Phil Nichol

I have always been very passionate about fishing. From being a young boy catching mini species off the harbour wall and jetties, to fly fishing for trout, deep sea wreck fishing for cod, ling and pollock, to my current passion of lure fishing for pike perch and zander from my kayak. I also enjoy sea fishing from the kayak when the North sea conditions allow. Over the past year I have chosen to undertake several training courses to gain skills and qualifications to become a qualified paddle sports leader and angling coach. This has enabled me to share my kayaking and fishing knowledge, as an angling guide and introdhce newcommers to kayak fishing. We go kayak fishing as often as possible and take great pleasure introducing others into the sport. We have a base in Scotland on the banks of Loch Ken where we have access to some great perch and pike fishing. I have found that the kayak fishing experiences we offer are a great introduction to the sport and once newcommers try out our Hobie kayaks, that is what they go on to buy themselves.
I enter several kayak fishing events each year and intend to take part in more in coming years including international events. I recently took the top spot in Zandermania on Grafham water, not only scoring highest out of 23 kayaks but also scroring higher than the top boat team, (46 pairs) an achievement i am very proud of.
I have attended trade shows where i have voluntarily assisted on the Hobie stand and loved sharing my love of kayak fishing and knowledge of Hobie kayaks with visitors.