Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Kayak Fishing World Championships in Australia

This week-end coming sees the first Daiwa-Hobie Kayak Fishing World Championshipsbeing held on the Camden Haven River and the Hastings River, Port Macquarie, New South Wales.

The kayak fishing championships, will see anglers from five nations for the prestige of becoming the first Daiwa­ Hobie Kayak Fishing World Champion angler.

If you're in the Port Macquarie area, there are two great times to check out what is happening. The start of the day at 7am Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 of October. From here you'll be able to see 67 kayak fishers head out for the day, a great sight as the sun comes up. Then later in the day buy yourself a sausage sandwich and a drink from the Taking Point Surf Life Saving Club members from 1:45pm and watch the kayaks return by 2pm. They bring their catch back live and weigh them in. After the Sunday weigh-in the AUSTRALIAN and WORLD CHAMPIONS will be announced.

Hobie Cat Australasia in conjunction with Daiwa Australia, announce that eighteen competitors from five nations, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, USA and Australia, will compete in the inaugural Hobie world kayak fishing championships. The tournament will be held in Australia, on the New South Wales mid north coast, starting on October 27 at Camden Haven on the Camden Haven River, moving to the Hastings River at Port Macquarie on October 29 and 30.

The event is the concept of Steve Fields, General Manager of Hobie Cat Australasia. Steve is a former sailing world and national champion in multiple Hobie Cat Catamaran classes.

Day one of the International competition will be a standalone event. However, on the starting signal, at 7am on the weekend of October 29 - 30, the spectacular sight of 67 pedal powered Hobie MirageDrive® Pro Angler kayaks will leave the beach. The world championship competitors will be joined on the water by grand finalists from the 13 rounds, held throughout Australia, of the Daiwa Hobie ABT Kayak Fishing Series.

Live weigh-ins of the catches will take place on the waterfront grassed area at the Water's Edge Boutique Hotel, Buller Street Port Macquarie, from 2pm on each of the three days of the world championship competition.

For more information, visit the official Kayak World Championship website.

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