Power-Pole 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 Power-Pole products can enhance your fishing experience.

 

Ruth Beeby

Ruth Beeby

Mark Crompton

Mark Crompton

Byron Hill

Byron Hill

Cullen Di Mattina

Cullen Di Mattina

Ruth Beeby
Leongatha, Victoria

Ruth is a passionate angler with experience chasing a wide range of species and more recently competing in the tournament scene fishing with the Hobie Kayak Bream Series. She is a great advocate and role model for women’s fishing, her enthusiasm and knowledge is of much value to the Power-Pole Team.

Boat / Kayak

Hobie Pro Angler 12.

Favourite Lure

Pro Lure Live Yabbie.

Favourite Technique

Casting hardbodies at structure & edges ie: Pro Lure S36 cranks or Pro Lure Live Yabbies.

Best Power-Pole Tip or Technique

When fishing the flats – Power-Pole down & sit and cast. Perfect for Bream fishing & so easy.

Career Highlight

28th overall at Mallacoota out of 105 anglers & 4 wins so far in the Women’s Division.

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Favourite Place to Fish

Bemm River, Victoria.

Best Fishing Tip

If you’re not catching fish go lighter and slower! Change lures & keep on casting! Make sure you’re on the bottom when fishing deep.

Current Tours Fished

Hobie Kayak Bream Series 11.

Why Power-Pole?

They are the perfect accessory to the Hobie kayaks. They are easy to operate and fit to my Hobie Pro Angler 12 kayak.

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.

Best Power-Pole Tip or Technique

Keep your buttons or remote control handy at all times! I find when I’m drifting a flat the second I get a bite I down my poles and put in a few more casts. This has helped me win several events!

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.

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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 Power-Pole?

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.

Best Power-Pole Tip or Technique

Gridding a flat. Start at the upwind edge of a flat and pole down. Cast with the wind and work the full water column in a fan shape fashion. When you’re complete. Pole up and drift 30m, pole down. Work the next section. When you hit the end of the flat, reposition back upwind but on a different drift line- rinse repeat.

Career Highlight

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

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Favourite Place to Fish

Tasmania.

Best Fishing Tip

Manage your expectations and play the long game. Don’t expect to go out there and smash them every time. Like any skill, honing your fishing skill will take time. We all need to go through the bad days to have the good. Eventually, your bad days will happen less often.

Current Tours Fished

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

Why Power-Pole?

The benefits of having one are significant. We all know the bait, and thus the fish, move with the wind to the most oxygenated water. If you want to catch fish, you need to be in the wind. The Power-Pole provides me the ability to be stationary on a water feature whilst dealing with heavy wind. It gives me the best opportunity to catch the best fish.

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.

Best Power-Pole Tip or Technique

When sight fishing in shallow water keep your Power-Pole part deployed to decrease the time needed to stop. This makes stopping faster and prevents spooking fish. This also slows down your drift speed and allows extra time to scan the area within your vision and locate fish.

Career Highlight

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

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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.

Current Tours Fished

The 2019 Hobie Kayak Bream Series 11.

Why Power-Pole?

Seamless integration with the Hobie kayak makes installation easy and enhances the overall fishing experience.

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