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An angler stands in front of a sign for the Hobie Fishing Worlds 6. Hobie Fishing
Mike Iaconelli gives an introduction to the Hobie Fishing Worlds 6 fishing championship. Hobie Fishing

49 International competitors met in Leeville, Louisiana to chase redfish, flounder and trout.

An international field of 49 anglers took to the water at Leeville, Louisiana for the first time at the Hobie Fishing Worlds 6 presented by Rhino-Rack® for Lowrance Navigation and Pre-Fish Day. Lead by local guides, groups of five anglers scattered across the tournament zone, on the hunt for the fish that will make one of them a world champion in just a few days. Team USA’s Matthew Scotch led with 56 total inches of fish after day one of three. Scotch, who qualified via the Hobie Bass Open, tallied a 38-inch redfish and an 18-inch sea trout in wind-marred conditions.In the end it was 2014 Hobie Fishing World Champion Steve Lessard who made a strong bid to become the first repeat champion. He finished with a total of 126 inches, 16 more than second place.

Image of a fleet of Hobie fishing kayaks at the Worlds 6 championships.

A kayak angler holds up a large fish for the camera.

A kayak angler reels in a large fish from the seat of his Hobie fishing kayak.

A kayak angler smiles as he holds up a large fish for the camera.


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