ROUND 11: Hobie Kayak Bream Series Wrap
ON the weekend of the 23rd and 24th of July 53 Anglers from New South Wales, the ACT, Queensland and Victoria all descended on the Yamatoyo Event Arena at Rafferty's Resort in Lake Macquarie to take part in Round 11 of the 2016 Hobie Kayak Bream Series presented by Daiwa.
After forecasts of winds over 50kph, the competition was reduced to a one day event in the interests of safety, a decision which soon proved itself the right one as the predicted winds howled across the lake early in the morning and peaking at 52kph by midday.
With the winds having mostly blown themselves out on Saturday, day two brought considerably better conditions and the 53 hopeful anglers pedaled off from the starting line on Sunday morning charged and ready to make up for the missed day of competition.
With an impressive performance on a day when anglers needed to muster every ounce of skill in their kit, Nathan Cliff from New South Wales snared the major prize of $1490 and a hefty sponsor prize pack with his 4 Bream bag weighing 2.72kg.
Second place went to Tony Pettie with 4 Bream for 2.52kg and Michael Halliday from Queensland took the final place on the podium with 4 for 2.23kg.
New South Wales angler and tournament 6th place getter, Luke Kay, bagged the tournament’s biggest fish which weighed in at 1.03kg taking home the Hog’s Breath Café Boss Hog Big Bream cheque.
Finally, the Mortgage Corp Monster Mover, picnic hamper and backpack, went to Chesney Fung from Victoria. Normally this prize is given to the angler who moves the most places up the leaderboard on the second day of a two-day competition, however the prize was handed to Fung for moving himself the furthest distance to fish the event.
The Re-scheduled Rhino-Rack round will be held at the Gold Coast on Sunday the 7th of August followed by the “round of the year” at Wallis Lake in NSW on the 27th and 28th of August.