The Thresher is already gaining plenty of interest and causing a few heads to turn, so it didn't take much convincing for our local kayak anglers to come and see what the hype is all about.
The venue was Newton Beach, Porthcawl, and the team was blessed with a spot of good weather.
The Thresher performed as expected and more.
Although it's quite a long boat, the Thresher 155 handled really well when paddling through breaking waves, and looks like even more fun surfing them in. The rudder system is excellent at keeping you on track once you've got a destination set, making life a whole lot easier between casts.
The Thresher is packed full of cool features that help you manage your gear on the water.
The large front hatch fits a C-Tug trolley perfectly, meaning no more strapping down or packing your trolley into a bag for safe keeping.
Next to this is a storage box for your fish finder kit. The battery can be stored inside, and the fish finder mounted on top. It's such a simple idea, but it's a cracker, and you simply unhook and take the box with you when you're done so that the contents stay safe and dry.
You can raise and tilt the Air Pro Max to find the best position for spotting, paddling, or just chilling on the water.
We also added a fly fishing bar, which although may not be used too often here on the South Wales coastline, seemed like a lot of fun.
Staff member Grant was straight on it, and off it! More practice needed.
After seeing and paddling the prototype, we can't wait to get our hands on the finished Wilderness Systems Thresher, due to arrive in the UK early 2015.
It's going to be a good year for kayak fishing!