Hobie Fishing Worlds 9 Amal Sweden

David Shanahan

Years Kayak Fishing:
10 years

Greatest Tournament Achievement:
Representing Australia in 2019 Hobie Worlds and Winning the 2019 China Open

Favourite Tournament Location:
Love East Gippsland – Australia (especially Marlo – former home town area). But what I love about tournament fishing it takes me to places I would never planned the fished.

Favourite Tournament Species:
Bream to date – but about to change it up: Pike in August 2022

Most Feared Competitor:
All Competitors

Dream Fishing Location:
When I’m fishing from a Hobie – Anywhere warm where there are no sharks or crocodiles that can eat you

Loved fishing all my life. Starting with baits, expanded to fly fishing and finally moved to lure and tournament fishing about 10 years ago.

The Hobie drive system was a great compliment to one of my other passions – competitive cycling. Nearing 60 years old, cycle racing might have stopped but the competitive nature and love of fishing remains. Look forward to representing Australia again and hoping big dumb fish swim my way.