Sunday 6 April saw the Basin Lure and Fly Anglers Inc. run Round 3 of the popular Southern Bream Series, proudly sponsored by Tonic Eyewear, on the Clyde River at Batemans Bay.
A total of 49 boating teams and 14 kayak anglers fished the comp in what could be described as very tough conditions due to the previous week’s weather. The final winner in the Boating section was Team FG Blades with Fred Green and Lindon Thompson with a 5/5 bag totalling 2.970kg. Second went to Team Tonic Eyewear/FG Blades with Matt Star and Damien Skeen scoring a 5/5 bag totalling 2.745kg. Third went to Team Bream Laden with Steven Babic and Michael Tallis with a 5/5 bag weighing 2.245kg, Fourth went to Team Bream Attack with Geoff Borg and Michael Borg with a 4/5 bag totalling 2.050kg and fifth went to Team Fishing World/Shimano with Wal Balzan and Tony Rutkowski with a 5/5 bag weighing 2.040kg.
In the Boating section the 98 competing anglers amassed a total of 92 fish for a combined weight of 39.160kg. The Hobie Big Bream prize was taken out by Neil Kelly with a solid 0.985kg fish.
The Kayak section was won by Team Custom Lure Art - Craig Coughlan with a bag of 3/3 totalling 1.550kg, and second went to Team Mylureshop.com - Scott Marcinkowski with a bag of 3/3 weighing 1.370kg. Third went to Rob Chambers with a bag of 2/3 totalling 1.070kg.
In the Kayak section the 14 competitors caught a total of 10 fish for a combined weight of 4.890kg. The BCF Big Bream prize was taken out by Craig Coughlan with a 0.655kg fish.
The Basin Lure and Fly Anglers Inc. would like to thank all the competitors and sponsors: Tonic Eyewear, Fishing World, Lowrance, Searing Tackle/Damiki, Shimano, Custom Lure Art, Skeeter Boats / Power Pole, Hobie Fishing, Compleat Angler Nowra, BCF, Totally Immersed Watersports, Lox Rods and STG Graphics.
Round 4 will be held on Sunday 11th May on Sydney Harbour, and more information is available at www.basinlureandfly.org.au. - BLFAReads: 1003