Belgium

Vidal Limbourg

Age
54
Country
Belgium
Home Town
Stabroek
Favourite species to catch:
Pike
Favourite technique:
Trolling
Favourite location: 
Biesbosch
Worlds Experience:

My name is Vidal Limbourg I am 54 years old and I live in Stabroek a small town 20 kilometres from the city of Antwerp and close to the Dutch border.

I have been fishing for more than 40 years in the Dutch lakes and rivers where I like to fish for pike with hard lures and streamers.

My favourite location is De Biesbosch which is a fabulous piece of nature with a lot of places that are only accessible with a kayak.

I like to fish there once a week with my Hobie Outback which is one of the best things I have bought in my life.

I do not have much kayak tournament experience but i look forward to compete with kayak anglers from all over the world.

Ronny Helaers

Age
Country
Belgium
Home Town
Beveren Waas
Favourite species to catch:
Pike, zander, perch, sea trout
Favourite technique:
Fly Fishing
Favourite location: 
The Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Ireland and France
Worlds Experience: 
Victoria, Australia 2013

Like most anglers, I started fishing at a young age in Belgium and the Netherlands. I bought my first Hobie Pro Angler in 2013 and won the first Hobie Kayak Fishing Tournament in Belgium. After that kayak fishing has become an obsession for me.

I have had a nice kayak fishing and sporting experience during HFW3 in Australia. Many thanks to Hobie Kayak Europe and the European team, but I also would like to say thank you to all the teams in the world for this great experience and friendship.

Now the Hobie Worlds Championship will be held in the Netherlands and the challenge in 2014 is even greater.