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Viking kayak designers are avid kayak fishermen. 

Attending many of the major kayak fishing tournaments, this is where they meet with and get feedback from so many experienced and dedicated kayak fishos.    

It's this feedback and time on the water that sparks the innovative ideas that then develop into the high performing and user-friendly Viking fishing kayaks that avid kayak fishermen love. 

At Viking, we believe every aspect of our kayaks must have a purpose and benefit to the user, not added simply for the sake of 
"more features". We concentrate on getting the important things right - Performance, comfort, stability and features that make you think - "wow, this is awesome!"

Grant Montague - A keen outdoorsman, he started the company in 1999. He quickly identified kayaks as ideal for fishing from and also an enjoyable way for families to experience the outdoors. Grants passion for kayaking, and especially kayak fishing has driven the constant development of Viking products. So when you buy a Viking Kayak you know it's been designed by people who use them, not by someone sitting behind a desk. 


Stephen Tapp - New Zealand's most well known and experienced kayak angler. He has been writing for NZ's top fishing magazine (New Zealand Fishing News) since 2004 and has been fishing from, and improving kayaks for over 20 years. With his wealth of experience and friendly manner, you can ask him pretty much anything on the subject and you will get the information and advice you're after. 

Jason Milne is our marketing manager and is on the water at every opportunity getting great photos and video to share!

Cat Oliver Fishing

Cat Oliver - Cat is our awesome operations manager, she keeps everything running smoothly and most likely answers your calls and emails.  

Karen Montague - Karen is our accounts manager, handling accounts. Karen enjoys competing in Body Building comps and has won many titles over the years. She loves kayak fishing and often out fishes the guys!