or to eat. Each rod holder has a Multifit positioned close by for securing your rods while paddling.

By attaching your anchor to the Anchor Trolley, you can spend all day in that prime fishing stop without drifting away on the current. Slide the anchor forward or backwards to get the boat at the perfect angle as determined by the sun, wind and currents.

Like the Tarka, this Tarka Angler has adjustable Footrests, a Paddle Rest, Bungee Cord straps to secure gear to the bow and a sizeable Tankwell with Crate-Holding Indents.

The Tarka Angler’s speed and weight carrying capacity makes it very suitable for paddling anglers who want to cover some distance, do some trawling and catch fish without loading a ton of stuff on the boat. It is also great for teenagers and smaller adults who don’t want to deal with a larger boat.

CHILDREN

While smaller children will find this kayak large to paddle and manoeuvre, it is perfect for older children and teens. Tiny tots will enjoy sitting in the spacious tankwell.

DOG FRIENDLY

The Tankwell is a great spot for your dog – unless you’re using it for your fishing tackle.

FLATWATER

On flatwater, the Tarka Angler is fast and agile. It offers both speed and comfort for a full day out on the water.

FISHING

The Tarka Angler comes with two Rod Holders, which are positioned on either side of the rear 8″ Screw Hatch. These free up your hands to paddle, handle fish or to eat lunch. Deck Rails to the front and sides of the Sculpted Seat. Use these to customise your deck by attaching additional rod holders and gadgets like a fish finder, GPS device and camera. Crate-Holding Indents in the tankwell hug a crate or coolerbox to prevent it shifting. Use tiedowns, straps or bungee cord around the Multifits to secure your gear. Stay in position by attaching your anchor to the Anchor Trolley.  

OCEAN

The Tarka Angler performs on the sea in both speed, stability and manoeuvrability. Its broad hull offers superb stability on rough water.

OCEAN SURF

Although the Tarka Angler will get you out through the breakers and back in to shore in style, it wasn’t designed to cutback or ride tubes.

WHITEWATER

Enjoy kayak fishing on rivers with small rapids and scenic flatwater sections. This kayak is not optimal for big water and large rapids. Use the 8″ Screw Hatches and Tankwell to secure gear for overnight trips.

SUP

Our Stand-up Platform is a winner. It makes it easier for you to get in and out of this kayak, but also so that you can stand, stretch your legs and enjoy a height-above-water view to check out your surroundings, while you’re out on the water. We wouldn’t recommend paddling your Tarka Angler from a standing position.

Length 340 cm / 11’1″
Width 72 cm / 28.5″
Height 41 cm / 16″
Weight 24 kg / 53 lb
Ideal paddler weight 50-80 kg / 110-180 lb
Max. carrying capacity 110 kg / 425 lb

 



Vagabond is a small but very dynamic kayak company. The range of high-performance recreational and white-water kayaks are all designed and manufactured in-house on state-of-the-art equipment. The Vagabond team is made up of five partners. Together, they are the magic behind the brand – uniting their passions and skills and experiences. Between them, The partners have over 140 years of paddling experience!


The small South African town of Parys, on the banks of the Vaal River, is the place that Vagabond calls home. It is here that everything happens, from design, development and manufacturing to testing prototypes on the rapids and flatwater sections of the Vaal River.

WHAT MAKES Vagabond DIFFERENT

Vagabond is a kayak brand whose partners have a collective 140 years of paddling experience between them. But this doesn’t make the brand any different to many other brands created and run by kayakers. It is how and why we do things that sets us apart.

Easy-to-use, high-performance kayaks

Vagabond focus is on making high-performance kayaks that are easy-to-use. We want recreational paddlers to enjoy paddling well-designed and crafted kayaks that are suited to their activities. This means that Vagabond boats have speed and stability. Indeed, Vagabond boats are not just blobs of plastic dished up to the inexperienced as a ‘recreational kayak’. No, no, no! Vagabond believe that for social, casual and infrequent paddlers to really enjoy the experience of paddling, that Vagabond kayaks must be good. Very good.

Vagabond kayaks are so good that experienced paddlers (and their children) will love taking these kayaks on dams, rivers and the sea. Fast, easy-to-use and a pleasure to paddle, Vagabond is your first choice when it comes to choosing a kayak.

Launching a new kayak company with 15 kayaks

Vagabond launched with 11 unique designs plus four angler versions – that’s unprecedented! Instead of launching with a boat or two and adding new models each year, Vagabond had the pleasure (and pressure!) of being able to design and develop a full range in one go. The range has a consistent appearance and key features – like the Paddle Cutaways – are common to all designs. Our designs are all new and as such there are no old versions.

The best fittings on every Vagabond kayak

The fittings are the best that Celliers Kruger has designed – and he has designed many drain plugs, hatches, thigh straps and attachment fittings during his career. In addition to those fittings commonly found on kayaks, Vagabond kayaks also feature Celliers’ innovative Multifit, Scupper Venturi and Footrest fittings.

We do not have different grades of fittings for different boats. We have only one type of each fitting; the very best design of the highest quality. Every boat gets the same treatment; from the Kwando (children’s sit-on-top) to the double-seater Mazowe and the Vubu whitewater creekboat. Nothing but the best for every model.

Vagbond kayaks suit a specific purpose or fill a gap in the market

Worldwide, there are dozens of kayak companies. Vagabond is not looking to just put more kayaks into stores. With more than two decades in the kayaking industry, Vagabond has identified gaps in the market and have created kayaks for specific purposes.

With this in mind, you won’t see Vagabond launching a ‘new’ model every year where the only change has been to the colour of the boat. Instead, new models will be carefully considered and created to respond to a need in the market.

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We’ve added angling-specific features to the versatile Tarka so that you can enjoy speed and manoeuvrability in a customisable fishing kayak.

Deck Rails allow you to personalise the deck by attaching items like a fish finder, GPS, camera, selfie stick or additional rod holders on either side of the Sculpted Seat. Fixed to the rails, you don’t need to worry about these valuable items being washed overboard.

Two flush-mounted Rod Holders are located behind the seat, on either side of the 8″ Screw Hatch. These rod holders free up your hands when you need to paddle, de-hook a fish or take time-out from fishing to have a drink or to eat. Each rod holder has a Multifit positioned close by for securing your rods while paddling.

By attaching your anchor to the Anchor Trolley, you can spend all day in that prime fishing stop without drifting away on the current. Slide the anchor forward or backwards to get the boat at the perfect angle as determined by the sun, wind and currents.

Like the Tarka, this Tarka Angler has adjustable Footrests, a Paddle Rest, Bungee Cord straps to secure gear to the bow and a sizeable Tankwell with Crate-Holding Indents.

The Tarka Angler’s speed and weight carrying capacity makes it very suitable for paddling anglers who want to cover some distance, do some trawling and catch fish without loading a ton of stuff on the boat. It is also great for teenagers and smaller adults who don’t want to deal with a larger boat.

CHILDREN

While smaller children will find this kayak large to paddle and manoeuvre, it is perfect for older children and teens. Tiny tots will enjoy sitting in the spacious tankwell.

DOG FRIENDLY

The Tankwell is a great spot for your dog – unless you’re using it for your fishing tackle.

FLATWATER

On flatwater, the Tarka Angler is fast and agile. It offers both speed and comfort for a full day out on the water.

FISHING

The Tarka Angler comes with two Rod Holders, which are positioned on either side of the rear 8″ Screw Hatch. These free up your hands to paddle, handle fish or to eat lunch. Deck Rails to the front and sides of the Sculpted Seat. Use these to customise your deck by attaching additional rod holders and gadgets like a fish finder, GPS device and camera. Crate-Holding Indents in the tankwell hug a crate or coolerbox to prevent it shifting. Use tiedowns, straps or bungee cord around the Multifits to secure your gear. Stay in position by attaching your anchor to the Anchor Trolley.  

OCEAN

The Tarka Angler performs on the sea in both speed, stability and manoeuvrability. Its broad hull offers superb stability on rough water.

OCEAN SURF

Although the Tarka Angler will get you out through the breakers and back in to shore in style, it wasn’t designed to cutback or ride tubes.

WHITEWATER

Enjoy kayak fishing on rivers with small rapids and scenic flatwater sections. This kayak is not optimal for big water and large rapids. Use the 8″ Screw Hatches and Tankwell to secure gear for overnight trips.

SUP

Our Stand-up Platform is a winner. It makes it easier for you to get in and out of this kayak, but also so that you can stand, stretch your legs and enjoy a height-above-water view to check out your surroundings, while you’re out on the water. We wouldn’t recommend paddling your Tarka Angler from a standing position.

Length 340 cm / 11’1″
Width 72 cm / 28.5″
Height 41 cm / 16″
Weight 24 kg / 53 lb
Ideal paddler weight 50-80 kg / 110-180 lb
Max. carrying capacity 110 kg / 425 lb

 



Vagabond is a small but very dynamic kayak company. The range of high-performance recreational and white-water kayaks are all designed and manufactured in-house on state-of-the-art equipment. The Vagabond team is made up of five partners. Together, they are the magic behind the brand – uniting their passions and skills and experiences. Between them, The partners have over 140 years of paddling experience!


The small South African town of Parys, on the banks of the Vaal River, is the place that Vagabond calls home. It is here that everything happens, from design, development and manufacturing to testing prototypes on the rapids and flatwater sections of the Vaal River.

WHAT MAKES Vagabond DIFFERENT

Vagabond is a kayak brand whose partners have a collective 140 years of paddling experience between them. But this doesn’t make the brand any different to many other brands created and run by kayakers. It is how and why we do things that sets us apart.

Easy-to-use, high-performance kayaks

Vagabond focus is on making high-performance kayaks that are easy-to-use. We want recreational paddlers to enjoy paddling well-designed and crafted kayaks that are suited to their activities. This means that Vagabond boats have speed and stability. Indeed, Vagabond boats are not just blobs of plastic dished up to the inexperienced as a ‘recreational kayak’. No, no, no! Vagabond believe that for social, casual and infrequent paddlers to really enjoy the experience of paddling, that Vagabond kayaks must be good. Very good.

Vagabond kayaks are so good that experienced paddlers (and their children) will love taking these kayaks on dams, rivers and the sea. Fast, easy-to-use and a pleasure to paddle, Vagabond is your first choice when it comes to choosing a kayak.

Launching a new kayak company with 15 kayaks

Vagabond launched with 11 unique designs plus four angler versions – that’s unprecedented! Instead of launching with a boat or two and adding new models each year, Vagabond had the pleasure (and pressure!) of being able to design and develop a full range in one go. The range has a consistent appearance and key features – like the Paddle Cutaways – are common to all designs. Our designs are all new and as such there are no old versions.

The best fittings on every Vagabond kayak

The fittings are the best that Celliers Kruger has designed – and he has designed many drain plugs, hatches, thigh straps and attachment fittings during his career. In addition to those fittings commonly found on kayaks, Vagabond kayaks also feature Celliers’ innovative Multifit, Scupper Venturi and Footrest fittings.

We do not have different grades of fittings for different boats. We have only one type of each fitting; the very best design of the highest quality. Every boat gets the same treatment; from the Kwando (children’s sit-on-top) to the double-seater Mazowe and the Vubu whitewater creekboat. Nothing but the best for every model.

Vagbond kayaks suit a specific purpose or fill a gap in the market

Worldwide, there are dozens of kayak companies. Vagabond is not looking to just put more kayaks into stores. With more than two decades in the kayaking industry, Vagabond has identified gaps in the market and have created kayaks for specific purposes.

With this in mind, you won’t see Vagabond launching a ‘new’ model every year where the only change has been to the colour of the boat. Instead, new models will be carefully considered and created to respond to a need in the market.

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