France Conquers Clarrie Hall
  |  First Published: July 2010

Forty-five anglers braved a very chilly start to compete in the July round at the picturesque Clarrie Hall Dam in the Tweed Valley.

As the day warmed up and layers of warm clothing were shed, Clarrie Hall lived up to its enigmatic reputation with some anglers finding schools of decent bass and constantly upgrading their livewells while others struggled with smaller fish and some did not trouble the scorers.

Most fish came from downstream and the biggest bass of the day was caught closer to the dam wall than the launching ramp. It seems that there was no one magic system that worked on the day with bass taking soft plastics, vibes, blades and hardbodied lures.

Five fish were weighed that topped the 1kg mark and competition was very close for the biggest bag and biggest bass.

Stuart France took the competition with a great 2.09kg bag of two Clarrie Hall bass, just pipping Jay Gillespie who managed two bass for 2.05kg.

The biggest bass went to Joe Allan of Ashmore with a fish of 1.29kg. This fish came off a point in the lower reaches of the lake close to the dam wall in about 20ft of water caught on a gold 1/4oz Atomic blade.

Thanks to all the sponsors for the prizes and the Australian Bass Association would like to thank ABT tournaments for there on going Stocking donations. – ABA


Top 10

PlaceAnglerFishWeight (kg)
1Stuart France2/22.09
2Jay Gillespie2/22.05
3Pete Bostock2/22.04
4Dave Trinder2/21.84
5Wayne Blundell2/21.80
6Scott Lane2/21.79
7Joe Allen2/21.78
8Paul Gillespie2/21.76
9Andrew Baunach2/21.73
10Charles West 2/21.72

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