2016 Hobie® Bream Australian Championship – Gold Coast, Queensland.

October 27th – 30th, 2016

The 2016 Australian Championship of the Hobie Kayak Bream Series – presented by Daiwa will be held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, on October 27th – 30th, 2016

Round Info

Information Sheet

Competition Day 1. Saturday 29th of October.

  • 5:30am Complimentary Continental Breakfast
  • 6:00am Registration
  • 6:30am Briefing
  • 7:00am – 2:30pm Competition Day 1 Session
  • 5:00pm sharp – 7:30pm Championship Dinner.
    Please arrive on time at 5:00pm.
    Hog’s Breath Cafe Broadbeach.
    Surf Parade, Aria Building, Broadbeach QLD 4218
    Opposite the Coffee Club and Broadbeach – Cold Rock Ice Creamery
    Map Link

Competition Day 2. Saturday 30th of October.

  • 5:30am Complimentary Continental Breakfast
  • 6:00am Registration
  • 6:30am Briefing
  • 7:00am – 2:30pm Competition Day 2 Session

Mandatory Briefings

It is mandatory to attend all briefings listed below. 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

  • Seaward side of the outer Port and Starboard Markers of the Gold Coast Seaway Entrance.
  • Sign Posted Marinas
  • If you are asked to move along from ANY marina. Please do so immediately.

Daiwa Event Site Location


Foreshore, Mitchell Park, Broadwater, Gold Coast, Queensland.


Atomic Launch Location

Berkley Bump-Tub, Weigh In Site

Fishing Format

  • 2-Day, cumulative weight tournament.
  • All eligible fish mush be weighed alive and released in a healthy condition.

No Fishing

The Australian Championship location will have a total pre-fish ban on that waterway from Wednesday 28th September up to and including Thursday 27th October.


  • Sponsor prize packs paid down to 10th place.
  • Championship trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
  • Cash Prizes of:
    • 1st – $1000.00
    • 2nd – $750.00
    • 3rd – $500.00
    • Boss Hog – $250.00 per competition day.
    • Anglers Choice Award (Entry Refunded).
    • Donut Dough $100.00
  • 1st place will also receive paid entry into the 2017 Hobie Bream Australian Championship provided the angler competes during the 2017 Hobie Kayak Bream Series.

Hog’s Breath Cafe Tournament Dinner



  • There will be a tournament dinner on Saturday, October the 29th at Hog’s Breath Cafe.
  • Each angler will be given one ticket at registration for the Saturday night tournament dinner as a part of their entry into the 2016 Hobie Bream Australian Championship.
  • Anglers must purchase their own drinks.
  • If any angler wishes to bring a partner, children or friend please select the additional tickets option in your online entry.
  • Please Note: Additional tournament dinner tickets are available in strictly limited numbers and will be handled on a first come first served basis.

The Whole Hog Menu

Starter to share between 3 people, and a choice of 3 main meals and 2 desserts.

Finger Food Combo (to share between 3)

Panko crumbed calamari, chicken tenders, prawns, cheesy bacon garlic bread, honey mustard and tartare sauce.


Hog’s Breath Prime Rib Steak
Our signature dish, slow cooked for 18 hours for maximum flavour and tenderness. Choose from Natural, Blackened or Hickory Smoked Prime Rib. Served with Hog Tails Fries and Rawslaw house salad.


Hawaiian Chicken
Panko crumbed chicken breasts, pineapple, grilled smoky bacon, Aussie cheddar cheese and Byron Bay chilli sauce. Served with Hog Tail Fries and Rawslaw house salad.


Hoggies Fish and Chips
Panko crumbed flathead fillets, Hog Tail Fries and tartare sauce.


Triple Chocolate Mississippi Mud Cake
Home made rich chocolate mud cake, chocolate sauce and chocolate ice cream.


Sticky Date Pudding
butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice cream.


The Kayak

  • Anglers will compete in identically rigged 2016/17 Hobie Mirage® Pro Angler 14 kayaks.
  • Anglers will be required to sign a check-out checklist when they are allocated their kayak on Friday from 8:30am. Anglers who are unable to be present at the allocated time will have to forfeit their entry into the Australian Championship. This same checklist will be produced by Hobie staff to check-in the kayak and accessories when the boat is handed back over after the completion of the competition on Sunday.
  • If there are any items 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 be stored in the kayaks at any time.
  • After the allocation, all supplied equipment will become the responsibility of the angler for the duration of the event.
  • Hobie will provide a detailed list of what items can and cannot be removed from the kayak during the event at boat allocation. No accessories, fittings or decals can be added to or removed from the kayak without permission.

Supplied Equipment

  • Power-Pole Micro Anchor
  • Hobie Livewell XL
  • Hobe Mirage Drive
  • Lowrance Elite 5TI Sounder
  • 2 x Blue Plano® Boxes
  • Chargers
  • Standard PA14 Fit Out

Angler Checklist

  • Fishing gear
  • Landing net
  • Australian PFD Type 1
  • ABT membership card or number

More Information

*All details subject to change without prior notice

Event Accommodation

The Gold Coast provides a raft of accommodation opportunities to suit any budget. Within an easy walk from the event location, are a number of Hotels, Guest Houses, and Caravan Parks.

The official event accommodation is a short walk from the waters edge at the Broadwater Tourist Park. Use the promo code HOBIE, for reduced rate, (numbers limited, first come first served). There are of course numerous alternatives within a short walks distance.

Accommodation Options

There are of course numerous alternatives including The Ray’s Resort directly across the road from the event site and many others within short, walking distance of the event launch site.

Some alternate, close by accommodation options

Broadwater Tourist Park

Broadwater Tourist Park boasts one of the best locations on the Gold Coast. Overlooking the stunning Broadwater and adjacent to the iconic Broadwater Parklands, the park is centrally located in Southport, only 5km from Surfers Paradise.

Within easy reach of all theme parks and many other famous Gold Coast attractions, the park is well serviced by local buses and is only 1km from the Southport light rail station and Australia Fair shopping centre. Local dining and shopping options are plentiful and only a short walk or drive from this ideal spot.

Guests can enjoy walking and cycling along the idyllic waterfront paths which extend both north and south of the park, or undertake a variety of water based activities on the calm waters of the Broadwater.

The park boasts its own boat ramp for easy access to the Broadwater, 2 pools, a tennis court, bouncing pillow, playground, recreation room, camp kitchen and BBQ areas.

A wide range of accommodation options includes 28 waterfront, waterview, pool view and garden villas (one fully accessible) and over 200 sites including waterview, ensuite, powered slab and powered grass sites.



Regular servicing and maintenance help ensure that your MirageDrives, Livewells, rudders and all other accessories perform to your expectations. Hobie Dealers provide helpful advice and support on keeping your gear clean, maintained and tuned up.



Like seat belts in cars, PFDs save lives. If you are on the water – please wear your personal floatation device.



Hobie stocks a huge range of PFD’s for all types of watersports. With a wide range suitable for adults, kids, and even the family dog, Hobie PFD's will have you safe on the water.

Hobie H-Crates

The Hobie H-Crate allows anglers to easily orgainse their fishing gear, within easy reach, while expanding the available H-Rail space on their Hobie kayak. Heavy duty adjustable straps allow for quick installation and removal.

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