Hobie Kayak Bream Series 10 Australian Championship will be held at Wallis Lake, in Forster NSW, from Feb 13th – 17th, 2019

Included in the entry fee for this year’s Australian Championship:

  • The use of a new identically rigged 2019 Hobie® Outback® kayak powered by the Hobie MirageDrive® 180.
  • 2 Official Series 10 Australian Championship jerseys
  • Official Hobie Hat
  • Official Daiwa Hat
  • Official Lowrance Hat
  • Official Hobie Sun Guard
  • Official Welcoming Registration Function, includes Complimentary Canapes and a Limited Open Bar
  • Competition day snack packs provided by Atomic – Frogleys Offshore
  • Lunch on Thursday provided by Gerber
  • Lunch on Friday provided by Tackle Tactics
  • Lunch on Saturday provided by Strike Pro
  • Lunch on Sunday provided by ProLure
  • Official Championship Tournament dinner on Saturday provided by Hobie Asia Pacific
  • The chance to be crowned Hobie Kayak Bream Series 10 Australian Champion
Welcome Function and Mandatory Briefing. Wednesday 13th of February
  • Mandatory Briefing 6:30pm (Location TBA)
    • Session Times (Indicative times announced – subject to change)
    • Rules and event Information
  • Registration (All anglers to bring PFD and fishing license for inspection)
  • Kayak Allocation
  • Introduction of Qualifying Anglers
  • Presentation of Welcome Packs
  • Mortgage Corp Angler of the Year presentation
  • Lowrance Demonstration by Nick Hamilton Smith
Pre-Fish Day. Thursday 14th of February
  • 7:30am Daily Registration
  • 7:50am Mandatory Briefing
  • 8:00am Access to Event Boats
  • Session Time: 8:30am – 1pm * (Subject to change)

Session Information

Competition Day 1. Friday 15th of February
  • 6:00am Daily Registration
  • 6:20am Mandatory Briefing
  • 6:30am – 3:00pm Competition Day 1 Session – First Safe Light -Subject to change*
Competition Day 2. Saturday 16th of February
  • 6:00am Daily Registration
  • 6:20am Mandatory Briefing
  • 6:30am – 3:00pm Competition Day 2 Session – First Safe Light -Subject to change*
Competition Day 3. Sunday 17th of February
  • 6:00am Daily Registration (Anglers to return sounder chargers before a key tag is assigned)
  • 6:20am Mandatory Briefing
  • 6:30am – 2:00pm Competition Day 3 Session – First Safe Light -Subject to change*
Functions and Meals

Location TBA

  • Wednesday, Feb 13th
    • Canapes
    • Limited soft drinks, beer, and wine
    • Dinner (Anglers to Organise Own)
  • Thursday, Feb 14th
    • Breakfast (Anglers to Organise Own)
    • Snack Packs and Drinks
    • 1:00 – onwards Lunch at the Event Site
    • Dinner (Anglers to Organise Own)
  • Friday, Feb 15th
    • Breakfast (Anglers to Organise Own)
    • On-Water Snack Packs and Drinks (provided)
    • 2:30 – onwards Lunch at the Event Site
    • Dinner (Anglers to Organise Own)
  • Saturday, Feb 16th
    • Breakfast (Anglers to Organise Own)
    • On-Water Snack Packs and Drinks (provided)
    • 2:30 – onwards Lunch at the Event Site
    • 5:30pm sharp – 7:30pm Official Championship Dinner (location TBA)
  • Sunday, Feb 17th
    • Breakfast (Anglers to Organise Own)
    • On-Water Snack Packs and Drinks (provided)
    • 1:30 – onwards Lunch at the Event Site
    • Dinner (Anglers to Organise Own)
Mandatory Briefings

It is mandatory to attend all briefings listed above. Anglers who are unable to attend the boat allocation, navigation, & pre-fish day will have to forfeit their entry into the Australian Championship.

No Go Zones
  • Crossing of the bar (End of North and South Breakwall)
Daiwa Event Site Location

Series 10 Australian Championship 2018 location map

Forster Boat Harbour Foreshore, Dolphin Dr, Forster in New South Wales

Fishing Format
  • 3-Day, cumulative weight tournament.
  • All eligible fish must be weighed alive and released in a healthy condition.
No Fishing – Pre-fish Ban

The Australian Championship location will have a total pre-fish ban on the waterway from and including Tuesday 15th January up to and including Wednesday 13th February.

Prizes
  • Sponsor prize packs paid down to 10th place.
  • Championship trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
  • Cash Prizes of:
    • 1st – 2019 Hobie Outback Australian Championship Event Kayak
    • 2nd – $1000.00
    • 3rd – $750.00
    • Atomic Big Bream – $250.00 per competition day
    • Anglers Choice Award (Entry Refunded)
    • Cranka Lures Donut Dough $100.00 – random draw each competition day
  • 1st place will also receive a paid complimentary entry fee into the 2019 Hobie® Kayak Bream Series 11 Australian Championship provided the angler competes during the 2019 Hobie Kayak Bream Series 11. (subject to 2019 rules*)
The Kayak
  • Anglers will compete in new identically rigged 2019 Hobie® Outback® kayaks, powered by the MirageDrive® 180.
  • Anglers who are unable to be present at the allocated time will have to forfeit their entry into the Australian Championship.
  • If any items are damaged or missing the angler will incur charges.
  • It is the responsibility of each competitor to ensure the supplied batteries are charged before they take the kayak on the water each day. Battery chargers are not to be stored in the kayaks at any time. All chargers are to be returned at morning registration, on day three of the championship, before a key tag can be allocated.
  • After the allocation, all supplied equipment will become the responsibility of the angler for the duration of the event.
  • At boat allocation, Hobie will provide a detailed list of what items can and cannot be removed from the kayak during the event. No accessories, fittings, or decals can be added to or removed from the kayak without permission.

Supplied Equipment

  • Hobie Livewell v2
  • Hobie MirageDrive® 180
  • Lowrance Sounder
  • Chargers
  • Access to Trax wheels
Angler Checklist
Australian Championship
  • All anglers in the Australian Championship shall fish from factory supplied, Hobie kayaks.
  • Anglers shall provide their own tackle and safety gear for the Australian Championship.
  • The winner of the Hobie Kayak Bream Series 11 Australian Championship shall receive a wildcard entry into the following year’s Australian Championship, provided the angler competes in a minimum* number of rounds in that year’s Hobie Kayak Bream Series. *Minimum Number of rounds to be determined.
  • Only official tournament apparel must be worn during Pre-Fish and Competition Days.

Congratulations to everyone who qualified for the Australian Championship!

The Hobie Kayak Bream Series 10 Australian Championship 2018, presented by Daiwa, is off to an excellent start.

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BrettCroweVincentiaNSW
WarrenCossellHamilonQLD
ByronHillElermore ValeNSW
JackGammieBerowra HeightsNSW
CarlDuboisMirandaNSW
Shane OwensBayswaterWA
SeanHillRussell ValeNSW
RichardSomertonMt MarthaVIC
SimonMorleyBulliNSW
Joshua PhillipsMaylandsWA
BenHarrisonSturtSA
MitchellMaddisonMount AnnanNSW
PaulDunlopNewcastleNSW
AndrewHancoxDaptoNSW
TonyPettieTraralgonVIC
DavidShanahanYinnarVIC
AlexGreisdorfHalls HeadWA
DavidHedgeMannering ParkNSW
AdamCostaMirandaNSW
MichaelWalkerMoruyaNSW
CoreyGallagherOcean GroveVIC
BenOakesAustralindWA
BogdanZsuPoint CookVIC
DannyJobsonCessnockNSW
JasonReidCaringbahNSW
GlennAllenKillarney ValeNSW
JonClisbyEllerslieVIC
Richard BensonNewcastleNSW
ChrisPurnellSanctuary PointNSW
CullenDi MattinaPaddingtonNSW
PaulBurtonKenwickWA
RichardPattersonJan JucVIC
StevenPrykeLakes EntranceVIC
AndrewDeathMirandaNSW
JonathanChenKambahACT
BrendanPieschelHarringtonNSW
TysonHayesBray ParkQLD
Dave WallaceHarrisdaleWA
Luke RoganAlexandria HillsQLD
KevinVartyNowraNSW
PeterCookTregearNSW
KevinBoeseBroughton VillageNSW
ScottMarcinkowskiJamberooNSW
JoshuaRichardsWindsorNSW

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Long-time supporter of the Hobie Kayak Bream Series and northern New South Wales’s number one destination for all things Hobie, Graham Barclay Marine, will be providing Dealer Support on competition days.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I RSVP?

  • To confirm your attendance, please click the Enter Now button and make (or arrange for) payment before close of business on Friday the 7th of December 2018.
  • If you are unable to attend, please click “Decline Entry” at the bottom of your Official Invitation prior to 7th of December 2018, to assist us in the organisation of the Championship.

When does my Entry need to be submitted?

  • For Round 1 Invitees, you have until close of business Friday, 7th of December 2018

What is the password for the Entry Form?

  • A unique password is required to enter the event. Your password is found in your Official Invitation – it is case sensitive.

How much does it cost and what are your payment options?

  • Entry and payment options are on the Official Entry form (click Enter Now below).

Where can I book my Australian Championship Accommodation?

  • Reflections Holiday Parks at Forster has set aside accommodation for the Hobie Australian Championship anglers and can only be booked by phone on (08) 9582 8300
  • Use “SERIES 10” when making your phone booking

Reflections Holiday Parks at Forster have reserved space for the Australian Championship

You must call them direct to make a booking. Do not try to book online.

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Convenient Waterside Accommodation provided by Reflections Holiday Parks at Forster

  • Book direct with Reflections Holiday Parks at Forster – (02) 6554 6269
  • Space is limited and will fill up fast – use “SERIES 10” when booking. Please confirm your check-in and check-out dates with Reflections Holiday Parks at Forster.
  • Accommodation not included in entry fee.

Alternate Accommodation Locations

Sevan Apartments

(02) 6555 0300

Sails Luxury Apartments

(02) 6555 3700

BIG4 Great Lakes at Forster Tuncurry

(02) 6554 6827

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More Information

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*All details subject to change without prior notice.

Series 10 2018 Fishing Rules