Team Netherlands

Johan van Kooten

From: Katwijk, Netherlands

Age: 43

Worlds Experience: 2012

Johan has been fishing for most of his life. He started out on small creek fish and developed a passion for carp fishing, as well as, with pike and small bass.

For the last 24 years John has been working for Hobie Cat in Holland, and after the release of the first Hobie mirage kayaks his passion for fishing skyrocketed to new exciting levels.

Johan’s first kayak, the Hobie Mirage "Hank Parker" Outback model changed his way of fishing for ever.

The adventure on the water combined with the complete surroundings of nature makes fishing on his Hobie the (almost) perfect pleasure.

Johan is looking forward to representing the Netherlands in Texas and is excited to be able to meet and compete against some of the best kayak anglers from around the world.


Alex van der Niet

From: Noordwijk, Netherlands

Age: 36

Worlds Experience: 2012

Alex started freshwater fishing in his youth. He continued his passion for fishing with Johan van Kooten, who introduced Alex to kayak fishing from a Hobie. Alex uses a Hobie Mirage Sport for fishing on the North Sea and is looking forward to the Bass fishing in the USA, which will be a new experience for him.