Hobie Fishing Kayak Series 14 Australian Championship

2023 Hobie Fishing Series 14 Australian Championship – VIC

Hobie Fishing Series 14 Australian Championship, brought to you by Daiwa, will be held on the Mallacoota foreshore from Nov 8th – Nov 12th, 2023.

Places were allocated through Hobie Fishing Series qualifying rounds, AOY, Wildcard, and VIP – as per the Rules.

Round Info

Legend

F1 = FISH CAUGHT ON DAY 1

W1 = WEIGHT OF FISH CAUGHT ON DAY 1

F2 = FISH CAUGHT ON DAY 2

W2 = WEIGHT OF FISH CAUGHT ON DAY 2

F3 = FISH CAUGHT ON DAY 3

W3 = WEIGHT OF FISH CAUGHT ON DAY 3

TF = TOTAL FISH CAUGHT

TW = TOTAL WEIGHT

PlaceAnglerStateDivisionF1W1F2W2F3W3TFTWPenaltyNetPrizes
1Steven PrykeVICOpen3 2.64 kg3 2.73 kg3 2.68 kg9 8.05 kg 8.05 kgHobie Mirage 360 Pro Angler 14 Sunrise Camo
Cash Payout $1250
2Tyson HayesQLDOpen3 2.35 kg3 2.39 kg3 2.59 kg9 7.33 kg 7.33 kgCash Payout $1,000
3Ben HanscombeNSWOpen3 2.64 kg3 2.81 kg3 1.73 kg9 7.18 kg 7.18 kgCash Payout $750
4Simon MorleyNSWOpen3 2.41 kg3 2.17 kg3 2.60 kg9 7.18 kg -0.05 kg 7.18 kg
5Alan ListerACTOpen3 2.23 kg3 2.32 kg3 2.40 kg9 6.95 kg 6.95 kg
6Glenn AllenNSWOpen3 2.16 kg3 1.87 kg3 2.62 kg9 6.65 kg 6.65 kg
7Luke RoganQLDOpen2 1.58 kg3 2.74 kg3 2.31 kg8 6.63 kg 6.63 kg
8Jack GammieNSWOpen3 2.35 kg3 2.09 kg3 2.03 kg9 6.47 kg 6.47 kg
9Joshua RichardsNSWOpen3 2.21 kg3 1.92 kg3 2.16 kg9 6.29 kg 6.29 kg
10Joel CrosbieVICOpen3 1.96 kg3 2.04 kg3 2.21 kg9 6.21 kg 6.21 kgAnglers Choice Award - $350 plus Daiwa Prize Pack
11Warren AllenNSWOpen3 1.50 kg3 2.64 kg3 2.04 kg9 6.18 kg 6.18 kg
12David ShanahanVICOpen3 2.33 kg3 2.21 kg2 1.54 kg8 6.08 kg 6.08 kg
13Tony PettieVICOpen2 1.69 kg3 1.82 kg3 2.56 kg8 6.07 kg 6.07 kg
14Josh CarpenterNSWOpen3 2.04 kg3 1.79 kg3 2.07 kg9 5.90 kg 5.90 kg
15Ruth BeebyVICOpen3 2.32 kg3 1.70 kg3 1.71 kg9 5.73 kg 5.73 kg
16Peter CookNSWOpen3 1.73 kg3 1.99 kg3 1.98 kg9 5.70 kg 5.70 kg
17Ben GibbsSAOpen3 2.11 kg3 2.49 kg2 1.04 kg8 5.64 kg 5.64 kg
18Mitchell MaddisonNSWOpen3 1.80 kg3 2.08 kg3 1.73 kg9 5.61 kg 5.61 kg
19Joseph GardnerWAOpen3 2.50 kg3 2.12 kg1 0.94 kg7 5.56 kg 5.56 kg
20Danny JobsonNSWOpen3 2.08 kg3 2.06 kg2 1.21 kg8 5.35 kg 5.35 kg
21Andrew DeathNSWOpen1 0.59 kg3 2.35 kg3 2.29 kg7 5.23 kg 5.23 kg
22Gary HansonVICOpen1 0.46 kg3 2.32 kg3 2.42 kg7 5.20 kg 5.20 kg
23Dylan PaceVICOpen3 2.61 kg2 1.14 kg3 1.40 kg8 5.15 kg -0.15 kg 5.15 kg
24Ben ShueyVICOpen2 1.46 kg3 1.68 kg3 1.95 kg8 5.09 kg 5.09 kg
25Zachary MorozoffNSWOpen1 0.91 kg3 1.87 kg3 2.21 kg7 4.99 kg -0.05 kg 4.99 kg
26Adrian BarbourWAOpen3 1.93 kg3 2.31 kg1 0.71 kg7 4.95 kg 4.95 kg
27Dale BaxterVICOpen2 2.02 kg1 0.82 kg3 2.01 kg6 4.85 kg 4.85 kg
28Jason MeechNSWOpen3 2.13 kg3 2.09 kg1 0.59 kg7 4.81 kg 4.81 kg
29Francis Di MattinaNSWOpen3 2.29 kg1 0.59 kg2 1.67 kg6 4.55 kg 4.55 kg
30Ben HarrisonSAOpen2 1.68 kg3 2.24 kg1 0.58 kg6 4.50 kg 4.50 kg
31Blake PartingtonNSWOpen3 2.17 kg1 0.90 kg2 1.36 kg6 4.43 kg 4.43 kg
32Lyndsay PrykeVICOpen2 1.51 kg2 1.49 kg1 0.96 kg5 3.96 kg 3.96 kg
33Jesse ThompsonNSWOpen2 0.96 kg2 1.15 kg3 1.84 kg7 3.95 kg -0.15 kg 3.95 kg
34Brad ClarkVICOpen2 1.53 kg2 1.34 kg2 1.08 kg6 3.95 kg -0.40 kg 3.95 kg
35Jarrad HickmanNSWOpen2 1.40 kg 3 2.48 kg5 3.88 kg 3.88 kg
36Richard BensonNSWOpen3 1.63 kg2 1.30 kg1 0.95 kg6 3.88 kg 3.88 kg
37Chris ByrneNSWOpen2 1.49 kg2 1.45 kg1 0.73 kg5 3.67 kg 3.67 kg
38Clark WilsonVICOpen 3 1.88 kg3 1.75 kg6 3.63 kg 3.63 kg
39Adriano TosoliniNSWOpen3 2.41 kg 2 1.14 kg5 3.55 kg 3.55 kg
40Peter NordVICOpen3 2.24 kg2 1.15 kg 5 3.39 kg -0.15 kg 3.39 kg
41Ryland SainsburyNSWOpen2 1.67 kg 2 1.65 kg4 3.32 kg 3.32 kg
42Darrin HaywoodNSWOpen3 2.12 kg 2 1.14 kg5 3.26 kg 3.26 kg
43James KilpatrickNSWOpen1 0.56 kg3 2.02 kg1 0.57 kg5 3.15 kg 3.15 kg
44Glenn MorganNSWOpen1 0.67 kg3 1.89 kg1 0.52 kg5 3.08 kg 3.08 kg
45Greg CooperWAOpen1 0.92 kg3 2.01 kg 4 2.93 kg 2.93 kg
46Tyler BreustNSWOpen1 0.57 kg3 1.86 kg1 0.46 kg5 2.89 kg 2.89 kg
47Guy StruthersQLDOpen 1 0.77 kg3 2.10 kg4 2.87 kg 2.87 kg
48Brendan PieschelNSWOpen 1 0.83 kg3 2.02 kg4 2.85 kg 2.85 kg
49Jason MarshallNSWOpen 1 0.63 kg3 1.65 kg4 2.28 kg 2.28 kg
50Ian AbercrombyWAOpen2 1.88 kg 2 1.88 kg 1.88 kg
51Daniel RappoltNSWOpen2 1.33 kg 1 0.53 kg3 1.86 kg 1.86 kg
52Richard KingNSWOpen 1 0.65 kg1 0.80 kg2 1.45 kg 1.45 kg
53Brett CroweNSWOpen2 1.36 kg 2 1.36 kg 1.36 kg
54Corey LeanNSWOpen2 1.35 kg 2 1.35 kg 1.35 kg
55Andrew SmithNSWOpen -0.20 kg1 0.78 kg1 0.58 kg -0.20 kg 0.58 kg
56David HedgeNSWOpen
56Gareth GoodhewQLDOpen
Total Fish D1Total Weight D1Total Fish D2Total Weight D2Total Fish D3Total Weight D3Total FishTotal WeightAverage Weight
11886.48 kg 11783.66 kg 11580.49 kg 350250.63 kg 0.72 kg

Big Bream Winner

AnglerStateW
Day 1Joseph GardnerWA 1.07 kg BIG BREAM WINNER - $500 CASH PAYOUT
Day 2Steven PrykeVIC 1.03 kg
Day 3Ryland SainsburyNSW 1.00 kg

Hobie Kayak Series 14 Australian Championship photo galleries can be found listed here.

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Information Sheet

Welcome Function and Mandatory Briefing. Wednesday, 8th of Nov

LOCATION NAME Mallacoota Golf Club

LOCATION ADDRESS Nelsons Dr, Mallacoota VIC 3892

  • Mandatory Briefing (5:30 pm Sharp!)
    • Session Times (Indicative times announced – subject to change)
    • Rules and event Information
  • Kayak Allocation
  • Introduction of Qualifying Anglers
  • Presentation of Welcome Packs

Lowrance Navigation Day. Thursday, 9th of Nov

The scheduled Navigation Day has been superceeded by Competition Day 1.

Forecast models indicate that extreme weather will move into the Mallacoota region about 3pm on Saturday.

The team here at Hobie Fishing part of the Series 14 Australian Championship takes the safety of all our anglers very seriously.

We have been keeping close observations on the weather forecast here in Mallacoota during the Series 14 Australian Championship tournament.

As such, the weather conditions are predicted to change mid-Saturday from northerly winds to southerly winds. With Sunday shaping up to be a “No-go” for us from our ability to run the tournament safely.

Series 14 Australian Champsionship Launch Site And Start Gate

Daiwa Championship Day 1. Thursday, 9th of Nov

  • 5:30am Daily Registration
  • 5:50am Mandatory Briefing
  • Immediately after Briefing Competitors on water pedal to the POWER-POLE START LINE
    • ~3 klms from Briefing & Launch Site to Power-Pole Start Gate.
    • Avg on water kayak pedal speed: 6 klm/hour – 30 MINS.
  • All 57 Anglers are at the Power-Pole Start Line Competition Day 1 begins at the POWER-POLE START LINE
  • 2:30 pm Competition Day 1 ends at the DAIWA BRIEFING & LAUNCH SITE
    • All key tags shall be returned to the key tag-board located at the Briefing & Launch Site located at the Mallacoota Boat Ramp Jetty.
    • The key tag shall be placed on the key tag-board before the allocated finish time.
    • On-site lunch to be supplied at the Briefing & Launch Site after 2:30pm.

Daiwa Championship Day 2. Friday, 10th of Nov

  • 5:30am Daily Registration
  • 5:50am Mandatory Briefing
  • Immediately after Briefing Competitors on water pedal to the POWER-POLE START LINE
  • Immediately after Briefing the POWER-POLE START LINE will at the Briefing & Launch Site.
    • ~3 klms from Briefing & Launch Site to Power-Pole Start Gate.
    • Avg on water kayak pedal speed: 6 klm/hour – 30 MINS.
  • All 57 Anglers are at the Power-Pole Start Line Competition Day 2 begins at the POWER-POLE START LINE
  • 1:30 pm 2:30 pm Competition Day 2 ends at the DAIWA BRIEFING & LAUNCH SITE
    • All key tags shall be returned to the key tag-board located at the Briefing & Launch Site located at the Mallacoota Boat Ramp Jetty.
    • The key tag shall be placed on the key tag-board before the allocated finish time.
    • On-site lunch to be supplied at the Briefing & Launch Site after 2:30pm.

Daiwa Championship Day 3. Saturday, 11th of Nov

  • 5:30am Daily Registration (Anglers to return sounder chargers before a key tag is assigned)
  • 5:50am Mandatory Briefing
  • Immediately after Briefing Competitors on water pedal to the POWER-POLE START LINE
    • ~3 klms from Briefing & Launch Site to Power-Pole Start Gate.
    • Avg on water kayak pedal speed: 6 klm/hour – 30 MINS.
  • All 57 Anglers are at the Power-Pole Start Line Competition Day 3 begins at the POWER-POLE START LINE
  • 2:30 pm Competition Day 3 ends at the DAIWA BRIEFING & LAUNCH SITE
    • All key tags shall be returned to the key tag-board located at the Briefing & Launch Site located at the Mallacoota Boat Ramp Jetty.
    • The key tag shall be placed on the key tag-board before the allocated finish time.
    • On-site lunch to be supplied at the Briefing & Launch Site after 2:30pm.

Functions and Meals

LOCATION NAME Mallacoota Golf Club

LOCATION ADDRESS Nelsons Dr, Mallacoota VIC 3892

  • Wednesday, Nov 8th (5.30 PM Sharp!)
    • Canapes: Mallacoota Golf Club will be supplying meals to ticketed competitors and event staff.
  • Thursday, Nov 9th – Navigation Day
    • Lunch (Angler to organise)
    • Dinner (Angler to organise)
  • Friday, Nov 10th – Comp Day 1
    • 2:30 – onwards Lunch at the Event Site
    • Dinner (Angler to organise)
  • Saturday, Nov 11th – Comp Day 2
    • 2:30 – onwards Lunch at the Event Site
    • 6:30pm sharp Official Championship Dinner @ Mallacoota Golf Club
    • Manic Tackle Angler of the Year presentation
    • Angler’s Choice Award presentation
    • LOCATION ADDRESS Nelsons Dr, Mallacoota VIC 3892
  • Sunday, Nov 12th – Comp Day 3
    • 2:30 – onwards Lunch at the Event Site
    • Dinner (Angler to organise)

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

Competing anglers are to strictly observe all posted No Go Zones.

For your convenience, all No Go Zones have been programmed into your competition provided Lowrance sounder. Please help us support the Mallacoota community by avoiding ALL marked locations.

Your cooperation with the above requests will see Hobie Kayak competitions welcomed again to Mallacoota, and beyond, well into the future.

  • The ocean side of the Mallacoota Inlet Bar is out of bounds.

Daiwa Event Site Location

mallacoota hobie fishing event site

Mallacoota Main Boat Ramp, (off Buckland Drive), Mallacoota, Victoria, 3889

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, for 30 days, on the waterway starting from and including Monday 9th October 2023 up to and including Wednesday 7th Nov 2023.

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

  • 2 Official Series 14 Australian Championship jerseys
  • Official Daiwa Cap
  • Official Hobie Fishing Cap
  • Official Lowrance Cap
  • Official Welcoming Registration Function, includes Complimentary Hot and Cold finger food
  • Official Championship Tournament dinner on Saturday provided by Daiwa
  • The chance to be crowned Hobie Kayak Bream Series 14 Australian Champion!

Supplied Equipment **

  • Hobie Compass Camo edition with MirageDrive 180 Turbo
  • Lowrance Hook Reveal 7 Fish Finder with Splitshot Transducer
  • BerleyPro Hook Reveal 7 Visor
  • FPV-Power Batteries 17.5 AH
  • Rectangular Hatch
  • BerleyPro Batterang Bro
  • BerleyPro BucketBro
  • Hobie Dry Bag
  • Hobie Vantage Bag
  • Hobie Soft Cooler Bag
  • Livewell v2
  • Power-Pole Mirco Anchor
** subject to change closer to the date.

Angler Allowed Accessories

  • 1 x Track mounted rod holders, allowed brands - Hobie, Railbaza, Ram or Scotty. These can be mounted with a track accessory, we recommend the Ram Universal Adapt-A-Post Series as it will accept all of the rod holders. Ram Universal Adapt-A-Post T-Bolt Track Base Part no. 72023091 or Ram Universal Adapt-A-Post for Tracks 72023090
  • 2 x Hobie Rod Extensions, these insert into the hull rod holders and allow your rod/reel to be located higher above the water line to prevent gear getting wet and a higher position for easier access. Part no. 72020014
  • Hobie Kayak Kushion for extra support - Part No. 72026220 or 72026221
The Series 14 Hobie Bream Australian Championship prizes will include:
  • Sponsor prize packs paid down to 3rd place
  • Championship trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
Cash Prizes of:
  • 1st - Hobie Mirage 360 Pro Angler 14 Sunrise Camo valued at RRP $8,190 Competition Kayak and full kit-out** + Cash Payout $1250
  • 2nd - Cash Payout $1,000
  • 3rd - Cash Payout $750
  • Big Bream - $500, 1 winner takes all
  • Anglers Choice Award - $350 plus Daiwa Prize Pack
  • 1st place will also receive a paid complimentary entry fee into the Hobie® Kayak Series 15 Australian Championship provided the angler competes during the Hobie Kayak Series 15 in 2024. (subject to Series 15 rules*)

Angler Checklist (to be supplied by anglers)

  • Fishing gear;
    • rods,
    • reels,
    • tackle boxes (boxes not supplied), or soft sided tackle management systems like the Vantage Seat Accessory Bag or similar and the Hobie Rectangular Hatch.
  • Landing net.
  • Australian PFD Type 1.
What To Bring Hobie Fishing Australian Championship

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 Fishing Series 14 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 Fishing Series. *Minimum Number of rounds to be determined.
  • Only official tournament apparel is permitted be worn during Pre-Fish and Competition Days.

Congratulations to everyone who qualified for the Australian Championship

The Hobie Fishing Series 14 Australian Championship, presented by Daiwa, is off to an excellent start.

#NameState
1 Joel Crosbie VIC
2 Ben Gibbs SA
3 Simon Morley NSW
4 Clark Wilson VIC
5 Richard King NSW
6 Lyndsay Pryke VIC
7 Steven Pryke VIC
8 Dale Baxter VIC
9 David Hedge NSW
10 Greg Cooper WA
11 Corey Lean NSW
12 Brad Clark VIC
13 Ben Harrison SA
14 Chris Byrne NSW
15 Gareth Goodhew QLD
16 Adriano Tosolini NSW
17 Daniel Rappolt NSW
18 Joseph Gardner WA
19 James Kilpatrick NSW
20 Glenn Allen NSW
21 Jason Marshall NSW
22 Tony Pettie VIC
23 Peter Cook NSW
24 Guy Struthers QLD
25 Jack Gammie NSW
26 Andrew Death NSW
27 Mitchell Maddison NSW
28 Ryland Sainsbury NSW
29 Tyler Breust NSW
30 Ben Hanscombe NSW
31 Jesse Thompson NSW
32 Peter Nord VIC
33 Andrew Smith NSW
34 Gary Hanson VIC
35 Francis Di Mattina NSW
36 Ben Shuey VIC
37 Danny Jobson NSW
38 Brett Crowe NSW
39 Ruth Beeby VIC
40 Dylan Pace VIC
41 Josh Carpenter NSW
42 Richard Benson NSW
43 Brendan Pieschel NSW
44 Alan Lister ACT
45 Darrin Haywood NSW
46 David Shanahan VIC
47 Glenn Morgan NSW
48 Warren Allen NSW
49 Tyson Hayes QLD
50 Zachary Morozoff NSW
51 Blake Partington NSW
52 Jason Meech NSW
53 Joshua Richards NSW
54 Adrian Barbour WA
55 Ian Abercromby WA
56 Luke Rogan QLD
57 Jarrad Hickman NSW

Championship Dinner

Location

Mallacoota Golf Club
Nelsons Dr, Mallacoota VIC 3892
Time
6:30 pm
Date
Nov 11th 2023

Alternate drops of 3x entree’s, 3x mains and 2x desserts. There is a vegetarian/vegan option if needed and apart from Beef Garpachio all other options are gluten free.

Entrée
Prawn on Melon
Beef Garpachio
Tandoori Chicken Skewer
Mains
Baked Ling
Camembert Stuffed Chicken Breast
Greek-Style Lamb Cutlets
Desserts
Vanilla Bean Panacotta
Pavlova
Drinks
2 drink vouchers
Additional Meals (partners, family, etc)
Adults: $15.00 (Welcoming Registration Function Ticket)
Adults: $55.00 (Tournament Dinner Ticket)

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