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Lowrance Round 4. Adelaide, South Australia.April 5, 2017

April 8-9, 2017. Port Adelaide, South Australia

Lowrance Round 4 of Hobie Kayak Bream Series 9 sees the Hobie Road Show return to South Australia and is set to take place in the heart of Adelaide on the Port Adelaide River!


1Alex WhiteheadSAO10.8110.81$710 Plus Sponsors Prize pack
2David AytonVICO10.5510.55$430 Plus Sponsors Prize pack
3Simon MorleyNSWO10.5310.53$260 Plus Sponsors Prize pack
4Andrew VideonSAO10.510.5$170 Plus Sponsors Prize pack
5Gary HansonVICM
5Ralph ErikssonNSWO
5Ben HarrisonSAO
5Tony PettieVICO
5Corey GallagherVICO
5Jon ClisbyVICO
5Bogdan ZisuVICO
5Neil HutchinsSAO
5Jason DeenenVICO
5Bruce RollinsVICO
5Lex ForbesVICM
5Paul WhitheadSAM
5Toby SawfordSAO
5Kurt WarmingtonSAO
5Tim OlsenACTO
5David LongSAFTC
5Neal PalmerSAFTC
5Joshua DaveySAFTC
5Kevin KhooSAFTC
Atomic Big Bream $100.00
Alex WhiteheadSA0.81

Day Two

Unfortunately the second day of competition in Lowrance Round 4 of Hobie Kayak Bream Series 9 was cancelled due to dangerous wind conditions in the Port River shipping channel. While the tournament director Steve Fields found it difficult to make the decision, he did so in the interests of the safety of the anglers.

Congratulations to the winner Alex Whitehead from South Australia, David Ayton from Victoria for coming second and Simon Morley from New South Wales for taking out third place. Alex Whitehead also took out the $100 Atomic Big Bream prize. Thank you to all of the interstate anglers who travelled so far to support the series. See you at Clyde River in New South Wales.

Day One

Lowrance round 4, the fourth tournament of Hobie Kayak Bream Series 9 presented by Daiwa, got underway this morning on the Port River in Adelaide, South Australia. Surrounded by huge cargo ships, crane loaders, wharfs and pylons, anglers from South Australia (SA), Victoria (VIC), New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), pedalled off from the Power-Pole Starting line, in the main shipping channel out to St Vincent Gulf, in search of the early morning bite, in what looked like excellent conditions.

A number of anglers reported that pre-fish day, on Friday, had been a struggle with salmon the more interested species in their presentations, but many had the occasional strike from legal sized bream. Today with clear skies and a light breeze across the Pro Lure Arena a lot of the anglers, in day one of competition, found the bite to be similar to yesterday. Salmon were common and willing to take lures anywhere and everywhere, but it was difficult to attract the bite from the target species, bream. Other anglers, after a similar struggle, finally worked out the right pattern to bring back fish to the Strike Pro Weigh-In and are now sitting in the top positions, but still vulnerable to anglers bringing back good bags on day two.

Day one overall leader and current Atomic Big Bream leader is South Australian, Alex Whitehead with his bag weighing in at 0.81kg. Holding second place is David Ayton from VIC with 0.55kg and in third place, is Simon Morley from Bulli in New South Wales with 0.53kg.

Tomorrow anglers will be chasing a 3 fish bag, and with the weather conditions set to change, with a front passing through and winds picking up to around 20 knots from the SSW, all anglers, from the top to the bottom of the Rhino-Rack Leader Board, are in for a chance leap up and take out the win on day two, in this, the fourth round of Australia’s national kayak series.

In the morning anglers once again register at 6:00am for a 6:30am briefing and a 7am start. At 2:30 there will be a live stream broadcast of the weigh-in and presentation on the Hobie Fishing Australasia Facebook page and simultaneously on At around 3:30pm we will know the winner of Lowrance round 4 of Hobie Kayak Bream Series 9.

Tomorrow is anyone’s tournament to win. Go get’em guys!

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Entry List

1Ben HarrisonSAOpenView Profile
2David LongSAFirst Timer
3Duc HuaSAFirst Timer
4Andrew VideonSAOpen
5Gary HansonVICOpenMastersView Profile
6Ralph ErikssonNSWOpen
7Paul WhiteheadSAOpenMastersView Profile
8David AytonVICOpenView Profile
9Kurtis WarmingtonSAOpen
10Tim OlsenACTOpen
11Neil HutchinsSAOpenView Profile
12Jon ClisbyVICOpenView Profile
13Corey GallagherVICOpenView Profile
14Lex ForbesVICOpenMasters
15Simon MorleyNSWOpenView Profile
16Toby SawfordSAOpen
17Tony PettieVICOpenView Profile
18Bruce RollinsVICOpen
19Jason DeenenVICOpenView Profile
20Kelvin KhooSAFirst TimerView Profile
21Bogdan ZisuVICOpen
22Joshua DaveySAFirst Timer
23Neal PalmerSAFirst Timer
24Alex WhiteheadSAOpen
Youth (16 – under 21yrs) 0
Masters (60 – 64yrs)3
Grand Masters (65 and over) 0
PA17T Tandem0
First Time Entries5
Important Rule Changes for 2017

Livewells shall have a minimum capacity of 23L with a functioning, battery operated, intake pump. Livewells smaller than 23L in capacity will result in disqualification. Please familiarise yourself with the updated 2017 Hobie Bream Series Rules prior to entering.

2017 Hobie Bream Series Rules

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Early Entries Close at midnight AEDT on 31/03/2017.

  • Early Entry: $100.00
  • Late Entry: $140.00

April 8 – 9, 2017.


Port Adelaide Rowing Club
Charles Davis Court, Largs North, South Australia.

No Fishing

Monday 27th March up to and including Thursday 6th April.

No Go Zones
  • Exclusions zone 25m from moored shipping vessels at commercial wharfs.  
  • Exclusion zone outside the ASC (Australia Sub Corp) – Outer harbour side.
  • Adelaide Marina – out of bounds.
  • Sailing Club at outer harbour.
  • Elsewhere, where sign posted.
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 7:00am – 2:30pm.

Day 2 Session time will be announced on Day 1.

Briefing, Launch And Weigh-in Location

Port Adelaide Rowing Club
Charles Davis Court, Largs North, South Australia.

Hobie Dealer Support

Binks Marine

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