TWENTY five anglers were at Brogo Dam on the NSW far south coast last Saturday to take part in the very first round of the Hobie Kayak Bass Series presented by Daiwa.
The Bass series comes on the back of the success of the Bream series which is now in its fifth year. The Bream series originally started with four rounds and a grand final and this year will see 21 Bream rounds and a grand final.
“We at Hobie see a great future in in competitive bass fishing out of kayaks and now that the Bream series is so strong we felt it was time to get it going,” Managing Director of Hobie Cat Australasia, Steve Fields remarked.
Josh Carpenter of Hobie Cat Australasia added “The dams are full after years of drought and tough fishing and will light up in the next few years with great fishing. I truly believe there are as many, if not more kayak bass anglers out there than bream ones and this series will be for them”.
As with the inaugural year of the Bream series there will be four Bass rounds in 2013 at Brogo and St Clair in NSW and Maroon and MacDonald in QLD. The series will culminate in the grand final held on Toonumbar in November which will offer those competing a chance at a spot on AFC (Australian Fishing Championships).
The first round this weekend at Brogo Dam started in fog and calm conditions as the anglers set off to get their biggest three bass for the day. While the fishing itself wasn’t tough with plenty biting, finding fish of size was the challenge. Catches of more than twenty fish for the day were common with most unfortunately in the 25 to 29cm range.
In the end it was tournament junkie Peter “Woodsy” Woods who took the crown with a full limit of three fish for a total length of 103cm.
In second was Glenn Hayter with three fish for an even 100cm.
The Hogs Breath Boss Hog went to Mick Skinner with a 39cm fish caught on a Gulp! 3″ minnow grub.
All in all organisers have called it a very successful first round of the series.
More info and full results at: http://www.hobiefishing.com.au/hobie-fishing/daiwa-hobie-bass-kayak-series