Luke Kay (6/6, 2.73kg) secured his first event win on the Daiwa-Hobie BREAM Kayak Tour with victory in the round eight of the series at Forster, NSW. Kay, a 31 year old carpenter caught his limit each session to secure the victory by 120grams from Jason Meech.
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“My key locations were boat hulls, jetties and pontoons in the Breckenridge channel area. Structure with growth were the areas I was targeting, with the water depth ranging between 6-8 feet deep. The lure I used was a 2” Berkley Gulp Shrimp in new penny and banana prawn colours rigged on a 1/40th oz TT jighead”.
“The first day I caught about 15 fish of which 8 were legal. I was able upgrade three times in the session. More people were fishing near my locations on day two, but I secured my limit by around 10am and started upgrading. The fish were biting better and were bigger in size than day one. In the end I caught 15 fish of which 10 were legal. Fishing the oyster racks with a locked drag produced five sets of straightened hooks, so the big fish were there if you could figure out how to extract them”.
Kay’s outfit consisted of a 701 Samurai rod teamed with a 1500 Shimano Twin Power reel spooled with 6lb braid and 6lb leader.
Perennial top ten angler Jason Meech claimed second with a 6/6, 2.61kg two day bag. Targeting flats near rocky structure on the Woolamba River, Meech fished shallow water with a Samaki prototype popper to fill his limit each session.
“I caught my limit each day on a flats area covered with about ½ a foot of water. After filling my limit I would travel to racks at the mouth of the Woolamba River to upgrade, and then finally moved to Forster-Tuncurry Bridge where I found some kickers”.
“My surface outfit is a Samaki Vamp 6’10” rod teamed with a Daiwa Luvius 1500 reel spooled with 6lb Daiwa Sensor braid and 10lb Sunline V Hard leader. My heavy outfit was a Samaki Zecton 7’ rod teamed with a 1500 Daiwa Luvius reel spooled with 10lb Daiwa Sensor braid and 10lb Sunline V Hard leader. My lure of choice for this outfit was a Jackall deep diving Chubby. At the bridge this lure performed well on both a run in and slowing tide and produced upgrades. My heavy Samaki outfit performed impressively in the conditions and converted many bites into catches. Nevertheless I did end up losing a large amount of lures, but had a great time in the process”.
Ian Seeto made a solid comeback on day two to pick up 8th place and the $100 Boss Hog Prize with his 0.85kg kicker fish.
“The big bream came from over a set of trays, 1ft water in the racks on the north western side of Hadley’s Island. The lure that did the damage was a Megabass Dog X Jnr in Modena Bone”.
ABT now looks to the 9th round of the Daiwa/Hobie BREAM Kayak Series in Albany, WA, March 26th-27th. This two day event serves as the State Title event for WA and promises to showcase the great flats fishing in the area. For more information check out www.bream.com.au or contact ABT on 07 3387 0888 (b/h).
|1||Luke Kay||Kayak||3||1.51||3||1.22||6||2.73||$1,100||Daiwa pack + Solid Racks kayak rack (RRP $700)|
|2||Jason Meech||Kayak||3||1.42||3||1.19||6||2.61||$600||Berkley Pack|
|3||Stewart Dunn||Kayak||3||1.4||3||1.17||6||2.57||$400||Atomic Pack|
|4||Dave Hedge||Kayak||3||1.38||3||1.05||6||2.43||$300||Daiwa pack|
|5||Nicholas Meredith||Kayak||3||1.38||3||1.02||6||2.4||$250||Berkley Pack|
|6||Jason Lambert||Pro||3||1.06||3||1.25||6||2.31||$200||Atomic Pack|
|7||Chris Burbidge||Kayak||3||1.2||3||1.04||6||2.24||$175||Daiwa pack|
|8||Ian Seeto||Kayak||2||0.66||3||1.51||0.85||5||2.17||$150 + $100 Boss Hog
|9||Greg Lewis||Kayak||3||1.16||2||0.91||5||2.07||$150||Atomic Pack|
|10||Bob Boss||Kayak||3||1.12||3||0.88||6||2||$100||Daiwa pack|