2023 Kayak Grand Final – Results

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.

2024 Calendar to be released in the coming weeks.

Final results

PositionName# Fish D1Weight D1Big bream D1# Fish D2Weight D2Big Bream D2Total Weight
1stGreg Cooper31.940kg32.080kg0.790kg4.020kg
2ndPaul Siemaszko31.950kg0.740kg31.830kg0.700kg3.780kg
3rdJoseph Gardner31.870kg31.850kg3.720kg
4thAndy Mitchell31.620kg0.690kg31.980kg0.740kg3.600kg
5thAlex Griesdorf31.640kg31.710kg3.350kg
6thBen Oakes31.540kg31.680kg3.220kg
7thAdrian Barbour31.220kg31.690kg0.660kg2.910kg
8thJack Hunter21.020kg31.490kg2.510kg
9thJames Leadbeatter20.630kg31.820kg0.750kg2.450kg
10thDominique Cera31.000kg31.450kg2.450kg
11thStuart McCarthy31.260kg31.110kg2.370kg
12thRobert Cockshutt31.210kg10.960kg0.960kg2.170kg
13thMichelle Parker-Pardini31.110kg31.050kg2.160kg
14thRene Van Doorn31.220kg20.800kg2.020kg
15thTravis Newland20.910kg31.100kg2.010kg
16thHunter Grose20.740kg31.100kg1.840kg
17thSteve Newbourough30.920kg20.790kg1.710kg
18thBrendon Knowles31.580kg00.000kg1.580kg
19thIan Abercrombie30.830kg20.680kg1.510kg
20thRichard Raynham31.200kg00.000kg1.200kg
21stPeter Degroot20.830kg00.000kg0.830kg
22ndJenny Gardner10.380kg10.340kg0.720kg
23rdJason Sinclair00.000kg20.710kg0.710kg

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2023 Kayak Round 2 – Results

30 Anglers fished this weekend for the Shimano round of the 2023 Getaway Outdoors Cockburn/Kelmscott WA Bream Classics Kayak Series. With a strong day 1 lead, Greg Cooper was able to hold on to top spot to secure the victory. In 2nd was Joseph Gardner and making a late charge for 3rd was Travis Newland. Greg and Joseph have both qualified for the Hobie Australian Championships later this year.

Greg also took out the Atomic Big Bream coming in at 1.040kg the Samurai Infinite fishing rod!

Check out the final results and photos below.

Final results

PositionName# Fish D1Weight D1Big bream D1Fish D2Weight D2Big Bream D2Total Weight
1stGreg Cooper32.420kg1.040kg31.440kg3.860kg
2ndJoseph Gardner31.900kg31.730kg3.630kg
3rdTravis Newland31.390kg0.530kg32.210kg0.780kg3.600kg
4thFred Fraser31.760kg0.620kg31.680kg3.440kg
5thAlex Griesdorf31.790kg0.650kg31.460kg3.250kg
6thMichelle Parker-Pardini31.990kg0.810kg31.080kg3.070kg
7thPaul Siemaszko31.280kg31.640kg2.920kg
8thBen Oakes31.620kg0.540kg31.270kg2.890kg
9thTom Schuiling31.580kg0.680kg31.150kg2.730kg
10thRichard Raynham31.670kg0.630kg31.050kg2.720kg
11thAdrian Barbour31.040kg31.630kg0.640kg2.670kg
12thRene Van Doorn31.420kg31.170kg2.590kg
13thMatthew McCarthy31.340kg31.190kg2.530kg
14thDominique Cera31.150kg31.360kg2.510kg
14thBrendon Knowles31.360kg31.150kg2.510kg
16thSteve Newborough31.440kg0.560kg21.020kg0.650kg2.460kg
17thPeter DeGroot31.490kg0.590kg30.920kg2.410kg
18thMitch Vane30.950kg31.360kg2.310kg
19thIan Abercrombie30.960kg31.330kg2.290kg
20thJames Leadbeatter31.540kg0.740kg10.280kg1.820kg
21stRobert Cockshutt30.930kg30.880kg1.810kg
22ndStuart McCarthy31.010kg20.760kg1.770kg
23rdHunter Grose30.920kg30.810kg1.730kg
24thJack Hunter20.540kg20.750kg1.290kg
25thAndy Mitchell31.270kg00.000kg1.270kg
26thJason Sinclair30.840kg10.250kg1.090kg
27thTerri Fraser20.510kg00.000kg0.510kg
28thRobert White10.260kg00.000kg0.260kg
29thPhil Cockshutt00.000kg00.000kg0.000kg
29thKim Grose00.000kg00.000kg0.000kg
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2022 Boat Grand Final – Gallery

The mighty Blackwood river produced again for the 40 qualifying anglers fishing the grand final last weekend, check out the photos below!

Taking out the win were Alex Griesdorf and Ben Oakes from Team Stinger with 6.130kg followed by Travis Newland and Josh Philips from Team Absolutely Crabulous with 4.870kg – All anglers brought back a full limit of fish both days which gives a bit of insight into how healthy the river is at the moment.

Compleat Angler Nedlands has supported the Big Bream for the whole year and the grand final was no different with Team Hit and Split and Team Barely Legal taking out the $250 each day.

With a great range of fishing gear from bream lures to large pelagic gear, they are certain to have what any angler is looking for. Check out their website below or head into store at 154 Stirling Hwy, Nedlands WA 6009.

https://compleatanglernedlands.com.au/

Interested in fishing the series in 2023? Check out the current proposed calendar of events by clicking here.

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

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2022 Boat Grand Final – Results

The mighty Blackwood river produced again for the 40 qualifying anglers fishing the grand final!

Taking out the win were Alex Griesdorf and Ben Oakes from Team Stinger with 6.130kg followed by Travis Newland and Josh Philips from Team Absolutely Crabulous with 4.870kg – All anglers brought back a full limit of fish both days which gives a bit of insight into how healthy the river is at the moment.

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2022 Kayak Round 2 – Results

For the second stop for the kayak series this year, we headed back to the grand final location from last year, the mighty Blackwood River, Augusta! The water was crystal clear and with a high tide on both days the fish were spread out throughout the system.

Matthew McCarthy held on to his Day 1 lead finishing out the tournament with a limit of 6/6 fish for 4.120kg and took out the 2nd place Big Bream prize. Joseph Gardner managed to jump up into 2nd place with a slightly better bag on day 2 being the only one to bring back a bag over 2kg, his limit totaled 4.010kg for 6/6 fish which made for a tense weigh-in. Rounding out the podium was Travis Newland who couldn’t back up his Day 1 limit, ending the competition with 6/6 fish for 3.610kg however he did take home the big bream prize for the 2nd comp in a row being the Samurai Infinite 6’9″ 2-6lb Fast rod valued at $619

Shimano is a well-known name around the fishing community and they have come on board this year and provided major support for the tournaments, check out their latest product releases and more on their website here: Shimano Fishing

Separate to the competition, a photo comp was held between anglers and Hunter Grose took it out winning himself a new Shimano Rod for his picture making the most of all his Shimano Apparel (Jumper, buff, and gloves).

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