Hobie Fishing News

Springtime Spruce Up

Looking to treat your Mirage Compass, Outback or Pro Angler this spring? Add the Powerpole Micro Shallow Water Anchor to your kayak and enjoy the simplicity of pushing a button and holding your position. An effective tool on the flats, the Powerpole can also be used in deeper water as a drogue.

We have some slightly used Powerpoles in stock, ready to install. Call, email or drop into store to find out more.

Boat Show Wrap-up

We would like to say a massive thank you to all those who came and visited us at the Brisbane Boat Show. It’s always nice to be able to showcase our products on the impressive Hobie® Cat Australia stand – and even better to be able to demonstrate our range right beside us in the pool this year.

The new Mirage® Compass was hit with visitors to the stand and so to Mirage Eclipse. The look of astonishment on showgoers faces when they see how Hobie products function is a testament to the Company and their endless pursuit to create premium quality watercraft.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Thank you and farewell

After owning and operating Sunstate Hobie for twenty-seven years, we have decided to pass the helm, to enable us to spend more time on the watercraft that we have so proudly provided for such a long time.

As of Tuesday October 2, 2018, Gordon and Lindy McGillivray will be the new owners of Sunstate Hobie. They will operate from the Rivergate premises at 15/17 Rivergate Place, Murarrie.

The Kawana store will close on September 15th 2018.

From humble beginnings of selling Hobie parts from a tackle box at the beach, to our first “shop” in the backyard shed of our home, our business has grown to what it is today, due to your support & loyalty. Our heartfelt thanks is extended to all our customers, some of whom have been with us for the entire duration of our Sunstate Hobie life. Your friendship will be always treasured.

As we move into the next phase of our life we intend to be found not far from the Wind, Waves and Water in true Hobie Alter form.

Looking forward to seeing you out there,

Mal & Trish Gray

Brisbane Boat Show & Kawana Store Closure

Come and visit us at the Brisbane Boat Show from 24th to 26th August. We will have a huge range of Hobie® products on display including the new Mirage Compass, as well as the Hobie Eclipse Stand Up “pedalboard”. So come and say “hi” at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and get yourself onto a new Hobie!

The Kawana (Sunshine Coast) Store will be closed during the Boat Show. It will recommence trading as per usual Monday 27th August. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Boat Show details:

Open Friday and Saturday 10am to 8pm
Sunday 10am to 6pm

Friday 24th August – Sunday 26th August 2018

Fri & Sat 10am to 8pm,
Sun 10am to 6pm

Adults $15, Children $5 (under 5’s go Free), Family Ticket $35, Seniors and Pensioners $12.
Purchase tickets at the door of the show.

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

More Bargain Bits added!

We’ve found some more parts while clearing out the warehouse, like these two Pro Angler seat assemblies. One used, one ‘as new’ available – these won’t last long! Check them out along with other bargain bits at https://www.sunstatehobie.com.au/product-category/warehouse-clearance/


New Bargain Bits Added!

50% OFF!!!

We’ve just added some more parts to our ‘Bargain Bits’ section. These new additions are all HALF PRICE! Includes Hobie® accessories, RAM parts, Railblaza mounts and more. There are also discounts on some Lowrance and Raymarine fishfinders!

Visit: https://www.sunstatehobie.com.au/product-category/odds-and-sods/ 

Stock is limited! Available only while stocks last. Sale price is shown with each part.


Sunstate ‘Odds & Sods’ Sale!

Cleaning up the warehouse! We have some bits and bobs for both Kayaks and Catamarans that are used but fully functional now listed on our Online Shop. Most items are limited to one piece so stock is limited. Get in quick! 

Due to size, some items are store collection only – please see individual items for details.

See here: https://www.sunstatehobie.com.au/product-category/odds-and-sods/


With just two weeks left until round 6, it’s time to put the ‘call out’ to those thinking of competing in the two day event. There’s still time left to get your early bird entries in and if you are a first-timer, entry is free!

To find out more information, visit Hobie Fishing Australia.

Super Secondhand Saturdays!

Super Saturdays continue this weekend with plenty of good quality used Hobie® kayaks and demo Mirage Eclipses still available.

Find your pre-loved Hobie on Saturday from 9am – 2pm at our Sunshine Coast store (Birtinya). 

You can find most of these kayaks on our website at Used Hobies and we look forward to seeing you Saturday!

Used Accessories

We have some used accessories in excellent condition that ready to spruce up your Hobie® or even to prepare for the upcoming Hobie Kayak Bream Series round on the Gold Coast. The following items are available now;

– Livewell XL – $450 – Includes battery and charger as standard
– Lowrance Elite-5TiDi Fishfinder – $990 – Includes everything required to fit to your Hobie
– Power-pole Shallow Water Anchor – $990 – Includes Pro Angler Mounting Kit and Power Kit

Save big on these accessories! We only have limited stock available.

Contact either store for further information

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Stunning photo courtesy of Matthew O’Brien!

Gun fisho and customer of Sunstate Hobie, Scott Hornby runs Kayak Fish 1770. A family run operation that offers a private, small group fishing experience onboard the ultimate kayak fishing platform – the Hobie® Mirage Pro Angler 14. Offering 3 hour and 8 hour tours, you can be assured that Scott will get you hooked up onto a wide variety of species including; barramundi, mangrove jack, threadfin salmon, cod, queenfish, bream, flathead and a host of other estuary dwelling species.

If you’re planning on heading to 1770 anytime soon, be sure to contact Scott to have a ton of fun, whilst catching some epic fish in a beautiful location!

Visit www.kayakfish1770.com.au or head over to facebook.com/kayakfish1770