Team France

Cedric Lartigue

From: Saintes, France

Age: 36

Worlds Experience: 2012

Cedric has always been attracted by water. He started fishing for trout at the age of 11.

After a few years of fishing of all kinds, he became addicted to lure fishing. Madly in love with black bass, he holds the French record for biggest black bass (11lbs) and he's also a renowned sea bass specialist.

Since 2007 Cedric has been fishing from a Hobie mirage drive kayak, he keeps on tracking large fish in difficult spots around the world such as big trouts in rivers or sailfish in the Indian Ocean.

Cedric is the winner of many competitions on the "Kayak Fishing Tour" and "Labrax Cup". He is sponsored by many brands with which he develops rods, accessories, clothing, kayak trailers, etc.

He is also a journalist for the French magazine "Predators" and loves to share his passion for fishing from Hobie kayaks.


Jerome Richard

From: France

Age: 32

Worlds Experience: 2012

As far as he can remember, Jerome has always been attracted by anything that was referring to water. From, fishing to swimming, as well as, surfing and spearfishing. As a kid, he started fishing different species of bait fish but then quickly moved on to lure fishing, tracking pike and bass. Living close to the seaside he quickly became a sea bass and meagre specialist.

His passion for fishing drove him to discover kayak fishing in 2008, and then quickly entered competitive tournament fishing on the "kayak fishing tour" of which he became one of the regular competitors.