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.
As part of the Perth Boat Show for 2023 a limited 25-team tournament was organised, spots filled up fast in anticipation, and the Swan River didn’t disappoint with some quality fish caught over both days.
Mother and son duo Jenny and Joseph Gardner extended their day 1 lead to hold on to 1st place with a strong day 2 bag including the big bream for the day coming in at 1.160kg. The pair fished man-made structure with the new Blue Lip Baits Pygmy Mussel in both Dark Night and Muddy Bank. Thrown tight to the structure, letting it sink before giving it very short and subtle hops.
2nd place getters Stuart McCarthy and Aden Miller decided to stick with man-made structure as well, bringing back a great kicker fish both days and two very consistent bags. The pair caught their fish using the Blue Lip Baits Pygmy Mussel and Zipbaits Rigge 56 hardbody lures.
Adam Smart from Team DG took out the Big Bream prize for day 1 on his 3rd cast of the morning, using a Zman Slimswim 1/16th with 4lb fluorocarbon leader.
A big thank you goes out to the Perth Boat Show for letting us put on this event and the sponsors.
Check out Tackle West at their 2 and soon to be 3 Perth locations or online for all your fishing needs including all the lures mentioned above.
The Shimano round of the boat series was gloomed with a forecast of lots of rain however anglers were surprised for most of the day as it held off. The fishing conditions were extremely tough with only 17 of the 29 teams weighing in fish, winners Alex Griesdorf and Ben Oakes from Team Stinger took out the win with 3.530kg a cool 500 grams in the lead.
Back to Walpole the Atomic boat series has gone, 33 teams hit the water early this morning for Day 2 with some tough fishing. Callum Dowell and Dan Perella from Team Boys Who Bream held their lead in the end with some great fishing over the tournament.
This round was sponsored by Tackle West, with a massive range of all things fishing and one of the largest selections of breaming lures check them out online or at their Beckenham or Osbourne Park stores!