With the Christmas New Year period all but a vague memory, many keen bream anglers will be fixing their attention to the picturesque Glenelg River on February 24 and 25 for the Mercury Glenelg Shire Bream Classic, the first Round of the 2007 Humminbird Vic Bream Classic Series.
With the success of the 2006 series the Mercury Glenelg Shire Bream Classic is sure to turn the beautiful township of Nelson into a thriving metropolis with anglers trying to tame the Glenelg’s black bream and beat the other teams in the tournament.
The 2007 Humminbird Vic Bream Classic Series will give anglers the chance to compete alongside some of the best local and interstate anglers on some of the most picturesque waterways in Victoria. The Vic Bream Classic Series is a great introduction to the tournament angling circuit as it allows anglers to fish in a team with one other angler of their choice, in an attempt to weigh five legal bream caught using lure or fly each day. This format creates a fantastic social feel to the weekend while still maintaining a high level of competition among teams.
Anglers will be fine tuning drags, spooling reels with fresh line, sharpening hooks and planning intricate strategies with team mates to give them any chance of stopping these Victorian freight trains. If you have ever tackled with a kilo-plus black bream then you know how hard it can be to get that big bruiser in the net. Now just imagine that you’re using 1-2kg line the thickness of cotton near barnacle encrusted rocks or snags, which that bream knows intimately and finally add that this one bream could help your team win over $15,000 in cash and prizes and you will get a small insight into how exciting it can be to compete in the Series
If the little taste above has got your casting arm twitching then be sure to grab a friend, get onto www.vicbreamclassics.com.au and enter your team to be part of the fun. There will be four qualifying rounds to be a part of in 2007 which include:
New to the series in 2007 is the most consistent teams award where teams have the chance to be crowned the Club Marine Team Of The Year for accumulating the most points in all the qualifying rounds. Also the top 5 teams from each qualifying round will be invited to complete in the National Bream Classic Final, where the best of the best teams from Australia’s Classic Tournaments will go head to head to compete for a Skeeter Package valued at $45,000 and the bragging rights of being crowned the number one team.
If giving away over $15,000 in cash and prizes at each qualifying round isn’t enough, the anglers won’t be the only ones taking home all the prizes. Vic Bream Classics will also be giving away a Minn-Kota Electric Motor and a Berkley Tournament Essentials pack to two lucky spectators at every round, so if you’re not competing, come down to view the weigh–in and presentations on both days and register your name to give yourself the best chance to also go home a winner.
For further details ring Bill Hartshorne on 0409 823 070 or visit www.vicbreamclassics.com.au . – VBC
|February 24-25||Mercury Glenelg Shire Bream Classic||Glenelg River, Nelson|
|April 28-29||Yamaha East Gippsland Bream Classic||Mallacoota Inlet, Mallacoota|
|June 16-17||Club Marine East Gippsland Bream Classic||Gippsland Lakes, Metung|
|August 11-12||Hooked On Rods & Reels Sungold Milk Bream Classic||Hopkins River, Warrnambool|
|October 13-14||2007 Humminbird Vic Bream Classic Invitational||Glenelg River, Nelson|