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Glenn Allen

Age
41
Country
Australia
Home Town
Central Coast, NSW
Favourite species to catch:
Bream
Favourite technique:
Lure and fly
Favourite location: 
Victoria for big Black Bream.
Worlds Experience: 
This will be my first time fishing in the Worlds.

Glenn-Allen

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I grew up on the Central Coast of New south Wales and started fishing when I was 5 on family holidays and then never looked back. I also fly fished for many years before getting the kayak fishing bug.

I started getting into kayak fishing about 5 years ago and then thought I would give the Hobie kayak events a go about 4 years ago. I have been lucky to get some good results over the last couple of years staying up in the top 20. I put that down to fishing with some of the great guys who fish these events and all the time I spend on the water.

I went into 2015 with a goal to make a worlds event and and couldn’t believe my luck when I got a 2nd at Foster in New South Wales and qualified for my first Worlds in China.

It was like all the hard work I put in had finally payed off. I still can’t believe it. Looking forward to going to China with the Aussie team and hopefully bringing home a win and making some new friends along the way.

How are you feeling as time counts down to the world championships in China? 
I’m getting pretty excited to fish an exotic once in a lifetime location outside of Australia.
Have you been doing your research? Where and what?
Been checking out Google maps and any clips of information I can find online.
What are your thoughts on the target species for the worlds Chinese Perch, Top Mouth Culter and Yellow Cheek Carp? 
They look and sound like some exciting fish to catch and a yellow cheek carp will be definitely on my “to catch list”.
What rods, reels, lures are you taking? 
I will be running 2 Barra, 2 Bass and 2 Bream Rods from Samaki fitted with Ecooda Reels and I’m still looking into lures.
Have you formulated a plan of attack? 
Just to do my best and enjoy the experience.
What do you think will be your biggest challenge?
Trying to speak Chinese and adapting to suit a new species.
What do you think of your chances in the worlds? 
Hopefully, I can do well. Luckily I have had the chance to catch a lot of different species over the years in Australia and the UK, so hopefully that can help me out there.
What team do you think will be the biggest threat? Why?
You would think China but i think Australia will have a good chance.