New Zealand

James Darke

New Zealand
Home Town
Favourite species to catch:
Yellowtail Kingfish
Favourite technique:
soft plastics and lures
Favourite location: 
Coromandel, New Zealand
Worlds Experience: 
2013 Victoria, Australia

I am fortunate enough to have competed at the 3rd Hobie Fishing Worlds in Victoria, Australia for the first time in 2013. Having spent several years Kayak Fishing in one form or another, I have soon learned there is more to be learned each and every day.
The majority of my time is spent in open water situations chasing the famous New Zealand Yellowtail Kingfish, Kahawai and Red Snapper among others.
After placing a very mediocre 33rd in last year’s 3HFW, I am looking to up the ante.
I couldn’t be more proud to represent my country in such a prestigious event, with so many of the worlds top Kayak Anglers.