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2015 Hobie Fishing Wolrld Championship

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The 2015 Hobie Fishing World Championship event will be held in Changshu, China this November. There will be four qualifying events held in the US, starting in May.

The fifth annual Hobie Fishing World Championship (HFW5), presented by Rhino-Rack™ and hosted by Hobie Cat Australasia, will take place on Shang Lake in Changshu, China November 9-16 of this year. A series of four qualifying events will determine a total of five spots on Team North America at the Championship. These winners will join 2014 Hobie Fishing World Champion, Steve Lessard, and 2014 IFA Champion, Benton Parrott to make up the team of seven. They will each compete with anglers from over twenty countries for the chance to take home the coveted crown.

Listed below are dates, locations and registration links for the four North American qualifiers. The Border City Classic, true to its name, will be held literally on the U.S./Canadian border. Two winners will be crowned. One will be the highest placing Canadian and the other the highest placing American.

May 29-31 - Hobie Bass Open- Kentucky Lake  

May 15-18, 2015 - Jamaica Bay Classic- New York  

June 27, 2015 - Border City, Windsor, Ontario, Canada  

August 30, 2015 - IFA Tour - Georgetown, South Carolina 

Last modified on Saturday, 11 April 2015 11:04
Greg Becker

About the Author: Greg Becker relocated to the Tampa Bay, FL area from upstate NY, where for 20 years he spent his spare time as a licensed hunting and fishing guide. He now enjoys fishing in places you don’t need to drill through the water in winter. Greg writes for several outdoor companies and publications in the U.S. and abroad, and is a member of the Native Watercraft Pro Staff and Bull Bay Rods Professional Team. Greg enjoys getting his eleven-year-old son Robert out fishing in salt water from his kayak, and together they volunteer with the Tampa Bay Chapter of Heroes on the Water and Operation Helping Hand at the James A Haley VA Hospital.

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