ABT Angler Profile- Steve Fields

Steve Fields 3The man behind the wheel at Hobie Australia, Steve Fields has boundless energy and a drive to see the Hobie brand and tournament angling reach its ultimate peak.

With a rich history in sailing and a growing CV in tournament angling Steve definitely has saltwater in his veins.

Let’s see how Mr Hobie handles the ABT Angler Profile Q & A.


  1. Name, age, and location– Steve Fields, 37 years old (ABT– do you really expect us to believe that Steve?), Huskisson NSW
  2. How long have you been fishing ABT events– since 2009
  3. Greatest achievement in tournament angling– While to most it is all about the fishing, to me it is the opportunity to meet like minded anglers from all walks of life from all over the world. If I had to list something it would be getting the kayaks comps off the ground in Australia alongside ABT. I’m very proud of that achievement.
  4. Preferred tournament species– Black Bream for sure (until we have a Barra comp)!
  5. Favorite tournament location– This is a hard one however I would say Marlo and Bemm River are a stand-out.
  6. Your go-to technique– Cast and retrieve, ha ha ha
  7. Your favourite lure– Daiwa Spike
  8. Your most feared competitor– Carl Jocumsen…..how can you beat that spirit?
  9. What, if any, sponsors do you have– Hobie Fishing J
  10. How many days a month do you fish– For 2015, I hate to say it, twice. This silly thing called work and running comps has taken its toll on my fishing this year. Bring on 2016!
  11. How much a year would you spending on tournament tackle– My wife would kill me so, zero would be the safe option here.
  12. Dream fishing location– Top end impoundments! I have had the pleasure to fish for big Barra in QLD and loved it. Not part of the meter club just yet, however I’m not far off.
  13. Most embarrassing moment in a tournament– Having a game plan fail big time and missing the cut-off time! Ouch.
  14. Favourite place to eat on the road– Hogs Breath Café for sure, they serve great steaks!
  15. How many tournament donuts have you had to eat– I think once since 2009… touch wood.
  16. 1 outfit, 1 lure, 1 location– Pro Angler 14, TD Battler Rod, Steez Reel, Lake Monduran, Berkley Hollowbellies
  17. The tournament moment that broke your heart– Not seeing Team Hobie win this year’s AFC.
  18. Superstitions and rituals– none
  19. Hardest venue– Paynesville, Vic.
  20. Dream fishing companion– Any of the FHM 100 Sexiest 2015

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