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9th Hobie Fishing Worlds, Amal Sweden

August 9th, 2022

The dream became a reality today after 3 years of postponement due to Covid 19.  To finally see forty-two of the world’s finest kayak anglers, descend on Åmål, Sweden to battle it out in three days of the most competitive kayak fishing ever seen for the coveted title of Daiwa – Hobie Fishing World Championships was a long overdue.

The event featured guest from the Amal City Council, Michael Karlsson (Mayor),  Johan Trollnäs (CEO of Visit Dalsland – Head of Regional tourism), Jenny Christensen (business developer) ,  Adam Staf (communicator),  Kristoffer Ljung (Head of the Business and Communications unit), Helena Vretman (Stand-in head of the Municipality in Jan-Erik’s absence) and Björn Wennerström (Head of the Building and Planning unit) and Sportfishing Dalsland – Andy van Assema.

Angler were treated to some amazing Tapas at the closure of the historic day and the firing of the Caroliner canons bought back a tradition seen in Hobie Fishing Worlds 7 in 2018.

Tomorrow is the first of two practice or pre-fish days in which international anglers some, for the first time on Lake Vanern is the third largest lake in Europe and is part of a unique archipelago with a length of almost two hundred kilometers.

The schedule is this:


Breakfast at Event Hotel | 6:00am

Registration & Key Tag Allocation at Event Site | 7:00am

Mandatory Morning Briefing at Event Site | 7:30am

The Blessing of the Fleet by Jesper Pålsson – Harbor TIME 7:50am 

National Anthem sung by Anki Frisk TIME: 8:00am

AFTCO Practice – Pre-Fish Day 1

Meet and Greet with Big Fish of the Day | Tapas DAIWA STAGE 6:00 – 7:00pm


Daiwa – Power-Pole – Lowrance – AFTCO – Ram Mounts – Hobie Eyewear – NOCQUA – Visit Amal – TourneyX – Rapala – Sportfishing Dalsland – Amals Stadshotel – Hobie Company


Hobie Fishing Worlds 2024 from Lake St. Clair Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada is brought to you by the hard work and tireless promotion of the sport by the following sponsors,  organisations, and clubs.

We would like to thank our sponsors for their on-going assistance and support, without which putting on an event of this scale would not be possible.