Megabass Borumba BASS Pro Major results, story and interview

The inaugural Megabass Borumba Major BASS event was billed ‘not to be missed’, and with Megabass providing lunch, tackle and heaps of giveaways a great time was had by all.

Pics are available at the bream site on the following link-
Megabass Borumba Dam BASS Pro Major Pics

The inaugural Megabass Borumba Major BASS event was billed ‘not to be missed’, and with Megabass providing lunch, tackle and heaps of giveaways a great time was had by all.

Fishing out of the AFC Stratos for the weekend was Carl Jocumsen, an omen that proved to be a good choice. Weighing in a total of 6/6, 5.95kg, Jocumsen had a firm grasp on the richest cheque seen in an ABT Bass event to date in $5000 large.

Taking second place was local Sales Manager of Davo’s Bait n Tackle, Noosa, Mark Pertot, (5/6, 5.81kg). Third (Chris Galligan, 6/6, 5.25kg), fourth (Craig Simmons, 5/6, 4.98kg), fifth (Peter Keidge, 6/6, 4.93kg).

Carl equipped himself with a Millerod Blademaster Lite Spiral Wrap rod and a Shimano Magnesium Chronarch, spooled with 10lb Stren braid and 16lb Yamatoyo fluorocarbon.

Heading down the left arm of the dam, Carl found that casting his Jackall TN60 FT in noikgill towards the timber in 2ft of water caught all six bass.

“I would hold the rod up high and slow roll the Jackall out of the timber edges” he explained.

When asked “How did you feel heading out first on Sunday, knowing there was $5000 up for grabs?”

Carl replied, “It’s probably the most nervous I’ve been, but I calmed myself down and was happy catching my two bass.”

Hot on Carl’s heels was Mark Pertot using a G.Loomis BCR802 GLX rod, Shimano Magnesium Chronarch, 20pd Sunline PE Castaway braid and 16pd Sunline fluorocarbon.

Fishing a bay with steep rocky points, Pertot found four out of his five fish here.

“I was throwing a black TN60 Jackall and slow rolling the edges” Pertot said.

“The first session the bass were taking it close to the surface, on Sunday however, the bites were about 10 feet down” he continued.

These bass were holding on sunken timber and taking the lure was it was slow rolled past.

Winning Non Boater for the weekend was Ross Paulger with 5/6, 4.84kg. Using an Angler Stealth DCX rod matched to a Shimano Curado spooled with 15lb Tuff line and 17lb Berkley Vanish.

Using a HL Gold Jackall to catch his five bass, Paulger would cast to trees, let the lure sink to the bottom followed by a slow roll retrieve.

The Daiwa Big Bass was a 1.69kg specimen caught by Tim Moss on a black Megabass Vibration X that he received in his pack on the Friday night briefing. The capture also winning him the largest fish on a Megabass lure and a Megabass Destroyer baitcaster rod retailing at $1000.

Tim worked this lure close to the bottom and hopped it over the weed before playing out his prize winning fish.

The biggest overall bag on a Megabass lure was taken out by Danny Robinson in the first session with 2/2, 1.79kg. Acquiring his fish also with Vibration X lures, Robinson won a Megabass Hedgehog spin rod and lure pack.

Making the trip from Japan to fish the event were Megabass anglers Masaki Takahashi and Akiom Inzuka. Finding the bass fishing tough, the guys were exciting by hooking up to some of Borumba’s infamous saratoga.

The next event in the BASS calendar sees us at St. Clair (levels permitting), stay tuned to www.australianbass.com.au for further details.

ABT BASS Pro Series: Megabass Borumba Dam Major Event Boater Results

Place Angler State F1 W1 F2 W2 F3 W3 TF TW Payout ($)
1 Carl JOCUMSEN QLD 2 2.18 2 1.91 2 1.86 6 5.95 5000
2 Mark PERTOT QLD 2 2.48 1 1.09 2 2.24 5 5.81 2500
3 Chris GALLIGAN Qld 2 1.85 2 1.72 2 1.68 6 5.25 1500
4 Craig SIMMONS QLD 1 0.71 2 2.26 2 2.01 5 4.98 1250
5 Peter KEIDGE QLD 2 1.36 2 1.8 2 1.77 6 4.93 900
6 Ross MURRAY Qld 2 1.9 2 2.05 1 0.79 5 4.74 600
7 Graham SABINE QLD 2 1.83 2 2.06 4 3.89 600
8 Justin SCOTT NSW 1 0.49 1 1.08 2 2.12 4 3.69 600
9 Tim MORGAN QLD 2 1.6 1 0.8 1 1.26 4 3.66 600
10 Jason EHRLICH QLD 2 2.04 2 1.6 4 3.64 600
11 David YOUNG QLD 1 0.52 1 1.15 2 1.86 4 3.53
12 Stephen KANOWSKI QLD 1 0.62 1 1.31 1 1.42 3 3.35
13 Colin SINGLETON QLD 1 1.19 2 2.13 3 3.32
14 Peter PHELPS NSW 2 2.28 1 0.98 3 3.26
15 Ken MURRAY Qld 2 2.27 1 0.99 3 3.26
16 Kerry SYMES QLD 1 1.26 1 0.68 1 1.1 3 3.04
17 Andrew PULBROOK NSW 2 1.86 1 0.46 1 0.66 4 2.98
18 Steve ELDRED QLD 1 0.94 1 0.91 1 1.1 3 2.95
19 Ian GALLOWAY QLD 1 1.46 1 0.75 1 0.63 3 2.84
20 Glyndouglas BARKHUIZEN QLD 2 1.58 1 1.18 3 2.76
21 Scott DAKIN QLD 2 2.75 2 2.75
22 Brad SMITH NSW 2 1.49 1 1.11 3 2.6
23 Dan RYAN QLD 1 1.18 1 1.16 2 2.34
24 Mike CONNOLLY QLD 2 2.18 2 2.18
25 David GREEN QLD 1 0.46 1 0.59 1 1.08 3 2.13
26 David HISLOP QLD 1 1.11 1 1 2 2.11
27 Peter MAY Qld 1 1.06 1 0.98 2 2.04
28 Mike DELISSER QLD 1 1.06 1 0.95 2 2.01
29 Neil SCOTT NSW 2 1.8 2 1.8
30 Danny ROBINSON NSW 2 1.79 2 1.79
31 Dan MALLORY QLD -0.05 2 1.72 2 1.67
32 Tony PAYNE QLD 1 0.54 1 0.74 2 1.28
33 Justin WELSH QLD 1 1.24 1 1.24
34 Spiro ZANTIOTIS QLD 1 1.22 1 1.22
35 Vincent BLEAKLEY NSW 1 1.16 1 1.16
36 Jesper NOIESEN QLD 1 0.9 1 0.9
37 Ian BLACK QLD 1 0.88 1 0.88
38 Adrian MELCHIOR NSW 1 0.87 1 0.87
39 Baden SPARROW QLD 1 0.84 1 0.84
40 Greg WALTON QLD 1 0.83 1 0.83
41 Bill SCHLOSS Qld 1 0.59 1 0.59
42 Matthew MOTT QLD 1 0.48 1 0.48
43 Nicole JOVANOVIC Qld 1 0.43 1 0.43
45 Bruce ANDERSON NSW
45 Michael STARKEY NSW
45 Trevor FOOTE QLD
45 Harry WATSON QLD
45 Bruce MOSS QLD
45 Heath CRAVEN QLD
45 Trevor STEAD QLD
45 Masaki TAKAHASHI Japan
45 Mike CREIGHTON QLD
46 Tony ZANTIOTIS QLD -0.1 -0.1

ABT BASS Pro Series: Megabass Borumba Dam Major Event Non-Boater Results

Place Angler State F1 W1 F2 W2 F3 W3 TF TW Payout ($)
1 Ross PAULGER Qld 2 2.21 2 2.1 1 0.53 5 4.84 Lamiglass baitcaster rod, Daiwa TD Advantage baitcaster reel
2 Ward ELLWOOD QLD 1 1.31 1 1.12 2 2.15 4 4.58 Angler DCX baitcaster rod, Tica GC spin reel
3 Tim MOSS Qld 2 2.9 1 1.24 3 4.14 Angler DCX baitcaster rod, Tica GC spin + $500 Daiwa Big Bass & TD Advantage reel
4 Paul FOOTE QLD 1 1.45 2 2.17 3 3.62 Starlo Stix baitcaster rod, Shimano Cruxis baitcaster reel
5 Shane ANDERSON QLD 1 0.95 2 2.46 3 3.41 Spotters Prize Pack- Hazard
6 Peter LEGGETT Qld 2 1.57 1 1.02 1 0.61 4 3.2 Berkley- Culling Systems & waist pack
7 Joel QUINLAN QLD 2 2.03 1 0.89 3 2.92 Pflueger Pack
8 Peter KELLEHER QLD 2 0.9 2 1.72 4 2.62 Prize Pack
9 Peter JENKINS NSW 2 2.56 2 2.56 Prize Pack
10 Gerry HARRISON Qld 2 2.38 2 2.38 Prize Pack
11 Michael STEWART QLD 1 1.29 1 1.05 2 2.34
12 Paul COOPER QLD 1 0.75 1 0.45 1 1.02 3 2.22
13 Glen CASEY NSW 2 2.15 2 2.15
14 Byron SABINE Qld 1 0.74 2 1.39 3 2.13
15 Robert BARTLETT QLD 2 2.01 2 2.01
16 Gavin MCKAY Qld 2 1.96 2 1.96
17 Jaimen TUNSTALL Qld 1 0.82 1 1.09 2 1.91
18 Mark KENNY Qld 2 1.82 2 1.82
19 Troy WARD QLD 2 1.78 2 1.78
20 Adam BYORS Qld 1 0.46 1 1.25 2 1.71
21 Tim STEENHUIS QLD 1 1.67 1 1.67
22 Simon BARKHUIZEN QLD 1 1.07 1 0.52 2 1.59
23 John BRIDER Qld 2 1.43 2 1.43
24 William SCHLOSS QLD 1 0.88 1 0.51 2 1.39
25 Benjamin CAMPBELL QLD 1 1.37 1 1.37
26 Shaun PARKINSON Qld 1 1.19 1 1.19
27 Jeremy WAKELIN Qld 1 1.17 1 1.17
28 Steven BECHLY QLD 1 1.16 1 1.16
29 Steven OTTO QLD 1 1.11 1 1.11
30 Chris ELDRED QLD 1 1.09 1 1.09
31 Malcolm STEWART NSW 1 1.01 1 1.01
32 Hans JENSEN NSW 1 0.96 1 0.96
33 Mick ELSLEY NSW 1 0.95 1 0.95
34 Lachlan MCLENNAN Qld 1 0.72 1 0.72
35 Paul HOLMBERG Qld 1 0.6 1 0.6
36 Warwick LYNDON QLD 1 0.5 1 0.5
37 Akiom INZUKA Japan 1 0.46 1 0.46
38 Gavin STICKLEN QLD
38 Greg PARKES NSW
38 Allan PRICE NSW
38 Rebecca CORMACK Qld
38 Brad CLARK QLD
38 Tony MOTT QLD
38 Todd CORMACK Qld
38 Kevin HULSE Qld
38 Richard OTTO Qld
38 Corey KERR Qld
38 Mal FAVAGER QLD
38 Kevin JONES QLD
38 Dale MULLINS QLD
38 Rod SHORTEN NSW
38 Nicholas MEREDITH Qld
38 Russell GLASSON QLD

Megabass Bonus Prizes

1. Biggest Bass on a Megabass- Megabass Destroyer baitcaster rod (model-F4-71X- RRP $1000) (see the link to see rod)- http://www.megabass.co.jp/product_detail.php?keyid=42&item1=1

Winner
– Tim Moss- 1.69kg- Session 1- lure (Vibration X)


2. Biggest Overall Bag on a Megabass-
Megabass Hedgehog spin rod + lure pack (6 lures) (rod model-F4st-61XS1X- RRP $1000) (see the link to see rod)- http://www.megabass.co.jp/product_detail.php?keyid=23&item1=1
Winner
– Danny Robinson- 2/2- 1.79kg- Session 1- lure (Vibration X)


3. Biggest Bag on Megabass each Session- (6 lures per pack)


Winners-
S1- Danny Robinson- 2/2- 1.79kg- lure (Vibration X), S2 & S3 (no winners)


4. Random Draw Lure Packs (6 lures per pack) x 2

Winners- Harry Watson & Mal Favager