Event Information

The world’s best kayak anglers are heading to China to compete in the 5th Hobie Fishing World Championships. An exceptional tournament has been planned with brilliant accommodation and convenient land based transport arrangements. The 2015 Hobie Fishing Worlds is destined to be a truly memorable experience, hosted in a modern city, nestled in an ancient land.


It is imperative that anglers are completely familiar with the championship rules. The organisers reserve the right to amend the published rules. It is vital that anglers regularly check for updates. Any updates will be listed as amendments with reference to the relevant section.

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Tournament Location

Shang Lake lies near Changshu city. The name “Shanghu” comes from a legend that Jiang Shang (1156 BC- 1017BC), a famous statesman and strategist, sought seclusion for a great part of his life, fishing in the lake, prior to having a great impact on the ancient Chinese civilisation.

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The official accommodation is all class with it’s own western style and Japanese restaurants, a bar, swimming pool and gym. It has a fast internet connection and Google and Facebook can be accessed. Located right in the heart of Changshu, a supermarket, KFC, Starbucks, MacDonalds, pharmacies and restaurants are all within walking distance.

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Qualifying Rounds

Qualifying rounds are being held throughout Europe, North America, Australia and Asia to give anglers the opportunity to qualify for one of the coveted spots representing their country in what will be the largest field of competitors in the history of the tournament.

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General Information

Included are a  list of links that you may find will be useful, including links to tackle stores close to the accommodation, the event forum, transport information, visa requirements. This will be a growing list of links to make your travel and stay arrangements easier and more comfortable.  Check regularly, as we build up information to assist you in your world championship onslaught.

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Event Organisers

Meet the organising team behind the 5th Hobie Fishing World Championships. Headed by Tournament Directors Steve Fields from Hobie Cat Australasia and Keeton Eoff from Hobie Cat Company, USA. A technical support crew headed by Morgan Promnitz from the USA and the Worlds Media Team of Peter Costello, Tony Lim and Bob Findlay from Australia.

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