Central Coast Kayaker Jason Meech takes our Lucky 7 this week. A proficient Fly fisherman and bream fisho, Jason is always a contender in the Hobie Bream Kayak series, and has competed in both of the Hobie World Titles.
1. What’s your name and where are you from?
Jason Meech, 31 years old from the Central Coast of NSW. Lived there all my life.
2. What part do you play in the fishing community today?
I fish as part of the Samaki team in the Hobie kayak ABT Tournaments and have fished in the two Hobie World Titles.
3. What was it that really got you into fishing and how old were you?
As a kid I would watch my dad flyfishing for trout in the Snowy Mountains and wishing I could do it. By the age of 8 I had my first flyrod. But it was not until I had a hard time in life and needed to get away that fishing became a really big thing in my life.
4. What is your greatest fishing memory?
Sight casting to baby marlin at Fraser Island is one of the best things I have ever seen. That and fishing the two Hobie World Titles with good mates.
5. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Still fishing for Samaki and one day be on the AFC or in the USA fishing bass tournaments.
6. What’s top of the “bucket list”?
Flyfishing Alaska is at the top for me.
7. Who do you look up to in the fishing community?
I would have to say Bushy for flyfishing and knowledge of bream, and Carl Jocumsen for never giving up in the USA bass tournaments.