2015 FISH OF THE YEAR WINNERS
Three well-deserving Louisiana anglers weree 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.
Every year 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.
Winners for the 2015 LOWA Fish of Year are:
Two anglers were 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 was 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.