2023 Kayak Round 3 – Results

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.

Check out the final results and gallery below.

Final results

PositionName# FishTotal weightBig bream
1stAdrian Barbour32.340kg0.840kg
2ndIan Abercrombie32.140kg0.910kg
3rdJoseph Gardner32.140kg0.730kg
4thHunter Grose32.040kg0.880kg
5thPaul Siemaszko31.700kg0.910kg
6thPeter Degroot31.700kg
7thBen Oakes31.640kg
8thTravis Newland31.510kg
9thDomenic Cera31.460kg
10thBrendon Knowles31.290kg
11thAlex Griesdorf31.280kg (inc late penalty)
12thRene Van Dorn21.170kg0.730kg
13thJason Sinclair21.060kg
14thKim Grose21.010kg
15thSteve Newborough20.950kg
16thRick Raynham20.940kg
17thSteve Owens10.900kg0.900kg
18thLionel Mundri20.690kg
19thRob Scambelluri10.530kg
20thJenny Gardner10.520kg
21stAndy Mitchell10.500kg
22ndJack Hunter10.440kg
22ndJosh Dasilva10.440kg
24thRobert Cockshutt10.320kg
25thMichelle Pardini00.000kg
25thJames Leadbeatter00.000kg

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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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2023 Kayak Round 1 – Results

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!

Check out the final results and gallery below.

Final results

PositionName# FishTotal weightBig bream
1stAlex Griesdorf31.730kg0.730kg
2ndRichard Raynham31.500kg0.600kg
3rdJoseph Gardner20.930kg
4thIan Abercrombie20.840kg
5thMatthew McCarthy10.660kg0.660kg
6thSteve Newbourough10.620kg (inc late penalty)0.670kg
7thBen Oakes10.570kg0.570kg
7thHunter Grose10.570kg0.570kg
9thPaul Bowen10.530kg0.530kg
10thTravis Newland10.450kg
11thPaul Siemaszko10.390kg
12thCraig Doherty10.270kg (inc late penalty)
13thFred Fraser00kg
13thJames Leadbeatter00kg
13thBill Bland00kg
13thGreg Cooper00kg
13thStuart McCarthy00kg
13thRoy Clarke00kg
13thRobert Cockshutt00kg
13thRene Van Doorn00kg
13thMichelle Parker-Pardini00kg
13thKim Grose00kg
13thAndy Mitchell00kg
13thBen Hough00kg
25thJason Sinclair0-0.050kg (inc late penalty)
26thDominique Cera0-0.100kg (inc late penalty)
27thJenny Gardner0-0.200kg (inc late penalty)

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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 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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