Jason Reid
occupation:
Carpenter
location: Caringbah (sutherland shire)

Growing up my first introduction to fishing was at St Georges basin netting for prawns and fishing at bream beach with all the family.

I grew up in the Sutherland Shire fishing with dad and my brother out in our boat on the port hacking river, fishing for bream ,flathead, whiting and now and then for blue swimmer crabs.

Got into soft plastics about 10 years ago targeting flathead and bream and now target jewfish, kingfish and many more species ,started fishing out of my hobie mirage outback  about 5 years ago because of how easy it was to get to places not easily accessible.

I enjoy getting away with my brother camping and fishing lakes and rivers for murray cod, yellow belly, bass and trout.

My brother got me into tournament fishing for bream about 4 years ago and haven't looked back, I enjoy catching up with all the other fisho's from other states and getting new tips and ideas.

Favourite lures
pontoon 21 gaga goon
fish arrows
Damiki 2.5 inch monster



Tournament Results

Tournaments: 2012
R1 southern bream series +ABT georges river 2nd place
R2 southern bream series+ ABT St Georges basin 4th place
R4 southern bream series Greenwell point 3rd place
R5 southern bream series Mallacoota 12th place
R6 southern bream series Sydney harbour 8th place Grand final southern bream series St Georges basin/Greenwell point 2nd place
Southern bream series angler of the year 2012
Daiwa/Hobie kayak bream series ABT NSW state titles 1st place

Tournaments 2013
Gamakatsu Hobie Series, Georges River event - 2nd Place

Articles

Jason Reid takes 2nd Place at Georges River Event

Field Staffer Jason Reid took 2nd place honours at the Gamakatsu Hobie Series, Georges River event. Below is Jasons report of the event.

"I was one of 41 kayakers itching to hit  the Georges River and have a great day fishing for Bream. This is my home water and there are plenty of spots to hit around boats, pontoons, jetties, bridges, flats and oyster leases.

My day started with a half hour paddle up the back of Woolooware Bay. I was using four rods, two of which were 1-3kg Pflueger Trion rods with a 1000 Stadic FJ reel, using 6lb braid and a 4lb FC rock leader. I had on a Damiki D Grub in light cinnamon on one rod and on the other a Pontoon21 gagagoon 44,  colour dark side.

I started to drift over a mud flat that had rocks covered in oysters, spent about half an hour there with no success. I tossed around a bit  before changing my plans and strategy and headed to some floating racks, where I picked up my first legal bream. It was a nice 34cm to the fork, caught on the 3 inch D grub. I moved around for the next half hour, cruising the Leases then headed off to the mangroves near the oyster farm, where I got my next two fish, both were monsters :)  coming in at a massive length of 26 and a bit cms.

For the next 1 1/2 hours I caught plenty of fish, all undersized unfortunately. I was in need of  some serious upgrades and threw everything at it that I had in my tackle box, changing my lures from soft plastics to hard bodies and changing places and heading to the racks where I got busted off several times, losing a lot of my favourite lures.

Finally had some luck and got my first upgrade, 29cm to the fork. With an hour to go I got my next upgrade in the old racks another nice 29cm Bream.
Both upgrades were caught on Damiki Saemi 50SP in the colour phantom. I managed to get a couple more undersized before heading back for weight in.
Overall weight was 1.89kg, which placed me equal second. Thanks to Rob from Searing Tackle for the awesome range of gear. Its great to be able to use quality products."