United Kingdom

Ian Harris

Age
Country
Great Britain
Home Town
Bristol
Favourite species to catch:
Wrassse
Favourite technique:
Lure fish with soft plastics
Favourite location: 
North Devon and Cornwall in England
Worlds Experience: 
Texas USA 2012, Victoria Australia 2013

My name is Ian Harris, but everyone knows me as “Dizzyfish”. I live in Somerset in the UK. I have been a fisherman for as long as I can remember, and for the last 8 years, I have fished exclusively from a kayak.

I love lure fishing from my Hobie Revolution 11. I fish from my local River Avon for Pike, Perch and Chub. I also love saltwater kayak fishing, and fly fishing for trout in the Exmoor national park.

I run a successful kayak fishing YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/dizzyfishuk where I love to post my videos.

More than anything, I am looking forward to meeting old friends from the Texas and Australian Hobie Worlds. I am also looking forward to making lots of new friends at HFW14 in Holland. But please tell the local bar to order some Somerset Cider !!!!!

Robert Appleby-Goudberg

Age
Country
Great Britain
Home Town
Gosport
Favourite species to catch:
Favourite technique:
Favourite location: 
Worlds Experience: 

Rob is looking forward to another fishing road trip to the European mainland, competing and socialising with Hobie fishing enthusiasts from around the world. After tasting some success in the inaugural World Predator Classic and mixed fortunes in the Hobie European Championships, he’s hoping to improve on his performance despite the fierce competition.

Rob says that every competition is a learning curve, learning new methods and tactics from fellow competitors, they’re always very exciting.

Favourite species to catch, favourite technique, favourite location: Rob says that if you’d asked him this a couple of years ago he’d have said that he was a dedicated saltwater kayak angler. However, over the past two years he has gained more freshwater fishing experience and is enjoying the change and challenges that it brings.

His favourite location is the South West of England, bait fishing for Cod, Conger Eel and Tope.
Rob learned to fish at the age of 5 and after many years of beach and rock fishing took to kayak fishing in 2007. He also runs a successful website dedicated to kayak fishing (www.saltwaterkayakfisherman.com) and YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/hesnrob) as well as being a contributing author to several websites and publications.