Going against all forecast, the Dash for Cash anglers were fortunately treated with a cracker of a day on the water; the bream were in trouble!
Whilst the field was only 14 boats strong the format of the comp means our winners still go home with a good stack of cash.
Today our champion team was Anders Financial weighing in a 3.15kg bag. Greg Byrne and Ben Cronk showed that it doesn't take a high powered, big glass boat to win the Dash for Cash. Fishing from a nicely fitted out Blue Fin 4.3 Warrior, the boys fished the areas around Sovereign and Crab Island to bag their fish; together they took home $1200 along with the TT Lures/ZMan Big Bream prize pack worth $450.
Team TT's narrowly missed out on their third win in a row after bringing back a 3.05kg bag to the scales. Taking out second place, Tracey Mammen and Darren Borg fished the Seaway and then the Pin area. This seemed to be the story of the day for our anglers who reported having to move around to find their bag.
Half a kilo behind our leading 2 teams were Team Atomic taking third place with a 2.05kg bag. Aaron Sharp and team mate Joey Allen were lucky to take to the water today after blowing a radiator hose on the way to the comp. The boys hit the water 5mins behind the field but this didn't stop them from landing a good bag of bream.
It was great to welcome a few Dash for Cash new comers and introduce them to bream tournament fishing; It is always great to see new people join the sport. Some of our new club members fished their very first bream comp; Team Evolution David Hyndman and Jade Durand just met a couple of weeks ago at what was their first night at the club and did very well to finish 8th. They were closely followed by Team Romano who were in their second ever comp.
Overall only one team failed to catch their full bag of 5 fish, however the condition of the fish saw a few low scoring bags
A big thank you to the Volunteer Marine Rescue Southport who were our hosts. They provided a great venue right by the waters edge with excellent facilities; they deserved the donation given to them from the tournament entries.
Also a thanks to our club member team of Bruce Anderson, Nathan Anderson, Christian Pulvirenti and Tamara Anderson for their assistance in running the event. TT Lures/ZMan plastics were once again our sponsors for the event donating our Big Bream prize packs, so thanks to Gareth and the team for their ongoing support of the Gold Coast Sportfishing Club. Thanks again to ABT for their support of the event.
|That wraps up the Bream comps from the club for 2011 and we look forward now to the Gold Coast Flathead Classic, remember to check out details at www.flatheadclassic.com.au||and stay tuned for a Dash for Cash Flathead after the Classic.|