Hobie Fishing Asia Pacific are proud to bring you the following sponsored anglers. They are perfect examples of sportsmanship, professionalism, and integrity.

Catch up with one of them at any of Hobie Fishing’s fishing competitions to find out how Hobie products and accessories can enhance your fishing experience.

 

Mark Crompton

Mark Crompton

Byron Hill

Byron Hill

Cullen Di Mattina

Cullen Di Mattina

Mark Crompton
Wilton, New South Wales

I competed in my first fishing tournament when I was 6 years old in 1986 and continued to compete in mixed species events up to the age of 14 or 15. I took a break from events for 10 or so years just fishing socially then took up Bream tournaments in 2005 which I have competed in obsessively ever since.

Boat / Kayak

Ranger Z520C nicknamed “The Rascal”.

Favourite Lure

Cranka Crab.

Favourite Technique

Pitching Cranka Crabs into heavy structure.

Other Hobie Products Used and Recommended:

Sunglasses: Hobie Polarized Mojo

Career Highlight

Winning the Series 13 of the Australia Fishing Championships (AFC) as a member of Team Hobie and the Australian Bream Open in 2018.

Power-Pole Model

Favourite Place to Fish

Sydney Harbour or anywhere in Tasmania.

Best Fishing Tip

Pre-fishing at tournaments, simply don’t fish, just observe, use your sounder and gps to locate fish. Also keep your lure in the water as much as possible!

Current Tours Fished

ABT, Berkley Super Series, and the East Coast Bream Series.

Why Hobie?

Nothing but the best for me!

Byron Hill
Newcastle, New South Wales

Boat / Kayak

Hobie Pro Angler 14.

Favourite Lure

Top water- OSP Bent Minnow and Megabass Dog X. Crank – Atomic38 and Jackall Chubby. Soft Plastic – Gulp Crabby and Nemesis.

Favourite Technique

Top water when it’s on, but I love pitching lures into structure.

Other Hobie Products Used and Recommended

Hobie Inflatable PFD: there’s a few small features that make the PFD a really cool piece of kit. The first is that the waist band is slightly offset so gone are the days of getting the butt of your rod constantly caught in the waist strap. The second is the utility pocket I use for my fishing licence, key tag and mobile. It’s super easy to access my phone on the water to access music/radio/AFL live and also to take photos of fish.

Sunglasses: Hobie Polarized Mojo

Career Highlight

Watching one of the young kids, I’ve help out, win his first Tourny!

Power-Pole Model

Favourite Place to Fish

Tasmania.

Best Fishing Tip

Use net with a long handle, it means you’re less likely to drop fish with rapid changes in angles as the fish gets closer to the kayak and less stress on your rods. 

Current Tours Fished

Hobie Fishing Bream Series. Expected in the ABT next year.

Why Hobie?

Working full time I need to maximise the value of the time I spend on the water. Hobie was a simple choice for me as it is the superior product in that specific market. As always holds true, you pay for what you get.

Cullen Di Mattina
Sydney, New South Wales

Boat / Kayak

Hobie Camo Outback 2019.

Favourite Lure

Gulp 2” Camo Crabbie and Tiemco Stick Minnow 40mm.

Favourite Technique

Twitching stick minnows at boat hulls. Typically, I will let the stick minnow sit for around ten seconds and then I aggressively twitch the minnow causing a reaction bite.

Other Hobie Products Used and Recommended

Hobie Livewell V2, Hobie Vantage Seat bag

Sunglasses: Hobie Polarized Mojo

Power-Pole Model: Power-Pole Micro Anchor

Career Highlight

Winning the 2018 Hopkins River, VIC Hobie round 9. Which happened to be my first Hobie comp.

Power-Pole Model

Favourite Place to Fish

Mallacoota.

Best Fishing Tip

The best fishing tip I can give is slow it down. The longer I can keep my lure in the strike zone the better and this becomes even more important when targeting black bream.

The 2019 Hobie Outback makes this tip easy. Keep a clean deck space, this ensures a good work zone while fishing comps and less time messing around making more efficient fishing time.

Current Tours Fished

The 2019 Hobie Kayak Bream Series 11.

Why Hobie?

Constant innovation and product development enhance the overall fishing experience and ensures the best quality product for fishing comps. Also, customer service and dealer interactions are exceptional.

Hobie MirageDrives

The ungainly paddle is replaced by the sheer efficiency of the MirageDrive pedal. With the largest human muscle group now in play, kayaking becomes easier than ever.