2023 Boat Grand Final – Results

Travis Newland and Josh Philips from Team Absolutely Crabulous have continued their Albany form at the Rapala Bream Grand Final for 2023. Holding on to the top spot with a total of 4.490kg for 8 fish. Climbing up the leaderboard in 2nd and 3rd place were Karl Stait and Matt Deboer from Dizzy Scent/On the Charge Fishing and Joseph and Jenny Gardner from team B1 and B2, both with day 2 bags over 2kg.

A special mention goes out to Sarah Murray for taking out the Rapala Crush City prize pack for the biggest fish caught on a Rapala lure. Sarah managed a big bream on Day 1 going 0.830kg caught on the Crush City Creeper plastic.

Compleat Angler Nedlands has supported the Big Bream for the whole year and the grand final was no different. Taking over from our Day 1 Leader Paul & Kira Burton were father-son duo Stuart and Matt McCarthy. Stuart couldn’t let an opportunity to outfish his son go by, landing a 1.110kg fish netting him a cool $500 cash, and bragging rights on the drive home. Check out Compleat Angler Nedland’s website below for some great fishing gear including the new range of Crush City Rapala plastics.


Finally with the Grand Final finished we crowned the Team of the Year which went to Alex Griesdorf and Ben Oakes after a very consistent year of fishing together, they took home a Duff Rod each for the title.

Interested in fishing the series in 2024, keep an eye out in the coming weeks as we release the proposed calendar.

Day 1 Results

PositionTeam NameSkipperNon Boater# Fish D1Weight D1Big Bream D1# Fish D2Weight D2Big Bream D2Total Weight
1stAbsolutely CrabulousTravis NewlandJosh Phillips42.730kg0.770kg41.760kg4.490kg
2ndDizzy Scent / On The Charge FishingKarl StaitMatt Deboer42.090kg0.950kg42.220kg4.310kg
3rdB1 & B2Joseph GardnerJenny Gardner41.690kg42.260kg0.960kg3.950kg
4thBoys Who BreamCallum DowellDan Perrella42.220kg0.680kg41.420kg3.640kg
5thStingerAlex GriesdorfBen Oakes42.130kg0.630kg41.320kg3.450kg
6thLuzzuMichael SammutMitch Vane41.340kg42.080kg1.020kg3.420kg
7thNoddyPaul SiemaszkoJesse Choy41.500kg41.920kg0.870kg3.420kg
8thTackle WestJarrad StevensLewis Duffy41.330kg41.660kg2.990kg
9thDragonflyStuart McCarthyMatthew McCarthy00.000kg42.970kg1.110kg2.970kg
10thChook and the HenPaul BurtonKira Ann D’Souza42.430kg1.020kg20.500kg2.930kg
11th68 Series FishingBrendon KnowlesTom Schuiling41.570kg41.230kg2.800kg
12thTeam BlakeBlake CoomberBlake Liddelow41.420kg41.350kg2.770kg
13thEcogearKim McIntyreBen Scott41.380kg41.390kg2.770kg
14thCastalineRick RaynhamSteve Newborough41.850kg20.800kg2.650kg
15thChasing Blue Lip Battle BruisersRene Van DoornAdrian Barbour31.210kg31.410kg2.620kg
16thNitroShae WilliamsRichard Williams41.200kg31.390kg2.590kg
17thWest Coast BoysSteve YarwoodAndy Manson10.260kg42.190kg0.910kg2.450kg
18thDragonBill BlandSteven Morrison41.510kg0.560kg20.630kg2.140kg
19thGood VibesPeter DeGrootOliver Seear41.170kg20.550kg1.720kg
20thRazor Edge LuresBen PountneyDave Bennett41.520kg00.000kg1.520kg
21stPoor Form / Bream ChickensAndy MitchellSarrah Murray31.510kg0.830kg00.000kg1.510kg
22ndReel TradiesMichael FranklinJosh Gaunt30.930kg10.260kg1.190kg
23rdSlow RollersMichael LimerickJosh Dasilva00.000kg41.170kg1.170kg
24thOne Fast One FuriousCameron LauderdaleGraham Lauderdale20.490kg10.280kg0.770kg
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