the Netherlands

Daniel van der Post

Age
38
Country
the Netherlands
Home Town
Yerseke
Favourite species to catch:
Salt and fresh water predator fish ( Sea Bass/Pike/Zander)
Favourite technique:
Casting and retrieving
Favourite location: 
Anywhere on the water
Worlds Experience: 
Victoria, Australia 2013.

After the last year’s Hobie Worlds which was for me the first time that I have taken part in such a fantastic event. I am now once again really looking forward to competing with the world’s finest Hobie kayak anglers.
Meeting old friends and making new ones is something what the Hobie Worlds is all about.
It’s gonna be an interesting week at a very interesting area !!
Looking forward to see you guys in the Netherlands !!

Ronald Traas

Age
Country
the Netherlands
Home Town
Wemeldinge
Favourite species to catch:
Favourite technique:
Favourite location: 
top water fishing
Worlds Experience: 

Hello! I live in a small village called Wemeldinge in the southwest of The Netherlands. I bought my First Hobie in 2009 and started fishing for our saltwater bass, and became addicted to kayak fishing! Bass is one of the nicest fish to catch in Holland but when the season ended I didn’t want to quit fishing. So I started fishing for our freshwater predators together with my buddy Daniël who also got hooked on kayak fishing. Freshwater lure fishing became a great alternative for my bass fishing. And now, a couple years later, it’s often hard to choose. Last year I had the chance to fish in Costa Rica, and a kayak fishing dream came true.
So my favourite technique is top water fishing!
This year was the first year I competed in two tournaments. The world predator kayak classic where I ended up in 7th place and the Hobie fishing Euro’s. I didn’t manage to qualify so I’m very grateful that Hobie has given me a chance to compete in the worlds. It’s nice to meet so many kayak fishing enthusiasts and a great opportunity to become a better angler and make new friends.
You can check out my fishing reports on my blog (www.ronaldsvisblog.blogspot.com)

Johan van Kooten

Age
Country
the Netherlands
Home Town
Lisse
Favourite species to catch:
Favourite technique:
Favourite location: 
top water fishing
Worlds Experience: 
Texas, USA 2012

Hi my name is Johan van Kooten , working at Hobie for 26 years and starting fishing on the Hobie kayak at 2005 on a Hank parker Outback. Participating in the worlds 2012 in Texas USA was one of my fishing highlights. I am looking forward to meet so many Hobie kayak fisherman from all over the world in Holland.

Have a Hobie day.