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Hobie kayak, cat and SUP industry and community news

First 2015 Model Hobie Kayaks Land in Victoria

We are excited to announce that we have just received some stock of the heavily anticipated 2015 model Hobie kayaks. Featuring the new CT Vantage seat and Glide Tech MirageDrive the new models are raising the bar in terms of performance and comfort. As expected stock is very limited at this stage, with more models and more stock scheduled to arrive in December. We're filling pre-orders first (so if you got in early, prepare to be happy) but still have a limited amount of new 2015 models available for purchase right now. Currently we have the following models on display:

Revo 11

Revolution 11 2015

Revo 13

Revolution 13 2015

Outback

Hobie Ouback 2015 Model

Outfitter

2015 Hobie Outfitter

Hobie Fishing Series Newsletter Sep 2015

hobie fishing newsletter

Hobie Australia have published the September edition of the Hobie Fishing Series Newsletter which is available to view online. Included in this issue is a detailed report on the latest rounds in both the Hobie Kayak Bass and Hobie Kayak Bream Series presented by Daiwa as well as latest gear reviews and an update from Team Hobie's Carl Jocumsen in his Bassmaster Elites campaign in the USA.

Read more: Hobie Fishing Series Newsletter Sep 2015

SLH website reloaded

It was a dark and stormy night...

Colin

Thunder roared and lightning cracked as Colin ushered Josh into Scott's gloomy smoky office. A single ceiling lamp lit the room dimly, swaying back and forth gently, just enough to cast a menacing moving shadow across Colin's angry features. As usual Scott was looking pretty relaxed, probably wearing his poker face, Josh figured with a swallowed gulp...

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Hobie Pro Angler 17 Tandem Announced

Hobie have proudly announced the Pro Angler 17 Tandem, heralding a new paradigm in tandem fishing platforms. Due for release later this year, the PA17T borrows a lot of design features and styling from the solo Pro Angler models but boasts a stack of new features that add up to make this one of the most interesting fishing boats on the planet. The official press release is copied below:

Read more: Hobie Pro Angler 17 Tandem Announced

Hobie Outdoor Adventures - Australia

Episode 10, series 3 of Hobie Outdoor Adventures has been published to youtube, this episode focused on kayak fishing in several locations around Australia, including Mornington Victoria. 

Victorian Hobie Island Club Begins

The Victorian chapter of the Hobie Island Club has begun, with this Facebook page being their online home. The Vic Hobie island club FB group has been created to facilitate communication and sharing of information related to Victorian Hobie Adventure & Tandem Islands users. Discuss group meetings, day trips, overnight adventures and multi-day expeditions, tech questions & answers. Pose questions relating to set up, usage, maintenance, sailing tips, fishing strategies and more.

The group was founded after a bunch of like-minded Islanders got together to discuss the possibility of forming a club over dinner and the first official group meet took place at Inverloch last weekend. Near future events include a daytrip plannet for Mt-Martha to Portsea (March) and a multi day event at Wilsons Prom (April), as well as an Island information night hosted here at the SLH showroom (focused on Isl fishing, camping/expeditions and maintenance) set for early March. 

Scott Baker AFC 2013

It is with great pleasure that SLH Hobie can announce that Pro Team member Scott Baker has been selected to go onto AFC 2013 chasing the almighty Barra. This selection of Scott reinforces the SLH brand as being the premier Hobie Tournament dealer Australia wide.

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Hobie 16 Worlds announced

Hobie 16 Worlds announced

Much to the delight of competitive Hobie® 16 sailors from around the globe, the NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris, and Hobie Cat Australasia Managing Director Steve Fields announced the 20th Hobie 16 World Championship. Scheduled to take place at Jervis Bay's Huskisson Beach next year from January 31 through to the 15th of February, the Hobie Cat Australasia factory - conveniently located in Huskisson - has their work cut out for them between now and then.

Read more: Hobie 16 Worlds announced

Bemm River rd 3 round up

Bemm River rd 3 round up

Round 3 of the Daiwa Hobie Kayak Series was held at the Bemm River over the weekend, with almost 70 kayakers turning out to compete. An armada of kayak anglers scattered in all directions as the starting bell rang out at 7AM, which officially marked the point that became a bad time to be a bream in the Bemm river system.

Read more: Bemm River rd 3 round up

Aussie Assault China 2013

The team assembled by Hobie to participate in the inaugural China, Australia, New Zealand (C.A.N) International Kayak Fishing Challenge in Shengzhong Lake, Sichuan Province, China proved to be too strong for the Chinese and New Zealand teams, dominating the field and achieving an impressive ranking for each team member. Congrats to the entire team, especially to Vic based kayak fishos Richard Somerton and Neil Castaires, you took out 1st and 2nd place respectively 

A brief report with Aussie team member rankings can be found at the Hobie fishing website. A more in-depth report written by Neil Castaires can be found here at the VYAK forum.

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4th Annual Hobie Fishing World Championship

The fourth annual Hobie Fishing World Championship (HFW4),presented by Rhino-Rack™ and hosted by Hobie Kayak Europe, will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 5-11, 2014. 

Anglers from over twenty countries are expected to compete in Europe’s first-ever HFW4 for the chance to be crowned this year’s Hobie Fishing World Champion. All competitors will fish for pike, zander and yellow perch from identically rigged Hobie Mirage® Pro Angler 12’s provided by Hobie Kayak Europe and outfitted with Lowrance® Electronics, Ram® Mounting Systems and Power-Pole® MICRO™ Anchors.

Read more: 4th Annual Hobie Fishing World Championship

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