Chris Burbidge from Ferntree Gully, Victoria, 55 years old. I’ve been fishing since l was six years old although there are pics of me poaching dad’s Goldfish when l was about 4.
Mostly l chase Black Bream but also love chasing Australian Bass Estuary Perch, Murray Cod, Yellow Belly. I fished my first competition back in 1994, wasn’t a great result but came back in 1995 & took out Champion Angler.
Started fishing Bream competitions in 2008 with a great mate Graeme Taylor out his Skeeter. We won TOY in 2008. I’ve been fishing Hobie tournaments since late 2009. 2014 was my stella year winning all three titles up for grabs, AOY, Ranking and the Championship.
Love fishing the Hobie tournaments theres always great camaraderie between us all, along with a bit of secrecy. This will be my 2nd time fishing in a worlds event first one in 2013 placed 2nd to Richard Somerton. l can’t wait to tangle with the Redfish and Trout in the US.
It’s going to be so much fun.