Competition Reports

ABT Grand Final

On the second day we decided to run the same pattern. With the tides getting later and bigger each day, the risk was always whether everything would hold up or be delayed. Both boys started at Collis again, though the first cast hook-up didn’t repeat. It quickly became apparent that the bite was likely to be an hour later with the tide, …

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Trials and Tribulations from the Flathead Classic

However we needed to find more fish. We checked a few different areas but the water clarity was fairly ordinary. And being the Gold Coast on a Saturday, the boat traffic was thick too. Eventually we found an area where the traffic wasn’t too bad and the water clarity was reasonable. We started trolling with small hard-bodies and it wasn’t long before …

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First Place Winners Gold Coast Flathead Classic 2015 Tips

large female flathead

Using the Lowrance HDS-12 on my boat was a big part of our success. Insight Genesis mapping helped us locate and pinpoint the top and bottom of ledges as well as holes. It also helped us position the boat to either drift the right line or hold and cast to isolated structure. Using the Lowrance’s side imaging to locate bait schools was …

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Queensland Bream Open 2015

The morning was quite frustrating, with a similar number of rises to the day before but the conversion rate tanked and after about an hour we left with only two small fish in the well. We moved to Macleay Island, which has been very good to us over the years, and slowly put a bag together in a range of spots …

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Dash for Cash Success

FOR only the third time since our daughter was born four and a half years ago, Robert and I managed a day on the water together without kids. It was another big flathead and this time Kord managed a great net shot with the handle extended first time. At 92cm it was Rob’s fourth-largest flathead and we were all fairly happy, …

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Rocky Barra Bounty

Day two began very similarly to day one and we started in roughly the same area, hoping to catch an hour or two of the run-out tide and hopefully jag a barra. After two hours without a touch and just as the dirty water started to push back in from the mouth, we decided to pull the pin and head …

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Moondarra Fishing Classic a Ripper Event

Bill Rigby took out the coveted Champion Senior Angler title with a points total of 1,550 and Nicholas Thinee went home with the Champion Junior Angler title. The coveted Heaviest Overall Barramundi title went to senior competitor Joshua Isaacson with a Barra weighing in at 22.43kg, brought in within the first couple of hours of competition on Friday night. With …

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