Hooked on Rainbow

Owner of Hooked on Fishing, Allen Van Klooster, with Rob Paxevanos, host of Fishing Australia

Owner of Hooked on Fishing, Allen Van Klooster, with Rob Paxevanos, host of Fishing Australia

Having been a visitor to Rainbow Beach for nearly two decades, Allen Van Klooster decided he wanted to live here permanently and share his passion for fishing.

Allen said: “I want to bring my knowledge and experience to people as I’ve been doing it since I was three years old with my dad, anywhere there was water.”

Allen has launched Hooked on Rainbow and he offers beach and kayak fishing tours for beginners through to experienced fisherman and has all the equipment you will need.

They offer custom-tailored tours from a full-guided tour where you will learn new techniques, to hiring quality gear and fishing the natural beauty of this picturesque coastline in your own time.

Allen said: “We offer three types of tours, Beach Fishing, Land Based Game Fishing and Kayak Fishing Tours where you will be picked up and chauffeured to our destination for the duration of the tour.

“Everything you need is supplied in the tour, all you need to bring is a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and your favorite non-alcoholic beverage.”

Allen said: “I love it all, but get out on the kayaks and it’s completely different – more relaxed and more refined fishing as you are targeting specific species, whiting and flathead, barramundi and mangrove jack.

“I want to give people more options, teaching people to fish so they can teach their kids – it’s accessible to everyone wherever you are.”