Aussies dominate Hobie Fishing World Championships

AUSSIE Richard Somerton has taken out the 3rd Hobie Fishing World Championships held in Gippsland from Chris Burbidge (Aus) in second and Grayson Fong (Aus) third.

The prestigous kayak fishing competition was cut short by two hours on the final day at Marlo due to strong wind warnings.

Prior to heading out to secure victory, Somerton was leading by 800 grams and said of the weather that “hopefully no one goes over today. It’s going to get nasty. We’re going to get pasted!”

Adrian Baguly (Thailand) pointed out that “at least at Marlo their are places to take shelter and work under cover, whereas when the wind came up at Bemm River we just got hammered”.


The event’s first day was taken out by US entrant Justin Carter who was eventually overtaken by several Aussie competitors after the first day of competition at Marlo. 


See full Grand Final results HERE.

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