2013 Daiwa-Hobie Kayak BREAM Grand Final – Final Results

Head Hauls for Grand Final Win

Darryl Head, a 46 year old Basin View Hobie Fishing Guide claimed the ultimate prize in kayak tournament fishing with victory in the 2013 Daiwa-Hobie Kayak BREAM Grand Final.

Claiming a wire-to-wire victory Head grabbed the lead on day one on the back of a 3 kilo plus bag then never let it go as he stormed to victory.

Fishing just inside the first lake heading upstream Head fished shallow (1/2 metre of water) and threw an assortment of different lures and used a host of different techniques to catch his fish. Day one in particular was the day when he threw his whole tackle box.

 
 

 “The fish didn’t turn on until the middle of morning when the tide turn and there was no real pattern or lure that stood out. As a result I just rotated through my lures and mixed up how I worked them”, explained Hedge.

Throwing blades, deep diving crankbaits and soft plastics and using retrieves that ranged from slow rolls to twitches and pauses, it was a multi approach that delivered him 15 fish for the session.   

Weighing in a 3.46kg limit for the session it was a 1.74kg kicker fish in his bag that anchored his leading margin heading into day two. Heading off on day two with a 690gram lead Head had a feeling that the fishing would be tough, especially with the deteriorating weather, and had suspicions that one fish would be enough to keep him in front of his challengers.

“I was happy when I caught my first fish in the first hour, then was over the moon when I got my second fish in the last hour”, explained Head.

The last angler to hit the stage, Head’s two 2/2, kg in the end proved enough to relegate a strong finishing Scott Baker to second place and claim his maiden Kayak BREAM win.

“To claim the win in such strong company is truly amazing”, explained a jubilant Head.

Head now becomes only the forth angler to call themselves a Daiwa-Hobie Kayak Grand Final winner and now joins Scott Lovig, Daniel Brown and Shane Taylor on the honour roll.

Baker Cranks into Second

Inaugural Hobie Fishing Worlds Champion Scott Baker produced another solid tournament result to finish second and claim his best result to date in a Kayak Grand Final.

Compiling a 6/6, 3.8kg limit to secure his podium finish Baker fished to his strength and through a deep Jackall Chubby for the entire tournament.

The Chubby has been my go-to lure for a long time now, so when the weather was bad and the fishing tough I tied one, knowing that if any lure would get me fish it would be that one,” explained Baker.

Fishing a 1.7 metre deep flat near the first island upriver of the start line, Baker religiously used his Power Pole to hold his Hobie in position and allow him to fish the area thoroughly.

“Without the Power Pole I wouldn’t have been able to fish the area as as I did, and I wouldn’t have caught the fish that I did”, explained Baker.

With his Power Pole deployed and his Hobie facing into the current Baker would make long casts then retrieve his Jackall with a dead-slow slow roll, bumping the lure across the bottom.

“You couldn’t work the lure too slow, you just wanted it to touch its way across the bottom as you cranked it back in”, explained Baker.

While the technique was crucial for success so was the choice of lure colour.

“I could only get fish on the pink eyed, brown suji shrimp colour. While other colours looked great, I just couldn’t get fish to eat them”, explained Baker.

His choice of technique and lure colour produced seven fish on day one and four fish on day two. One of only two anglers to catch their full limit for the tournament Baker’s consistency and result once again confirmed his status as an angler to look out for in a big event.

Hogs Breath Boss Hog

Event winner Darryl Head claimed the Hogs Breath Boss Hog, with the champion’s day one 1.74kg kicker fish falling to a twitched and long paused suji shrimp coloured Jackall Squirrel.

Winning Tackle

Rod- 7’6” Millerod Control Freak

Reel- 1000 Shimano Stella

Line- 8lb OH DragonPE

Leader- 4lb flurocarbon

Lure- Jackall Squirrel, Ecogear VX35, Jackall Chubby, Berkley Gulp Shrimp, Berkley 3B Sub Dog

Winning Ways

“There was no one lure that dominated (especially on day one) so I threw a heap of different lures in the hope of increasing my chances of giving them something they wanted”.

 

Kayak BREAM Series: Daiwa-Hobie Kayak BREAM Grand Final Angler Results      
Place Angler State F1 W1 F2 W2 TF TW Payout
1 Darryl HEAD NSW 3 3.46 2 1.14 5 4.6 2013 Daiwa-Hobie Kayak BREAM Grand Final Winner, Prize Pack, Duffrods Prize Rod
2 Scott BAKER VIC 3 1.94 3 1.86 6 3.8 Prize Pack
3 Stephen MAAS QLD 3 2.18 1 1.36 4 3.54 Prize Pack
4 Craig COUGHLAN NSW 3 2.77 1 0.68 4 3.45 Prize Pack
5 Daniel BROWN NSW 3 2.2 2 1.05 5 3.25  
6 Richard SOMERTON VIC 3 2.63 1 0.54 4 3.17  
7 Chris BURBIDGE VIC 3 2.3 1 0.82 4 3.12  
8 Chesney FUNG VIC 3 2.44 1 0.6 4 3.04  
9 Nick MACE VIC 2 0.82 3 2.21 5 3.03  
10 Grayson FONG Qld 2 1.2 3 1.81 5 3.01  
11 Andrew DEATH NSW 3 1.25 3 1.75 6 3  
12 Bryce BEECHEY NSW 3 2.49 1 0.4 4 2.89  
13 Nathan PREZIOSO VIC 3 2.69     3 2.69  
14 Benton PARROTT   2 0.83 3 1.83 5 2.66  
15 Sven BANDURA VIC 3 1.81 1 0.75 4 2.56  
16 Justin DINGWALL VIC 3 1.56 1 0.88 4 2.44  
17 Josh CARPENTER NSW 2 0.69 3 1.73 5 2.42  
18 Scott LOVIG VIC 1 0.74 2 1.67 3 2.41  
19 Sean O’HAGAN NSW 2 1.63 1 0.72 3 2.35  
20 Chad AUMANN VIC 3 1.92 1 0.39 4 2.31  
21 Jonathan CHEN ACT 3 2.17     3 2.17  
22 Stewart DUNN NSW 2 1.73 1 0.4 3 2.13  
23 Joel CROSBIE VIC 3 2.11     3 2.11  
24 Jason MEECH NSW 3 1.63 1 0.48 4 2.11  
25 Tony PETTIE VIC 3 2.09     3 2.09  
26 John SORRELL WA 1 1.54 1 0.53 2 2.07  
27 Clark WILSON VIC 3 2.02     3 2.02  
28 Shane TAYLOR NSW 2 1.22 1 0.8 3 2.02  
29 Wayne ROBINSON NSW 3 1.29 1 0.68 4 1.97  
30 William LEE QLD 2 1.04 2 0.93 4 1.97  
31 Dennis SKOU   1 0.64 3 1.3 4 1.94  
32 Jason REID NSW 3 1.93     3 1.93  
33 Brad ROBERTS VIC 0   3 1.92 3 1.92  
34 Paul DAVIDSON VIC 3 1.87     3 1.87  
35 Jason LAMBERT NSW 3 1.84     3 1.84  
36 Wade MOBBS NSW 3 1.76     3 1.76  
37 Kurt THOMSON NSW 1 0.52 2 1.23 3 1.75  
38 Matt PETRIE VIC 3 1.73     3 1.73  
39 Tom MICHAEL   3 1.62     3 1.62  
40 Rick MASSIE VIC 1 0.46 2 1.06 3 1.52  
41 Ronny HELAERS   1 1 1 0.52 2 1.52  
42 Staffan JORUP   2 1.51     2 1.51  
43 Nick GEORGIADIS NSW 0   2 1.49 2 1.49  
44 Simon MORLEY NSW 3 1.46     3 1.46  
45 Andy MITCHELL WA 0   2 1.46 2 1.46  
46 Mark MUGGLETON NSW 2 1.07 1 0.34 3 1.41  
47 Herve MARTIN   1 0.72 1 0.67 2 1.39  
48 Joe FRANCO WA 1 0.44 1 0.94 2 1.38  
49 Dave HEDGE NSW 1 0.85 1 0.5 2 1.35  
50 Jordan TRUSTY VIC 1 0.79 1 0.56 2 1.35  
51 Warren ALLEN NSW 2 0.9 1 0.44 3 1.34  
52 Glenn ALLEN NSW 1 0.48 2 0.86 3 1.34  
53 Scott BROWNLEES VIC 2 1.26     2 1.26  
54 Stephen DUFF Vic 2 1.23     2 1.23  
55 Brendan CHAMBERS WA 0   1 1.17 1 1.17  
56 Martin FELLOWS VIC 0   1 1.17 1 1.17  
57 Marty MOOD   1 0.47 1 0.7 2 1.17  
58 Justin CARTER   2 0.69 1 0.44 3 1.13  
59 Denis METZDORF QLD 2 1.12     2 1.12  
60 Grant STINGEL TAS 2 1.09     2 1.09  
61 Ronnie SONTER NSW 2 1.07     2 1.07  
62 Steve CRAWLEY QLD 1 0.55 1 0.44 2 0.99  
63 Patrick MCQUARRIE NSW 1 0.4 1 0.45 2 0.85  
64 Ben HOUGH WA 1 0.43 1 0.4 2 0.83  
65 Gero PRIEBE   2 0.8     2 0.8  
66 Jon CLISBY VIC 2 0.78     2 0.78  
67 James DARKE   1 0.72     1 0.72  
68 Xizhao CHEN   1 0.69     1 0.69  
69 Tim STYLIANON WA 0   1 0.6 1 0.6  
70 Wei-Cheng SHEN   1 0.56     1 0.56  
71 Jim HALLIDAY NSW 0   1 0.53 1 0.53  
72 Richard OFNER   1 0.48     1 0.48  
73 Mathew CAMERON NSW 1 0.47     1 0.47  
74 Chris STARKEY   0   1 0.45 1 0.45  
75 Carl DUBOIS NSW 1 0.41     1 0.41  
76 Aj MCWHORTER   0   1 0.41 1 0.41  
77 Kevin WINCHESTER NSW 0   1 0.41 1 0.41  
78 Sami RASANEN   0   1 0.39 1 0.39  
79 Adrian BAGULEY   0       0    
79 Cheng-Li CHANG       0   0    
79 Chris MORRIS NSW 0       0    
79 Daniel VAN DER POST   0       0    
79 David MORRIS   0       0    
79 Gianluca ARAMANI   0       0    
79 Guy STRUTHERS QLD 0       0    
79 Hiyang LI   0       0    
79 Ian HARRIS   0       0    
79 Jim BARRIE NSW 0       0    
79 Keeton EOFF   0       0    
79 Ken WILLIAMS   0       0    
79 Luke KAY NSW 0       0    
79 Marco SCMIDT   0       0    
79 Mark TREADWAY   0       0    
79 Michael HALLIDAY QLD 0       0    
79 Michael MAAS QLD 0       0    
79 Morgan PROMNITZ   0       0    
79 Scott SANDILANDS QLD 0       0    
79 Shane OWENS WA 0       0    
79 Suttichat CHATSUTTI   0       0    
79 Tom EUBANKS   0       0    
79 Warren COSSELL QLD 0       0    
79 Xiaohong MA   0       0    
103 Mark DELAROSA   0 -0.05     0 -0.05  
104 Rob BRAY   0 -0.05   -0.35 0 -0.4  
105 Chris SEETO NSW 1 -0.7     1 -0.7