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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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 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.

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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 Boat Show – Results

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.

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2023 Boat Round 2 – Results

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.

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