Hey my name is Richard Benson.

I live in Newcastle, New South Wales in Australia, my local waterway is Lake Macquarie. Lake Macquarie is where I leaned the art of bream fishing with lures. And ever since I haven’t looked back.

Started fishing the Hobie Kayak Bream Series a couple seasons ago and in my first year was lucky enough to take out a top 10. Which got me a spot in the Australian team to fish my first ever Hobie Fishing Worlds over at Amal, Sweden.

And in my second year I qualified for the Hobie Fishing Worlds once more. To fish against some of the best anglers in the world and chase the species I know well, yellow fin bream. Up in Queensland on the Gold Coast in Australia.