round 5 nelson series 11 2019

Atomic Round 5. Nelson, Victoria 2019

April 27 – 28 2019. Nelson VIC.

Atomic Round 5 of Hobie Kayak Bream Series 11, will take place on the Glenelg River in Nelson Victoria/South Australia.

Series 11 Rules

Round Info

Information Sheet


Early Entries Close at midnight AEST on 19 April 2019.

  • Early Entry: $100.00
  • Late Entry: $145.00
  • On the Day Entry: $145.00


This is a 2 day event.

April 27 – 28, 2019.


The Boat Ramp
Killett Street, Nelson, VIC

No Fishing

Monday, 15th April up to and including Thursday 25th April.

No Go Zones

  • Mud Lake and Crossing of the bar at Glenelg River

Registration Times

Day 1 6:00am.

Day 2 Registration time will be announced on Day 1.

Briefing Times

Day 1 6:20am.

Day 2 Briefing time will be announced on Day 1.

Session Times

Day 1 Session time will be announced at briefing (see 2019 Rules, item 16).

Day 2 Session time will be announced at briefing (see 2019 Rules, item 16).

Briefing, Launch And Weigh-in Location

The Boat Ramp
Killett Street, Nelson, VIC

More Information

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1Paul WhiteheadSAOpenMaster's (60-64)
2Kevin BeamsVICOpen
3Peter BalzanVICOpen
4Lex ForbesVICOpenMaster's (60-64)
5Ben HarrisonSAOpen
6David ShanahanVICOpen
7Nathan DowlingNSWOpen
8Ruth BeebyVICOpenWomen's
9Dale BaxterVICOpen
10Gary HansonVICOpenMaster's (60-64)
11Tony PettieVICOpen
12Ben GibbsSAOpen
13Chris MillerSAOpen
14Joshua BlandSAOpenYouth (16 - under 21)
15Joshua DaveySAOpenYouth (16 - under 21)
16Toby SawfordSAOpen
17Ralph ErikssonNSWOpen
18Alex WhiteheadSAOpen
19Rhett GillSAOpen
20Neil HutchinsSAOpen
21Lyndsay PrykeVICOpen
22Steven PrykeVICOpen
23Aaron WilliamsVICOpen
24Kobi RothallSAOpenYouth (16 - under 21)
25Matt PetrieVICOpen
26John RaoVICOpen
27Nathan WrightVICOpen
28Michelle CarmodyQLDOpenWomen's
29Corey GallagherVICOpen
30Ian GanalVICOpen
31Ben ShueyVICOpen
32Andrew VideonSAOpen
33Dennis VillamorVICOpen
34Brad ClarkVICOpen
35Francis Di MattinaNSWOpen
36Cullen Di MattinaNSWOpenYouth (16 - under 21)
37Jon ClisbyVICOpen
38Byron HillNSWOpen
39Richard PattersonVICOpen
40Darren WedaVICOpen
41Scott BoydVICOpen
42Grant HockingVICOpen
43Kevin VartyNSWOpen
44Bogdan ZisuVICOpen
45Brett CroweNSWOpen
46Jayden DihoodVICOpen
47Simon MorleyNSWOpen
48Lennon DohertyVICOpen
49Peter WhelanVICOpen
Open 49
Youth (16 – under 21yrs) 4
Women's 2
Master's (60 – 64yrs) 3
Grand Master's (65 and over) 0
PA17T Tandem 0
First Time Entries 0
Table Updated April 23, 2019 4:24 pm








1Cullen Di MattinaNSWYouth (16 - under 21)32.10 kg32.43 kg64.53 kg4.53 kg$1430.00
2Kobi RothallSAYouth (16 - under 21)31.99 kg32.13 kg64.12 kg4.12 kg$750.00
3Mitch KingVICOpen31.87 kg32.21 kg64.08 kg4.08 kg$480.00
4Darren WedaVICOpen32.19 kg31.86 kg64.05 kg4.05 kg$220.00
5Steven PrykeVICOpen31.91 kg31.82 kg63.73 kg3.73 kg$190.00
6Dennis VillamorVICOpen31.71 kg31.97 kg63.68 kg3.68 kg$170.00
7David ShanahanVICOpen31.98 kg31.64 kg63.62 kg3.62 kg$150.00
8Richard PattersonVICOpen32.06 kg31.52 kg63.58 kg3.58 kg$130.00
9Byron HillNSWOpen31.57 kg31.84 kg63.41 kg3.41 kg$110.00
10Ben ShueyVICOpen32.16 kg21.03 kg53.19 kg3.19 kg$90.00
11Gary HansonVICMasters (60-64)20.86 kg32.32 kg53.18 kg3.18 kg
12Corey GallagherVICOpen20.88 kg32.22 kg53.10 kg3.10 kg
13Dale BaxterVICOpen31.74 kg31.22 kg62.96 kg2.96 kg
14Bogdan ZisuVICOpen31.86 kg20.85 kg52.71 kg2.71 kg
15Jon ClisbyVICOpen31.74 kg10.83 kg42.57 kg2.57 kg
16Francis Di MattinaNSWOpen31.50 kg21.06 kg52.56 kg2.56 kg
17Ben HarrisonSAOpen32.11 kg32.11 kg2.11 kg
18Scott BoydVICOpen21.19 kg20.88 kg42.07 kg2.07 kg
19Tony PettieVICOpen21.61 kg10.43 kg32.04 kg2.04 kg
20Brad CLARKVICOpen31.60 kg10.44 kg42.04 kg2.04 kg
21Aaron WilliamsVICOpen31.48 kg10.46 kg41.94 kg1.94 kg
22Joshua BlandSAYouth (16 - under 21)10.68 kg21.17 kg31.85 kg1.85 kg
23Simon MorleyNSWOpen21.12 kg20.73 kg41.85 kg1.85 kg
24Kevin BeamsVICOpen31.81 kg31.81 kg1.81 kg
24Matt PetrieVICOpen31.81 kg31.81 kg1.81 kg
26Peter WhelanVICOpen31.51 kg31.51 kg1.51 kg
27Jayden DihoodVICOpen31.37 kg31.37 kg1.37 kg
28Lex ForbesVICMasters (60-64)21.23 kg21.23 kg1.23 kg
29Nathan WrightVICOpen21.21 kg21.21 kg1.21 kg
30Kevin VartyNSWOpen20.90 kg10.30 kg31.20 kg1.20 kg
31Alex WhiteheadSAOpen10.47 kg10.71 kg21.18 kg1.18 kg
32Martyn GittensVICOpen10.68 kg10.46 kg21.14 kg1.14 kg
33Chris MillerSAOpen21.09 kg21.09 kg1.09 kg
34John RaoVICOpen10.52 kg10.35 kg20.87 kg0.87 kg
35Toby SawfordSAOpen10.83 kg10.83 kg0.83 kg
36Joshua DaveySAYouth (16 - under 21)10.48 kg10.31 kg20.79 kg0.79 kg
37Ruth BeebyVICWomen's10.78 kg10.78 kg0.78 kg
38Nathan DowlingNSWOpen10.72 kg10.72 kg0.72 kg
39Ben GibbsSAOpen10.68 kg10.68 kg0.68 kg
40Brett CroweNSWOpen10.65 kg10.65 kg0.65 kg
41Rhett GillSAOpen10.52 kg10.52 kg0.52 kg
42Lyndsay PrykeVICOpen10.46 kg10.46 kg0.46 kg
43Paul WhiteheadSAMasters (60-64)
43Peter BalzanVICOpen
43Neil HutchinsSAOpen
43Michelle CarmodyQLDWomen's
43Ian GanalVICOpen
43Andrew VideonSAOpen
43Grant HockingVICOpen
43Lennon DohertyVICOpen
51Ralph ErikssonNSWOpen-0.05 kg-0.05 kg-0.05 kg-0.05 kg
Total Fish D1Total Weight D1Total Fish D2Total Weight D2Total FishTotal WeightAverage Weight
8248.95 kg6839.87 kg15088.82 kg0.59 kg

Atomic Big Bream Winner

Tony PettieVIC1.13 kg

Mortgage Corp Monster Mover

Kevin BeamsVIC01.81

Division Winners

Youth (16 - under 21 yrs)
Cullen Di MattinaNSW32.10 kg32.43 kg64.53 kg
Ruth BeebyVIC10.78 kg10.78 kg
Master's (60 - 64 yrs)
Gary HansonVIC20.86 kg32.32 kg53.18 kg
Grand Master's (65 and over)
Pro Angler 17 Tandem (Teams Event)
First Time Competitors

Day 2 Weigh-In

Day 1 Weigh-In

Round5 Top3-2017

Atomic Round 5 of Hobie Kayak Bream Series 11 was held over the April 27-28 weekend on the Glenelg River, bordering the states of Victoria (Vic) and South Australia (SA).

51 anglers competed in the event with the majority coming from Victoria and South Australia, with a sizeable crew travelling from New South Wales (NSW) and one keen Queenslander (Qld) making the long journey south.

Anglers were chasing a bag of three bream on each of the two days of competition, with the minimum size allowable being one centimetre above the state legal limit of 28cm.

Cloudy conditions persisted over the two days of the event, and on day one with westerly winds ranging up to 17kts, 82 fish were caught with a total accumulated weight of 48.95kg. On day two in a breeze tending more to the south, and down to around 13kts towards the end of the session, 68 fish were brought the scales for 39.87kg. The two-day total of 150 bream weighed 88.82kg, with an average individual weight of 590g

Youth and Open Division competitor, Cullen Di Mattina (NSW) finished the event with 3 fish for 2.10kg on day one, and 2.43kg on day two. He ended on top of the leader board with a six fish total weight of 4.53kg and $1430 for his effort. Second place went to another youth under 21years of age, Kobi Rothall (SA) with 1.99kg and 2.13kg, giving him a 6 fish two-day total of 4.12kg and a prize purse of $750. The “old man” who rounded out the top three places of the tournament and pocket $480, was two-time Australia representative Mitch King (Vic) with 6 fish for 4.08kg.

New South Wales high school student Cullen di Mattina has taken out his second win in a Hobie tournament after winning the Glenelg River river over the weekend. He had his first win last season taking out the Hopkins round in his first ever Hobie event in the Open Division at the age of 16. Di Mattina has finished with consistently high finishes, since that first win, and has established himself as the new “Young Gun” of the series, today knocking off another youth Kobie Rothall (Vic) in his first tournament.

Speaking to tournament director on stage at the presentation on Sunday Di Mattina said,
“Today I cracked a pattern that I had worked in pre-fish, but yesterday (day one) was a bit tough. Today I fished for maybe the first hour and a half at the front (of the system), but I got nothing there. I had got some there on pre-fish but because there were heaps of kayaks there today, I decided to head up to Donovan’s and fish banks.”

“I was looking for the undercut banks that had trees overhanging and that’s where the fish seemed to be hanging. I was skip casting on to them. I would let the lures sit for 20 to 30 seconds before I would start to twitch them.”

Rod: Diawa Silver Wolf 701 1-3kg
Reel: Daiwa Caldia 2000
Line: Daiwa J Braid 4lb
Leader: Sunline FC Rock 4lb
Lure: Berkley Gulp Crabby 2” on a 1/28 jig head, hook size 2

Restricted to second by Di Mattina, Kobi Rothall (SA) finished in a creditable second place in his first Hobie tournament, and in doing so established himself as another young angler who could go a long way in future Hobie series.

Standing on stage and receiving his trophy and a $750 prize purse Rothall said,
“When I saw the event was on, and living just 20 minutes down the road, I thought, ‘why not? I might as well give this a bit of a go’ and here I am”.

“On day one I stayed up the front (of the river) for most of the day just drifting the bank just behind the hill. I found a pattern late on the Squidgy Bio Tough in UV Bloodworm, just popping it out of the weed and I got three quick ones and an upgrade.”

“On day two I got two fish by 7:15 (am), and that was on the Squidgies. Then I went up (river) and grounded it out, and that was where I got an 850 grammer (sic) on a crab, just in front of Mods (Aaron Williams) which actually made it even better. And then I lost two bigger fish on the way back.”

Rothall’s response when told that he had qualified for Australian Championship, to be held early next year, was simply, “Stoked with that!”

Rods: Miller GrubFreak, 13 Fishing Envy and an Omen
Reels: Daiwa Sol 3, Diawa Luvias
Line: Yamatoyo Resin Sheller 6lb
Lure: Squidgy Bio Tough in uv bloodworm

Hopefully, we get the opportunity to see these two exciting young anglers go head to head more often in this and future Hobie series.

The Atomic Big Bream was caught on day one by Tony Pettie from Traralgon (Vic). The biggest fish of the tournament weighed in at 1.13kg, just under double the average weight of the 150 fish caught over the two days of the event.

The winner of the Mortgage Corp Monster Mover prize was Kevin Beams (Vic) who finished with zero fish on day one and 1.81 kg on day two he moved from the bottom of the field up into equal 24th place.

Cullen Di Matina (NSW) won the Youth division, Ruth Beeby (Vic) the Women’s and Gary Hanson (Vic) took out the Master’s Division.



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