Blue Rock hosts Hobie Kayak Bass Series

THE second round of the Hobie Kayak Bass Series presented by Daiwa was run on the picturesque water catchment of Blue Rock Dam.

The dam was built to provide cooling water for the thermal power stations of the Latrobe Valley and to augment domestic water supplies. However, due to a long term stocking program undertaken by Victorian fisheries the dam is also home to a large population of Australian Bass.

Anglers travelled from as far away as Queensland and NSW for both a chance to fish a new waterway and to qualify for the Grand final later on this year.

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NSW angler Dave Mann took out the top spot on the podium, dominating the Victorian anglers in their own back yard.

After a fruitful pre-fish on Saturday – using a custom Skinner Spinner rigged to a Jackall TN60 Ghost Yellow Black Stripes – Man travelled up past the sunken timber area and fished a soft bank with smaller submerged timber. On a slow retrieve as soon as the lure hit the water, Mann landed his first fish by 7.30 and completed his three-fish bag by around 8.30.

Victorian bream guru Matt Petrie defended his stater by placing second – only 2cm behind first place. Using his knowledge of the lake, Petrie fished the edges near submerged timber with a custom Atomic 38 Double Deep crank bait.

NSW angler Glen Hayter rounded out the podium with 96 points. Hayter and first placed Mann both using the same lure configuration to unlock the mouths of some quality Australian bass.

Round three of the Hobie Kayak Bass Series presented by Daiwa, will be taking the competitors to Moogerah Dam in Queensland in August and is set to see some of the biggest bass of the series so far.

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More info and results available at: www.hobiefishing.com.au/hobie-fishing/daiwa-hobie-bass-kayak-series

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