Hobie Kayak Europe is responsible for the distribution and marketing of the Hobie Kayak range in Europe. They started in 2005 and the first few years, kayak fishing was practically unheard of in Europe. The sport of kayak fishing is now getting to be more popular and will eventually become just as big as it is in the USA and Australia. Hobie Kayak Europe has shifted much of their focus the last few years from leisure and sailing kayaks to the fishing side. Many of the trade shows which they attend are Fishing shows and since four years now they are also organizing Fishing competitions. This year they will organize the 4th Hobie Fishing European Championships powered by Lowrance & C-MAP. As all previous events, this year´s Championship will be an official Qualifier for the 7th Hobie Fishing Worlds.
“Our team has been growing strongly the last few years and they now have several experienced fishermen amongst our staff. We see the European Championships as being an important stepping stone to become even more involved and active in the Kayak-fishing tournament arena. Furthermore we see all our existing distributors becoming more active in their approach to the European fishermen. From Finland to Greece fishing is the most popular sport in Europe and with new models of Hobie Fishing Kayaks introduced constantly we are certain to remain the No.1 player in Kayak-Fishing.” Gero Priebe says.