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Hobie hosts Fishing Worlds IV qualifier

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The latest Hobie Fishing Worlds IV qualifier takes place this weekend in Kentucky.
↑ The Hobie Bass Open this weekend offers competitors a chance to represent the Hobie Fishing Team.

The second of four Hobie Bass Open Qualifiers for the Hobie Fishing Worlds IV takes place this weekend.

It is being held at the Kentucky Lake Dam Village State Resort Park, in Kentucky, from Friday (May 30) to Sunday (June 1). The qualifying event gives competitors the chance to join the Hobie fishing team captain, Justin Carter, and 2013 Inshore Fishing Association (IFA) Champion, Steve Lassard, to represent Team USA at the Hobie Fishing Worlds Final in Amsterdam, Netherlands in October.

Anglers from as far afield as Texas, New Jersey and Canada have already registered for the event.

A Hobie Fun Fest consumer event will be held alongside the qualifier. It is a chance for competitors to bring their families and friends to join in the festivities that are being held on the Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 1pm. The event is also open to the public.

There will be a chance to try out Hobie kayaks, SUP’s and sailboats and also take part in clinics and fishing seminars.

The Hobie Bass Open is one of four qualifying events remaining this year that gives anglers the opportunity to qualify for the five coveted spots on the North American team. Dates and details of the events are:

May 30 – June 1: Hobie Bass Open, Kentucky Lake, Kentucky –

June 22: IFA Kayak Tournament, Jacksonville, Florida –

June 28: Border City Classic, Windsor, Ontario, Canada –

July 12: Oregon Rockfish Classic, Depoe Bay, Oregon –

Go to for more information and to register.

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