Lewis extends lead after Basin round

KAYAK tournament fishing specialist Greg Lewis claimed his 6th win of the Daiwa-Hobie BREAM Kayak Series with a wire-to-wire win (6/6, 4.55kg) in the St Georges Basin round of the 2010/2011 series.

Lewis showed that he is virtually unbeatable at the moment with a comprehensive 970 gram win over second placed Richard Somerton (6/6, 3.58kg) of Melbourne.

Victory for the boy from Burrill Lake began when he snatched a 490 gram lead on day one which blew out to nearly a one kilo winning margin on day two thanks to a lift and drop blade fishing approach.

Fishing Erowal Bay to catch his fish Lewis alternated between two locations – a 2-4 metre deep flat near Tomerong Creek that featured broken weed and a similarly structured location near Bream Beach.

“Ian Miller fished the area in a tournament last week and he put me onto it, and his suggestion was spot on”, explained Lewis. The key ingredient that Lewis was looking for to ensure success was bait on the sounder.

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The productive technique involved casting a blade out, sinking it to the bottom then working it back with an aggressive lift, pause, ‘n’ drop retrieve. The approach delivered Lewis his limit by 10am and 16 fish on day one. Day two proved a lot tougher with Lewis struggling to find bait and bream.

“They didn’t bite early or at Tomerong like they did on the first day so I swapped to Bream Beach and started catching’, explained Lewis. Making up for lost time Lewis quickly filled his bag and had his limit once again by about 10am.

Claiming his best result to date on the Daiwa-Hobie BREAM tour was event runner-up Richard Somerton. Like Lewis, Somerton fished Erowal Bay and used Ecogear blades to catch his fish each day.

The Boss Hog Prize for the event went to Joel Crosbie with a 1.09kg fish.

The Daiwa-Hobie BREAM Kayak Series continues in South Australia for round 15 at West Lakes, 17/18th September.

Visit www.bream.com.au or www.hobiefishing.com.au for all the event information.

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