round 6 woy woy series 11 2019

Gerber Round 6. Woy Woy, NSW 2019

May 18 – 19, 2019. Woy Woy, NSW.

Gerber Round 6 of Hobie Kayak Bream Series 11 sees the Hobie Road Show at the beautiful Brisbane Waters near Gosford, a new favourite bream fishery on the Hobie tour.


This event is now sold out.


Due to council permit limitations and community concerns, we kindly ask you consider your impact upon the wider community when participating in this round. Please keep noise/music to a minimum and use parking lights (not full headlights) in the mornings.

Your cooperation with the above requests will see Hobie Kayak competitions welcomed again into the Woy Woy area well into the future.

Series 11 Rules

Round Info

Information Sheet

Hobie Kayak Bream Series 11 Woy Woy Round unfortunately falls on election day

If you are attending the round please follow the below link to see your voting options


Early Entries Close at midnight AEST on 11 May 2019.

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


This event is now sold out.


This is a 2 day event.

May 18 – 19, 2019.


Lions Park Woy Woy
Approx: 2 North Burge Rd, Woy Woy NSW 2256

No Fishing

Monday, 6th May up to and including Thursday 16th May.

No Go Zones

  • TBA

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

Lions Park Woy Woy
Approx: 2 North Burge Rd, Woy Woy NSW 2256

More Information

Location Map

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.

1Daniel LawtonNSWOpen
2Mark YoungNSWOpen
3Leo YuNSWFirst Timer
4Brent DensonNSWOpen
5Glenn AllenNSWOpen
6David ShanahanVICOpen
7Mark KnightNSWOpen
8Sean GrantNSWOpen
9Trent RogersNSWOpen
10Simon McGuireACTOpen
11Ben WilsonNSWOpen
12Ralph ErikssonNSWOpen
13Zeaiter ZeaiterNSWOpen
14Ben HarrisonSAOpen
15Matt JorgensenNSWOpen
16Shane FerrisNSWOpen
17Epineha CribbNSWOpen
18Macoy HansenNSWFirst Timer
19Josh CourtsNSWOpen
20Tom McLeanNSWOpenGrand Master's (65 and over)
21Chris MillerSAOpen
22Lex ForbesVICOpenMaster's (60-64)
23Bill WoodsNSWOpenMaster's (60-64)
24Paul GannNSWOpen
25Gary HansonVICOpenMaster's (60-64)
26Jon ChenACTOpen
27Paul HardimanACTOpen
28Neville EnrightNSWOpen
29Ryland SainsburyNSWOpenYouth (16 - under 21)
30Stuart KennedyNSWOpen
31Byron HillNSWOpen
32Mitch KingNSWOpen
33Anthony SteersQLDOpen
34Danny JobsonNSWOpen
35Guy StruthersQLDOpen
36Doug BakerNSWOpen
37Russell BabekuhlNSWOpen
38Simon MorleyNSWOpen
39Brett CroweNSWOpen
40Carl DuboisNSWOpen
41Martyn GittensVICOpen
42Adriano TosoliniNSWOpen
43Aaron WilliamsVICOpen
44Michelle CarmodyQLDOpenWomen's
45Cullen Di MattinaNSWOpenYouth (16 - under 21)
46James KilpatrickNSWOpen
47Craig WallaceNSWOpen
48Francis Di MattinaNSWOpen
49Gianni (GZ) ZaniolNSWOpen
50Zachary MorozoffNSWOpen
51Brendan PieschelNSWOpen
52Jack GammieNSWOpen
53Ruth BeebyVICOpenWomen's
54Terry GrimaNSWOpen
55Sam ForsytheNSWOpen
56Steven PrykeVICOpen
57Malcolm HallidayNSWOpen
58Kane TerryNSWOpen
59Sean HillNSWOpen
60Andrew HancoxNSWOpen
61Aaron EnrightNSWOpen
62Michael AquilinaNSWOpen
63Blake PartingtonNSWOpen
64Jason ReidNSWOpen
65James HayesNSWOpen
66Luke KayNSWOpen
67John EllisNSWOpenGrand Master's (65 and over)
68Luke RoganQLDOpen
69Peter BalzanVICOpen
70Ryan HoneybrookNSWOpen
71Mark ThompsonNSWOpen
72Paul DunlopNSWOpen
73Chris PurnellNSWOpen
74Jeremy ThomasNSWOpen
75Gordon GammieNSWOpen
76Kris HicksonNSWOpen
77Neil HutchinsSAOpen
78Phillip LeaverNSWOpen
79Kevin VartyNSWOpen
80Richard SmithNSWOpen
81Matt PetrieVICOpen
82Paul BonhamNSWFirst Timer
83Luke AtkinsonQLDOpen
84Daniel HolderNSWOpen
85Robert ChambersNSWOpenGrand Master's (65 and over)
86Warren AllenNSWOpen
87Jason MeechNSWOpen
88Andrew DeathNSWOpen
89Glenn MorganNSWOpen
90Geoffrey HoweNSWOpen
91Mitchell MaddisonNSWOpen
Open Youth (16 - under 18yrs) Women Master (60 - 64yrs) Grand Master (65 and over) PA17T Tandem First Timers
88 2 2 3 3 0 3








1Kris HicksonNSWOpen33.36 kg32.69 kg66.05 kg6.05 kg$2590.00
2Carl DuboisNSWOpen32.19 kg32.66 kg64.85 kg4.85 kg$1350.00
3Jon ChenACTOpen32.27 kg32.43 kg64.70 kg4.70 kg$870.00
4Brett CroweNSWOpen32.02 kg32.52 kg64.54 kg4.54 kg$400.00
5Russell BabekuhlNSWOpen32.27 kg32.17 kg64.44 kg4.44 kg$340.00
6Luke RoganQLDOpen32.21 kg32.17 kg64.38 kg4.38 kg$300.00
7Brendan PieschelNSWOpen31.68 kg32.65 kg64.33 kg4.33 kg$270.00
8Mitchell MaddisonNSWOpen32.44 kg31.76 kg64.20 kg4.20 kg$240.00
9Francis Di MattinaNSWOpen31.98 kg32.15 kg64.13 kg4.13 kg$200.00
10Simon MorleyNSWOpen32.31 kg31.53 kg63.84 kg3.84 kg$170.00
11Cullen Di MattinaNSWYouth (16 - under 21)31.96 kg31.88 kg63.84 kg3.84 kg
12Glenn AllenNSWOpen31.79 kg32.01 kg63.80 kg3.80 kg
13Luke KayNSWOpen31.94 kg31.85 kg63.79 kg3.79 kg
14Terry GrimaNSWOpen31.68 kg32.09 kg63.77 kg3.77 kg
15Chris MillerSAOpen31.68 kg32.01 kg63.69 kg3.69 kg
16Jack GammieNSWOpen31.94 kg31.75 kg63.69 kg3.69 kg
17Ryland SainsburyNSWYouth (16 - under 21)32.03 kg31.64 kg63.67 kg3.67 kg
18Mark YoungNSWOpen32.21 kg31.40 kg63.61 kg3.61 kg
19Steven PrykeVICOpen31.31 kg32.28 kg63.59 kg3.59 kg
20Zachary MorozoffNSWOpen21.69 kg31.87 kg53.56 kg3.56 kg
21Mitch KingVICOpen31.47 kg32.08 kg63.55 kg3.55 kg
22Jason MeechNSWOpen31.26 kg32.21 kg63.47 kg3.47 kg
23Danny JobsonNSWOpen31.98 kg31.47 kg63.45 kg3.45 kg
24Aaron WilliamsVICOpen31.66 kg31.58 kg63.24 kg3.24 kg
25Ben HarrisonSAOpen32.06 kg21.11 kg53.17 kg3.17 kg
26Neville EnrightNSWOpen31.23 kg31.93 kg63.16 kg3.16 kg
27Andrew HancoxNSWOpen31.75 kg31.39 kg63.14 kg3.14 kg
28Byron HillNSWOpen31.35 kg31.77 kg63.12 kg3.12 kg
29Warren AllenNSWOpen31.36 kg31.57 kg62.93 kg2.93 kg
30James KilpatrickNSWOpen31.23 kg31.62 kg62.85 kg2.85 kg
31Kane TerryNSWOpen21.20 kg31.64 kg52.84 kg2.84 kg
32Tom McLeanNSWGrand Master's (65 and over)32.01 kg20.79 kg52.80 kg2.80 kg
33Andrew DeathNSWOpen31.50 kg31.26 kg62.76 kg2.76 kg
34Sean HillNSWOpen31.74 kg21.00 kg52.74 kg2.74 kg
35Aaron EnrightNSWOpen32.10 kg10.61 kg42.71 kg2.71 kg
36Simon McguireACTOpen32.64 kg32.64 kg2.64 kg
37Epineha CribbNSWOpen31.27 kg31.33 kg62.60 kg2.60 kg
38Malcolm HallidayNSWOpen31.25 kg31.33 kg62.58 kg2.58 kg
39Paul HardimanACTOpen31.52 kg31.04 kg62.56 kg2.56 kg
40Anthony SteersQLDOpen31.39 kg21.10 kg52.49 kg2.49 kg
41Paul DunlopNSWOpen32.09 kg10.30 kg42.39 kg-0.15 kg2.39 kg
42Matt PetrieVICOpen31.35 kg20.99 kg52.34 kg2.34 kg
43Daniel LawtonNSWOpen31.81 kg10.52 kg42.33 kg2.33 kg
44James HayesNSWOpen21.40 kg20.87 kg42.27 kg2.27 kg
45Mark ThompsonNSWOpen31.72 kg10.40 kg42.12 kg2.12 kg
46Trent RogersNSWOpen10.57 kg31.48 kg42.05 kg2.05 kg
47Guy StruthersQLDOpen31.38 kg20.67 kg52.05 kg2.05 kg
48Richard SmithNSWOpen21.27 kg20.76 kg42.03 kg2.03 kg
49Gary HansonVICMasters (60-64)31.27 kg10.71 kg41.98 kg1.98 kg
50Adriano TosoliniNSWOpen21.30 kg20.64 kg41.94 kg-0.15 kg1.94 kg
51Phillip LeaverNSWOpen32.66 kg-0.75 kg31.91 kg-0.75 kg1.91 kg
52Craig WallaceNSWOpen10.57 kg31.28 kg41.85 kg1.85 kg
53Geoffrey HoweNSWOpen10.52 kg31.17 kg41.69 kg1.69 kg
54Brent DensonNSWOpen10.56 kg21.11 kg31.67 kg1.67 kg
55Glenn MorganNSWOpen31.55 kg31.55 kg1.55 kg
56Josh CourtsNSWOpen21.42 kg21.42 kg1.42 kg
57Bill WoodsNSWMasters (60-64)10.63 kg20.77 kg31.40 kg1.40 kg
58Ryan HoneybrookNSWOpen21.38 kg21.38 kg1.38 kg
59Martyn GittensVICOpen31.36 kg31.36 kg1.36 kg
60David ShanahanVICOpen30.99 kg10.37 kg41.36 kg1.36 kg
61Lex ForbesVICMasters (60-64)10.72 kg10.60 kg21.32 kg1.32 kg
62Gianni (Gz) ZaniolNSWOpen20.94 kg10.36 kg31.30 kg1.30 kg
63Luke AtkinsonQLDOpen21.22 kg21.22 kg1.22 kg
64Robert ChambersNSWGrand Master's (65 and over)10.52 kg10.67 kg21.19 kg1.19 kg
65Neil HutchinsSAOpen31.06 kg31.06 kg1.06 kg
66Shane FerrisNSWOpen31.01 kg31.01 kg1.01 kg
67Paul GannNSWOpen20.99 kg20.99 kg0.99 kg
68Jeremy ThomasNSWOpen20.97 kg20.97 kg0.97 kg
69Gordon GammieNSWOpen10.56 kg10.36 kg20.92 kg0.92 kg
70Daniel HolderNSWOpen10.86 kg10.86 kg0.86 kg
71Ruth BeebyVICWomen's10.54 kg10.31 kg20.85 kg0.85 kg
72Blake PartingtonNSWOpen10.46 kg10.35 kg20.81 kg0.81 kg
73Stuart KennedyNSWOpen20.76 kg20.76 kg0.76 kg
74Kevin VartyNSWOpen10.73 kg10.73 kg0.73 kg
75Jason ReidNSWOpen10.60 kg10.60 kg0.60 kg
76Mark KnightNSWOpen10.48 kg10.48 kg0.48 kg
77Zeaiter ZeaiterNSWOpen10.47 kg10.47 kg0.47 kg
78John EllisNSWGrand Master's (65 and over)10.45 kg10.45 kg0.45 kg
79Peter BalzanVICOpen10.44 kg10.44 kg0.44 kg
80Michael AquilinaNSWOpen10.40 kg10.40 kg0.40 kg
81Sean GrantNSWOpen
81Ben WilsonNSWOpen
81Ralph ErikssonNSWOpen
81Matt JorgensenNSWOpen
81Doug BakerNSWOpen
81Michelle CarmodyQLDWomen's
81Sam ForsytheNSWOpen
81Chris PurnellNSWOpen
Total Fish D1Total Weight D1Total Fish D2Total Weight D2Total FishTotal WeightAverage Weight
174104.34 kg16391.90 kg337196.24 kg0.58 kg

Atomic Big Bream Winner

Simon McguireNSW1.47 kg

Mortgage Corp Monster Mover

Josh CourtsNSW01.42

Division Winners

Youth (16 - under 21 yrs)
Cullen Di MattinaNSW31.96 kg31.88 kg63.84 kg
Ruth BeebyVIC10.54 kg10.31 kg20.85 kg
Master's (60 - 64 yrs)
Gary HansonVIC31.27 kg10.71 kg41.98 kg
Grand Master's (65 and over)
Tom McLeanNSW32.01 kg20.79 kg52.80 kg
Pro Angler 17 Tandem (Teams Event)
First Time Competitors
Paul BonhamNSW20.85 kg31.21 kg52.06 kg

Day 2 Weigh-In

Day 1 Weigh-In


Over the weekend of May 18 and 19, Gerber Round 6 of Hobie Kayak Bream Series 11 took place at Woy Woy, on the New South Wales, Central Coast. 91 anglers from New South Wales (NSW), Victoria (Vic), the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), South Australia (SA) and Queensland (Qld), competed for prize payouts and sponsor prize packs.

The arena on Brisbane Waters once again proved to be an excellent fishery coming into the winter season. Competitors were chasing Yellowfin Bream with a minimum length of 26cm to the tip and there was a three fish bag limit on each of the two days of the tournament.

On Day one a total of 174 legal bream were brought to the scales weighing in at 104.34kg. The anglers who pulled the biggest bags on the day were: In fifth place Simon Morley (NSW) on 2.31kg; fourth on 2.44kg was Mitchell Maddison (NSW); in third place was Simon McGuire (ACT) on 2.64kg; Phillip Leaver (NSW) 2.66kg was in second; and Kris Hickson (NSW) led the field with a corker of a bag weighing 3.36kg.

Day two produced another 163 fish weighing in at 91.90kg. The total fish caught over the two days of the Gerber round was 337, weighing a total of 196.24kg. The average Yellowfin Bream weight over the two days was an impressive 580g.

Taking home $2590 for a weekend of fishing, who wouldn’t be happy? A happy Hickson summed up his weekend.

“Winning this one is a bit of a surprise. Having come into this round without doing a pre-fish”.

Hickson’s day two bag wasn’t as good as day one but when 2.69kg clocked up on the scales, and he took the lead from Carl Dubois, he was pretty, stoked with the situation. He had built his bag up gradually, throughout the day, slogging his way through tough patches where there was nothing about.

“I just chipped away at them today. I’d go through periods where there was no bite at all and then I’d get two or three bites in a row and if I got them, I’d get something pretty good. It was just so unpredictable this weekend, I’d get bit (sic) in places where I’d never caught fish before, or not for a long time, and the ‘gimmes’ (places he’d expect to catch fish) were not producing at all”.

“I fished mainly racks but I kind of got them anywhere and everywhere. One of my biggest ones yesterday, was actually off a weed flat, up in Kincumber Bay. Another fish in my bag was off a mangrove this morning, under an overhang with shags on it. I was concentrating on poles and racks and walls, but the fish I got were kind of everywhere”.

“I pretty much fished the same pattern and went to the same places over both days. All plastic was pretty much the go for me. I’d use the 2 1/2” Zman Grub when I was fishing a bit quicker and moving through the structure. If it looked like a likely place, and I wanted something slow and smelly to float down I’d throw a Crabby, and if there was a bird there, I’d throw an Aqua. But I think the key to my success was fishing bits and pieces of structure that may have been overlooked by other anglers”.

Hickson caught 3 fish for 3.36kg on day one, 3 for 2.69kg on day two giving him an impressive two day winning 6 fish bag aggregate of 6.05kg.

Rod: Daiwa TD Zero 6’9” 2-5kg
Reel: Daiwa Exceler LT 2500
Line: Daiwa J Braid
Leader: Daiwa J Thread 8 to 10lb
Lure: Zman Grubz, Gulp Crabby, Aqua Prawn

Finishing in second place and $1350 richer for his weekend on the Central Coast was Carl Dubois from Sydney. Dubois gave us a short rundown of his weekend on the Central Coast.

“On day one I decided to head north towards Frederick Point. There were already half a dozen kayakers around it when I got there, and it was pretty, quiet, so I ducked into the shoreline and picked up one quickly around the edges, on a hand-painted lure by Glenn Allen”.

“I had no other joy there, so I headed out into the deep at around 5 metres. I wasn’t having a lot of luck until I finally figured out, they were after longer, slimmer profile soft plastics and I changed lures and then I started to get a few. In the end my day 1 bag went 2.19kg which had me sitting in 10th spot”.

“On day 2 and I went straight back to my deep-water spot. By 9am I had my bag and a 1.12kg kicker. Then it went quiet until about 12:30pm when I started to land a few more but with no upgrades. Just after 1pm I hooked something good and prayed it wasn’t a Jewfish which had been about. Thankfully it was another kegger and that was it for the day. This gave me a bag of 2.66kg and it was enough to push me up into 2nd place”.

“The fish that came out of here were unbelievable, I just hope we come back up here again next year”.

Dubois caught 3 fish for 2.19kg on day one, 3 for 2.66kg on day two giving him a two day 6 fish bag aggregate of 4.85kg.

Rod: 6’8” Gladiator Psyborg 1-3kg
Reel: Daiwa Legalis LT 2000D
Line: Gosen Bass Reloaded FC 3lb (straight-thru)
Lures: Bait breath TT Shad in Bloodworm and Zman Slim swimz in Bloodworm on 1/16 jig head

The Mortgage Corp Monster Mover prize went to Josh Courts (NSW) two zero fish on day one and two fish for 1.42kg on day two.

The Atomic Big Bream prize was taken out by Simon McGuire (NSW) with a cracker 1.47kg bream.

Youth Division went to Cullen Di Mattina (NSW) on 3.84kg, the Women’s Division was taken out by Ruth Beeby (Vic) with .85kg, the Masters went to Gary Hanson (Vic) on 1.98kg and the best First Timer was Paul Bonham (NSW) with five fish for 2.06kg.



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