Anglers in Power-Pole Day Two of the Hobie Kayak Bream Series 10 Australian Championship presented by Daiwa, set off from the Power-Pole Starting line, in magic conditions from Breckenridge Channel in Forster, New South Wales, just before 7am this morning.
It was a beautiful morning but one with very little wind, which persisted throughout the day, particularly up in the back areas of the lake where a small group of anglers had, had success on the flats on day one. For those that travelled that far a breeze blew up very late in the session, giving them little time fishing in ideal conditions before their hour and a half pedal back to the event site. Though it did pay off for Alex Griesdorf, one of the farthest anglers from the event site. He was lucky enough to find fish on the edge of the grassy flats as the breeze began to waft across Wallis Lake not long before he had to start his journey home.
The anglers who hit the closer racks and paddocks had a bit more breeze in some locations but a lack of cloud cover still worked against them. But like yesterday there was plenty of fish in all parts of the arena and enough willing to be enticed by presentations that by the end of the session, all anglers had caught fish. That was a reflection of the anglers skill, but also on the magnificence of this pristine waterway.
One day one 123 fish were caught weighing in at 61.39kg on day two 124 fish were caught at 60.12 kg with an average weight over the first two days of the championship of 490g.
Richard Somerton (Vic) moved up the top of the leaderboard with a two-day aggregate of 4.39kg. Second place finisher in the 2016 championship Alex Greisdorf (WA) moved in to second with 4.03kg and day one leader Jack Gammie from (NSW) dropped back to third place on 3.81kg. Simon Morley (NSW) who sat in second on day one fell back to seventh on 2.55kg and Kane Terry NSW, third on day one was still in with a show but now in sixth place with 3.70kg. 2017 Australian Champion Paul Burton (WA) moved up to fourth place on 3.74kg and Queenslander Luke Rogan followed Burton in fifth place with 3.73kg.
Richard Somerton caught the Atomic Big Bream for day two of the championship, his fish weighing in at 1.17Kg and picking himself up $250 from Atomic.
The final day of the Australian Championship kicks off tomorrow morning and we’ll have a new champion at the close of the weigh-in which begins around 2pm.
Stay in touch throughout the day on Facebook with live feeds from the water and catch the live weigh-in on hobiefishing.com.au and three simulcast views of the weigh-in on Facebook.com/HobieFishingAsiaPacific.