round 7 gold coast series 11 2019

Tackle Tactics Round 7. Gold Coast, Queensland 2019

June 22 – 23, 2019. Gold Coast, QLD.


Series 11 Rules

Round Info

Information Sheet


Early Entries Close at midnight AEST on 15 June 2019.

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


This is a 2 day event.
June 22 – 23, 2019.


Mitchell Park, Broadwater Parklands (North of the Mitchel Park boat ramps)
Marine Parade, Southport QLD 4215

No Fishing

Monday 10th June up to and including Thursday 20th June.

No Go Zones

  • Seaward side of the outer Port and Starboard Markers of the Gold Coast Seaway Entrance.
  • Sign Posted Marinas
  • If you are asked to move along from ANY marina. Please do so immediately.

Waypoints Mariner GoldCoast


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

Mitchell Park, Broadwater Parklands (North of the Mitchel Park boat ramps)
Marine Parade, Southport QLD 4215

More Information

Location Map

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

1Paul WhiteheadSAOpenMaster's (60-64)
2Daniel LawtonNSWOpen
3Geoff AlfordNSWOpen
4Epineha CribbNSWOpen
5Steve CrawleyQLDOpen
6Lex ForbesVICOpenMaster's (60-64)
7Mark McKayQLDOpen
8Simon McGuireACTOpen
9Gordon GammieNSWOpen
10Wade WalkerQLDOpen
11Dale LucasQLDFirst Timer
12Allen ParishQLDFirst Timer
13Ralph ErikssonNSWOpen
14Adam WilsonQLDOpen
15Glenn AllenNSWOpen
16Aaron WilliamsVICOpen
17Rhett Cooper-FowleQLDFirst Timer
18Troy BrownQLDOpen
19David ShanahanVICOpen
20Tony RileyQLDOpen
21Todd PickeringQLDFirst Timer
22Mitchell MaddisonNSWOpen
23Michael HallidayQLDOpen
24Brett CroweNSWOpen
25Michael MaasQLDOpen
26Ben HarrisonSAOpen
27Luke AtkinsonQLDOpen
28Mark YoungNSWOpen
29Steven PrykeVICOpen
30Ruth BeebyVICOpenWomen's
31Paul HardimanACTOpen
32Tom McLeanNSWOpenGrand Master's (65 and over)
33James KilpatrickNSWOpen
34Josh CourtsNSWOpen
35Lex IrwinQLDOpenMaster's (60-64)
36David HedgeNSWOpen
37Michael RandallQLDOpen
38Mario SeranQLDFirst Timer
39Stephen MaasQLDOpen
40Malcolm HallidayNSWOpen
41Warren AllenNSWOpen
42Scott CarmodyQLDOpen
43Michelle CarmodyQLDOpenWomen's
44Danny JobsonNSWOpen
45Richard BensonNSWOpen
46Neville EnrightNSWOpen
47Brent DensonNSWOpen
48Byron HillNSWOpen
49Mitch KingVICOpen
50Alex WhiteheadSAOpen
51Robert ChambersNSWOpenGrand Master's (65 and over)
52Luke RoganQLDOpen
53Jack GammieNSWOpen
54Gareth Rendell-GoodhewQLDFirst Timer
55Justin PughNSWOpen
56Warren CossellQLDOpen
57Justine TomineyNSWOpenWomen's
58Liam McneillyNSWOpen
59Mat CameronNSWOpen
60Marco GrubbQLDOpen
61Scott BryantQLDOpen
62Rhett GillSAOpen
63Chris MillerSAOpen
64John EllisNSWOpenGrand Master's (65 and over)
65Andrew DeathNSWOpen
66Lee MaleQLDFirst Timer
67Khean MakQLDOpen
68Sean HillNSWOpen
69Kane TerryNSWOpen
70Andrew HancoxNSWOpen
71Scott SandilandsQLDOpen
72Tyson HayesQLDOpen
73Callum SprottQLDOpen
74Simon MorleyNSWOpen
75Jamie McKeownQLDOpen
76Billy HowardQLDOpen
77Doug BakerNSWOpen
78Cedric LopezNSWOpen
79Colin ChuNSWOpen
80Guy StruthersQLDOpen
81Aaron RiveraNSWOpen
82James HayesNSWOpen
Open 75
Youth (16 – under 21yrs) 0
Women's 3
Master's (60 – 64yrs) 3
Grand Master's (65 and over) 3
PA17T Tandem 0
First Time Entries 7
Table Updated June 20, 2019 7:53 am








1Tyson HayesQLDOpen32.09 kg31.62 kg63.71 kg3.71 kg$2330.00
2Kane TerryNSWOpen31.44 kg32.22 kg63.66 kg3.66 kg$1210.00
3Stephen MaasQLDOpen31.87 kg31.72 kg63.59 kg3.59 kg$790.00
4Simon MorleyNSWOpen31.39 kg32.05 kg63.44 kg3.44 kg$360.00
5Rhett GillSAOpen31.61 kg31.76 kg63.37 kg3.37 kg$300.00
6Mark YoungNSWOpen31.64 kg31.65 kg63.29 kg3.29 kg$270.00
7Michael HallidayQLDOpen31.53 kg31.65 kg63.18 kg3.18 kg$240.00
8Aaron WilliamsVICOpen31.62 kg31.47 kg63.09 kg3.09 kg$210.00
9Sean HillNSWOpen31.54 kg31.55 kg63.09 kg3.09 kg$180.00
10Guy StruthersQLDOpen31.49 kg31.55 kg63.04 kg3.04 kg$150.00
11Mitchell MaddisonNSWOpen31.42 kg31.61 kg63.03 kg3.03 kg
12Malcolm HallidayNSWOpen31.37 kg31.63 kg63.00 kg3.00 kg
13James KilpatrickNSWOpen31.47 kg31.48 kg62.95 kg2.95 kg
14Luke RoganQLDOpen31.54 kg31.40 kg62.94 kg2.94 kg
15Warren CossellQLDOpen31.60 kg31.32 kg62.92 kg2.92 kg
16Ben HarrisonSAOpen31.37 kg31.54 kg62.91 kg2.91 kg
17Mitch KingVICOpen31.43 kg31.48 kg62.91 kg2.91 kg
18Steve CrawleyQLDOpen31.67 kg31.22 kg62.89 kg2.89 kg
19Glenn AllenNSWOpen31.41 kg31.46 kg62.87 kg2.87 kg
20Jack GammieNSWOpen31.50 kg31.35 kg62.85 kg2.85 kg
21Scott SandilandsQLDOpen31.52 kg31.19 kg62.71 kg2.71 kg
22Warren AllenNSWOpen31.20 kg31.51 kg62.71 kg2.71 kg
23Richard BensonNSWOpen31.09 kg31.56 kg62.65 kg2.65 kg
24Neville EnrightNSWOpen31.60 kg21.04 kg52.64 kg2.64 kg
25Andrew HancoxNSWOpen31.36 kg31.26 kg62.62 kg2.62 kg
26Alex WhiteheadSAOpen20.68 kg31.89 kg52.57 kg2.57 kg
27James HayesNSWOpen31.50 kg21.05 kg52.55 kg2.55 kg
28Jamie McKeownQLDOpen31.21 kg31.29 kg62.50 kg2.50 kg
29Tom McLeanNSWGrand Master's (65 and over)21.14 kg31.32 kg52.46 kg2.46 kg
30Brett CroweNSWOpen31.31 kg31.14 kg62.45 kg2.45 kg
31Byron HillNSWOpen31.23 kg31.22 kg62.45 kg2.45 kg
32Scott BryantQLDOpen31.13 kg31.30 kg62.43 kg2.43 kg
33Josh CourtsNSWOpen31.25 kg31.18 kg62.43 kg2.43 kg
34Mat CameronNSWOpen31.11 kg31.28 kg62.39 kg2.39 kg
35Michael MaasQLDOpen31.22 kg31.11 kg62.33 kg2.33 kg
36Andrew DeathNSWOpen31.10 kg31.22 kg62.32 kg2.32 kg
37Steven PrykeVICOpen31.13 kg31.09 kg62.22 kg2.22 kg
38David HedgeNSWOpen31.01 kg31.13 kg62.14 kg2.14 kg
39Gordon GammieNSWOpen10.67 kg21.17 kg31.84 kg1.84 kg
40Epineha CribbNSWOpen31.40 kg10.43 kg41.83 kg1.83 kg
41Danny JobsonNSWOpen31.27 kg10.51 kg41.78 kg1.78 kg
42Brent DensonNSWOpen20.75 kg20.97 kg41.72 kg1.72 kg
43David ShanahanVICOpen30.90 kg10.69 kg41.59 kg1.59 kg
44Daniel LawtonNSWOpen10.61 kg30.95 kg41.56 kg1.56 kg
45Paul HardimanACTOpen10.34 kg31.17 kg41.51 kg1.51 kg
46Scott CarmodyQLDOpen31.29 kg31.29 kg1.29 kg
47Adam WilsonQLDOpen20.96 kg20.96 kg0.96 kg
48Mark MckayQLDOpen10.50 kg10.45 kg20.95 kg0.95 kg
49Liam McneillyNSWOpen10.40 kg10.52 kg20.92 kg0.92 kg
50Robert ChambersNSWGrand Master's (65 and over)20.80 kg20.80 kg0.80 kg
51Wade WalkerQLDOpen20.77 kg20.77 kg0.77 kg
52Doug BakerNSWOpen20.76 kg20.76 kg0.76 kg
53Marco GrubbQLDOpen10.75 kg10.75 kg0.75 kg
54Cedric LopezNSWOpen10.61 kg10.61 kg0.61 kg
55Geoff AlfordNSWOpen10.46 kg10.46 kg0.46 kg
55Lex ForbesVICMasters (60-64)10.46 kg10.46 kg0.46 kg
57Justine TomineyNSWWomen's10.43 kg10.43 kg0.43 kg
58Khean MakQLDOpen10.40 kg10.40 kg0.40 kg
59Paul WhiteheadSAMasters (60-64)10.35 kg10.35 kg0.35 kg
60Colin ChuNSWOpen10.34 kg10.34 kg0.34 kg
61Simon McguireACTOpen-0.05 kg10.37 kg10.32 kg-0.05 kg0.32 kg
62Ralph ErikssonNSWOpen
62Troy BrownQLDOpen
62Tony RileyQLDOpen
62Luke AtkinsonQLDOpen
62Ruth BeebyVICWomen's
62Lex IrwinQLDMasters (60-64)
62Michael RandallQLDOpen
62Michelle CarmodyQLDGrand Master's (65 and over)
62Justin PughNSWOpen
62Chris MillerSAOpen
62John EllisNSWGrand Master's (65 and over)
62Callum SprottQLDOpen
62Billy HowardQLDOpen
62Aaron RiveraQLDOpen
Total Fish D1Total Weight D1Total Fish D2Total Weight D2Total FishTotal WeightAverage Weight
14065.10 kg13564.65 kg275129.75 kg0.47 kg

Atomic Big Bream Winner

Kane TerryQLD0.90 kg

Mortgage Corp Monster Mover

Alex WhiteheadSA0.68 kg1.89 kg

Division Winners

Youth (16 - under 21 yrs)
Justine TomineyNSW10.43 kg10.43 kg
Master's (60 - 64 yrs)
Lex ForbesVIC10.46 kg10.46 kg
Grand Master's (65 and over)
Tom McLeanNSW21.14 kg31.32 kg52.46 kg
Pro Angler 17 Tandem (Teams Event)
First Time Competitors
Gareth Rendell-GoodhewQLD31.27 kg32.08 kg63.35 kg

Day 2 Weigh-In

Day 1 Weigh-In

Tackle Tactics Round 7 of Hobie Kayak Bream Series 11

On July 22-23 a Queensland record of 82 anglers competed in Tackle Tactics Round 7 of Hobie Kayak Bream Series 11 on the Gold Coast.

Anglers from New South Wales (NSW), Victoria (Vic), the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), South Australia (SA) and Queensland (Qld), were competing for cash and prizes, chasing a three fish bag of Yellowfin Bream on each of the two competition days.

On the first day of the tournament 140 legal bream were brought back to the Broadwater event site in angler’s Hobie Live wells. The total fish weight for the day was 65.10kg with the average fish weighing 465g. Leading the field at the close of the session was Tyson Hayes (Qld) on 2.09kg, in second place was Stephen Maas (Qld) on 1.87kg, and in third position was Steven Crawley (Qld) on 1.67kg. Competition was tight with the spread between 1st down to 30th place just 860g.

There was a solid breeze throughout much of day one, with it dropping off a few knots on day two, with sunny conditions making it an excellent weekend on the water in most locations on the arena. Day 2 saw 135 legal fish brought back to the scales weighing 65.65kg at an average of 479g. Over the two days 275 fish were weighed with a total weight of 129.75kg at an average of 470g, a weight that is expected to increase slightly as the fish move further down to the front of the system, closer to spawning time around mid-July, when the world championship will take place at the same location.


Australia representative for the upcoming Hobie Fishing Worlds 8, and day one leader, Tyson Hayes (Qld), backed up his day one bag of 2.09kg with another 1.62kg on day two to take the tournament win bagging $2330. Hayes had the following thoughts on his successful weekend.

“I had the same strategy over the two days of competition, I just fished different spots and pedalled until I couldn’t see anyone else”.

“One day one I went right up the Nerang (River), further than anyone else, and I just stayed in the main channel. Today (day 2) I went about a kilometre past the casino and just stayed around that area. I found a lot of the big fish in deeper water, but I needed to make sure I filled my bag today, and I did that in quite shallow water. In the deeper water I was only using a heavy Cranka Crab in olive, nothing else really, and I was using the same on the edges as the current moving so fast. I caught my fish in the last two hours today, which was probably a couple of hours later than yesterday”.

“At the moment, the water up there in the Nerang is a bit brackish, it’s sort of a coffee colour with a lot of fresh water coming in from storm water pipes. It depends on how far you go really, there are a lot of clear patches up there too”.

Rod: Okuma Helios
Reel: Okuma Inspire
Line: 4lb straight through
Lure: Crank Crab heavy in olive


Sitting way down the leader board in seventeenth place at close of day one was Kane Terry from Bulli in (NSW). But he came good early on day two and made a massive move up the standings to to finish the tournament in second place. His lucrative leap in the Tackle Tactics round, netted him a sweet $1210 for his day one bag of 1.44kg, which he followed up with the biggest single day bag of the tournament with 2.22kg on day two. His two-day total of 3.66kg was just 50g behind the winner. Terry’s persistence to fish the same reef, located to the north of the event site, for the whole weekend, paid off handsomely for the New South Welshman.

Terry stuck with the same lure, the olive Cranka Crab for the whole tournament. He was using the heavier type, and on day two he found they were being hit within seconds of the crab touching the bottom, particularly early in the session.

“It was a tough day yesterday (day one), I was pulling one in about every hour, and they were all small fish. Today (day two) when we got to the reef, straight from the start, as soon as the lure touched the bottom it was on. Surprisingly, today they were all much, larger fish than yesterday, which was really good”.

Rod: Daiwa Black Label
Reel: Daiwa 2500 Certate
Line: 8lb Daiwa J Braid
Leader: 6lb Sunline FC Rock
Lure: Cranka Crab heavy in Olive

The Mortgage Corp Monster Mover prize went to Alex Whitehead (SA), he had .68kg on day one and bagged 1.89kg on day two finishing in 26th position. The $100 Atomic Big Bream prize for the biggest fish of the open division was caught by second place getter Kane Terry (NSW), his big Yellowfin Bream weighed in at 900g.

The Women’s Division was taken out by Justine Tominey (NSW) with 430g, the Master’s went to Lex Forbes (Vic) on 460g, and the Grand Masters was won by Tom McLean (NSW) with 2.46kg. The best of the First Time Competitors was Gareth Rendell-Goodhew who fished magnificently for 3.35kg.

Thanks to the anglers who helped during the weigh-ins on both days of competition, and to Sunstate Hobie and ABT for their assistance over the weekend. The team would also like to thank the couple of anglers who helped with the pack up on Sunday afternoon.

Day Two

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