Its official.


Åmål Kayak Fishing Challenge 2023 will take place on lake Vänern on May 18-19-20th in 2023. One lucky winner will get a Hobie Euros ticket and  prizes worth over € 2 000. It's time to crown the best kayak angler in Scandinavia 2023. Lets go!

Last year was lit.

Åmål Fishing Kayak Fishing Challenge 2022 was a total success! With over 37 participants, Finn Sloth from Denmark snatched the win, earning a Hobie Worlds ticket and a brand new Hobie Kayak. Please watch our after movie below to get in the right vibe and be sure to book accomodations early to secure your spot. 


Watch our movie from last years event ?

Quick facts.



18, 19 and 20th of may 2023. Pre-fish thursday (voluntary) and competition friday and saturday. These dates usually provide the best weather conditions Sweden has to offer. For participants with long flights we're able to provide rental kayaks. 
Get in touch for more information.



Lake Vänern, Sweden – the arena for 2 consequtive Hobie World Championships prior to this years event. Together with Dalsland Outdoors we've reserved the best spot for fishing competitions in Scandinavia.
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Prize pool.

We will have representatives on site from our sponsors and the prize table is bigger than ever. The winner will go home with prizes with a value over € 2 000 and a Hobie Euros ticket! This will for sure be the coolest competition of the year! Don't sleep on it.


Just as an FYI.

This years event starts on thursday the 18ᵗʰ and ends with a ceremonial dinner on saturday the 20ᵗʰ. Lets create some magical days together. We will offer all anglers an outstanding package with great food, great fishing and a major prize table. This is a event you can not miss. See you in May!


What does it cost?
Registration is 1 695 kr and includes entry fee, dinner on friday, 3-course dinner on saturday and a goodie bag. We will have representatives on site from our sponsors and the prize table is bigger than ever. The winner will go home with a Hobie Euros ticket and prizes worth over € 2 000. Don't miss out on the coolest competition of the year!
Can I use my health care allowance for the register fee?
For all swedes participating your allowed to use you health care allowance to pay for the registration fee. 
Do you offer accomodations?
Under your visit in Åmål and Kayakstore Kayak Fishing Challenge we recommend Åmål Stadshotell and Örnäs Camping during the competition. More info regarding accomodations under the "Register" tab.
What are the rules?
You can find all rules for Kayakstore Kayak Fishing Challenge under "Rules" in the menu.
Can I pre-fish?
The competition area/water is closed from 4th of may until pre-fish the 18th of may.
Can I rent a kayak?
We can provide you with a rental kayak if needed. We have a mix of Hobie Outbacks, Lynx and Pro Anglers. Prices from 65 EUR per day – or rent a fully decked out kayak thursday, friday and saturday with electronics and battery for 195 EUR. Contact us at for further information.


This competetion is arranged by – Scandinavias biggest store for american fishing kayaks. Official retailers for Hobie, Jackson Kayaks, Native Watercraft and Bonafide.


Do you wan't to be a part of the family and Scandinavias best competition for kayak anglers? ?