2013 Flathead Classic: Angler numbers up, catch down

THE 20th Anniversary Gold Coast Flathead Classic was held over the weekend on Queensland’s Gold Coast, where the event attracted a record 503 anglers to compete in the two and a half day event.

Competitors reportedly found the going fairly tough this year due to a variety of factors including windy conditions and discoloured water. 

A total catch & release tally of 3817 flathead was recorded for the 2013 Classic, which was well down on totals from previous years.

The largest flathead taken during the comp was a 95cm beauty by Brenden Whyte of the Team Evinrude Whyte Boys.

The second largest fish was a 94cm fish caught on the last day by Con Voukelatos in the final 10 minutes of competition.

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Ian “Big E” Phillips with a nice little jewie caught during a pre-fish to the main event. 

Team Fishing World, consisting of David Green, Jim Harnwell and Ian “Big E” Phillips managed “an array of 60cm fish” during the comp which saw the trio finish in the top 20 amongst the teams while David Green took out 19th place in the Seniors rankings.

Other results:
Longest Flathead – Overall and Casting – Brenden Whyte – 95cm
Longest Flathead – Trolling – Jamie Pollock – 87cm
Longest Mulloway – Brenden Whyte – 106cm
Longest Trevally – Scott Blair – 53cm
Longest Tailor – Jason Heller – 49cm
Longest Mangrove Jack – Bill Hossack – 43cm
Longest Estuary Cod – Carl Lorrigan – 47cm
Longest Whiting – Chris Burns and Luke Haber – 40cm
Longest Bream – Craig McKenzie 40cm

Random Junior Boat Winner – Aiden Cross
Random Senior Boat Winner – Ryan Dixon


The Fishing World team heading out on Day One.

Team placings
1 Soft-Ons
2 Switchbait
3 Team Sands
4 Team Evinrude Whyte Boys
5 Team Dog
6 Beer & Bullshit 
7 Team Hi Seas
8 Flatliners
9 Dusky Deviants
10 The Mad Hueys
11 Furious Flickers
12 Fishing Monthly
13 M.A.D
14 Great Northern Brewing
15 Austackle
16 The Geriatric Duo
17 Ballina Bait and Tackle
18 Wilson Fishing
19 Fishing World
20 TNT

Total Scores for Seniors
1 1132  Andrew Mayhew
2 1090  Alex Hallam
3 1063  Murray Rogers
4 969  Dean Hanckel
5 956  James Nishida
6 921  George Sands
7 920  Danny Sands
8 903  Brad Donald
9 891  David Hill
10 881 Troy Dixon
11 867  Kazi Rembacher
12 833  Jamie McKeown
13 776  Paul Neilsen
14 768  Kevin Lappin
15 761  Geoff Carey
16 758  Con Vouts
17 743  Brett Dixon
18 728  Roy Latter
19 723  David “The Doctor” Green
20 708  Jason Heller

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Fisho’s Jim Harnwell with one of many around 60cm flatties caught by the FW team. Image: Ian “Big E” Phillips

Stay tuned for Fishing World’s event wrap-up and for more results go to: 

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