About Us

The Rob Fort Series of fishing and kayaking accessories has been developed over the past five years since 2007 and was formally known as RFX and Salt 's' Life brand, however a name change was inevitable with the Rob Fort name so well known within the sport of kayak fishing. Most products developed have had extensive testing in the field and are designed to enhance the users ability. Rob is constantly pushing the boundaries when fishing from kayaks and is acknowledged for introducing and developing softbait, inchiku and mechanical jigging techniques from kayaks. This has lead to associated equipment specifically developed for such techniques.

All components are sourced locally and made by hand with quality and longevity the main feature of the accessories.

The Rob Fort Series fishing and kayaking accessories has become popular amongst kayak and fishing enthusiasts both in New Zealand and overseas. With over twenty products available this is sure to continue to grow in the future. 

Rob Fort - Developer of the Rob Fort Series

New Zealand's most experienced kayak fishing guide, professional kayak and softbait fishing angler and original founder of the kayak accessory range. His enthusiasm for kayaking is reflected through the various enterprises he undertakes and is actively involved in kayak education.

Rob also works with various tackle and marine industry companies in product development. 

Feature story and regular writer of the kayak fishing and spearfishing columns in NZ Bay Fisher Magazine and Yak Fisher Kayaking Magazine in Australia. Appeared on the fishing programme Gateway Outdoors show in 2007, Gone Fishin show in 2012 and 2013. Rob talks regularly (every second week) on Radio Livesport Fishing Show.

Rob is well known around the country and overseas for his kayak fishing exploits. Formarly one of the NZ Berkley Pro Team and also the New Zealand Slam Pro Team Captain.

Rob's long term love for fishing, spearfishing/free diving and kayaking as well as the ocean and its creatures has given him an intimate insight into the terrain and habitats within.

He regularly explores, tours, fishes and freedives/spearfishes on and in the ocean from kayaks and other vessels. His experience with the environment spans thirty eight years.