October 26, 2016

John J. Parker


  • Born in Roswell, New Mexico, USA and currently resides in Naples, Italy
  • Age: 52
  • Worlds Experience: 2016

John has been fishing for most of his life. He started out on small pond fish and later developed a passion for bass, trout and for the past 10 years he enjoys off-shore trolling live bait kayak fishing for snapper, grouper and Amberjack. In early 2002, he was one of a few to kayak fish in Italy. Today he is a member of Kayak Fishing Italia with over 300 members Italy-wide. He participates in kayak fishing tournaments, rallies or just peddling out with close friends to catch Blue Fish and Mahi Mahi.

His first Hobie kayak was a Mirage Revolution 13 but quickly opted for the Mirage Outback and more recently; the Mirage Outback Limited Edition (#207). He believes the stability combined with the comfort of the Vantage seat makes the Mirage Outback the perfect off-shore kayak fishing platform.

John is looking forward to representing Italy in Louisiana and is excited to be able to meet and compete against some of the best kayak anglers from around the world.