Xiaohong Ma, is the 2015 Hobie Fishing World Champion. He won the world championship by hooking a 115cm Yellow Cheek Carp in the final hours of competition on Shang Lake in Changshu, China, late last year. He has represented China at two previous world championships, the 2013 Hobie Fishing World Championship at Bemm River and Marlo in Victoria, Australia, and Hobie Fishing Worlds 4, on Vinkenveen Plassen, just outside of Amsterdam in the Netherlands in 2014.
Ma has been keen on fishing since his early childhood, and began his love of lure fishing at an early age. Ma has been running a lure fishing club in China since 2007, but his aim in life is to travel the world fishing, and to devote himself to uniting people across the globe to the enjoyment and art of kayak lure fishing.
Ma can’t wait to defend his world championship title on the Redfish, Speckled Trout and Flounder rich bayous of Leeville in Louisiana USA, this December.