In the past several years kayak fishing has become a huge sport. People can be seen fishing from kayaks on coastlines, rivers, bays and inlets around the world. Anglers enjoy the quiet access offered by a kayak; they also appreciate the ease of transporting a kayak as opposed to a larger rowboat or powerboat. Popularity has grown in part due to the ease of entry into the sport. Especially compared to powerboats, fishing kayaks can be purchased inexpensively and have few maintenance costs.