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Atomic Round 3. Sydney, NSW.February 13, 2018

April 07-08, 2018. Sydney, New South Wales.

Atomic Round 3 of Hobie Kayak Bream Series 10, was contested on the Georges River at Donnelly Park in Sydney.

Legend

F1 = FISH CAUGHT ON DAY 1

W1 = WEIGHT OF FISH CAUGHT ON DAY 1

F2 = FISH CAUGHT ON DAY 2

W2 = WEIGHT OF FISH CAUGHT ON DAY 2

TF = TOTAL FISH CAUGHT

TW = TOTAL WEIGHT

PlaceAnglerStateDivisionF1W1F2W2TFTWPenaltyNetPrize 
1Chris PurnellNSWOpen32.25 kg32.80 kg65.05 kg5.05 kg$2070.00
2Adam CostaNSWOpen31.74 kg32.39 kg64.13 kg4.13 kg$1080.00
3Kris HicksonNSWOpen31.80 kg32.28 kg64.08 kg4.08 kg$700.00
4Kane TerryNSWOpen32.43 kg31.51 kg63.94 kg3.94 kg$320.00
5Glenn AllenNSWOpen31.59 kg32.20 kg63.79 kg3.79 kg$270.00
6Richard BensonNSWOpen32.05 kg31.73 kg63.78 kg3.78 kg$240.00
7Luke KayNSWOpen32.07 kg31.68 kg63.75 kg3.75 kg$220.00
8Byron HillNSWOpen31.94 kg31.71 kg63.65 kg3.65 kg$190.00
9David ShanahanVICOpen31.68 kg31.96 kg63.64 kg3.64 kg$160.00
10Sean HillNSWOpen31.82 kg31.80 kg63.62 kg3.62 kg$130.00
11Jack GammieNSWYouth (16 - under 21)32.04 kg31.51 kg63.55 kg3.55 kg
12Kevin BoeseNSWOpen31.92 kg31.59 kg63.51 kg3.51 kg
13Joshua RichardsNSWOpen31.66 kg31.73 kg63.39 kg3.39 kg
14Alan CoulterNSWOpen32.21 kg31.17 kg63.38 kg3.38 kg
15Brendan PieschelNSWOpen31.23 kg32.00 kg63.23 kg3.23 kg
16Tyson HayesQLDOpen31.28 kg31.93 kg63.21 kg3.21 kg
17Andrew TaylorNSWOpen32.11 kg31.06 kg63.17 kg3.17 kg
18James KilpatrickNSWOpen31.60 kg31.55 kg63.15 kg3.15 kg
19Dale BaxterVICOpen31.12 kg32.02 kg63.14 kg3.14 kg
20Carl DuboisNSWOpen31.85 kg31.27 kg63.12 kg3.12 kg
21Brad ChinNSWOpen31.43 kg31.66 kg63.09 kg3.09 kg
22David AytonVICOpen32.23 kg20.83 kg53.06 kg3.06 kg
23Andrew NguyenNSWOpen31.00 kg32.05 kg63.05 kg3.05 kg
24Kayle RattenburyNSWYouth (16 - under 21)32.06 kg10.89 kg42.95 kg2.95 kg
25Andrew HancoxNSWOpen31.26 kg31.63 kg62.89 kg2.89 kg
26Andrew DeathNSWOpen31.52 kg31.36 kg62.88 kg2.88 kg
27Daniel RappoltNSWOpen31.32 kg31.55 kg62.87 kg2.87 kg
28Scott MarcinkowskiNSWOpen32.06 kg20.77 kg52.83 kg2.83 kg
29Terry GrimaNSWOpen21.00 kg31.81 kg52.81 kg2.81 kg
30David HedgeNSWOpen31.45 kg31.32 kg62.77 kg2.77 kg
31Kevin VartyNSWOpen32.09 kg10.55 kg42.64 kg2.64 kg
32Francis Di MattinaNSWOpen31.24 kg31.38 kg62.62 kg2.62 kg
33Brett CroweNSWOpen31.56 kg30.92 kg62.48 kg2.48 kg
34Jason ReidNSWOpen31.46 kg20.99 kg52.45 kg2.45 kg
35Zeaiter ZeaiterNSWOpen31.79 kg10.50 kg42.29 kg2.29 kg
36Gary HansonVICMasters (60-64)31.67 kg10.53 kg42.20 kg2.20 kg
37Lex CourtNSWMasters (60-64)31.20 kg20.91 kg52.11 kg2.11 kg
38Geoff AlfordACTOpen31.06 kg31.02 kg62.08 kg2.08 kg
39Ben WilsonNSWOpen31.30 kg20.76 kg52.06 kg2.06 kg
40Jonathan ChenACTOpen31.46 kg10.56 kg42.02 kg2.02 kg
41Warren ForbesNSWOpen31.29 kg20.72 kg52.01 kg2.01 kg
42Matthew PetrieVICOpen31.34 kg10.65 kg41.99 kg1.99 kg
43Tom McbrideACTOpen21.12 kg20.87 kg41.99 kg1.99 kg
44Steven PrykeVICYouth (16 - under 21)31.13 kg20.84 kg51.97 kg1.97 kg
45Paul DunlopNSWOpen30.95 kg21.00 kg51.95 kg1.95 kg
46Chris HokinNSWOpen31.92 kg31.92 kg1.92 kg
47Warren CossellQLDOpen31.32 kg20.60 kg51.92 kg1.92 kg
48Zachary MorozoffNSWYouth (16 - under 21)10.51 kg31.27 kg41.78 kg1.78 kg
49Craig WallaceNSWOpen31.75 kg31.75 kg1.75 kg
50Sam BlundellNSWOpen20.80 kg20.92 kg41.72 kg1.72 kg
51Adriano TosoliniNSWOpen31.66 kg31.66 kg1.66 kg
52Simon MorleyNSWOpen10.37 kg31.23 kg41.60 kg1.60 kg
53Trent RogersNSWOpen10.56 kg20.89 kg31.45 kg1.45 kg
54Danny JobsonNSWOpen21.40 kg21.40 kg1.40 kg
55Brian MaissinNSWOpen21.21 kg21.21 kg1.21 kg
56Gianni ZaniolNSWOpen21.00 kg21.00 kg1.00 kg
57Doug BakerNSWOpen10.34 kg10.56 kg20.90 kg0.90 kg
58Tameika PurnellNSWWomen's10.32 kg10.48 kg20.80 kg0.80 kg
59Michael WalkerNSWOpen20.64 kg20.64 kg0.64 kg
60Liam McneillyNSWOpen10.45 kg10.45 kg0.45 kg
61Cedric LopezNSWOpen10.43 kg10.43 kg0.43 kg
62Aaron RiveraNSWOpen10.31 kg10.31 kg0.31 kg
63Ralph ErikssonNSWOpen10.30 kg10.30 kg0.30 kg
64Mitchell MaddisonNSWOpen
64Neil HutchinsSAOpen
64Paul HardimanACTOpen
64Lex ForbesVICMasters (60-64)
64Con SaloumidisNSWOpen
Total Fish D1Total Weight D1Total Fish D2Total Weight D2Total FishTotal WeightAverage Weight
15783.83 kg13571.75 kg292155.58 kg0.53 kg

Atomic Big Bream Winner

AnglerStateW
Kevin VartyNSW1.18 kg

Mortgage Corp Monster Mover

AnglerStateW1W2
Craig WallaceNSW01.75

Division Winners

Youth (16 - under 21 yrs)
AnglerStateF1W1F2W2TFTW
Jack GammieNSW32.04 kg31.51 kg63.55 kg
Women's
AnglerStateF1W1F2W2TFTW
Tameika PurnellNSW10.32 kg10.48 kg20.80 kg
Master's (60 - 64 yrs)
AnglerStateF1W1F2W2TFTW
Gary HansonVIC31.67 kg10.53 kg42.20 kg
Grand Master's (65 and over)
AnglerStateF1W1F2W2TFTW
Pro Angler 17 Tandem (Teams Event)
AnglerStateF1W1F2W2TFTW
Jamie Bowden and Tammie ArnoldNSW10.37 kg10.37 kg
First Time Competitors
AnglerStateF1W1F2W2TFTW
Jack KederianNSW31.51 kg20.66 kg52.17 kg

Atomic round 3 of Hobie Kayak Bream Series 10 was contested over the April 7-8 weekend in unseasonably warm conditions in Sydney.

Anglers who made use of the pre-fish day on Friday reported that there was a lot of fish activity, in a variety of locations on the Georges River system, all well within reach of the event site at Donnelly Park.

The record field of 70 entries, was the biggest for a Sydney round since the series’ beginnings in 2009. Anglers came from New South Wales (NSW), Victoria (Vic), Queensland (QLD), South Australia (SA) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), for many it was their first time fishing the Sydney arena.

On day one 157 fish were brought back to the event site, weighing a total of 83.83kg. On day two 135 fish weighing 71.75kg were caught, producing, a two-day total 292 fish which weighed 155.58kg. Surprisingly, the average weight of 530g was approximately 20% larger than the average fish caught, in all rounds across Australia, over the last 10 seasons .

A large proportion of competitors had pre-planned to fish the flats at the front of the system. They had to take on the long 8km-plus pedal from the start location to reach their spot in Woolaware Bay but most felt the haul would be well worth the time lost with a line in the water. Some headed directly there, while others stopped along the way making use of the early morning to try to bag out, or at least get some fish in their well hitting the bridge pylons, boats and channel drop-offs along the way.

Once they finally hit the flats there was still a lack of wind and for some anglers the fish weren’t reacting to presentations, so they headed for heavier structure and cover. Up among the old, boat hull wrecks, abandoned oyster paddocks, oyster racks and mangroves, the Hobie kayak anglers cast into places no boat could get anywhere near, and there were plenty good size fish to be found. New to the environment, some anglers struggled with technique and lures, while others found the right combination and were topping up their bags with half kilo plus fish.

With the main body of anglers up in Woolaware Bay, others were in small, scattered groups in the deeper channels, regularly pulling in fish that would see many of them bag out and upgrade up to around 1.5kg at the close of each session.

Other solitary anglers were regularly on the move, hitting the variety of built up and natural structure that hugs the shoreline in the endless number of small bays and jutting headlands sitting in the Georges River.

One angler though, did more leg work than most and all alone he headed to the flat weed beds in 1 to 1.2 metres beyond the shores of Towra Point.

PURNELL PACKS A MIGHTY PUNCH

Chris Purnell from Sanctuary Point travelled almost to Kurnell to fish on his own, no other angler coming within 1km of him over the two days of competition.

“We don’t have a lot of structure down the south coast where I come from. So, I thought if I want to fish the way I like to fish then I’m going to have to do the miles”.

At the close of the day one session, after cranking all day on the flats at Towra, except for a few casts at Towra Point, Purnell had only caught 3 bream. Three bream, however, that were big enough to see him sitting in second place on 2.25kg, just 180g behind day one leader Kane Terry on 2.43kg.

Up at Towra once again, in the morning on day two, with no early fish in the well and no contact with other anglers, Purnell was getting fairly edgy feeling his place near the top of the leaderboard was slipping away. He relaxed a little after catching his first fish just before 9:00am, with two hours of the day gone there was plenty of time left. He relaxed, enjoyed his fishing and by around 11am he had a full bag.

Purnell only caught four fish on the day, upgrading around 11:30am, but his excellent 3 fish bag of 2.80kg took him to a two-day total of 5.05kg, enough to win first place in the tournament, $2070 in prizemoney and 920g ahead of the second placegetter.

Rod: Duffrods 6’10” 1-3kg Totally Immersed Custom Rod
Reel: Shimano Sustain 1000
Line: OH Dragon 6lb
Leader: FC Rock 3lb
Lure: Pro Lure Matt Black S36

COSTA CLAIMS SECOND

Adam Costa from Sydney in NSW was competing on the verges of his home waterway Port Hacking but was sitting well back in the field after the day one session in 18th place on 1.74kg. He had been among the crowd that hit Woolaware Bay and was mainly targeting fish around the boat hulls.

On day two he pulled two excellent fish, one at 820g and another, spot on 1kg. His third fish was just over the average for the tournament at 560g giving him a 2.39kg bag for the day and 4.13kg for the tournament.

Costa took home $1080 for his effort over the weekend.

HICKSON HAULS IN THIRD

Kris Hickson from the Port Macquarie region, has been putting in a big effort this season in the Hobie kayak series and has built an impressive pointscore in Angler of the Year with just three rounds completed.

Atomic round 3 of Hobie Kayak Bream Series 10 was contested over the April 7-8 weekend in unseasonably warm conditions in Sydney.

Anglers who made use of the pre-fish day on Friday reported that there was a lot of fish activity, in a variety of locations on the Georges River system, all well within reach of the event site in Donnelly Park.

The record field of 70 entries, was the biggest for a Sydney round since the series’ beginnings in 2009. Anglers came from New South Wales (NSW), Victoria (Vic), Queensland (QLD), South Australia (SA) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and for many it was their first time fishing the arena.

On day one 157 fish were brought back to the event site, weighing a total of 83.83kg. On day two 135 fish weighing 71.75kg were caught, producing, a two-day total 292 fish which weighed 155.58kg. Surprisingly to many, the average weight of 530g was approximately 20% larger than the average fish caught over the last 10 seasons.

A large portion of competitors had pre-planned to fish the flats at the front of the system. They had to take on the long 8km plus pedal from the start location to reach their spot in Woolaware Bay. Some headed directly there, while others stopped along the way making use of the early morning to try to bag out, or at least get some fish in the well from the bridge pylons, boats and channel drop-offs along the way.
Once they hit the flats there was still a lack of wind and for some anglers the fish weren’t reacting to presentations, so they headed for heavier structure. Up among the old boat hull wrecks, abandoned oyster paddocks, oyster racks and mangroves, anglers cast into places no boat could get anywhere near and there were plenty good size fish to be found. New to the environment, some struggled with technique and lures, while others found the right combination and were topping up their bags with half kilo plus fish.

With the main body of anglers up in Woolaware Bay others were in small groups in the deeper channels regularly pulling in fish that would see many of them bag out and upgrade to around 1.5kg at the close of each session.

Other solitary anglers were regularly on the move hitting the variety of built up and natural structure that hugs the shoreline in the endless number of small bays and headlands sitting in the Georges River. One angler though did more leg work than most and all alone he headed to weed beds in 1 1.22 metres of water along the shores of Towra Point.

PURNELL PACKS A MIGHTY PUNCH

Chris Purnell from Sanctuary Point travelled almost Kurnell to fish on his own, no other angler came within 1 km of him over the two days of competition. “We don’t have a lot of structure down the south coast where I come from. So, I thought if I want to fish the way I like to fish then I’m going to have to do the miles”.

At the close of the day one session, after cranking all day on the flats at Towra, except for a few casts at the Towra Point, Purnell had only caught 3 bream. However, his bag was big enough to see him sitting in second place on 2.25kg, 180g behind Kane Terry on 2.43kg.
In the morning on day two with no early fish in the well, Purnell was getting edgy feeling his place near the top of the leaderboard was slipping away. He relaxed a little after catching his first fish just before 9:00am, with two hours of the day gone. By around 11am he had a full bag.
He only caught four fish on the day, upgrading around 11:30am, but his excellent 3 fish bag of 2.80kg took him to a two-day total of 5.05kg, enough to win first place and $2070 in prizemoney and 920g ahead of the second placegetter.

Rod: Duffrods 6’10” 1-3kg Totally Immersed Custom Rod
Reel: Shimano Sustain 1000
Line: OH Dragon 6lb
Leader: FC Rock 3lb
Lure: Pro Lure Matt Black S36

COSTA CLAIMS SECOND

Adam Costa from Sydney in NSW was competing on the verges of his home waterway Port Hacking but was sitting well back in the field after the day one session in 18th place on 1.74kg. He had been among the crowd that hit Woolaware Bay and was mainly targeting fish around the boat hulls.

On day two he pulled two excellent fish, one at 820g and another, spot on 1kg. His third fish was just over the average for the tournament at 560g giving him a 2.39kg bag for the day and 4.13kg for the tournament.

Costa took home $1080 for his effort over the weekend.

HICKSON HAULS IN THIRD

Kris Hickson from the Port Macquarie region, has been putting in a big effort this season in the Hobie kayak series and has built an impressive pointscore in Angler of the Year with just three rounds completed.

After he started day two in 17th position and particularly as he was on an arena he had never fished before Hickson said, “I was super stoked and a little shocked to get a 3rd”.

Hickson ended up with 1.80kg on day one and 2.28kg on day two for 4.08kg and a handy $700 prize purse.

ATOMIC BIG BREAM

Kevin Varty from Nowra (NSW) caught the Atomic Big Bream of the weekend, his fish weighing in at 1.18kg was dragged aboard his Hobie up in Woolware Bay making the long haul each day worth the trip.

MORTGAGE CORP MONTER MOVER

The Mortgage Corp Monster Mover over the two days was Craig Wallace who moved up from the bottom of the field with zero fish on day one to bring home a solid 1.75kg bag on day two and finish in 49th position.

NEXT ROUND

Power-Pole round 5 on the Blackwood River over in Western Australia is the next round and back over on the east coast the very popular Lowrance round 6 on St Georges Basin is coming up on May 5-6.

SPONSORS

Daiwa, Power-Pole, Atomic, Gerber, Rhino-Rack, Lowrance, Hobie Polarized, Lurefans, Strike Pro, Mortgage Corp, Pro Lure, Cranka Lures, TT Lures, JML Anglers Alliance.

Hickson said, “I was super stoked and a little shocked to get a 3rd”, X.  Hickson ended up with 1.80kg on day one and 2.28kg on day two for 4.08kg and a handy $700 prize purse.

ATOMIC BIG BREAM

Kevin Varty from Nowra (NSW) caught the Atomic Big Bream of the weekend, his fish weighing in at 1.18kg was dragged aboard his Hobie up in Woolware Bay making the long haul each day worth the trip.

MORTGAGE CORP MONSTER MOVER

The Mortgage Corp Monster Mover over the two days was Craig Wallace who moved up from the bottom of the field with zero fish on day one to bring home a solid 1.75kg bag on day two and finish in 49th position.

NEXT ROUND

Power-Pole round 5 on the Blackwood River over in Western Australia is the next round and back over on the east coast the very popular Lowrance round 6 on St Georges Basin is coming up on May 5-6.

SPONSORS

Daiwa, Power-Pole, Atomic, Gerber, Rhino-Rack, Lowrance, Hobie Polarized, Lurefans, Strike Pro, Mortgage Corp, Pro Lure, Cranka Lures, TT Lures, JML Anglers Alliance.

If you do not see your name in the Entry List, below, after 24 business hours please email ua.mo1537796996c.tac1537796996eiboh1537796996@aide1537796996m1537796996 directly.

#NameStateDivision
1Gary HansonVICOpenMaster's (60-64)
2Trent RogersNSWOpen
3Kris HicksonNSWOpen
4David AytonVICOpen
5Adam CostaACTOpen
6James KilpatrickNSWOpen
7Simon MorleyNSWOpen
8Danny JobsonNSWOpen
9Doug BakerNSWOpen
10Scott MarcinkowskiNSWOpen
11Mitchell MaddisonNSWOpen
12Terry GrimaNSWOpen
13Zeaiter ZeaiterNSWOpen
14Byron HillNSWOpen
15Dale BaxterNSWOpen
16Adriano TosoliniNSWOpen
17Gianni ZaniolNSWOpen
18Brett CroweNSWOpen
19Luke KayNSWOpen
20Steven PrykeVICOpenYouth (16 - under 21)
21Carl DuboisNSWOpen
22Ben WilsonNSWOpen
23Jason ReidNSWOpen
24Jack KederianNSWFirst Timer
25Jonathan ChenACTOpen
26Kevin VartyNSWOpen
27Kane TerryNSWOpen
28Brendan PieschelNSWOpen
29Sean HillNSWOpen
30Andrew JeavonsNSWFirst Timer
31Cedric LopezNSWOpen
32Warren ForbesNSWOpen
33Andrew NguyenNSWOpen
34Neil HutchinsSAOpen
35David ShanahanVICOpen
36Glenn AllenNSWOpen
37Geoff AlfordACTOpen
38Joshua RichardsNSWOpen
39Chris HokinNSWOpen
40Andrew TaylorNSWOpen
41Paul HardimanACTOpen
42Lex ForbesVICOpenMaster's (60-64)
43Warren CossellQLDOpen
44Brian MaissinNSWOpen
45Paul DunlopNSWOpen
46Lex CourtNSWOpen
47Jamie Bowden & Tammy ArnoldNSWPro Angler 17T (Tandem Event)
48Aaron RiveraNSWOpen
49Craig WallaceNSWOpen
50Zachary MorozoffNSWOpenYouth (16 - under 21)
51Jack GammieNSWOpenYouth (16 - under 21)
52Francis DiMattinaNSWOpen
53Daniel RappoltNSWOpen
54Alan CoulterNSWOpen
55Jamie BellNSWOpen
56Richard BensonNSWOpen
57Tom McBrideACTOpen
58David HedgeNSWOpen
59Kevin BoeseNSWOpen
60Liam McNeillyNSWOpen
61Andrew HancoxNSWOpen
62Tyson HayesNSWOpen
63Chris PurnellNSWOpen
64Tameika PurnellNSWOpenWomen's
65Kayle RattenburyNSWOpenYouth (16 - under 21)
66Ralph ErikssonNSWOpen
67Colin ChuNSWFirst Timer
68Michael WalkerNSWOpen
69Andrew DeathNSWOpen
70Brad ChinNSWOpen
Open 66
Youth (16 – under 21yrs) 4
Womens 1
Masters (60 – 64yrs) 2
Grand Masters (65 and over) 0
PA17T Tandem 1
First Time Entries 3
Table Updated April 9, 2018 2:26 pm
Important Rule Changes for 2018

There are several change to the Rules – they are marked in bold 2018 Hobie Bream Series Rules.

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Information Sheet

Entries

Early Entries Close at midnight AEST on 30 March 2018.

  • Early Entry: $100.00
  • Late Entry: $140.00
  • On the Day Entry: $140.00
Date

This is a 2 day event.

April 7-8, 2018.

Location

Donnelly Park (south-east of Connells Point Sailing Club)
approx. 113 Kyle Parade, Sydney NSW 2221

No Fishing

Monday 26 March up to and including Thursday 5th April.

No Go Zones
  • Seaward of the line between La Perouse & Kurnell
  • Waters between Sydney Airport runways
  • No Fishing Zone near Foreshore Rd, Banksmeadow
  • Alexandra Canal
  • Towra Point Aquatic Reserve Sanctuary Zone
  • No-go zones can be found via this link
Registration Times

Day 1 6:00am.

Day 2 Registration time will be announced on Day 1.

Briefing Times

Day 1 6:30am.

Day 2 Briefing time will be announced on Day 1.

Session Times

Day 1 Session time will be announced at briefing (see 2018 Rules, item 16).

Day 2 Session time will be announced at briefing (see 2018 Rules, item 16).

Briefing, Launch And Weigh-in Location

Donnelly Park (south-east of Connells Point Sailing Club)
approx. 113 Kyle Parade, Sydney NSW 2221

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