Shang Lake, Changshu, China – After three incredibly challenging days of fishing on Shang Lake in China there is a new Hobie Fishing Worlds Champion! Ma Xiaohong from China seized the title on the final day of competition.
Mr. Ma landed a 115 centimeter Yellow Cheek Carp to beat Hobie Worlds tournament leader Li Haiyang's two Top Mouth Culter measuring a total of 99 centimeters. Guy Struthers from Australia took home the Rhino-Rack Anglers Choice Award, an award from his fellow anglers for showing the camaraderie and sportsmanship befitting a Hobie Fishing Worlds.
1 Ma Xiao Hong China 45 winner by countback
2 Li Hai Yang China 45
3 Finn Sloth Hansen Denmark 44
4 Sheng Huang China 43
5 Ian Harris Great Britain 42