round 02 mallacoota series 11 2019

Mortgage Corp Round 2. Mallacoota, Victoria 2019

March 2-3, 2019. Mallacoota, VIC.

Mortgage Corp Round 2 of Hobie Kayak Bream Series 11 will take place in Mallacoota the Black Bream capital of East Gippsland, Victoria.


Strictly no camping on Mallacoota foreshore! Please help us support the Mallacoota community by camping in official camping spots only.

Series 11 Rules

Round Info

Information Sheet


Early Entries Close at midnight AEDT on 22 February 2019.

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


This is a 2 day event. March 2-3, 2019.


Mallacoota Coastal Reserve Lakeside Dr (150m past the Karbeethong Boat Ramp) Mallacoota, Victoria

No Fishing

Monday 18th February up to and including Thursday 28th February.

No Go Zones

The ocean side of the Mallacoota Inlet Bar is out of bounds.

Registration Times

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

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

Mallacoota Coastal Reserve Lakeside Dr (150m past the Karbeethong Boat Ramp) Mallacoota, Victoria

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

1Josh CourtsNSWOpen
2Gary DawsonVICOpen
3Geoff AlfordACTOpen
4Simon McguireACTOpen
5Gary HansonVICOpenMaster's (60-64)
6Brett CroweNSWOpen
7Ben GibbsSAOpen
8Peter BalzanVICOpen
9Neville EnrightNSWOpen
10Chris MillerSAOpen
11Malcolm HallidayNSWOpen
12Michelle GambleVICOpenWomen's
13Dean GambleVICOpen
14Rhett GillSAOpen
15Ruth BeebyVICOpenWomen's
16David AytonVICOpen
17Matt JorgensenNSWOpen
18Darrin HaywoodNSWOpen
19Dennis VillamorVICOpen
20Ian GanalVICOpen
22Grant HockingVICOpen
23Adriano TosoliniNSWOpen
24Lennon DohertyVICFirst Timer
25Epineha CribbNSWOpen
26Paul DavidsonVICOpen
27Alex HawkesVICOpen
28Dale BaxterVICOpen
29Corey GallagherVICOpen
30Johny ZaniolNSWOpen
31Scott BoydVICOpen
32Simon MorleyNSWOpen
33Byron HillNSWOpen
34Doug BakerNSWOpen
35Zachary MorozoffNSWOpen
36Michelle CarmodyQLDOpenWomen's
37Tyson HayesQLDOpen
38David HedgeNSWOpen
39Jeremy ThomasNSWOpen
40Josh KlimasNSWOpen
41James KilpatrickNSWOpen
42John RaoVICOpen
43Tom McLeanNSWOpenGrand Master's (65 and over)
44Ben ThompsonVICOpen
45Danny JobsonNSWOpen
46Lex CourtNSWOpenMaster's (60-64)
47Paul HardimanACTOpen
48Jayden DihoodVICOpen
49Martyn GittensVICOpen
50Jamie JorgensenNSWOpen
51Carl DuboisNSWOpen
52Brian DawsonVICOpen
53Terry GrimaNSWOpen
54Craig WallaceNSWOpen
55Mitch KingVICOpen
56Luke RoganQLDOpen
57Tony PettieVICOpen
58Lindsay PrykeVICOpen
59Steven PrykeVICOpen
60Paul MalovVICOpen
61Jon ClisbyVICOpen
62Jack GammieNSWOpen
63Francis Di MattinaNSWOpen
64Cullen Di MattinaNSWOpenYouth (16 - under 21)
65Gordon GammieNSWOpen
66Scott LovigVICOpen
67Lex ForbesVICOpenMaster's (60-64)
68David ShanahanVICOpen
69Neil HutchinsSAOpen
70Matt PetrieVICOpen
71Jason DeenenVICOpen
72Justine TomineyNSWOpenWomen's
73Liam McneillyNSWOpen
74Paul DunlopNSWOpen
75Tomas McIntoshVICOpen
76Kevin BoeseNSWOpen
77Ralph ErikssonNSWOpen
78Shane HahesyNSWOpen
Open 77
Youth (16 – under 21yrs) 1
Womes 4
Master (60 – 64yrs) 3
Grand Master (65 and over) 1
PA17T Tandem 0
First Time Entries 1








1Tony PettieVICOpen32.87 kg32.66 kg65.53 kg5.53 kg$2330.00
2Simon MorleyNSWOpen32.85 kg32.63 kg65.48 kg5.48 kg$1210.00
3Dale BaxterVICOpen32.97 kg32.45 kg65.42 kg5.42 kg$790.00
4Jason DeenenVICOpen32.68 kg32.45 kg65.13 kg5.13 kg$360.00
5Carl DuboisNSWOpen32.16 kg32.86 kg65.02 kg5.02 kg$300.00
6Mitch KingVICOpen32.38 kg32.28 kg64.66 kg4.66 kg$270.00
7Corey GallagherVICOpen32.15 kg32.45 kg64.60 kg4.60 kg$240.00
8Johny ZaniolNSWOpen32.34 kg22.04 kg54.38 kg4.38 kg$210.00
9Aaron WilliamsQLDOpen21.83 kg32.51 kg54.34 kg4.34 kg$180.00
10Tomas McIntoshVICOpen32.36 kg31.79 kg64.15 kg4.15 kg$150.00
11Chris MillerSAOpen32.13 kg31.96 kg64.09 kg4.09 kg
12Ben GibbsSAOpen31.80 kg32.26 kg64.06 kg4.06 kg
13Danny JobsonNSWOpen21.60 kg32.39 kg53.99 kg3.99 kg
14Byron HillNSWOpen31.69 kg32.21 kg63.90 kg3.90 kg
15Adriano TosoliniNSWOpen21.16 kg32.63 kg53.79 kg3.79 kg
16Rhett GillSAOpen32.80 kg10.98 kg43.78 kg3.78 kg
17Dean GambleVICOpen31.92 kg31.80 kg63.72 kg3.72 kg
18Matt PetrieVICOpen21.52 kg32.15 kg53.67 kg3.67 kg
19Kevin BoeseNSWOpen31.95 kg31.68 kg63.63 kg3.63 kg
20Tyson HayesQLDOpen21.65 kg31.81 kg53.46 kg3.46 kg
21Lex CourtNSWMasters (60-64)32.31 kg11.12 kg43.43 kg3.43 kg
22Matt JorgensenNSWOpen21.22 kg32.06 kg53.28 kg3.28 kg
23Jayden DihoodVICOpen21.25 kg31.96 kg53.21 kg3.21 kg
24James KilpatrickNSWOpen31.59 kg31.61 kg63.20 kg3.20 kg
25Brett CroweNSWOpen10.62 kg32.48 kg43.10 kg3.10 kg
26Neville EnrightNSWOpen31.58 kg31.52 kg63.10 kg3.10 kg
27Doug BakerNSWOpen21.21 kg31.86 kg53.07 kg3.07 kg
28Zachary MorozoffNSWOpen32.22 kg10.78 kg43.00 kg3.00 kg
29Geoff AlfordACTOpen31.94 kg10.94 kg42.88 kg2.88 kg
30Richard PattersonVICOpen10.66 kg32.09 kg42.75 kg2.75 kg
31Jack GammieNSWOpen20.98 kg31.61 kg52.59 kg2.59 kg
32Craig WallaceNSWOpen21.52 kg21.03 kg42.55 kg2.55 kg
33David HedgeNSWOpen21.63 kg10.90 kg32.53 kg2.53 kg
34Steven PrykeVICOpen31.54 kg20.99 kg52.53 kg2.53 kg
35John RaoVICOpen32.52 kg32.52 kg2.52 kg
36Josh KlimasNSWOpen32.49 kg32.49 kg2.49 kg
37Tom McLeanNSWGrand Master's (65 and over)11.06 kg21.40 kg32.46 kg2.46 kg
38Epineha CribbNSWOpen21.76 kg10.66 kg32.42 kg2.42 kg
39Francis Di MattinaNSWOpen32.22 kg32.22 kg2.22 kg
40Malcolm HallidayNSWOpen32.20 kg32.20 kg2.20 kg
41Simon McguireACTOpen32.12 kg32.12 kg2.12 kg
42Paul DavidsonVICOpen21.59 kg10.51 kg32.10 kg2.10 kg
43Cullen Di MattinaNSWYouth (16 - under 21)10.75 kg31.35 kg42.10 kg2.10 kg
44Scott BoydVICOpen10.65 kg21.34 kg31.99 kg1.99 kg
45Neil HutchinsSAOpen21.88 kg21.88 kg1.88 kg
46Paul MalovVICOpen31.81 kg31.81 kg1.81 kg
47Jon ClisbyVICOpen21.80 kg21.80 kg1.80 kg
48Jamie JorgensenNSWOpen10.49 kg21.08 kg31.57 kg1.57 kg
49Dennis VillamorVICOpen10.74 kg10.79 kg21.53 kg1.53 kg
50Ben ThompsonVICOpen21.36 kg21.36 kg1.36 kg
51David ShanahanVICOpen21.31 kg21.31 kg1.31 kg
52Lindsay PrykeVICOpen10.63 kg10.53 kg21.16 kg1.16 kg
53Luke RoganQLDOpen21.13 kg21.13 kg1.13 kg
54Ian GanalVICOpen11.12 kg11.12 kg1.12 kg
55Justine TomineyNSWWomen's10.81 kg10.81 kg0.81 kg
56Lex ForbesVICMasters (60-64)10.76 kg10.76 kg0.76 kg
57Darrin HaywoodNSWOpen10.75 kg10.75 kg0.75 kg
58Ruth BeebyVICWomen's10.63 kg10.63 kg0.63 kg
59Scott LovigVICOpen10.61 kg10.61 kg0.61 kg
60Liam McneillyNSWOpen10.60 kg10.60 kg0.60 kg
61Terry GrimaNSWOpen10.56 kg10.56 kg0.56 kg
62Josh CourtsNSWOpen
62Tony CurwenVICMasters (60-64)
62Gary DawsonQLDOpen
62Gary HansonVICMasters (60-64)
62Peter BalzanVICOpen
62Michelle GambleVICWomen's
62David AytonVICOpen
62Brad ClarkVICOpen
62Grant HockingVICOpen
62Alex HawkesVICOpen
62Michelle CarmodyQLDWomen's
62Jeremy ThomasNSWOpen
62Paul HardimanACTOpen
62Martyn GittensVICOpen
62Brian DawsonVICOpen
62Gordon GammieNSWOpen
62Paul DunlopNSWOpen
62Ralph ErikssonNSWOpen
62Shane HahesyNSWOpen
62Brian HuntNSWOpen
Total Fish D1Total Weight D1Total Fish D2Total Weight D2Total FishTotal WeightAverage Weight
10878.87 kg12791.16 kg235170.03 kg0.72 kg

Atomic Big Bream Winner

Adriano TosoliniNSW1.33 kg

Mortgage Corp Monster Mover

Josh KlimasNSW02.49

Division Winners

Youth (16 - under 21 yrs)
Cullen Di MattinaNSW10.75 kg31.35 kg42.10 kg
Justine TomineyNSW10.81 kg10.81 kg
Master's (60 - 64 yrs)
Lex CourtNSW32.31 kg11.12 kg43.43 kg
Grand Master's (65 and over)
Tom McLeanNSW11.06 kg21.40 kg32.46 kg
Pro Angler 17 Tandem (Teams Event)
First Time Competitors
Lennon DohertyNSW10.88 kg10.88 kg

Day 2 Weigh-In

Day 1 Weigh-In


Mortgage Corp Round 2 of Hobie Kayak Bream Series 11 at Mallacoota in Victoria was contested on the weekend of March 2nd and 3rd. 82 of the best kayak anglers from Victoria (Vic), New South Wales (NSW), South Australia (SA), the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and Queensland (Qld) competed in the tournament.

Day one skies were clear and due to the front of the system being closed for some time there was no tide running, the wind was blowing from the N-NE and averaging 17kts with the strongest gust getting up to 20kts. In the conditions, in exposed areas, the Power-Pole Micro anchoring system was a godsend to those that had them.

There was a mixed success rate on the day with some anglers catching huge bags, and a lot of the remainder of the field struggling to catch fish.

The first angler to get on the weigh-in stage was Dale Baxter (Vic) who measured a corker of a bag at 2.97kg. He was able to hold on and go into day 2 at the top of the leaderboard. Baxter had started his day at “The Sands” and worked up to Fairhaven, at the back of the Arm. He not only ended the day with the heaviest bag, but also set the standard for the Atomic Big Bream with his biggest fish of the day weighing in at 1.15kg.

On the first day 108 legal bream were caught weighing 78.87kg with an average fish weighing just over 730g. Struggling anglers saw that there were plenty of big fish out there, and for many, new strategies were hastily being formulated for day two.

On Sunday, the second day of the tournament, with many anglers moving from the areas where they had no success the previous day, 127 fish were caught weighing in at 91.16kg. The two-day total moved up to 235 fish at 170.03kg, with an impressive average size of 720g.

In a lighter breeze than day one and blowing from the north at 8 to 12kts the highest gust only got up to 14kts. The clear skies of day one gave way to very high cloud cover that just seemed to wash the blue into a light grey.

With their revised plans in action only 15 anglers hit the top lake on day two, where almost three quarters had fished the day before with little, or no success.

At the top end of the weigh-in, Dale Baxter stood with the biggest two-day accumulated bag, and only a handful of anglers to follow, until Simon Morley (NSW) hit the stage with his day two bag of 2.63kg. Baxter was gone and Morley was the new man in the Hotseat, with just two anglers still to weigh in. Mitch King (Vic) was up next and failed to knock Morley off his perch finishing in 6th place. Up stepped the final angler, round one winner Tony Pettie (Vic) who was sitting in second position on day one, just 20g ahead of Morley.

The bag went on the scales and boom! 2.66kg, Pettie had done the double, two wins from two starts.


Two rounds into series 11 and Traralgon angler Tony Pettie, now had both in his bag. The perfect start to the season sees Pettie already with 200 Angler of the Year (AOY) points and, well and truly, on his way to making another appearance in the Australian team at Hobie Fishing Worlds 9 (HFW9), after failing to make the cut in this year’s HFW8 on the Gold Coast in July.

Pettie didn’t manage to get up to Mallacoota for the Pre-Fish day on Friday and spent the first few hours on day one working on a plan. He became a little flustered early but calmed himself and set his mind to the task at hand. His first fish came at around 11am and he had his bag by 11:30am and managed an upgrade shortly after that. That was it for the day!

On day two Pettie, who had spent most of the weekend fishing Goodwin Sands, had his bag by 8am, giving him the luxury of almost a full day to upgrade. While day one was fairly comfortable up there, on day two the area was like a carpark with nearly 80% of the field fishing the area. Pettie out manoeuvred them all by just moving on a little further than most and getting himself some clearer water. Where he had most success fishing in a depth of 60 to 120cm throwing Hurricane Fat 37 in Camo Crab hardbodies.

Day two’s bite came on from 7 to 8am, and after that he failed to upgrade in a long and at times frustrating day, at the same time knowing he had three excellent fish in his livewell.

Rod: Hurricane 6’9” with fast and medium taper
Reel: Daiwa Aird-X
Line: Daiwa J Braid 8lb
Leader: FC Rock 4lb
Lure: Hurricane Fat 37 in Camo Crab


On Friday, during pre-fish Morley had fished Top Lake and found it to be offering not much more than rubbish. With that in mind he decided on comp day one to take on Goodwin Sands, an area he hadn’t fished in a comp before.

He thought, “What the hell! Let’s go there”.

He went on to say, “I had no real plans and just threw Hurricane Fat 37s around and I came up trumps. I only had three bites yesterday (day one) for three fish. The bite window for me was quite sporadic. The first fish came on my second cast, and the next fish came about an hour and a half later, and my third was around 11(am) when the media boat came past. That was it for the whole day.”

“Today (day two) I went back to the same place and Tony (Pettie) was about 100m further down to the east of me and he slayed them and I struggled. I didn’t have a fish until 9 o’clock when I cracked that bigger one that I had in my bag. After that Tony came up and we had a bit of a chat. He showed me what he was throwing, so I put that on and bagged two pretty quickly, so I was pretty happy with that. Then I got an upgrade about 12 o’clock.”

Rod: 13 Fishing
Reel: Daiwa Certate, Steez and Luvias
Line: Ragland 10lb
Leader: FC Rock 4lb
Lure: Hurricane Fat 37 in Camo Crab


The Atomic Big Bream was caught by Adriano Tosolini (NSW) with a 1.33kg slapper that was bigger than the 1.16kg for 2 fish that he weighed in on day one.

The Mortgage Corp Moster Mover prize went to Josh Klimas (Vic) who caught no fish on day one and 2.49kg on day two to finish in 36th place.

In the various Divisions Cullen Di Matina (NSW) won the Youth, Justine Tominey (NSW) the Women’s, Lex Court (NSW) the Master’s, Tom McLean (NSW) the Grand master’s and Lennon Doherty (NSW) headed the First Timer’s.



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