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.

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2022 Kayak Grand Final – Gallery

Finishing off another social and competitive year of Kayak Bream fishing, the Grand Final is always a great time away for the anglers. This year was no different as the qualifying anglers fished from the Kalgan River Caravan Park, Joseph Gardner was in the lead with 3 fish for 2.810kg after day 1 but in the end it was Mitch Vane who came from behind to snag victory by a mere 180 grams!

If you haven’t seen the final results yet you can check them out here: Kayak Grand Final Results

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2022 Kayak Grand Final – Results

Finishing off another social and competitive year of Kayak Bream fishing, the Grand Final is always a great time away for the anglers. This year was no different as the qualifying anglers fished from the Kalgan River Caravan Park, Joseph Gardner was in the lead with 3 fish for 2.810kg after day 1 but in the end it was Mitch Vane who came from behind to snag victory by a mere 180 grams!

Mitch isn’t a man of many words which has become apparent over his few recent podium finishes, however heading down a couple of weeks back with Joseph to prefish ended up being a good decision as the pair clued on to a technique that would ultimately secure them first and second spot. Mitch threw an assortment of Blades and Vibes along the drop offs in the ski area on day 1 before making a crucial decision to head out to the harbour on day 2 to fill his bag.

Trying to defend his 2021 title but falling short in 2nd place was Joseph Gardner who likely won’t be prefishing with Mitch anymore after this event! The key to all of his fish over the weekend was the heavy Blue Lip Baits Micro Mussel in Dark Night. Throwing it along rocky outcrops and targeting deeper areas by very slowly dragging/feathering it along the bottom so it looked like it was naturally bouncing along with the current.

Travis Newland went into the event only needing to catch a single fish to secure himself Angler of the Year and he did that with ease while also taking out 3rd spot and the title! Fishing drop-offs in the ski area with Razor Edge Lures Bruce in Green Pumpkin – a tactic that has seen him on the podium plenty of times in Albany over the years! Weighing in a large day 1 bag also worked in his favour taking out the podium spot on countback from Ben Oakes.

Richard Raynham managed the Day 1 Big Bream with a 1.460kg fish caught in the Ski Area on a River2Sea Baby Vibe while Greg Cooper took out the Day 2 honours fishing an Outback Breamer Baits Mussel Vibe in the harbour bringing back a 1.350kg fish. Both anglers went away with an Atomic Rod.

We turn our heads toward the Boat Grand Final in just under 2 weeks’ time at the Molloy Caravan Park on the Blackwood River!

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2020 Kayak Grand Final – Report

The 2020 Getaway Outdoors Cockburn/Kelmscott & Hobie Polarized WA Bream Classics Kayak Series Grand Final was held on the 28/29th of November in Albany for what turned out to be a very exciting event. Albany’s waterway in which the anglers were competing on is made up of two rivers, the King and Kalgan River which both flow into the Oyster Harbor estuary. This waterway was fishing quite well in the lead-up to this event and this created a lot of anticipation amongst the 25 grand finalists who were not just competing for the champion angler title, but also for the angler of the year title too.

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