August 13, 2017. Mooloolaba, Queensland.

The TT Lures, Round 10 of Hobie Kayak Bream Series 9 continues the Queensland leg of the tour with another awesome ‘One Dayer’ at Mooloolaba on the 13th of August.


Tackle Tactics – TT Lures round 10 of Hobie® Kayak Bream Series 9 was battled out on the Mooloolah River in Mooloolaba on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The “One Day Wonder” saw anglers from Queensland (Qld), the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Victoria (VIC) and New South Wales (NSW) compete for cash prizes, sponsor prize packs and Angler of the Year (AOY) points.

Some anglers struggled through pre-fish, while others found fish all over the arena. On both pre-fish and competition days the weather was sensational and the location stunning. Winter days don’t get much better than they were in Mooloolaba but the clear water made it a tough fishery, with easily spooked fish calling for stealth and finesse. Most reports from anglers were that the bite was much tougher on competition day, and everyone had to work hard to attract legal sized bream. It seemed like a different waterway to the pre-fish day and while bream, were tough to locate and catch, there was plenty of bi-catch, including some big trevally and even a massive grouper or two. Those who knuckled down and slogged it out found rewards in their persistence and adjustments to strategy.

The top 5 anglers shared total cash prize payout of $1,350 and over $1,250 in sponsor prizes were shared by Open and other divisional winners.

Fish Caught: 97
Anglers with Fish: 33 from 37
Total Weight: 42.53kg
Average Weight: 438g
Total Cash Payout: $1350


Scott Bryant from Brisbane in Queensland gave a brief rundown on how he climbed to the top of the leader board in Mooloolaba.

“I did a bit of pre-fish in the area in the lead up months (to the event) but didn’t go out on pre-fish day, because I didn’t want to sting any of the fish. Knowing the area pretty well, I had a plan and was confident with it and it pretty much worked for me as expected”.

“Warm weather, clear skies and clear water is what I wanted and it happened. I had my bag of 4 bream by 8am, a high 30 (cm) and 3 just under 30. I predominately fished only one set of canals all day and just rotated through the same pontoons over, and over again, and I just kept pulling fish, upgrading a few times. I hit boat hulls as well, basically any structure that was in the shade”.

“As the tide changed, and started coming through in the morning the water really cleared up. I did have a quick look in other canals but they seemed to have a lot of sediment and didn’t quite look right to me. Where I chose to fish, the water was crystal clear and I could see the fish underneath the pontoons and the boat hulls, and it was just a matter of bringing them out into the open. I’d throw the hardbodies past the pontoons and slowly crank them back along the face, and when I’d see the fish follow the lure out I’d just pause it, they’d come up and pick it up, they’d try to go back under cover and away we’d go”.

“I was cranking the edge of the pontoons with little Jackall Chubbys, the Duo Ryuki Spearheads a couple of soft plastics including the Berkley Gulp shrimp, but 90% of my fish came on the hardbodies. I did find a pattern with the trevally that were in there, every time they started busting up, the bream got really aggressive and would start feeding on the edges”.

Rod : MajorCraft Skyroad 1-5kg
Reel : Shimano Twin Power 1000
Line : FC Sniper 3lb
Lure : Duo Ryuki Spearhead 50 MD


Mitch King hauled his way up to Queensland from Victoria for the second time within a month to fish a Hobie comp, and his trip to Mooloolaba paid off in cash and 99 AOY points.

“I travelled all of the way from Vic (Victoria) to Mooloolaba and was able to do the pre-fish for a few hours and hit all of the areas that I had read about. I went down to the trawlers and had a bit of a play around, hit some rock walls, some flats and eliminated some of the spots. I found a canal set that was holding some good fish. I could see them sitting under pontoons and they were taking lures, so I knew that it was going to be a canal thing for me”.

“I started my comp day by heading straight to the trawlers hoping to pull a quick fish, but there were a lot of people there so I bailed (left) pretty, quickly and went into the canals. It was a slow start, which had me worried, but I hoped they would come on the chew as the tide rose later in the day”.

“I worked 3 or 4 sets of canals going up one side using a mixture of Gulps and Tiemco Stick Minnows. When I found the water was running a bit harder I threw on the faster sinking stuff. The stand out lure for me was definitely the stick minnow”.

“I ended up getting fish in scattered areas. They were few and far between, probably one every hour, but they were generally good fish”.

Rod : Miller Brawler
Reel : Daiwa Certate 2506
Line : Sunline Castaway 10lb
Leader : Sunline FC Rock 8lb
Lure : Tiemco Stick Minnow 007


Marco Grubb won the Atomic Big Bream $100 cash prize for the event. He caught his 980g bream, more than double the size of the average bream in the area, throwing crabs at the trawlers.

Rod : Daiwa Generation Black 1-2 kg
Reel : Daiwa Caldia
Line: Daiwa J Braid 6lb
Leader : Sunline 4lb
Lure : Spotted Cranka Crab


Callum Sprott from Queensland

Michelle Carmody from Queensland

Lex Irwin for Queensland

PA17 Division
Hailey and Rob Paxevanos

Peter Chrimes from Queensland


Tim Olsen who traveled all of the way up from the Australian Capital Territory won the Mortgage Corp Power Pack for the tournament.


Hobie Polarized Round 11 will be held on the Swan River in Western Australia on August 26-27 and then, in what is expected to be a huge round to finish off the series prior to the Australian Championship, will be Rhino-Rack Round 12 at Forster in New South Wales on September 16-17.


Thank you to Sunstate Hobie for their dealer support and for the bbq and drinks after the angler’s day on the water.

Thanks also to our fantastic sponsors Daiwa, Berkley, Atomic, Lowrance, Rhino-Rack, Strike Pro, TT Lures, Pro Lure, JML Anglers Alliance, Mortgage Corp, Power-Pole, Hobie Polarized for their much, appreciated support.

1Scott BryantQLDO42.6442.64$570.00 + Sponsor Prize Pack
2Mitch KingVICO42.3242.32$340.00 + Sponsor Prize Pack
3Steve CrawleyQLDO42.1542.15$200.00 + Sponsor Prize Pack
4Marco GrubbQLDO42.1242.12$140.00 + Sponsor Prize Pack
5Luke RoganQLDO42.0842.08$100.00 + Sponsor Prize Pack
6Michael HallidayQLDO41.9541.95
7Warren CossellQLDO41.9441.94
8Scott MarcinkowskiNSWO41.8641.86
9Tyson HayesQLDO41.8541.85
10Stephen MaasQLDO41.8441.84
11Anthony SteersQLDO41.7841.78
12Michael MaasQLDO41.6841.68
13Chesney FungVICO41.6541.65
14Mark YoungNSWO41.6141.61
14Glenn AllenNSWO41.6141.61
16Scott SandilandsQLDO41.441.4
17Geoff AlfordACTO41.2341.23
18Kendall SooQLDO41.241.2
19Michael WalkerNSWO31.0931.09
20Tony PettieVICO30.9230.92
21Guy StruthersQLDO20.8420.84
22Nathan CliffNSWO20.7820.78
23Lex IrwinQLDM20.7720.77
23Corey ChrimesQLDO20.7720.77
25Scott CarmodyQLDO20.720.7
25Koji MakiQLDO10.710.7
27Justin PughNSWO10.6910.69
28Billy HowardQLDO10.610.6
29Tim OlsenACTO20.5920.59
30Callum SprottQLDY10.510.5
31Phil PluisQLDO10.4610.46
32Mark PedersonQLDO10.410.4
33Wade WalkerQLDO10.3110.31
34Paul HardimanACTO0
34Michelle CarmodyNSWW0
34Richard OrchardQLDO0
34Brendan PieschelNSWO0

Atomic Big Bream Winner

Marco GrubbQLD0.98$100.00

Mortgage Corp Monster Mover

Tim OlsenACT0.59Sponsor Prize Pack
Pro Angler 17T (Tandem Event) Division
1Rob Paxevanos & Hailey PaxevanosQLD17TSponsor Prize Pack

Division Winners

Youth (16 - under 21) Division
1Callum SprottQLD10.5Sponsor Prize Pack
Women's Division
Michelle CarmodyNSWSponsor Prize Pack
Master's (60-64) Division
1Lex IrwinQLD20.77Sponsor Prize Pack
Pro Angler 17T (Tandem Event) Division
Rob Paxevanos & Hailey PaxevanosQLDSponsor Prize Pack
First Time Competitors
FTCPeter ChrimesQLD10.35Sponsor Prize Pack

Competition Day Weigh-In

Competition Day Afternoon

Competition Day Early Morning

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

1Steve CrawleyQLDOpenView Profile
2Stephen MaasQLDOpenView Profile
3Mark YoungNSWOpenView Profile
4Rob Paxevanos &
Hailey Paxevanos
QLDFirst TimerPA17T TandemView Profile
5Wade WalkerQLDOpenView Profile
6Geoff AlfordACTOpenView Profile
7Paul HardimanACTOpen
8Tim OlsenACTOpen
9Chesney FungVICOpenView Profile
10Phil PluisQLDOpenView Profile
11Michael MaasQLDOpenView Profile
12Kendall SooQLDOpenView Profile
13Michelle CarmodyQLDOpenWomens
14Justin PughNSWOpen
15Warren CossellQLDOpenView Profile
16Lex IrwinQLDOpenMasters (60-64)View Profile
17Scott BryantQLDOpen
18Anthony SteersQLDOpen
19Billy HowardQLDOpen
20Peter ChrimesQLDFirst TimerMasters (60-64)
21Scott SandilandsQLDOpenView Profile
22Marco GrubbQLDOpenView Profile
23Michael HallidayQLDOpenView Profile
24Scott CarmodyQLDOpenView Profile
25Richard OrchardQLDOpen
26Guy StruthersQLDOpenView Profile
27Corey ChrimesQLDOpen
28Brendan PieschelNSWOpenView Profile
29Michael WalkerNSWOpen
30Callum SprottQLDOpenYouthView Profile
31Glenn AllenNSWOpenView Profile
32Koji MakiQLDOpen
33Mark PedersenQLDOpen
34Luke RoganQLDOpenView Profile
35Scott MarcinkowskiNSWOpenView Profile
36Mitch KingVICOpenView Profile
37Tony PettieVICOpenView Profile
38Nathan CliffNSWOpen
39Tyson HayesQLDOpen
Open 37
Youth (16 – under 21yrs) 1
Women's 1
Master's (60 – 64yrs) 2
Grand Master's (65 and over) 0
PA17T Tandem 1
First Time Entries 2
Table Updated August 13, 2017 7:30 am

Important Rule Changes for 2017

There are several change to the Rules – they are marked in bold 2017 Hobie Bream Series Rules.

Sign up for the new Hobie Memebrship Club. It’s FREE and instant.

Information Sheet


Early Entries Close at midnight AEST on 04/08/2017.

  • Early Entry: $50.00
  • Late Entry: $70.00
  • On the Day Entry: $70.00

August 13, 2017.


Mooloolah River foreshore park Near the corner of Foote St and River Esp, Moololaba.

No Fishing

Monday 31st July up to and including Friday 11th August.

No Go Zones

To Be Announced

Registration Times

Day 1 6:00am.

Briefing Times

Day 1 6:30am.

Session Times

Day 1 7:00am – 2:30pm.

Briefing, Launch And Weigh-in Location

Mooloolah River foreshore park Near the corner of Foote St and River Esp, Moololaba.

Hobie Dealer Support

Sunstate Hobie

More Information

Hobie H-Crates

The Hobie H-Crate allows anglers to easily orgainse their fishing gear, within easy reach, while expanding the available H-Rail space on their Hobie kayak. Heavy duty adjustable straps allow for quick installation and removal.