2023 Kayaks – Angler of the Year

Current AOY Standings

* Denotes GF Qualification

1stJoseph Gardner*98*9998295
2ndAlex Griesdorf*100*9690286
3rdTravis Newland*9198*93282
4thBen Oakes*94*9394281
5thPaul Siemaszko*9094*96280
6thIan Abercrombie*97*8299278
7thRichard Raynham*99*9185275
8thHunter Grose*947897*269
9thSteve Newbourough*95*8586266
10thRene Van Doorn*788989*256
11thDominique Cera*658792*244
12thMichelle Parker-Pardini*7895*65238
13thRobert Cockshutt*788077235*
14thAndy Mitchell*787680234*
15thJason Sinclair*667588*229
16thKim Grose*786387*228
17thJames Leadbeatter*788165224*
18thAdrian Barbour*90*100190
19thMatthew McCarthy*96*88184
20thPeter Degroot*8495*179
21stBrendon Knowles*8791*178
21stGreg Cooper*78100*178
23rdFred Fraser*7897*175
24thStuart McCarthy*7879157*
25thJack Hunter7779156
26thJenny Gardner6481145
27thPaul Bowen9292
27thTom Schuiling*92*92
29thCraig Doherty8989
30thSteve Owens8484
31stLionel Mundri8383
31stMitch Vane8383
33rdRob Scambelluri8282
34thJosh Dasilva7878
34thBill Bland7878
34thRoy Clarke7878
34thBen Hough7878
38thRobert White7474
39thPhil Cockshutt6363

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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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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 Boat Round 1 – Results

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!

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