Trusty takes out Daiwa-Hobie BREAM Kayak Bemm round

St Kilda breamer Jordan Trusty claimed his maiden win in the Daiwa-Hobie BREAM Kayak Series with victory in Round 5 of the series at Victoria’s Bemm River on January 23. Trusty took out the event with a 2.93kg (three bream) bag.

Not to be over shadowed was event runner up Bryan Lazzaro who compiled a 3/3, 2.75kg bag to claim a podium finish in his first ever Daiwa-Hobie BREAM kayak event.

For the record breaking 57 angler field it was a dream tournament, with XOS fish, full bags and picture perfect weather combining to make the Bemm round one of the standouts in the history of the series.

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For event winner Trusty it was a dream event, with the 21-year-old BLA employee paddling two hours (9.5km) each way to fish his location, the snag laden upper reaches of the Bemm River.

 “The fish generally spawn upriver this time of the year, so I didn’t prefish I just went up there with the hope that they’d be waiting for me”, explained Trusty.

With no fish on the first five snags Trusty was starting to get worried that he’d made the wrong call.

 “If the fish are there you usually get them straight away, so I was definitely worried”, explained Trusty.

Turning around and paddling back down stream it was on the sixth snag that Jordan struck gold, nailing a 38cm fish on his first cast and then another 38cm fish on his second.

While the first two fish of his limit came in quick succession, the final fish took a little longer to come.

“I was hoping to the get the third fish on the same snag, but it was a bit much to hope for”, explained Trusty.

An hour after his first he had his third, with the final fish in his limit once again falling to the Stiffy Minnow. Two casts later he had an upgrade and a limit that he hoped would see him high on the score board. His hopes would soon be realised.

Weighing in a 2.93kg bag Trusty came close to breaking the magic 3 kilo mark and once again showed he’s one to watch any time he’s fishing a tournament.

The Boss Hog for the event went to Kevin Winchester with the kayak bream fishing fan claiming the $100 prize with a 1.15kg fish. 

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Kev’s big fish wasn’t the only kilo plus fish to hit the scales for the tournament with Kevin Carboon (1.11kg) and Andrew Mostert (1.05kg) both cracking the kilo mark.

The Hopkins River and St Helens now lay ahead for anglers as the next two stops on the tour. Visit www.bream.com.au or www.hobiefishing.com.au for details.

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