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.
ProLure was the major sponsor for this round. Have a look at all of the gear available through this great Australian brand here: https://prolureaustralia.com.au/
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.
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!
27 Anglers hit the water just before 7am today for the opening round of the 2023 Getaway Outdoors Cockburn/Kelmscott WA Bream Classics Kayak Series. With some great weather the Collie River produced some hard fighting bream for some while showing others just how tough it can be! This time of year the bream fight incredibly hard, matched with the deep timber the Collie RIver has there were plenty of stories of big ones that got away.
Alex Griesdorf has taken out the win with one of only 2 full limits of 3 fish going 1.730kg
TT Lures was the major sponsor for this round, as always anglers are encouraged to check out some of the new products on offer including the new Headlockz Finesse Painted Jigheads which many anglers were using. Have a look at all of the gear available through this great Australian brand here: https://tackletactics.com.au/TT-Fishing
Alex also took out big bream going 0.730kg and won the Samurai Infinite fishing rod!
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.