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.
Thats a wrap for the 2023 Kayak Grand Final. Greg Cooper and Paul Siemaszko swapped their day 1 positions after Greg put down the only bag over 2kg for the weekend! In total we had 111 fish weighed in for an average of 0.475kg per fish!
Robert Cockshutt is our Atomic Big Bream winner coming in at 0.960kg!
Joseph Gardner with his 3rd 3rd place finish for the year secured the Duff Rods Angler of the Year Title, 11 points clear of Alex Griesdorf in 2nd.
26 Anglers hit the water on the Swan River just before 7am today for the final qualifying round of the 2023 Getaway Outdoors Cockburn/Kelmscott WA Bream Classics Kayak Series. Spring weather was certainly here with sunshine and light winds, fishing was tough with less than half the field weighing in a full limit.
Adrian Barbour has taken out his first win with 3 fish going 2.340kg, securing himself a spot fishing in the Hobie Australian Championships being held in November this year. Also taking out a spot in the final and taking out 2nd place on countback with his Big Bream for the event was Ian Abercrombie.
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Ian Abercrombie took out big bream going 0.910kg and won the Samurai Infinite fishing rod on count back from Paul Siemaszko who also brought back a 0.910kg Fish.