Lenthalls Electric July 15

31 ANGLERS BRAVED THE FREEZING CONDITIONS FOR THE SECOND LENTHALLS ROUND FOR 2007

WITH THE WIND ABATING FROM THE PREVIOUS DAYS, CONDITIONS LOOK SET FOR A PRODUCTIVE DAY ON THE WATER. 

THE ANGLERS SOON DISAPPEARED TOWARDS THEIR FISHING DESTINATIONS IN A FOG THAT WAS AS THICK AS PEA SOUP.  

ONCE THE FOG LIFTED LENTHALLS REVEALED IT HAS ALSO BEEN HIT HARD BY THE DRY CONDITIONS AND RESEMBLED A RIVER SYSTEM RATHER THAN A LAKE.

BY THE TIME THE LAST FISH WENT ON THE SCALES WAYNE (TRAKKA) BLUNDELL REINED SUPREME WITH 2 QUALITY FISH PUSHING THE SCALES DOWN TO 2.74KG AND WAS A CLEAR WINNER BY ALMOST 700 GRAMS.  

WAYNE VENTURED DOWN THE RIGHT ARM OF THE DAM AND STOPPED TO FISH AT THE ISLAND POSITIONING THE BOAT IN 10-11 FOOT OF WATER.  WAYNE WOULD CAST HIS YELLOW CORE SLIDER ON A QUARTER OUNCE JIG HEAD LOADED WITH FOOL-A-FISH TOWARDS THE EDGE AND SLOW ROLL ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE BOAT.  

WAYNE’S WEAPON OF CHOICE WAS A PRO-CASTER Z ROD WITH A PFLUEGER PRESIDENT REEL LOADED WITH 4LB FIRELINE AND 6LB YAMATOYO LEADER WHICH BROUGHT A DOZEN OR SO FISH TO NET FOR THE DAY.  WAYNE ALSO CAPTURED BIG BASS FOR THE DAY WITH A 1.43KG SPECIMEN

IN SECOND PLACE WAS ROBERT BARTLETT WITH A BAG WEIGHT OF 2.075KG.  ROBERT CHOSE DIFFERENT TACTICS TO WAYNE AND TRAVELLED DOWN THE LEFT ARM OF THE DAM USING BOTH PLASTICS AND JACKALLS.  ROBERT STRUGGLED A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN WAYNE WITH ONLY HALF A DOZEN HITS FOR THE MORNING BUT STILL MANAGED TWO GOOD FISH FOR THE SESSION.  

ROBERT’S BATTLE IMPLEMANT WAS A STRUDWICK ROD WITH A TIERRA REEL LOADED WITH 10LB BRAID AND 12LB VANISH LEADER.

ON A SADDER NOTE WITH THE CURRENT COLD SNAP AT THE DAM THERE HAVE BEEN MANY REPORTS OF QUALITY BARRA FLOATING THROUGH OUT THE WATERWAY.

ANGLER
FISH
WEIGHT
BIG BASS
Wayne Blundell
2 2.740 1.430
Robert Bartlett
2 2.075  
Jonathan Ward
2 1.960  
Scott McAuley
2 1.900  
Shane Bird
2 1.765  
Paul Phillips
2 1.675  
Dale Ianna
2 1.650  
Chris Hills
2 1.585  
Shane Anderson
2 1.495  
Graham Dodds
2 1.485  
Paul Holmberg
1 1.375  
Tom Reynold
2 1.270  
Adam McCaffrey
1 1.080  
Ken Jackson
1 1.060  
Steve Kelly
1 0.945  
Les Barber
1 0.885  
Dale Smith
1 0.810  
Tim Loaenling
1 0.795  
Kieran Dullaway
1 0.750  
Wayne Gordon
1 0.675  
Kevin Hulse
1 0.415  
Andrew Mitchell
     
Allan Price
     
Richard Holmberg
     
Ross Murray
     
Trevor Burgess
     
Darren Rasmussen
     
Gary Bateman
     
Rob Hinton
     
Troy Ward
     
Andrew Roff