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News 2014

South Yunderup, Western Australia Sunday November 23, 2014 – The 2014 Hobie Kayak Bream Series National Championship presented by Daiwa came to a close today as 48 of Australia’s best kayak anglers tussled for, not only the prized title as the Hobie Kayak Australian Champion, but for a top ten finish. After a second solid day of action on the water in the tournament Chris Burbidge from Ferntree Gully in Victoria was crowned the new Australian champion. (more…)

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48 Anglers from across the country descended on the Western Australian fishery of South Yunderup near Mandurah to compete in the 2014 Hobie® Kayak Bream Series Australian Championship.  Chris Burbidge from Victoria claimed the top prize beating out anglers from Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.  Check out the images from this years presentation below. (more…)

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Congratulations to Chris Burbidge for taking out the 2014 Hobie Kayak Bream Series Australian Championship.  Chris weighed in three Black Bream each day for a total weight of 3.27kg.  He was followed closely by Western Australian, Brett Ozanne with 6 for 3.12kg and Queenslander Michael Maas in third with 6 for 3.06kg.

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Gallery: Day 2 on the waterNovember 23, 2014

The first photos are back from the water and it’s looking like another tough day at the office. That said it’s a massive waterway so we’ll have to wait and see what our grand finalists bring back to the weigh in. (more…)

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16 rounds and 12 months later, 48 anglers from coast to coast have taken to the water today in South Yunderup, Western Australia for the final day of the 2014 Hobie Kayak Bream Series Grand Final. With just over 1kg separating the top 10, today’s the day to make it count. Check out the gallery below. (more…)

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South Yunderup, Western Australia, Saturday November 22, 2014 – The 5th Hobie Kayak Bream Series Grand Final presented by Daiwa finally got off to its long awaited start today as qualifying competitors from across Australia commenced the first of two days of hard fought competition. (more…)

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Gallery: Day 1 Weigh InNovember 22, 2014

It’s all come to this. 16 rounds and 12 months later, 48 anglers from coast to coast took to the water today in South Yunderup, Western Australia for day one of the 2014 Hobie Kayak Bream Series Grand Final. It was a tough day’s fishing for many but there were still some nice bags presented to the Weigh Master. Check out the gallery below. (more…)

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Weigh In Day OneNovember 22, 2014


Gallery: Day 1 On the waterNovember 22, 2014

The first pics are back from what looks to have been a relatively challenging morning on the water. Conditions are good and there has been some quality action out there but there have also been a fair share of barely legal’s. Some anglers have put in the kilometres so let’s see what a bit of distance has to offer. Stay tuned for more details. (more…)

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After a sensational egg and bacon breakfast supplied by the team at Getaway Outdoors, the excitement was electric as our grand finalists prepared their Hobie Pro Angler 12’s for take off at the Power-Pole start line.  At 7:00am, the horn sounded and our anglers headed out for the first day of the Hobie Kayak Bream Series Grand Final! (more…)

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And they’re away!November 22, 2014

It’s all come to this. 16 rounds and 12 months later, 48 anglers from coast to coast took to the water today in South Yunderup, Western Australia for Day One of the 2014 Hobie Kayak Bream Series Grand Final. Check out the launch below.

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The Lowrance Navigation Day is a fantastic opportunity for the grand finalists to get an up close and personal look at the tournament venue.  Having sounded their chosen areas and seen good fish, tomorrow the task is going to be getting them in the well. Check out the images below from today’s action! (more…)

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2014 Lowrance Navigation DayNovember 21, 2014

Yunderup, Western Australia, Friday November 21, 2014 – The 2014 Hobie® Kayak Bream Series Grand Final presented by Daiwa got off to an excellent, start this morning as qualifying anglers pedaled off on the waters of the Murray and Serpentine River systems in mild conditions with moderate, gusty winds and overcast skies that cleared later in the session. (more…)

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The final day of set up for the 2014 Hobie® Kayak Bream Series Grand Final has been a mammoth effort from all involved but everything has come together for what is going to be an awesome championship. 50 Boats have been set up, checked, lined up and are ready to go for the event. It’s going to be awesome! Check out the Video below to see it all come together.

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Taking ShapeNovember 19, 2014

Yesterday, The team on site from Hobie Cat Australasia and Getaway Outdoors cracked open the two 40 foot containers of kayaks and begun the process of putting it all together. Today the work continues, though we are now beginning to see the fruits of our labor as the event site begins to take shape.

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The set up begins in ernestNovember 18, 2014

The container doors have been cracked opened for the first time since leaving the Hobie Cat® Australasia factory in NSW more than a week ago. Now that’s 55 x Pro Angler 12 kayaks, 55 x Hobie® MirageDrives® with Glide Technology, 55 x Hobie Live Wells, 55 x Lowrance Elite-5 CHIRP sounders, 55 x Hobie Drift Chutes, 55 Vantage seats, 55 of this and 55 of that and more of this and more of that. The tournament team now have a couple of tough days setting the kayaks up for those lucky grand finalists who will get to use the fully rigged, brand Pro Angler 12’s for the first time in an Australian tournament.

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