Basin fires up for Southern Bream Series

ROUND Six of the Southern Bream Series (SBS) held by Basin Lure and Fly Anglers Inc was staged at St Georges Basin yesterday in perfect weather conditions.

The round, proudly sponsored by Fishing World, was supported by 63 boating teams and 30 kayak anglers.

The final winner in the Boating section was Team FG Blades/Fireline Exceed of Fred Green and Lindon Thompson with a 5/5 bag totalling 3.52kg.

Second place went to the Team Father & Son with John Galea and Issac Galea with a 5/5 bag totalling 3.40kg; third went to Team Stealth Blades of Peter Cook and Phil Cook with a 5/5 bag totalling 3.40kg.

Fourth went to Team Attack Apparel with Logan Wilson and Dylan Shepherd with a 5/5 bag totalling 3.19kg and fifth with Team Compleat Angler Batemans Bay/Shimano with Jason Mayberry and Terry Parmenter with a 5/5 bag totally 3.14kg.

In the Boating section, only 22 teams achieved their full bag of five fish in what was described as a tough bite. There were a total of 178 fish for a combined weight of 91.39kg for 126 anglers.

The Hobie Big Bream prize was taken out by young Issac Galea with a solid 1.30kg fish, which was the highlight of the event, especially as young Isaac is only eight years old and has been a regular competitor throughout the series this year, along with his dad John.


The cash payouts for the top 5 were: 1st $2,457, 2nd $1,228, 3rd $614, 4th $368 & 5th $246.

The Kayak section was won by Team Prolure Australia – Luke Kay with a bag of 3/3 totalling 2.07kg; second went to Team Totally Immersed Watersports/Duff Rods – Craig Coughlan with a bag of 3/3 totalling 1.96kg; third went to Kane Terry with a bag of 3/3 totalling 1.78kg.

In the Kayak section there were a total of 40 fish for a combined weight of 22.33kg for 30 anglers.

The Big Bream prize was taken out by Luke Kay with another solid 1.04kg fish.

Cash payouts for the top 3 were: 1st $750, 2nd $382 & 3rd $233.


The organisers wish to thank all competitors and sponsors: Shimano, Lowrance, Tonic Eyewear, Searing Tackle/Damiki, Custom Lure Art, Skeeter Boats / Power Pole, Hobie Fishing, Compleat Angler Nowra, BCF, Totally Immersed Watersports, Lox Rods, Asakura Lures and STG Graphics.

Round Seven will be held on Sunday 21st September at the Shoalhaven River.

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