Target Species

Chinese Perch

This species of temperate perch is native to the rivers in China. They can reach a length of 70cm (28 in). The greatest recorded weight for the species is 8 kilograms (18 lb). It is a specialised feeder on fish, particularly those that see poorly in low light.

Top Mouth Culter

A very common species in Shang Lake, and can easily grow to over 1 metre. The biggest was caught in Shang Lake in August, 2014 and was over 1.2m (4ft) and weighed 5.4 kg (12 lb). Most fish caught weigh between 0.5 – 4.0kg

Yellowcheek Carp

The real monster in Shang Lake and on the top of the food chain, eats all kinds of fish, including Chinese perch and Topmouth Culter. Its sharp teeth can easily tear anything apart and make it very hard to hook.

About the Hobie Fishing World Championships


The Hobie Fishing Worlds 5, presented by Rhino-Rack in China in 2015, is set to be exceptional tournament with the world’s elite of kayak angling destined to battle it out on Shang Lake, Changshu.  The outstandingly beautiful, ancient setting where legendary Chinese hero Jiang Shang cast his place in Chinese history, is the arena where in November 2015 a “New Legend of Shang Lake” will rise from the waters to be crowned “Hobie Fishing World Champion”.