Sept 15-16, 2018. Central Coast, New South Wales.

Cranka Lures Round 7 of Hobie Kayak Bream Series 10 sees the Hobie Road Show at the beautiful Brisbane Waters near Gosford, possibly a new favourite Bream fishery on the Hobie tour.

On the September 15-16 weekend, 67 anglers competed in Cranka Lures Round 7 of Hobie Kayak Bream Series 10 at Woy Woy on the New South Wales (NSW) central coast. Anglers travelled from South Australia (SA), Queensland (Qld), Victoria (Vic) and the ACT to join NSW anglers in the first tournament to be held after the winter recess.

Luke Rogan from Queensland won the round ($1980) bringing back to the weigh-in 6 fish for 4.65kg. Rogan had an exceptional day one and led the round by almost 1kg, with an excellent 3 fish bag of 2.94kg. On day two he hit the canals around St Hubert’s Island and landed a superb legal fish on his first cast at one entrance. He became very enthusiastic about his prospects in the area but nothing more eventuated and he had to formulate a new plan. Rogan decided to head back to Woy Woy Bay where he had had some success on a flat he had found during pre-fish. The move paid off literally, filling his bag and in turn adding nearly two grand to his wallet.

This year’s most consistent performer Kris Hickson from NSW finished second ($1030) with 6 for 4.48kg and another Queenslander Tyson Hayes took out third place ($670) with 6 fish for 4.29kg.

The Atomic Big Bream (1.23kg) was won on day two by Brett Crowe from the south coast of NSW. Crowe’s fish beat day one’s biggest bream caught by Luke Rogan by just 30g. The bulked-up fish weighed double the average size of the fish measured over the weekend.

The Mortgage Corp Monster Mover prize went to 5th place getter Warren Cossell from Qld.

81 legal fish were brought to the scales on day one weighing 43.77kg and on day two 76 legals were caught weighing 49.69kg, giving a tournament total of 157 fish for 93.46kg. The average weight of the bream to reach the scales was an excellent 600g, well above the 10 year tournament average of 460g.

Winning Tackle – Luke Rogan
Rod – MajorCraft Crostage 6’9″ 1-5 lb fast action
Reel – Daiwa Steez 2004
Line – 5lb Nitlon FC
Lures – Cranka Crabs, Berkley Gulp Crabbys and ZMan Slim Swimz.

Second Place Tackle – Kris Hickson
Rods – TD Hyper 763lxs & TD Black Whippet Reels – Daiwa Luvias 1003 and TD Sol 3 2500 Line – 3lb FC, 8lb J-Braid Grand, 8lb Daiwa J-thread
Lures – Black Shallow Camion, Cranka Crabs, ZMan TRD Craws and 2.5″ Blood-








1Luke RoganQLDOpen32.94 kg31.71 kg64.65 kg-0.10 kg4.65 kg$1980.00
2Kris HicksonNSWOpen31.32 kg33.16 kg64.48 kg4.48 kg$1030.00
3Tyson HayesQLDOpen31.83 kg32.46 kg64.29 kg4.29 kg$670.00
4Ben HarrisonSAOpen31.54 kg32.42 kg63.96 kg3.96 kg$310.00
5Warren CossellQLDOpen20.92 kg32.99 kg53.91 kg3.91 kg$260.00
6Russell BabekuhlNSWOpen31.92 kg31.52 kg63.44 kg3.44 kg$230.00
7Kane TerryNSWOpen30.93 kg32.50 kg63.43 kg3.43 kg$210.00
8Guy StruthersQLDOpen31.30 kg32.02 kg63.32 kg3.32 kg$180.00
9Zachary MorozoffNSWYouth (16 - under 21)21.17 kg31.70 kg52.87 kg2.87 kg$150.00
10Andrew DeathNSWOpen31.25 kg31.58 kg62.83 kg2.83 kg$130.00
11Lex CourtNSWMasters (60-64)31.40 kg31.42 kg62.82 kg2.82 kg
12Neville EnrightNSWOpen31.98 kg10.71 kg42.69 kg2.69 kg
13Brendan PieschelNSWOpen31.35 kg21.33 kg52.68 kg2.68 kg
14Richard BensonNSWOpen21.29 kg31.28 kg52.57 kg2.57 kg
15Brett CroweNSWOpen31.33 kg11.23 kg42.56 kg2.56 kg
16Sean HillNSWOpen10.88 kg31.62 kg42.50 kg2.50 kg
17Scott MarcinkowskiNSWOpen31.65 kg10.74 kg42.39 kg2.39 kg
18Paul HardimanACTOpen21.23 kg21.15 kg42.38 kg2.38 kg
19David ShanahanVICOpen10.77 kg31.58 kg42.35 kg2.35 kg
20Adriano TosoliniNSWOpen21.63 kg10.67 kg32.30 kg2.30 kg
21Jason MeechNSWOpen30.62 kg31.53 kg62.15 kg-0.45 kg2.15 kg
22Luke KayNSWOpen32.07 kg32.07 kg2.07 kg
23Jason ReidNSWOpen31.43 kg10.60 kg42.03 kg2.03 kg
24Andrew HancoxNSWOpen31.79 kg31.79 kg1.79 kg
25Ben WilsonNSWOpen31.52 kg31.52 kg1.52 kg
26Glenn MorganNSWOpen31.41 kg31.41 kg1.41 kg
27Mark ThompsonNSWOpen21.40 kg21.40 kg1.40 kg
28Kevin BoeseNSWOpen10.40 kg10.95 kg21.35 kg1.35 kg
29John EllisNSWGrand Master's (65 and over)21.34 kg21.34 kg1.34 kg
30Paul DunlopNSWOpen21.23 kg21.23 kg1.23 kg
31Trent RogersNSWOpen10.69 kg10.53 kg21.22 kg1.22 kg
32Anthony SteersQLDOpen21.13 kg21.13 kg1.13 kg
33Craig WallaceNSWOpen10.47 kg10.53 kg21.00 kg1.00 kg
34Francis DiMattinaNSWOpen10.95 kg10.95 kg0.95 kg
35Doug BakerNSWOpen10.32 kg10.63 kg20.95 kg0.95 kg
36Andrew TaylorNSWOpen10.41 kg10.53 kg20.94 kg0.94 kg
37Zac EkinNSWOpen20.83 kg20.83 kg0.83 kg
38Michael WalkerNSWOpen20.81 kg20.81 kg0.81 kg
39Neil HutchinsSAOpen10.74 kg10.74 kg0.74 kg
39Geoff AlfordACTOpen10.74 kg10.74 kg0.74 kg
41Kevin VartyNSWOpen10.68 kg10.68 kg0.68 kg
42Lex ForbesVICMasters (60-64)10.58 kg10.58 kg0.58 kg
43Brian MaissinNSWOpen10.57 kg10.57 kg0.57 kg
44Peter BalzanVICOpen10.56 kg10.56 kg0.56 kg
45Mitchell MaddisonNSWOpen10.50 kg10.50 kg0.50 kg
46Malcolm HallidayNSWOpen10.38 kg10.38 kg0.38 kg
47Christopher PurnellNSWOpen10.31 kg10.31 kg0.31 kg
48James KilpatrickNSWOpen
48Ronnie SonterNSWOpen
48Gary HansonVICMasters (60-64)
48Glenn AllenNSWOpen
48Simon McguireACTOpen
48Ralph ErikssonNSWOpen
48Dylan PowellSAOpen
48Gary Tasovac SwanNSWOpen
48Jason BesleyNSWOpen
48Brian RutledgeQLDGrand Master's (65 and over)
48Cedric LopezNSWOpen
48Colin ChuNSWOpen
48Jon ClisbyVICOpen
48James HayesNSWOpen
48Pine CribbNSWOpen
48Geoffrey HoweNSWOpen
48Eric WoodNSWOpen
65Danny JobsonNSWOpen10.69 kg-0.75 kg1-0.06 kg-0.75 kg-0.06 kg
66Alan CoulterNSWOpen-0.10 kg-0.10 kg-0.10 kg-0.10 kg
67Leon GastonNSWOpen-0.75 kg10.62 kg1-0.13 kg-0.75 kg-0.13 kg
DQJack KederianNSWOpen-0.75 kg-0.75 kg-0.75 kg-0.75 kg
Total Fish D1Total Weight D1Total Fish D2Total Weight D2Total FishTotal WeightAverage Weight
8143.77 kg7649.69 kg15793.46 kg0.60 kg

Atomic Big Bream Winner

Brett CroweQLD1.23 kg

Mortgage Corp Monster Mover

Warren CossellQLD0.922.99

Division Winners

Youth (16 - under 21 yrs)
Zachary MorozoffNSW21.17 kg31.70 kg52.87 kg
Master's (60 - 64 yrs)
Lex CourtNSW31.40 kg31.42 kg62.82 kg
Grand Master's (65 and over)
John EllisNSW21.34 kg21.34 kg
Pro Angler 17 Tandem (Teams Event)
First Time Competitors
Tilly WalkerNSW11.08 kg11.08 kg

Important Rule Changes for 2018

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Information Sheet


Early Entries Close at midnight AEST on 7 September 2018.

  • Early Entry: $100.00
  • Late Entry: $140.00
  • On the Day Entry: $140.00

This is a 2 day event. September 15 – 16, 2018.


Lions Park Woy Woy Aprox: 2 N Burge Rd, Woy Woy NSW 2256

No Fishing

Monday 3rd September up to and including Thursday 13th September.

No Go Zones


Registration Times

Day 1 6:00am. Day 2 Registration time will be announced on Day 1.

Briefing Times

Day 1 6:30am. Day 2 Briefing time will be announced on Day 1.

Session Times

Day 1 Session time will be announced at briefing (see 2018 Rules, item 16). Day 2 Session time will be announced at briefing (see 2018 Rules, item 16).

Briefing, Launch, And Weigh-in Location

Lions Park Woy Woy Aprox: 2 N Burge Rd, Woy Woy NSW 2256

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Closest Hobie Dealer

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

1James KilpatrickNSWOpen
2Kris HicksonNSWOpen
3Mark YoungNSWOpen
4Mark ThompsonNSWOpen
5Gary HansonVICOpenMaster's (60-64)
6Glenn AllenNSWOpen
7Danny JobsonNSWOpen
8Brett CroweNSWOpen
9Trent RogersNSWOpen
10Neil HutchinsSAOpen
11Sean GrantNSWFirst Timer
12Ben WilsonNSWOpen
13Lex CourtNSWOpenMaster's (60-64)
14David ShanahanVICOpen
15Simon McGuireACTOpen
16Ralph ErikssonNSWOpen
17Geoff AlfordACTOpen
18Peter BalzanVICOpen
19Lex ForbesVICOpenMaster's (60-64)
20Jack KederianNSWOpen
21Andrew TaylorNSWOpen
26Mitchell MaddisonNSWOpen
27Paul HardimanACTOpen
28Adriano TosoliniNSWOpen
29Ben HarrisonSAOpen
30Malcolm HallidayNSWOpen
31Gary Tasovac SwanNSWOpen
32Jason BesleyNSWOpen
33Warren CossellQLDOpen
34Francis DiMattinaNSWOpen
35Russell BabekuhlNSWOpen
36Zac EkinNSWOpen
37Michael WalkerNSWOpen
38Tilly WalkerNSWFirst Timer
39Brendan PieschelNSWOpen
40Zachary MorozoffNSWOpen
41Brian RutledgeQLDOpen
42Luke RoganQLDOpen
43Kevin VartyNSWOpen
44Cedric LopezNSWOpen
45Luke KayNSWOpen
46Kevin BoeseNSWOpen
47Doug BakerNSWOpen
48Alan Coulter
49Andrew HancoxNSWOpen
50Sean Hill
51Brian MaissinNSWOpen
52Colin ChuNSWOpen
53Jon Clisby
54Craig WallaceNSWOpen
55Anthony Steers
56Kane Terry
57James HayesNSWOpen
58Richard BensonNSWOpen
59Leon GastonNSWOpen
60Tyson HayesQLDOpen
61Andrew DeathNSWOpen
62Jason MeechNSWOpen
63Pine Cribb
64Paul Dunlop
65Glenn Morgan
66Geoffrey Howe
67Christopher Purnell
Open 61
Youth (16 – under 21yrs) 0
Women's 0
Master's (60 – 64yrs) 3
Grand Master's (65 and over) 0
PA17T Tandem 0
First Time Entries 2
Table Updated September 13, 2018 7:30 am

Day 1 Gallery

Day 2 Weigh-In

Day 1 Weigh-In

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