Frequently Asked Questions

Find all answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Hobie® Fishing Worlds 2015 here. Whether it’s about target species, accommodation, entry fees or even power outlets, we’ve got you covered.

Updated 1 July 2015

Domestic electricity supply voltage varies between countries. Over 30 countries (including those in North America) use a voltage of 110V~130V, while another 120 countries (including most of Europe), use a voltage of 220V~230V.

The electricity in China is generally 220V, 50HZ, AC.

If you wish to bring electric devices for use during your stay, a transformer, may be necessary. Most of the hotels in China have both 110V and 220V electrical outlets in the bathrooms, though in guest rooms usually only 220V sockets are available.

As the shape of a socket varies between countries, a portable plug adaptor may also be necessary.

A RAM camera mount and RAM GoPro mounting base will be provided.  This fitting will be mounted in the mast sail tube. This is the only camera mounting system that will be allowed on the event boats.

No. Hobie Cat® have worked hard over the past three years to develop a strong relationship with the tournament sponsors and allowing non tournament sponsors on the hull would not be in the best interest of the tournament.

The kayak for the 2015 Hobie Fishing World Championship is the Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 14 and will come with:
Lowrance sounder with 12 volt battery and battery charger.
Power-Pole Micro Anchor with 12 volt battery and battery charger.
2 x  Ram ball mounts for anglers to add personal recording devices.
Hobie XL Livewell.
6 volt battery and 6 volt battery charger for Hobie Livewell.
Hobie Anchor trolley.
Hobie Drift Chute.
Twin Steering handles fitted.
Two small Plano boxes.

No Hobie® parts are allowed to be removed and replaced on the kayaks.

Once qualifiers (including any wildcards) have been identified, they will receive an invitation to attend the Hobie Fishing World Championship in China from the event organisers. Qualifiers must formally accept this invitation with a return email, within the nominated time on the invitation, or they will lose their spot in the event. (Spots may be allocated to another angler if a reply is not received in time)

Yes, Hobie staff will outline the correct use of all equipment.

Yes, Hobie will provide ample sets of wheels which can be shared amongst the competitors.

Yes, your Hobie Kayak has a Large Twist and Seal hatch with Tackle Management System

storage-tacklebox

No, the kayaks will be returned each day/night to the holding area (which we will announce).

Yes, Hobie will set a pre-fish time in which you can use the kayak.

PREFISH BAN
From the 12th October 2015 till the 10th November 2015 inclusive.
Anglers fishing in the 5th Hobie Fishing World Championships will not be allowed to access the tournament arena 30 days prior to the start of the event.
A pre-fish ban means anglers are not allowed on competition waterways and linked systems for ANY REASON. A Navigation day will be allowed for all anglers.
During the navigation day, anglers may sound out fish but cannot take any fishing tackle out.
During the prefish ban no contestant may be on tournament waters, and no person may be on tournament waters to locate fish or gain fishing information on a contestant’s behalf.

Yes we do. Details will be provided shortly

The Shang Lake is a great fishery holding a plenty of quality fish in the lakes like the famous Chinese Perch, Top Mouth Cutler and Yellowcheek Carp, Shang Lake is located in the Chinese province of Changshu, 110 kilometres from Shanghai.

No, there is not an official forum for the Hobie Fishing Worlds. Here is a link to a Facebook group will be set up for competitors https://www.facebook.com/groups/5thHobieFishingWorlds/.

The best option is not to rely on public forums. I would suggest that you contact Hobie Cat Australasia by phone on +61 2 44418 400 or email

A one-off fee will apply to all world championship competitors.

Details of the accommodation will be included in the invitation you receive to compete in the tournament.

Session times will be published in the official PDF file that we will send to all competitors who qualify for the world championship.

No, the factory will issue the kayaks with your name and country flag attached, the colour choice is up to Hobie.

No. Your Hobie factory supplied kayak will come with a Fish Finder. No other electronics can be used or mounted.

Yes. This will allow you to carry a selection of lures / line / etc. using the removable tackle box ( The tackle box must be replaced, intact and empty at the completion of the world championships).

Fishing gear – Rods, Reels, Line, Lures.
Wet weather gear is advisable.
During competition hours only Event approved apparel must be worn by all anglers (this includes caps and hats).

Read the tackle recommendations page

The batteries will come charged however it is the responsibly of each competitor to charge them each day/night. Hobie will supply a charger.

During competition hours all anglers are required to wear Event approved apparel only(this includes caps/hats).

Please note FAQs are subject to change without notice