October 26, 2016

Richard Somerton


I am 44 years old and have been fishing in one way or another for nearly 41 years. I grew up in inland Australia chasing some of Australia’s iconic species including our Murray Cod. Unlike most traditional introductions to fishing I credit my Mum for getting me into fishing and even these days she loves to wet a line with me.

I have lived and worked in most States of Australia and of course a fishing rod has never been far from my hand.

In the last 7 years, l have been fortunate to travel the world and ticking off a number of my fishing ‘Bucket list’ and now I’m getting the chance to tick another with Redfish!

This will again be another amazing experience and being my 5th Hobie Worlds I am looking forward to fishing and representing Australia.