Tas ABT Classic series
  |  First Published: March 2012

The Tasmanian ABT Bream Classic Series got underway in mid February, heralding a new era in this series.

Now run by southern Tasmanian butcher Alistair Creed, this new leadership promises to have everything that anglers have become accustomed to in past years with some new and interesting tweaks.

Alistair is the third tournament director for the very popular Tasmanian ABT Classic series after Leroy Tirant established the series and Neil and Nicole Grose consolidated his success over the past three years.

This year sees the series kick off on the Swan River in February, and a full report on this event will be published in the April issue.

The Swan has consistently produced 10kg+ bags, with last years event seeing the top six teams all getting 11kg+ bags over the two days.

The series then moves to St Helens over the weekend of March 24-25.

This is the weekend before the ABT qualifier on the Derwent River, and will probably see many mainland competitors fish this event as a lead in to the Derwent ABT qualifier.

The Swan will see the Hobie Kayak Tasmanian State Titles event midweek on the Swan on March 28-29.

St Helens is a firm favourite with the ABT qualifier circuit, with some awesome flats fishing as well as some intriguing fishing along rocky shores and other structures.

The Classic series hits its finale on the Derwent River on April 21-22 and as always this round will see some awesome fishing.

In 2011 the round was highlighted by the river being full of freshwater, however this didn’t deter record bags, with 12kg+ needed to even get into the top ten.

For more information on the event please contact Alistair Creed on 0408 109 204 or visit [url=http://www.sportsfishtasmania.com/] for the latest updates on this seasons’ Classics.

- Tas ABT Classic

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