Relbia's Jonothan Stagg is hoping his home soil advantage will make his 11th World Fly Fishing Championship for Australia a winner.
He has been fly fishing for 33 years and said it all began at the age of 11 after he watched his father.
"It just became a bit of an obsession more than a passion and through my young days it was something I was very passionate about and still am," he said.
"This is my 11th World Championship, so I think it's the most anyone's ever done actually for Australia."
Mr Stagg is one of four Tasmanian's representing Australia, alongside two anglers from the ACT, one from NSW and one from VIC.
"I've never fished in Australia, this is my first time to ever be in Australia, in fact in the Southern Hemisphere, all the world's are usually in Europe or I have been to America," he said.
"I think we have got an advantage, we know the waters but these guys are the best in the world so they're exceptional anglers and it's going to be very difficult for us to beat them even on our home soil."
The population of Tasmania's Great Lakes will rise by about 1000 when the 39th world championship rolls into town this week as the world's best anglers gather for their shot at the title.
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Teams from 23 countries will take to the water in Penstock Lagoon, Little Pine Lagoon, Woods Lake, the Meander River and Mersey River from December 2.
Anglers will compete as a team for their countries and also as individuals over the five day fishing event.
Mr Stagg has not meddled at the last 10 world events but is hoping to change that this time around.
"I've had some good individual results, I've been close to the top 10," he said.
"I haven't had a medal before, that's one thing I'd dearly love to have from this competition.
"Competitive fly fishing is very intense, you've got to remain focused for the whole three to four hour sessions that it is."
Mr Stagg said every fish counted and you had to be fully focused for the entire fishing session.
Competitors will be vying to catch brown or rainbow trout above 20cm and will be awarded 100 points per fish, with twenty extra points awarded for each centimetre in length above.
Primary Industries Minister Guy Barnett said the government committed a $100,000 to the event and as an angler himself it was an honor to welcome the competitors.
"This internationally significant event has attracted teams from 23 countries and an estimated 1,000 anglers, support crew and visitors to experience Tasmania's world class fly fishing venues.
"Tasmania has some of the world's best wild brown trout fishers and this event firmly places the state firmly on the fly fishing world stage."