BREAM Fishing Roadshow Hits Victoria
  |  First Published: October 2013

Victoria is set for the largest bream fishing tournament roadshow ever experienced in November when four pinnacle events of the ABT BREAM season hit the Gippsland region for a must not miss bream-athon.

Featuring the Hobie Fishing Worlds, Daiwa-Hobie Kayak BREAM Grand Final, Humminbird BREAM Grand Final and ABT BREAM Classic Championship, the 10 day long bream feast will provide anglers with an action packed conclusion to a long year on the tournament trail and also provide tournament fans, residents and visitors a chance to see, first hand, the best anglers in the business. Find out how they catch their fish and experience the thrill and excitement of the tournament experience in this magnificent part of Victoria.

Let’s take a look at the events and what’s in-store for those keen to hit the road and head to Gippsland to experience life on the tournament trail.

Hobie Fishing Worlds

It all kicks of on Bemm River with anglers from across the world converging on this popular fishery for the 3rd running of the Hobie Fishing Worlds. Kayakers from over a dozen countries will be hitting the water for this iconic event, with Bemm River set to experience a global bream bonanza like only Hobie can deliver.

With a flotilla of kayaks hitting the water at 7am sharp each morning and an action packed weigh-in taking place each afternoon, the Hobie Fishing Worlds is an opportunity to see the global phenomenon of kayak fishing, get up close and personal with the legendary Hobie kayak brand and meet some of the international legends of the sport. Add Bemm River’s legendary black bream to the mix and it’s an event not to miss.

Daiwa-Hobie Kayak BREAM Grand Final

The action of the Bemm was just a taste of things to come, with the Hobie Fishing Worlds hitting the road and heading to Marlo for the 2nd and 3rd day of competition.

The competition lifts to another level though when they head to Marlo with the Daiwa-Hobie Kayak BREAM Grand Final running concurrently with the Hobie Worlds. With 100 anglers predicted to take part it’ll be a kayak bream-athon like we’ve never seen before.

With anglers from across Australia joining forces with the international anglers fishing the Worlds, Marlo will be Australia’s bream fishing Mecca on the first weekend in November. With the kayak big bag record coming from Marlo and XOS fish on the cards for competitors the Hobie double header is building to be a big fish battle.

Who will be crowned the Hobie Worlds Champion and who will be Australia’s kayak bream tournament champion for 2013? There’s only one way to find out and there’s only place to see it, and that’s by heading to Marlo on November 3.

BREAM Classic Championship

The roadshow heads east to Mallacoota for the National ABT BREAM Classic Championship. Featuring Australia’s best boating bream teams, it’s the event that all bream teams throughout the country aspire to win.

Over 60 teams are predicted to do battle in the two day event with the big bags and giant bream of Mallacoota set to test the competing teams. With over $2 million dollars worth of boats on the water and the latest in cutting edge tournament tackle and gear on display on competitors’ vessels, this event is your opportunity to witness Australia’s best breaming teams do their thing on one of the Australia’s premier bream fisheries, Mallacoota.

One of Victoria’s best family fishing and holiday destination Mallacoota is a perfect location to visit and witness catch and release bream fishing at its best. Information, action and the drama of tournament angling will all be there at the Buckland Drive foreshore at Mallacoota. Make sure you don’t miss it.

Humminbird BREAM Grand Final

All roads lead to Gippsland Lakes after Mallacoota, with Metung playing host to the biggest event of the bream calendar, the Humminbird BREAM Grand Final.

Featuring Australia’s 40 best boaters, and 40 best non-boaters this is the event that makes tournament angling superstars and cements reputations. Tim ‘The Bream’ Morgan and many others have won this title on their way to angling stardom. Who will it be in 2013? Heading to Metung for this action packed weekend is the best way to find out.

The list of competitors fishing the events is a roll call of past and present ABT and AFC anglers and champions. Russell Babekuhl, Kris Hickson, Tristan Taylor and current Angler of the Year Champion and Victorian gun Warren Carter are all primed to do battle in the ultimate event of on the 2013 BREAM fishing calendar.

Three days of competition, an often changing and very testing bream bite, combined with an expansive, almost daunting venue combine to make the Gippsland Grand Final the ultimate tournament test for 2013.

Who will catch Gippsland’s legendary black bream and who will hold the Huminbird BREAM Grand Final trophy aloft? The Metung Hotel on Sunday November 10 is where and when the question will be answered and you’ll get to witness history in the making.

Make sure you don’t miss out on the action at Metung or at any of the venues during the BREAM Grand Final in Victoria, breaming entertainment and opportunities like this only come along once. – ABT


Dates and Locations

Hobie Fishing Worlds

Location:Bemm River, Vic
Date:Oct 30 (Thur)
When:2pm, Bemm River township foreshore (Sydnenham Parade, Bemm River)

Hobie Fishing Worlds/Daiwa-Hobie Kayak BREAM Grand Final

Location:Marlo, Vic
Date:Nov 2-3 (Sat, Sun)

W- 2pm, Marlo foreshore (Argyle Parade, Marlo)

BREAM Classic Championship

Location:Mallacoota, Vic
Date:Nov 5-6 (Tue, Wed)
When:2pm, Mallacoota township boat ramp (Buckland Drive, Mallacoota)

Humminbird BREAM Grand Final

Location:Metung, Vic
Date:Nov 8-10 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
When:2pm, Metung Hotel Foreshore

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