Find all answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions about the 2016 Hobie® Fishing Worlds 6 here. Whether it’s about target species, accommodation, entry fees or even power outlets, we’ve got you covered.
The event team will have emergency phones both on land and on water that you can call in case of an emergency. Emergency Numbers will be provided at the official briefing.
There is a medical clinic 12 miles away on Grand Isle.
Grand Isle Medical Clinic
108 Willow Lane, Grand Isle, LA 70358
Official event camera mounts will be supplied. No other camera mounts may be fitted to the event boats
Yes, H-Crate Camera mount can be re-positioned to the H-Rail. Camera mounts may not be removed from the event kayaks.
No. Since the token is attached to the board(s) each day you will get a different token/board. The three numbers you need to remember:
No, you cannot use your smart phone to navigate. In doing so, it could create an unfair advantage. The boats are equipped with all the gear you need. The start location was picked due to a very large bridge which is visible for miles. You will have a navigation day to learn the system.
No. Hobie Cat® have worked hard over the past five years to develop a strong relationship with the tournament sponsors and allowing non tournament sponsors on the hull would not be in the best interests of the tournament.
The kayak for Hobie Fishing World Championship 6 is the 2017 Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 14 with Mirage Dirive 180, Lowrance Fish Finder, and Power-Pole Micro Anchor.
No Hobie® parts are allowed to be removed and replaced on the kayaks.
When all qualifiers (including any wildcards) have been identified, they will receive an invitation to attend the Hobie Fishing World Championship from the event organisers. Qualifiers must formally accept this invitation (using the directed response method), within the nominated time on the invitation. If an angler fails to do this, they will lose their place to compete 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 among the competitors.
Yes, your Hobie Kayak has a Large Twist and Seal hatch with a Tackle Management System
No, the kayaks will be returned each day/night to the holding area at the event site or nominated location.
Yes, Hobie sets one or more pre-fish days and starting and finishing times in which you will use your issued Hobie kayak.
Anglers fishing in the 6th Hobie Fishing World Championship will not be allowed to access the tournament arena from and including Sunday 6th November 2016, until and including Monday 5th December 2016. The arena is deemed to be within 10 miles – 16 kilometers of the start area. A map is provided on the website.
A pre-fish ban means anglers are not allowed on competition waterways for ANY REASON.
During the pre-fish ban no contestant shall be on tournament waters, and no person shall be on tournament waters to locate fish or gain fishing information on a contestant’s behalf.
Yes. Rules for HFW6 are posted online at: http://hobiefishingworlds.com/rules/
A Facebook group has been set up for competitors. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1657452667873918/
A one-off fee will apply to all world championship competitors. (Competitors will be notified of the fee when they receive their invitation to compete in the world championship).
Official accommodation for the event will be at Moran’s Marina and Port Fourchon Marina. Accommodation is covered as part of your entry fee. For a gallery of images from the event accommodation please visit: http://hobiefishingworlds.com/official-tournament-accommodation/
Session times will be announced at the official briefing.
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 Lowrance Elite 5Ti 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 championship).
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).
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