Basin lure and fly Southern Bream Series
ACT Pro Staffer Jonathan Chen fished the Basin Lure & Fly Southern Bream Series kayak round and pulled off a credible 3rd place. Below is Jons report of the trip
My trip report from this weekend at the Southern bream series round held at Greenwell point on the Shoalhaven river. On Saturday I slowly packed the car and headed down to totally immersed water sports in Nowra. I got there just in time to pimp my Hobie pa 14 with a seadek in Camo blue.
I was amazed at how easy it was to install and how good the contrast in colour made it look. Thanks Chris Purnell and family for your hospitality and awesome BBQ feast and lots of laughs the night before the Comp.
The Shoalhaven river is renowned as a tough fishery and on comp day I decided to go straight to the oyster racks where I've had success during previous competitions and everything went as planned.
I mainly used two types of soft plastics a minnow type and a Damiki Armor shad rigged on a 1/12 tt hidden weight. I would work the soft plastic back to the kayak and pause it every three meters and the fish would normally hit it on the pause.
Armor Shad in skin blue colour (file photo)
My millerods packfreak allowed my to feel the lights ticks in the line and it allowed me to quickly set the hooks. I had my bag of three bream by 8:00 and upgraded twice during the day.
The seadek was comfy on the feet and it reduced a lot of noise that is produced such as placing anything on the deck or even standing up that would echo through the hull of the kayak and spook any fish close especially on the shallow racks and flats. Well done to Luke for the win and Glenn Allen for second and Carl Dubois on the big bream.
Thanks Basinlureandfly Southern Bream Series for another well run comp. Also a big thanks to sasbraid and searingtackle Robert Searing for all his support and great products Damiki, Fisharrow and Pontoon 21.