This page lists all top 10 finishes as obtained by our talented squad of anglers
Jonathan Chen earns place in the Hobie Worlds
Pro Staffer Jonathan Chen qualified late last year to be on this years AFC by winning the Hobie Bass Kayak Grand Final. This year he can now add to his busy comp schedule having now qualified to fish in the Hobie Worlds event in Europe later this year , after having finished second over the past weekend at Marlo in Victoria. Below is Jonathans write up of the event.
"Hobie fishing worlds IV qualifying event held at Marlo.
Day 1 saw 61 anglers hit the water! It was an interesting start to the day as it was the start of duck season in Marlo and as soon as it was bright enough to see outside it sounded like a war zone with gun shots coming from all directions within the surrounding areas, and camouflage boats with hunters zooming round.
1st Place for Joe Franco
WA Field Staffer claims 1st Place in the Kayak section of the Southern Series. Here is his report of the event
"Arriving at the days launch location , I quickly got pleasantries out of the way and set the yak up and before I knew it, it was time to launch. The four boats set off minutes before the yaks all heading downstream. Most of the yaks headed upstream so I chose to follow the boats. As I passed by a boat both anglers were hooked up to rats which were plentiful, so a few hundred metres ahead I set my drift and first cast on the D grub it got whacked on the drop off, it felt fairly weighty so I took my time getting it up only to realise it was a flounder.... I put a few more casts into that bank before moving onto the first lot of flats.
Damiki & Fish Arrow help claim 1st place
Field staffer Tye Rowe entered the Second round of the WA southern series with high hopes for a win. It was a late comp starting at 12pm and finishing at 6pm with a slowly rising tide. With a field of 14 boats and a overlap of 8 kayak's fishing a separate competition.
Tye's report is as follows;
“my non boater Dan and I decided to take the risk and fish a river system which wouldn’t be as crowded as the other. We pulled up at the mouth of the river system in the deeper water and started fishing the channel as the tide rose over the flats, with in the first half an hour I had a legal fall to the new Fish Arrow Gillty blade in baby gill.
Victory at BASS GF for Jonathan Chen
Searing Tackle Field Staffer Jonathan Chen caps off a fine year by taking out the DAIWA HOBIE KAYAK BASS GRANDFINAL at TOONUMBAR Dam and securing a place on next years AFC series. Here is Jonathans take of the event
Started with a shot gun start with 23 anglers lined up. I had plans to head to the large school of fish at the back of the lake but from kayaking at Clarrie Hall Dam on the Thursday and navigation day the Friday my legs were