April 30, 2017. Clyde River, New South Wales.
JML Anglers Alliance Round 6 of Hobie Kayak Bream Series 9 sees the Hobie Road Show head to Batemans Bay for an epic ‘One Dayer’ on the Clyde River!
|1||Mark Crompton||NSW||O||4||2.49||$590.00 Plus sponsor prize pack|
|2||Andrew Death||NSW||O||4||2.45||$350.00 Plus sponsor prize pack|
|3||Richard Somerton||VIC||O||4||2.42||$210.00 Plus sponsor prize pack|
|4||Josh Klimas||NSW||O||4||2.32||$140.00 Plus sponsor prize pack|
|4||Jack Gammie||NSW||Y||4||2.32||$140.00 Plus sponsor prize pack|
|6||Corey Gallagher||VIC||O||4||2.26||Sponsor prize pack|
|7||Craig Coughlan||NSW||O||4||2.06||Sponsor prize pack|
|8||Mark Young||NSW||O||4||1.9||Sponsor prize pack|
|9||Carl Dubois||NSW||O||4||1.76||Sponsor prize pack|
|9||Richard Benson||NSW||O||4||1.76||Sponsor prize pack|
|Atomic Big Bream $100.00|
|Mortgage Corp Monster Mover|
40 anglers from Victoria, New South Wales, and the Australian Capital Territory headed to Bateman’s Bay and the Clyde River systems on the South Coast of NSW to compete in JML Anglers Alliance Round 6 of Hobie Kayak Bream Series 9, in this one day event on April on April 30.
The Pre-Fish Day, saw anglers hit the water in search of a plan for Sunday’s competition. Many anglers were reporting good size bream in good numbers even though conditions were testing at times.
The Power Pole start was held just to the east of the Bateman’s Bay bridge in idyllic conditions with a slight run-out tide. The wind forecast was spot on with a light westerly before the light northeast sea breeze filled in just after midday. Angler enjoyed the incoming tide to assist in getting to the back of the waterway before the outgoing tide later in the day helped with the trip back for weigh in. For Autumn fishing, you could not have had a better day!
Anglers were chasing a bag limit of 4 bream with a minimum length of 26cm to the tip. A quarter of the field returned to the scales with full bags and 32 of the 40 anglers returned fish to the weigh-master. In total 81 bream were caught weighing a total weight of just over 41 kilos during the one day session.
It was Mark Crompton from NSW who took the day with 4 Bream for 2.49kg and picked up a $590.00 cheque Plus sponsor prize pack. Crompton was followed by Andrew Death(NSW) with 4 Bream for 2.45kg and Richard Somerton(VIC) with 4 for 2.42kg.
Mark Crompton from Sydney NSW, took out his first tournament win in the Hobie kayak series for 2017. After a, less than ideal start to the weekend Crompton pulled together a plan that would see him to victory.
“The Pre-Fish Day on Saturday was so-so, by leaving some essential gear at home, namely the seat for the kayak! Never the less, I found fish and started putting together a game plan for Sunday.
“Right off the start I headed for the bridge pylons which were less than 100 meters from the start line. I took off slow to see what everyone was doing and most of the anglers passed them by. I threw some Cranka crabs at the pylons and managed to get my bag before the tide started to turn. Crabs are a perfect bait for that system as they’re the staple diet for probably 90% of the fish there.
“The rest of the day, I fished the oyster racks as well as a few deep holes that have hard rocky bottom. I didn’t have a big bag however felt I could at least finish in the top 10”.
“I just followed my golden rule. Fish where everybody else isn’t fishing.”
I have fished the river system a few times and I really l like what the Clyde system has on offer however the system was fishing tough and I only had 1 bream, 26.5 tip by 12 pm and as the tide pushed in with water over the racks I managed get my bag of 4 bream by 1:00pm then, I picked up a couple of upgrades by 1:30 before heading back. Part of the success for me was using a GLADIATOR Bingo hard body lure.
Paul Davidson from Bairnsdale, Victoria, took out the Atomic Big Bream $100 cash price. It was the first time I have used a Cranka crab and it netted me the Atomic price!
Andrew Maloney from the ACT picked up the Mortgage Corp Monster Mover Prize and took home a Mortgage Corp battery pack for his efforts.
JML Anglers Alliance Round 6 of Hobie Kayak Bream Series 9 could not have gone ahead without our generous sponsors, Daiwa Australia, Berkley, Atomic, Lowrance, Rhino-Rack, Strike Pro, TT Lures, JML Anglers Alliance, Power-Pole, Mortgage Corp,Pro Lure, Hobie Polarized and ABT.
|3||Geoff Alford||ACT||Open||View Profile|
|4||Mark Young||NSW||Open||View Profile|
|6||Lex Court||NSW||Open||Masters||View Profile|
|7||Paul Davidson||VIC||Open||View Profile|
|10||Jonathan Chen||ACT||Open||View Profile|
|14||Carl Dubois||NSW||Open||View Profile|
|16||Jason Reid||NSW||Open||View Profile|
|18||Corey Gallagher||VIC||Open||View Profile|
|20||Gordon Gammie||NSW||Open||View Profile|
|21||Josh Klimas||NSW||Open||View Profile|
|22||Glenn Allen||NSW||Open||View Profile|
|24||David Hedge||NSW||Open||View Profile|
|27||Jason Deenen||VIC||Open||View Profile|
|28||Scott Marcinkowski||NSW||Open||View Profile|
|29||Richard Somerton||VIC||Open||View Profile|
|31||Matt Petrie||VIC||Open||View Profile|
|32||Mitch King||VIC||Open||View Profile|
|33||Simon Morley||NSW||Open||View Profile|
|34||Tom McBride||ACT||Open||View Profile|
|35||Mark Crompton||NSW||Open||View Profile|
|38||Kane Terry||NSW||Open||View Profile|
|39||Doug Baker||NSW||Open||View Profile|
|Youth (16 - under 21yrs)||1|
|Masters (60 - 64yrs)||2|
|Grand Masters (65 and over)||0|
|First Time Entries||0|
Early Entries Close at midnight AEST on 21/04/2017.
April 30, 2017.
Korner’s Park, Wharf Road, Batemans Bay, New South Wales.
Monday 17th April up to and including Friday 28th April.
See Map Below
Day 1 6:00am.
Day 1 6:30am.
Day 1 7:00am – 2:30pm.
Korner’s Park, Wharf Road, Batemans Bay, New South Wales.