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Hobie Fishing Series 12 Grand Prix

November 20 - 22, 2020 Sydney, NSW

The Hobie Fishing Series 12 will conclude in Sydney, NSW.

This is a Capped Event

Event Cancelled

COMMUNITY CONSIDERATIONS

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Due to council permit limitations, and community concerns, we kindly ask that your 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.

Our council permit requires all vehicles entering and departing from P1 and P2 parks must be escorted, not exceed walking pace (10km/h), and have hazard lights on.

For your convenience council has approved two on-site parking areas. P1 and P2 (limited parking). We ask that you car-top your kayak to and from the event. If you are using a kayak-trailer, we kindly ask that you transport multiple kayaks if possible to lessen the number of vehicles on the park grounds.

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


Series 12 Rules

Round Info

EVENTWINNING ANGLER
HFW10 Pre-Qualified
Grand Prix 2020
Qualifying Places
Round 1 Series 12 2020 Winner - at Bemm River, VictoriaNick Mace5 Places
Round 6 Series 12 2020 Winner - at Gold Coast, Queensland1 PlacePlaces allocated as per 2020 Hobie® Kayak Bream Series Rules
Round 7 Series 12 2020 Winner - at Forster, New South Wales1 PlacePlaces allocated as per 2020 Hobie® Kayak Bream Series Rules
Round 8 Series 12 2020 Winner - at Albany, Western Australia1 Place3 Places
Round 9 Series 12 2020 Winner - at St Georges Basin, New South Wales1 PlacePlaces allocated as per 2020 Hobie® Kayak Bream Series Rules
First Place winners, only, for the above Rounds will qualify for Hobie Fishing Worlds 10 **.
Grand Prix Winners (Top 3) - at Syndey, New South Wales3 Places
2020 Angler of the Year (Top 3)3 Places
** Pre-Qualified anglers must have attended 3 different events - including the Grand Prix to receive a Hobie Fishing Worlds 10 invite based on AOY (3 rounds) Winners of each round will receive an automatic invitation to Hobie Fishing Worlds 10.

Each round, remaining in the Hobie Series 12, will pre-qualify the winning angler only.

Bumps will not be applied for both HFW10 and Grand Prix Pre-Qualified spots. Replacements will be filled by end of season final Angler of The Year placement.

Invites, to HFW10, based on AOY points will be dependent on the angler having attended 3 different events - including the Grand Prix.

Grand Prix Specifics

The Grand Prix is a BYOK (Bring Your Own Kayak).

Hobie Kayak's only, thank you.

Entries will be $200.

We will have 15 Grand Prix kayaks available to loan out for a modest fee of $175.

Loaner Kayaks are still be determined and subject to availability. Out of state anglers will be given preference over in-state anglers.

100% of kayak loan fees will be donated the The Fly Program. This donation will fund two Australian men to participate in The Fly Program.

The Fly program is a Registered Health Promotion Charity, delivering life-changing experiences for men who are experiencing mental illness and instituting a new outlet – participation in the natural world. It’s a reprieve from the day-to-day challenges too many men face in our community.

Grand Prix angler numbers subject to COVID-19 restrictions. This event will be limited to 100 entrants. Actual numbers allowed will be subject to constantly changing COVID-19 restrictions at state and local levels.

The following 3 tiers outline how the field might be populated

All tiers will be comprised up to 25 anglers (subject to entries from 2020 rounds) from the 5 rounds (as seen in the table above) and 25 anglers from 2020's Angler of the Year.

Each set of invites have 7 days to place and pay for their entry. A non-response will be taken as a declined invitation.

50 anglers: Invitations at this tier will go out in 2 invitation sets. If after 2 sets, spots are still available entries will be opened to first come first served un-qualified anglers.

75 anglers: +25 from first come first served un-qualified anglers. This tier will only have 1 invitation set.

100 anglers: +50 from first come first served un-qualified anglers. This tier will only have 1 invitation set.

Condition of entry to the Hobie Grand Prix 2020 is that an angler must have participated in at least one Series 12 event.

Grand Prix Payouts and Prizes The following figures are based on 100 angler field.

  1. 1st Place: $7500 or Pro Angler 14 360 with Lowrance HDS 9
  2. 2nd Place: $3500
  3. 3rd Place: $2500
  4. 4th-5th Place: Prize packs valued up to $650

Information Sheet

Entries

Invited anglers will have 7 days to place and pay for their entry. A non-response will be taken as a declined invitation.

  • Entry: $200.00
  • Kayak Loaner: +$175.00
  • Online entries available only.

This is a Capped Event

This event will be limited to 100 entrants!.

Please be aware that we will still not be taking ON THE DAY entrants.

Date

This is a 3 day event.
Friday, 20th November 6:00 am - Sunday, 22nd November 5:00 pm

Location

Donnelly Park
(south-east of Connells Point Sailing Club)

approx. 113 Kyle Parade, Sydney NSW 2221

No Fishing

Friday, 6th November up to and including Wednesday, 18th November.

No Go Zones

  • Seaward of the line between La Perouse & Kurnell
  • Waters between Sydney Airport runways
  • No Fishing Zone near Foreshore Rd, Banksmeadow
  • Alexandra Canal
  • Towra Point Aquatic Reserve Sanctuary Zone

Registration Times

Day 1 6:00am.

Day 2 Registration time will be announced on Day 1.

Day 3 Registration time will be announced on Day 2.

Briefing Times

Day 1 6:30am.

Day 2 Briefing time will be announced on Day 1.

Day 3 Briefing time will be announced on Day 2.

Session Times

Day 1 Session time will be announced at briefing (see 2020 Rules, item 16).

Day 2 Session time will be announced at briefing (see 2020 Rules, item 16).

Day 3 Session time will be announced at briefing (see 2020 Rules, item 16).

Briefing, Launch And Weigh-in Location

Donnelly Park
(south-east of Connells Point Sailing Club)

approx. 113 Kyle Parade, Sydney NSW 2221

More Information

Location Map

Compleat Angler at Gregory Hills

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

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