FAQs

Find all answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Hobie® Fishing Worlds 2014 here. Whether it’s about target species, accomodation, entry fees or even power outlets, we’ve got you covered.

Updated 24 September 2014

EU standards is required to be worn at all times while on the water. You cannot use a USA coast guard approved or Australian standard vest in Holland. Hobie Kayak Europe will supply EU standard PFDs for all competitors who will require them.

Mains voltage in Holland is 230V 50Hz. Competitors from most nations in Asia and Europe should have appliances that work on the same mains voltage as Australia – therefore you will not need a voltage converter. Notable exceptions to this are USA and Canada which uses 100/120V 50/60Hz. If your country does use the same mains voltage as Holland all you need is a power adapter. This enables you to plug your appliance into the sockets in Holland. Simply put, you plug your appliance into the power adapter and then plug the power adapter into the wall socket in Holland.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europlug

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A RAM camera mount and RAM GoPro mounting base will be provided.  This fitting will be mounted in the mast sail tube. This is the only camera mounting system that will be allowed on the event boats.

No. Hobie Cat® have worked hard over the past three years to develop a strong relationship with the tournament sponsors and allowing non tournament sponsors on the hull would not be in the best interest of the tournament.

The kayak for the 2014World Championships is the Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 12. Details of fit outs for the 2014 Pro Angler 12 will be announced shortly. In the previous two world championships the kayaks have been brand new, direct from the factory.

No Hobie® parts are allowed to be removed and replaced on the kayaks.

Once qualifiers (including any wildcards) have been identified, you will receive an invitation to attend the Hobie Fishing World Championship in Holland from the event organisers. You must formally accept this invitation with a return email, within the nominated time on the invitation, or you will lose your spot in the event. (Your spot may be allocated to another angler if you do not reply in time)

Yes, Hobie staff will outline the correct use of all equipment.

Yes, Hobie will provide ample sets of wheels which can be shared amongst the competitors.

No, the kayaks will be returned each day/night to the holding area (which we will announce).

Yes, Hobie will set a pre-fish time in which you can use the kayak.

PREFISH BANS
Anglers fishing in the 4th Hobie Fishing World Championships will not be allowed to access the tournament arena Vinkeveense Plassen from and including Monday the 22nd of September 2014, till and including Monday the 6th of October 2014.
A pre-fish ban means anglers are not allowed on competition waterways and linked systems for ANY REASON. A Navigation day will be allowed for all anglers at on Monday October 6th.
During the navigation day, anglers may sound out fish but cannot take any fishing tackle out.
A pre-fish day will be allowed for the WORLDS competitors only Tuesday October 7th.
During the prefish ban no contestant may be on tournament waters, and no person may be on tournament waters to locate fish or gain fishing information on a contestant’s behalf.

Yes we do. Details can be found here link to rules.

The Vinkeveense Plassen is a great fishery holding a plenty of quality fish in the lakes like the famous predatory “Big Three” Pike, Zander, Perch. Vinkeveen is located in the dutch province of Utrecht 25 kilometres south of Amsterdan.Vinkeveen Angling Club

No, there is not an official forum for the Hobie Fishing Worlds. Here is a link to Hobie Kayak Fishing Forums http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=53. A Facebook group has also been set up https://www.facebook.com/groups/1382316342007406/

The best option is not to rely on public forums. I would suggest that you contact Hobie Kayak Europe by phone on +31 187 499 449 or email

A one-off fee of 375.00 EUR will apply to all world championship competitors. This fee will cover tournament entry, lodging and food during competition days.

Hobie Kayak Europe has booked “Official Accommodation” for all teams competing in the 4th Hobie Fishing World Championship in Holland, Europe. Details of the accommodation will be included in the invitation you recieve to compete in the tournament.

Session times will be published in the official PDF file that we will send to all competitors who qualify for the world championship.

No, the factory will issue the kayaks with your name and country flag attached, the colour choice is up to Hobie.

No. Your Hobie factory supplied kayak will come with a Fish Finder. No other electronics can be used or mounted.

Yes. This will allow you to carry a selection of lures / line / etc. using the removable tackle box ( The tackle box must be replaced, intact and empty at the completion of the world championships).

Fishing gear – Rods, Reels, Line, Lures, PFD European standard CE.
A Vinkveense Plassen Fishing Licence will be issued at registration.
Hobie Kayak Europe will be providing EU standards PFD for all competitors who require one.
Hobie Kayak Europe will be providing fishing nets for all competitors who require one.
Wet weather gear is advisable.
During competition hours only Event approved apparel must be worn by all anglers(this includes caps and hats).

The batteries will come charged however it is the responsibly of each competitor to charge them each day/night. Hobie will supply a charger.

Yes. Fishing License for Vinkeveen will be issued at registration.

During competition hours all anglers are required to wear Event approved apparel only(this includes caps/hats).