Berkley Round 9: Port Macquarie, New South Wales

June 26, 2016

Round 9 of the Hobie® Kayak Bream Series returns to Port Macquarie on 26th June.

Round Info

Information Sheet


Event Date
26th June
No Fishing
Monday 13th June up to and including Friday 24th June.
Pre-fish Day
Pre-fishing will be allowed on Saturday 25th June.
Session Times
7:00am – 2:30pm
Registration Times
6:00am till 6:30am
Registration Location
Westport Park, besides Marine Rescue Building
Briefing Time
Briefing Location
Westport Park, besides Marine Rescue Building
Launch Location
Boat Ramp, besides Marine Rescue Building
Weigh In Site
Westport Park, besides Marine Rescue Building
No Go Zone
Official Accommodation
Waters Edge Port Macquarie
Dealer Support
Hunter Water Sports
More Information
Contact Us
Fishing Rules
Port Macquarire Hobie Fishing Event Site Westport Park

To create even more interest and excitement in the 2016 Hobie Kayak Bream Series, as well as, the usual open scoring system with its amazing prize payouts, Hobie Fishing has introduced new divisions in all tournaments for the coming season.


  • Youth (16 – under 21yrs)
  • Women’s
  • Masters (60 – 64yrs)
  • Grand Masters (65 and over)

There must be a minimum of three anglers entered in a division for a winner to be declared and a sponsor prize pack to be awarded. An angler must have caught and weighed-in a minimum of one legal fish to be declared the divisional winner. All divisional entrants are still eligible to win prize payouts and prize packs in the main field of anglers.

If you are entering a Hobie Kayak Bream Series tournament for the first time you have the option of a to have a First Timer Entry. The requirement of being an ABT member waivered and you will NOT be required to pay an entry fee.

“First Timer Entrants”, are not eligible for prizes and your scores will not be recorded. As a new angler to the series you may still register with ABT and pay your entry fee, and be eligible, like all other entrants, for prize pool payouts and sponsor prize packs.

Your entry form and payment shall be completed by Friday the week before the event (7 days) to avoid the late payment penalty.

If you do not see your name in the Entry List, below, after 24 business hours please email media@hobiecat.com.au directly.

 First NameLast NameStateDivision
2CraigAinsworthNew South WalesOpen
3RobWaltersNew South WalesOpen
5JimHallidayNew South WalesOpenMaster's (60-64)
6RodneyO'sullivanNew South WalesOpen
9MarkYoungNew South WalesOpen
11BillWoodsNew South WalesOpen
13JasonReidNew South WalesOpen
14PeterWoodsNew South WalesOpen
15WayneRobinsonNew South WalesOpen
16BrianRutledgeNew South WalesOpenGrand Master's (65 and over)
17MichelleCarmodyNew South WalesOpenWomen's
19JasonMeechNew South WalesOpen
20GlennAllenNew South WalesOpen
21ScottSlatteryNew South WalesOpen
23LukeKayNew South WalesOpen
25TrevorGreenNew South WalesOpen
26JamesHowarthQueenslandOpenYouth (16 - under 21)
27DayneTaylorNew South WalesOpen
28CarlDuboisNew South WalesOpen
29MatthewFordNew South WalesOpen
30SimonMorleyNew South WalesOpen
31MatCameronNew South WalesOpen
32BrendanCroftNew South WalesOpen
33JackGammieNew South WalesOpenYouth (16 - under 21)
34GordonGammieNew South WalesOpen
35MarkMuggletonNew South WalesOpen
38LyndenBriggsNew South WalesOpen
39PaulDunlopNew South WalesOpen
40JamesKilpatrickNew South WalesOpen
41DanePryceNew South WalesOpen
42ZacO'sullivanNew South WalesOpen
43WayneBaleNew South WalesFirst Timer
44DavidHedgeNew South WalesOpen
45PatrickMcquarrieNew South WalesOpen
47DanWalterNew South WalesOpen
48MadelineHillNew South WalesOpenWomen' s
49ByronHillNew South WalesOpen
51JamesRoganNew South WalesOpen
52WadeMobbsNew South WalesOpenYouth (16 - under 21)
53ScottMarcinkowskiNew South WalesOpen
Open 52
Youth (16 – under 21yrs) 3
Women's 2
Master's (60 – 64yrs) 1
Grand Master's (65 and over) 1
PA17T Tandem 0
First Time Entries 1
Table Updated June 24, 2016 8:58 am








PlaceAnglerStateDivTFTWBoss HogPayout
1Steve CrawleyQLDOpen43.151.18$930 + $100 Plus Sponsors Prize Pack
2Jason ReidNSWOpen42.97$480.00 Plus Sponsors Prize Pack
3Andrew DeathNSWOpen42.85$310.00 Plus Sponsors Prize Pack
4Kendall SooQLDOpen42.83$150.00 Plus Sponsors Prize Pack
5Michael MaasQLDOpen42.56$120.00 Plus Sponsors Prize Pack
6Scott SlatteryNSWOpen42.53$110.00
7Mat CameronNSWOpen42.51$100.00
8Tyson HayesQLDOpen42.41$80.00
9Dayne TaylorNSWOpen42.38$70.00
10James RoganNSWOpen42.37$60.00
11Glenn AllenNSWOpen42.35
12Luke KayNSWOpen42.29
13Byron HillNSWOpen42.28
14Jason MeechNSWOpen42.26
15Scott SandilandsQLDOpen42.21
16Rodney O'sullivanNSWOpen42.19
17Patrick McquarrieNSWOpen42.16
18Dane PryceNSWOpen42.14
19James KilpatrickNSWOpen42.1
20Carl DuboisNSWOpen42.05
21Jack GammieNSWYouth (16 - under 21)42.01
22Zac O'sullivanNSWOpen42.01
23Wade MobbsNSWYouth (16 - under 21)32.01
24Mark MuggletonNSWOpen41.96
25Simon MorleyNSWOpen41.92
26David HedgeNSWOpen41.86
27James HowarthQLDYouth (16 - under 21)41.8
28Paul HardimanACTOpen41.76
29Peter WoodsNSWOpen41.76
30Mathew MasonwellsQLDOpen31.71
31Scott MarcinkowskiNSWOpen41.7
32Warren CossellQLDOpen41.64
33Michael HallidayQLDOpen41.59
34Lynden BriggsNSWOpen41.57
35Stephen MaasQLDOpen41.48
36Brendan CroftNSWOpen31.47
37Luke RoganNSWOpen41.46
38Jim HallidayNSWMaster's (60-64)21.33
39Matthew FordNSWOpen31.23
40Mark HodkinsonQLDOpen21.14
41Rob WaltersNSWOpen21.04
42Michelle CarmodyNSWWomen20.77
43Mark YoungNSWOpen10.64
44Madeline HillNSWWomen10.47
45Timothy MaasQLDOpen10.43
46Dan WalterNSWOpen10.28
47Bill WoodsNSWOpen
48Brian RutledgeNSWGrand Master's (65 and over)
49Steve ThomasVicOpen
50Gordon GammieNSWOpen
51Trevor GreenNSWOpen
52Wayne RobinsonNSWOpen
53Craig AinsworthNSWOpen
54Ralph ErikssonNSWOpen
55Paul DunlopNSWOpen-0.0588.08
56Wayne BaleNSWFirst Time Competitor42.45
Total FishTotal Weight
Division WinnersTotal FishTotal Weight
Frist Time Competitor
Wayne Bale42.45
Michelle Carmody20.77
Youth (16 - under 21)
Jack Gammie42.01
Master's (60-64)
Jim Halliday21.33
Grand Master's (65 and over)
Brian Rutledge00
Mortgage Corp Monster Mover
Kendal Soo

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Port Mac Turns It On!

Round 9 of the Hobie Kayak Bream Series presented by Daiwa has been run and won!

This was the Berkley round of the series which was held at Port Macquarie, New South Wales. Port Mac is located about four hours north of Sydney and is surrounded by beautiful waterways – the Hastings River, canals, creeks, bays and the Pacific Ocean. The city also has a five-star collection of golden-sand beaches stretching from Port Macquarie Beach to Town Beach and north along the 16-km swathe of North Beach.

The tournament director was very concerned about what the waterway would look like after a massive Australian East Coast low belted the coast line over the past few weeks. As it turned out, the day and waterway were awesome with 48 of the 56 anglers all catching fish and some anglers reported as many as 30 legal bream today.

While the bag sizes of four Bream for this round were light, we still saw bags with kilo fish at the top of the leader board.

Anglers from Queensland, the ACT and NSW all made the journey and for those who have not fished the location before, all agreed that venue was a great fishery.

At the top of the leader board with a convincing win was Steve Crawley from Queensland with the 4 fish limit and his total bag weight of 3.15 kg. Steve also took out the Hogs Breath Café, “Boss Hog” Big Bream which weighed in at 1.18 kg. Crawley took home over a thousand dollars in cash and a Berkley Sponsors Prize for his first place and Boss Hog Big Bream combo.

In second place was Jason Reid for New South Wales with 4 fish for 2.97kg, taking home $480.00 plus a Berkley Sponsors prize pack and Andrew Death from New South Wales taking home $310.00 plus a Berkley Sponsors prize pack for his 4 fish bag of 2.85kg.

Winning Location

When asked about his success, Crawley said he used Google Earth a great deal and decided on a local place called Limeburner’s Creek. Limeburner’s Creek is the home of the Hastings oyster leases and is an ideal place for bream on soft plastics or hard-bodied lures. With plenty of structure, the bream will hold up around the leases and readily take baits or lures that are presented well. The man-made structures of Limeburner’s Creek are complemented with plenty of natural structure. If you spend time navigating this waterway you will see man-made structure and natural structure coming together to form ideal fish habitat.

“I fished the first bend and rack systems and stayed on fish all day”. Even though I only caught I think Twelve fish all day, as it turned out, it was enough to take out the comp” Crawley said.

Tackle Secrets

“The only thing I changed was to up size the leader from 4lb to 6lb Unitika to assist me with rack fishing”. Steve Crawley also said “this place is awesome and I can’t wait to come back”.

The divisions titles went to Michelle Carmody in the women’s with 2 for .77kg. Jack Gammie and Wade Mobbs both from NSW picked up the Youth category with 4 for 2.01kg and Wayne Bale took out the First Time Competitor prize with 4 fish for 2.45kg

The Mortgage Corp Monster Mover for this round went to goes to Kendal Soo from Queensland.

Round 10 will take us to Mandurah, Western Australia with Round 11 back on the East Coast of Australia at Lake Macquarie NSW.



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