2015 FISH OF THE YEAR WINNERS

Three well-deserving Louisiana anglers will be presented with the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association’s (LOWA) prestigious Fish of the Year Awards for the year 2015 at the LOWA annual convention in Shreveport on August 12th and 13th.

Annually LOWA honors the anglers voted by the LOWA Fish Records Committee to have had the most significant catch in the previous year in both Rod & Reel and Fly Fishing Divisions. The winners will receive their awards Saturday night, August 13th, at the LOWA Awards Banquet, held at the Holiday Inn in Shreveport.

Winners for the 2015 LOWA Fish of Year are:

Two anglers will be recognized in the Rod & Reel Division;  Tim Champagne of Lafayette, La along with David Prevost of Schriever, La will receive the 2015 Fish of the Year award in the Rod & Reel Division. Champagne’s 18.63 Gray Snapper (Mangrove) caught in Ship Shoal is not only a new state record but also qualified for a new IGFA World Record. Prevost’s 246.63 Tarpon caught in the West Delta also qualified for a new state record. Both Anglers will receive the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association 2015 Fish of the YearAward.

In the Fly Fishing Division, Victor Tedesco of Houma, La will be presented the award for his feat of landing a new 1st place, 46.04 lb Alligator Gar caught off of FiFi Island near Grand Isle.

Anyone desiring further information about the winners can contact LOWA Fish Records Chairman, Lyle Johnson at fishrecords@yahoo.com.

THE LOUISIANA OUTDOOR WRITERS ASSOCIATION HAS BEEN THE CURATOR OF THE LOUISIANA STATE FISH RECORDS SINCE 1940.

The Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association is a non-profit organization comprised of active outdoor communicators including newspaper and magazine writers, columnists, editors, photographers, cartoonists, radio and television broadcast journalists, book authors, lecturers and public relations specialists.