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Aussies dominate big money in China
  |  First Published: December 2013



In September 2013, a team of 10 Australian kayak tournament anglers travelled to China to compete in the inaugural C.A.N. (China, Australia, New Zealand) kayak tournament. Not really knowing what to expect, the team excelled on a totally foreign waterway for species they hadn’t seen before.

In short, Aussie anglers dominated the top placings, winning $41,200 of the $55,000 USD prize money on offer. Working as a team, the anglers figured out a pattern and shared it across their anglers.

Interestingly, Aussie bream training and techniques shone, with the Aussie anglers’ stamina (especially in windy conditions) and blading prowess giving them the advantage.

As well as big prize money, the experience was big for the team. With an outdoor stadium full of near 20,000 people for the opening ceremonies and presentations, it’s an experience that they’re unlikely to forget.

Neil Carstairs put together an awesome report – big enough to fill up half of this magazine. You can read it here: http://www.kfdu.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=34354

Rest assure, there’ll be plenty more Aussies chomping to get their hands on some of that cash if the opportunity presents itself again.

Facts

Aussie Angler Placings

1stRichard Somerton
2ndNeil Carstairs
4thAndrew Death
6thScott Lovig
7thJim Barrie
10thCraig Coughlan
11thGreg Lewis
12thStewart Dunn
13thMatt Petrie

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