Anglers hit the water in near perfect conditions today to sound out the event arena and formulate their plan of attack for tomorrow when the Bass Australian Championship begins in ernest. Check out the report and some images from today’s action below!
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Nobody was giving anything away on Pre-Fish Day
Hinze Dam, Queensland, Australia – Friday October 30, 2015
The 2015 Hobie B.A.S.S. Australia Nation Australian Championship kicked off this morning with the best kayak bass anglers from up and down the country arriving at Hinze Dam in Queensland, for today’s Navigation and Pre-Fish Day.
Excellent conditions greeted the competitors and look set to continue throughout the remainder of the tournament. Good Cloud cover, a light breeze and temperatures in the mid 20’s made for easy going and plenty of Bass on the sounder.
The Navigation and Pre-Fish Day provides an opportunity for competitors from further afield to take a closer look at the venue and formulate a plan of attack.
Competitors collected their key tags, welcome packs and official tournament jerseys before getting in their Hobie Cat Australasia supplied 2015 Mirage Pro Angler 14 event kayaks and hitting the water in search of tomorrow’s catch.
By 2:00pm all anglers were back on shore for a BBQ lunch swapping ‘stories’ but saying very little about their day on the water. Defending 2014 Hobie Kayak Bass Australian Champion, Richard Somerton from Victoria, was happy to get out on the water but didn’t see much action for his trouble.
“It’s a great spot. I fished the Dam Wall today but didn’t have much luck, a couple of touches but nothing to get excited about”.
When asked what is plan was for tomorrow, Somerton replied. “That was my plan! Now I have to have a re-think”.
Tonight competitors have their official briefing before reviewing what they learned on the water and rigging their gear for tomorrow’s first day of competition. Anglers will be on the water from 7:00 (AEDT) ready to put today’s reconnaissance to the test in a bid to be crowned the 2015 Hobie B.A.S.S. Australia Nation Australian Champion.
Thanks to B.A.S.S. Australia Nation for their assistance throughout the year. Thanks also to Mal Gray and John Hooper from Sunstate Hobie for providing essential Hobie Dealer Support.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row]