Perfect weather conditions greeted anglers as they contested the final round of the 2011 Austackle King of Moreton Bay Team Series, fished over a 36 hour period from midnight on Friday night to midday on Sunday.
After three rounds of targeting individual species, anglers were able to catch any or all of the three nominated species: bream, whiting and flathead.
The leader board before the start was closely packed with four teams in with a realistic chance of taking away the teams title and four anglers still within striking distance of being crowned King of Moreton Bay.
The rest of the teams still had the opportunity to win a fantastic array of prizes supplied by Austackle, Suzuki, Haines Signature Boats and Fishing Monthly Group. Over $3,000 of random draw prizes were also given away, which made sure that none of the competitors walked away empty handed.
Teams started checking back in at about 12:30pm on Sunday and it was quickly apparent that some huge points tallies had been accumulated with whiting being the predominant species caught, particularly by anglers who fished in and around the Coomera River area.
Three recounts were required because of photo/points discrepancies on the scoresheets with all of the top three teams having some fish either disqualified or points adjusted. After what must have seemed an eternity for the waiting anglers and their supporters, the winning team was finally announced as Redlands Sporting.
On behalf of the organising committee I would like to sincerely thank all the anglers who participated over the last five months in this event and also Austackle, Suzuki, Haines Signature Boats and Fishing Monthly Group for their generous sponsorship. I look forward to seeing everybody again in 2012 along with some new faces. – Michael Cole, Tournament Director
Final Round Team Results
|1||Redlands Sporting (Ross Schwartz/Dom Ferre)||4432|
|2||Austackle Gold (Jamie McKeown/Ben Cole)||3522|
|3||Team Stradic (Shane Wolhuter/Nathan Wolhuter)||3036|
|4||Team ANSA (Steve Gregory/Stephen Celovski)||2326|
|5||Anglers Connection (Brett Rayner/Chad Patterson)||1165|
Overall Winning Teams
|1||Redlands Sporting (Ross Schwartz/Dom Ferre)||8564|
|2||Team Stradic (Shane Wolhuter/Nathan Wolhuter)||6743|
|3||Austackle Gold (Jamie McKeown/Ben Cole)||6018|
|4||Team ANSA (Steve Gregory/Stephen Celovski)||5376|
|5||Anglers Connection (Brett Rayner/Chad Patterson)||2583|
Fact Box 2
King of Moreton Bay