My name is André Jones, I´m 33 years old and I´m from Setubal.
This is my first time representing my country (Portugal) in a Hobie Fishing Worlds Championship.
I fish both in salt and fresh water. In salt water my target species are sea bass and white sea bass. At the moment, my personal record is a white sea bass oh 39Kg. In fresh water I dedicate almost 100% to black bass.
I started to compete for 8 years in fresh water to black bass and in 2015 I was vice nation champion. From 2015 until now I only participate in the Bass Nation Portugal events and where I accumulating some victories.
I´m a member of Hobie fishing team and I managed to qualify for Hobie Fishing Worlds 8 by having stayed in 6th place in the Hobie Fishing Europe 2018 at Lake Lacanau in France. It was my first time fishing for pike and perch but I was able to adapt myself very well and the results came.
Will be a dream come true to represent Portugal in the best kayak fishing competition in the world and an honor for me to fish with the best anglers from all around the globe.
It will be for sure, one of the best experiences of my life.
Can´t wait to go to the other side of the world to catch my first bream.