Damian Bowman - Australia
Damian is from the Perth region in Australia and organizes kayak fishing tournaments for charity. He began kayak fishing in a Finn paddle kayak but a shoulder injury had him purchase a pedal powered Hobie. He says his favorite type of fishing is for the big stuff that will tow him around. and he normally targets Samsonfish, yellowtail kingfish, king mackerel, mahi mahi, and sailfish. Damian is one of only two kayak anglers to have landed a sailfish in Western Australia. Another notable catch is a 8ft tiger shark.
His goal is to take out the World Record for biggest marlin from a kayak which would mean he has to one up our own Los Buzos guide Adam Fisk! Damian is a serious fisherman and will be tough competition for the other anglers. Damian is one of two Aussies that will be competing during the tournament with the other being Justin Mitchell from the complete opposite side of Australia: Queensland. Let’s see which of the two will do better!
Curious to see who else will be competing in the championship? Check out the other contestants here.