The second annual Hobie Fishing World Championship will take place in Austin, Texas, November 4-9, 2012. Anglers from over ten countries are expected to compete for the chance to be crowned World Champion. All competitors will fish for freshwater bass from identically rigged Hobie Mirage® Pro Angler kayaks provided by Hobie Cat Company and outfitted with Lowrance® Electronics and Ram® Mounting Systems. The goal of the event is to continue building a platform for Hobie fishing competition in an environment embracing a common passion for fishing that extends beyond language and cultural differences.
The tournament is a traditional CPR (Catch, Photograph and Release) format in which each competitor will enter his or her three best lengths in aggregate each day. The angler with the highest cumulative length over the three day period will be crowned Champion. Prizes will also be awarded to the top team representatives. Each participating country will be represented by at least one two-person team and combined measurements will be added to determine the Team Champion.
The competition will be held on two fisheries in Texas: Lake Bastrop and Fayette County Reservoir. Each of them holds the caliber of fish necessary for an international competition. Participating competitors will be announced within two weeks.
For additional information between now and the Championship, click on Hobiefishingworlds.com.