Eighty anglers in 47 boats attended the Wivenhoe Electric qualifying event to see Gavin Dunne weigh in a record 5.2kg, two-fish bag. He and Scott Evans shared the Big Bass prize with a fat 2.75kg bass each.
In what was considered a quiet day for most anglers, Dunne’s game plan of travelling the 7km (a 1.5 hour trip) towards the dam wall paid off. Using a Jackall Mask Vibe 60 in Pearl Ayu all day, Dunne managed to catch 10 fish to compile his monster bag. Using an EGrell Team Xstream B47 rod, Yamatoyo 20lb mainline and Yamatoyo Harris 20lb fluorocarbon leader.
“The trick was not to let the lure hit the bottom and to use short, sharp rips of the rod tip,” Gavin explained.
Fishing nearby, Scott Evans caught only one fish for the day, but it was an excellent 2.75kg bass. Using a white Squidgy Fish slowly rolled across the bottom, Scott remarked that the fish were “very aggressive early”.
Elliot Fooks managed two good fish to take second place. Elliot caught his fish on 3" Gulp Night Crawlers in the June Bug colour. Using a Berkley Dropshot rod, Stradic 2500 reel and fishing light with 6lb Fireline and 10lb Yamatoyo leader, he found by jigging from the bottom that most of his bites were mid-water. He noticed these fish on the sounder as single large arches rather than schooled fish towards the entrance to Logans Inlet.
With the Electric Convention to be held at Wivenhoe late September, this now seems the score to beat in terms of big bags. - Marcel Krieger
|1||Gavin Dunne||2/2||5.20||Prize Pack + EvaKool Esky|
|2||Elliot Fooks||2/2||4.60||Prize Pack + Qualify|
|3||Ian Black||2/2||4.45||Prize Pack + Qualify|
|4||Col Singleton||2/2||4.15||Prize Pack|
|5||Craig Simmons||2/2||4.10||Prize Pack|