2021 Boat Round 2 – Report

Round two of the 2021 Getaway Outdoors Cockburn/Kelmscott and Hobie Polarized WA Bream Classics Boat Series was held at Mandurah and for the first time in the series anglers could launch at 1 of 3 chosen ramps on the Mandurah Peel System.

This round’s major sponsor was Gosen. Check out their website below.


First Place

Colin Peasey and Ben Hough took out first place in style with a heavy bag weighing in at 3.740kg. They focused their efforts on the mid sections of the Murray River and took full advantage of the trailering options launching at Murray Bend. The fish came early for them both with one of Colin’s first casts of the day being their anchor fish which was a 1.080kg bream.

The rest of their bag was filled by Ben who was throwing a discontinued hardbody that prior to prefish he hadn’t tied on for years which included two 39cm and a 35cm fish.

When asked if he had anyone to thank Colin said “I would like to thank the sponsors and a special mention to Gosen I have been using their products for a year and a half and it’s the best braid I have used, the organisers for their hard work once again and loved the concept of trailering & to Ben that once again jumped on board as my usual partner Barry went away on his annual trip to shark bay”

Team NameBream Whisperers
SkipperColin Peasey
Non-BoaterBen Hough
Total Weight3.740kg
BoatQuintrex 4.3m with a 40hp motor
General LocationMurray River – Ravenswood area down as far as Bondys bend
Type of StructureReed lined banks/flats early and snags/lay downs later in the day
LuresDeep diving atomic hardbodys in Suji shrimp & muddy prawn
Zipbait Hickory MDR
LeaderDaiwa J Thread 6lb
Sunline Shooter Invisible 6lb
BraidGosen 14 lb Casting Braid
Sunline 8lb Rockfish
RodSamurai Reaction 201
Daiwa Infeet EX
ReelDaiwa Exist
Daiwa Certate 2000 Genoe Kustoms

Second Place

Alex Griesdorf and Ben Oakes look to be the team to beat this year backing up a 4th place finish in round one by narrowly taking out 2nd place this round. Alex and Ben fished town early filling a bag before heading over to fish the lower Murray River. They had a great day on the water landing over 30 legal fish between them.

Both anglers thanked Lowrance, Tackle Tactics and Whiteys Tackle for their support.

Team NameTackle Tactics / Whiteys Tackle
SkipperAlex Griesdorf
Non-BoaterBen Oakes
Total Weight3.670kg
BoatChampion 17ft 135hp
General LocationTown Canals and Lower Murray
Type of StructureJetties and snags
LuresZmans 2.5in grubs in motor oil and Gudgeon
Bream prawns 40s
LeaderSunline FC Rock 5lb
BraidDaiwa PE Braid 10lb
RodDuffrods 2-4kg
ReelDaiwa Exist

Third Place

Coming in third was Mitch Vane and Mitch Clements who, like Colin and Ben, launched from Murray Bend where they then headed down river. Mitch and Mitch threw a lot of different lures to get the bites however in the end they only managed to land 7 legals all day, it just happened that they were all the right size fish.

Team NameMr Hankey
SkipperMitch Vane
Non-BoaterMitch Clements
Total Weight3.640kg
Boat1986 4.2 Stacer with a 30hp Mercury Motor
General LocationMurray Lakes and the Murray River
Type of StructureJetties
LuresRazor edge fat boys swim
Zman 2.5in Slimswims in Bloodworm
Gulp Shrimp
Cranka Crabs
Zman 2.5in Motor Oil
Leader4lb leader
BraidPandora 8lb
RodSoftbodz rod
ReelDaiwa Certate

Big Bream

Patrick Gill managed a new personal best bream on the weekend and what a time to catch it, a 47cm 1.690kg fish! Fishing was slow for most of their day managing a small bag and only landing 6 legals all day however their two big upgrades came after 1pm when tide started backing off and second bite time kicked in.

Patrick wanted to give a special thanks his team mate Paul who motivated the team to keep casting as he had literally given up and that 47cm fish came off of his last cast! The pair also had a couple sponsors to thank which were Gill Marine and PC Construction

$500 in cash as the Compleat Angler Nedlands Big Bream for the event!

Team NameGill Marine
SkipperPatrick Gill
Non-BoaterPaul Coyne
Big Bream Weight1.690kg
Boat2014 Custom Quintrex 420 Renegade with a 40hp Yamaha Motor
General LocationRockwalls/canal entrances to the various Mandurah canals
Type of Structure2-3M Depth Limestone Rock/Sea Walls
LuresCranka Crab 3.9g UV
Leader4lb Shimano Ex Ocea Flurocarbon
Braid4lb Generic JDM 8 Strand
RodDaiwa MX86ML – S Gekkabijin Crab Rod
ReelDaiwa Air 2003 Gekkabijin

A big thanks to our sponsors for the year, you can find out more about all of the 2021 sponsors by clicking the below link.

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