Hobie announces US kayak team for China
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Hobie will again be on top of the kayak fishing world in November when the Hobie Fishing World Championship (HFW5) takes place in China.
Excitement around the event went up another notch this week when the US announced its team to compete with anglers from 19 countries on Shang Lake in Changshu, near Shanghai from November 9th to 16th.
The team, which also represents Canada, includes the 2014 World Champion Steve Lessard and 2014 IFA Redfish Champion Benton Parrott.
The other anglers to come through the qualifying events are: Bob Neuweiler (Jamaica Bay Classic, New York), Tyson Peterson (Hobie Bass Open, Kentucky), David Lesar (Border City Classic, Ontario), Tim Percy (Border City Classic, Ontario) and Dave Jaskiewicz (IFA Kayak Tour, South Carolina).
Competitors in the final will fish for Chinese Perch, Topmouth Cutler and Yellowcheek Carp from identically rigged Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 14 kayaks provided by Hobie Cat Australasia, the hosts for the event.
Headline sponsor for HFW5 is Rhino-Rack. All boats will be equipped with Lowrance electronics, Power-Pole MICRO anchors, RAM mounts and YakAttack measuring boards.