After much speculation, Hobie Cat Australasia is pleased to announce the location of the Grand Final of the 2014 Hobie Kayak Fishing Bream Series, presented by Daiwa. The event is set to take place in the stunning bream fishery of South Yunderup near Mandurah, approximately 70km south of Perth in Western Australia, and will be held on the 22nd and 23rd of November 2014.
Predominantly built upon a network of canals at the mouth of the Murray River, South Yunderup has a local population of around 2500 and is a popular retirement location for many Western Australians due to its warm climate, excellent fishing and relative isolation.
The competition waterway, situated on the Murray and Serpentine systems, provides an incredibly diverse venue for this year’s grand finalists. From the river systems themselves to the flats of Peel inlet and the extensive network of man-made canals, there is truly going to be something for every style of kayak angler.
Simon Goldsmith, tournament director at Australian Bass Tournaments, had this to say about the competition and location.
“The Hobie Kayak Fishing BREAM Series is a truly unique series. Catch and release tournament fishing at its very best, it’s a series that allows anglers to challenge their abilities in a competitive realm and do so on a national stage. With the Grand Final slated for Western Australia, this emphasis on a nation-wide series is on full display. The opportunity to showcase WA’s outstanding bream fishing to anglers from across the country is a very exciting prospect.”
The Grand Final will unite the east and west coasts, bringing fishermen and women from opposite shores of the country together in a battle of wills. Over 50 kayak anglers will descend on the fishery and go head to head, all vying for the top prize!
Mathew Williams of Getaway Outdoors said they were thrilled to be hosting the fifth National Hobie/Daiwa Kayak Fishing Grand Final.
“The Murray River launch area and facilities, on the outskirts of Mandurah, offers a stunning backdrop to some of the best and most diverse bream fishing in West Australia,” he said. “The options are endless and there is something to cater for every competitor, from fishing the Murray and Serpentine River systems then onto the flats of the Peel Inlet and finally the man-made canals of Mandurah itself. They’re all accessible by kayak in a day. Bring all these elements together and we are confident WA is going to host an exciting and challenging Grand Final.”
Steve Morgan from Fishing Monthly agreed.
“West Australia has a rich BREAMing history, with West Australian anglers placing well in National Finals over the years in the eastern states,” he said. “The Murray River Hobie/Daiwa Kayak Fishing Grand Final finally turns the tables and lets the eastern breamers take on the talented West Aussies on their home turf. It’s going to be exciting to see if the eastern anglers’ skills will transfer west as readily as the West Aussies export theirs east.
“Finally West Australian BREAMers will experience the wonder, excitement and challenge that is the Hobie/Daiwa Kayak Fishing Grand Final.”
With only three rounds left in the series in which to qualify, the pressure is definitely on to claim a place in what is going to be a phenomenal Grand Final that elevates the Hobie Fishing Series to an Australia-wide, truly national level!
For more information on the series go to www.abt.com.au. - FMReads: 418