Team Hastings Bream and Bass Club, consisting of local anglers Wayne Bale and Jeff Brundson, had what was needed to rise to the top of this very talented field at the Atomic Port Macquarie GTS Event in February.
Using years of local knowledge, the pair travelled up the Maria River to just below Telegraph Point. Fishing the mangrove edges and in particular targeting the shady side of snags with a broad range of techniques including plastics, surface lures and diving hardbodies they were able to slowly but surely put together a bag of five fish.
Taking out the honours for the Kayakers was Luke Kay who decided to make the trek up from Sydney to have at crack at the event. With only one fish weighing in at 1.26kgs it was not only enough to win but was the biggest fish in both the Boat and Kayak division. – GTS