Round 1-May 13th & 14th 2006
The Hopkins River is a fantastic estuary system which runs its way through the picturesque township of Warrnambool and is the perfect platform to run a competitive event such as an ABT Bream Classic. The river while being a relatively small system is still renowned for consistently producing bream well over a kilo.
The Hopkins offers anglers the opportunity to fish a diverse range of fish holding habitat from structure lined banks, natural reefs, deep drop offs and shallow flats all of which are jam packed into a system that can be easily explored in the course of a days tournament fishing.
Due to its unique layout it offers anglers the versatility to easily respond to any change in conditions during the tournament and find feeding fish without having to travel too far, therefore maximising fishing time and the opportunity to upgrade bag limits. This makes for an extremely close Bream Classic and the potential of producing some impressive bag limits at the weigh in.
Round 1. Competition Details
Location: Hopkins River Warrnambool
Entry Fee: $165 per team of 2 anglers which covers both days tournament fishing
Entry Closing Date: Entries closed(If you would like to register as a reserve team 0409 823 070)
Pre Fish Ban: From Friday 28th April to Saturday 13th of May at 7am.
Briefing: Friday 12th of May 8pm (Venue TBA)
Fishing Sessions: Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th of May from 7am to 2pm
Rules: Lure & Fly only event. Teams fish together for a combined bag limit of 5 bream per day weighed live then released. All rules as per ABT tournaments.
Visit (www.bream.com.au for more info)
Prizes: 1st Prize = $1300 plus 2 Mick Rantall custom bream rods, 2nd Prize = $600, 3rd Prize = $400, 4th & 5th Prize = Various Tackle Prize Packs
6th to 10th Prize= Product Show Bags. Prizes listed are based on 40 teams
Spotters Big Bream Prize = 2 Spotters Packs valued at $400 each
Berkley Session 1 & 2 Prizes =2 Berkley Prize Packs valued at $500 each.
Mercury Big Perch Prize = $500
Official Accommodation: Warrnambool Holiday Park ( www.whpark.com.au )
To get a great deal Free call: 1800 650 441 and speak with Deborah and don"t forget to mention your entered in the tournament.
Further Information Contact Promoters: Bill Hartshorne: 0409 823 070
Stuart McKinnon: 0417 036 304
Download the Tournament flyer and registration form to enter.