Southern Bream Series hits the Shoalhaven

ROUND 4 of the Southern Bream Series, hosted by Basin Lure and Fly Angler Inc was held last Sunday April 19 on the Shoalhaven River on the NSW South Coast. 

Despite windy and wet conditions, the Shoalhaven fished quite well for most competitors with almost half the field fronting the weighmaster with full bags in the Boating section; only three full bags were weighed in the Kayak section.

Round 4 was sponsored by Totally Immersed Watersports and saw 44 Boating teams and 21 Kayak anglers involved.

The final winner in the Boating section was the ever consistent Team Breamski of Steve Nedeski and Jarrod Lye who finished with a 5/5 bag total 3.10 kg and take home prize of $1716.

Second place went to Team Gamakatsu/Atomic’s James Jones and Brad Chin with a 5/5 bag total of 2.810kg for a $858 prize.


Bryce Calvert from Team Gamakatsu-Duff Rods with a nice brace.

Third was another consistent team, Need a Win, with Paul Wilson and Liam Carruthers finishing with a 5/5 bag total of 2.710kg for their $429 prize.

Fourth was a tie between Team Stealth Blades’ Peter Cook and Phil Cook (5/5 bag total 2.680kg for $214), and Team Hooked’s Simon Moore and Shane De La Mare with a 5/5 bag total of 2.680kg, and a $214 prize.

In the Boating section there were a total of 145 fish weighed in for a combined weight of 64.600kg for 87 anglers.

The Austackle Big Bream prize was taken out by Steve Nedeski with a 0.930kg fish.


Carl Dubois took out the Austackle Big Bream prize with a 1.280kg fish in the Kayak Division.

The Kayak section was won by another very consistent angler in Team Prolure Australia – Luke Kay with a bag of 3/3 total of 1.650kg – Luke took home $525; second went to Team Samaki – Glenn Allen with a bag of 3/3 total 1.440kg for $267; and third went to Team Pontoon 21/Fisharrow – Jonathan Chen with a bag of 3/3 total 1.430kg for $163.

In the Kayak section there were a total of 25 fish caught for a combined weight of 12.150kg for 21 anglers.

The Austackle Big Bream prize went to Carl Dubois with a great 1.280kg fish.

The organisers would like to thank all competitors and sponsors: Totally Immersed Watersports, Fishing World, Shimano, Tonic Eyewear, Hobie Fishing, Austackle, Skeeter Boats / Power Pole, Attack Fishing Apparel, iHound GPS Solutions and Asakura Lures / Techfish.

The next Round 5 is a two-day event held at Mallacoota on May 23 and 24.

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