Daiwa Lake Glenbawn Results

With a wild and windy prefish, Lake Glenbawn looked like it was up to its usual tricks, however, by the Saturday, it had passed and 46 boats hit the water.

The favourite for the weekend was the winner of this year’s earlier
tournament Michael Pascoe. There was also a couple of guys with tasks
ahead of them to ensure they scored enough Angler of the Year points to
qualify for the Bass Pro Grand Final.

By the end of the first session Pascoe had a good lead with the
heaviest bag of the weekend 2/2, 2.15kg. The fishing was tough and the
big Glenbawn bass of times gone by had disappeared. This tournament was
going to be tight.

With all but 3 seconds left on the clock at the end of the second session Pascoe had secured his 2 bass limit, but scored these in the last ten minutes.

Heading out in first place on Sunday, the pressure was on Pascoe to capture his limit if he wanted the $5000 cheque up for grabs for first place. The local stuck to his techniques and with two bites for two bass, now had a deposit for a house.

Pascoe used a G.Loomis GL3 matched to a Shimano Integra reel spooled with Castaway 10lb PE braid and 6lb Siglon FC Leader.

Usually an avid fly fisherman, Pascoe stuck with plastics all weekend, throwing Berkley Bass Minnows in pearl blue and pearl watermelon rigged on 1/16 jigheads and Berkley Jigging Grubs in watermelon rigged on ¼ jigheads.

Fishing what he called the ‘middle section’, Pascoe would look towards the banks for weed and timber in 3ft of water. While the sun was still rising he would cast the lightly weighted bass minnows in amongst this structure using a 1, 2, 3 hop to keep the lure above the weed.

“I found the bass would usually hit the plastic on the first cast, or after the hop and pause,” Pascoe explained.

Once the sun had risen, he moved to deeper water and slow rolled the jigging grubs looking for bass in 20ft of water.

Second place, Stephen Almond was fishing a similar area to Pascoe and caught his bass using a Daiwa Procaster rod and Daiwa SOL 2000 spooled with 4lb Berkley Fireline and 10lb Vanish.

Almond also relied on his Berkley plastics, using a 3 inch Gulp Grub in watermelon rigged on a ¼ Nitro jighead.

Late in the first session with no fish in the well, Almond grabbed a rod rigged with a Jackall Chubby and scored 2 bass lurking tight in the shallows.

When throwing his plastics he would sit in 17ft of water with a steep drop off and with long casts he slow rolled the lure back, staying in contact with the bottom at all times.

“It was tough fishing all right, I only scored two bites per session,” Almond said.

Winning Non Boater for the weekend was Craig Ellis from South Australia. Rubbing salt into the other competitors’ wounds, claiming this was the first time he had ever caught a bass.

Ellis used a Daiwa Heartland Z rod and Daiwa SOL 2000 spooled with 4lb Fireline and 6lb Basic FC. Throwing Berkley Gulp Shrimp and pumpkinseed Minnows rigged on 1/8 Lure Strike jigheads, Ellis found the bass to take a soft nibble of the lure whilst he was performing a slow bouncy jig.

The Daiwa Big Bass of the weekend was slightly above the average size with a 1.14kg specimen caught by Mark Mangold. Usually a bream angler, Mangold was methodically working a weedy point with a Jackall when instinct said to throw a 3 inch pearl watermelon bass minnow rigged on a 1/11 Nitro jighead and ‘whack’, the bass hit.

Being the last qualifying event for the year, the Major meant there was 3 boater spots up for grabs as well as the last chance for anglers to score valuable AOY Points and make the Grand Final.

AOY leaders Tim Morgan and Carl Jocumsen were away filming the new episodes of AFC and Stephen ‘Killer’ Kanowski used this opportunity to pounce. Finishing in third place, Kanowski had secured the AOY title for the third time and never in consecutive years.

For this Kanowski wins the coveted AOY trophy and free entry to all 2008 qualifiers.

In the Non Boater AOY, Peter Kelleher swooped from second place to take out the title, finishing third at Lake Glenbawn. In his first year as a bass angler Kelleher has adapted well to bass and now has the bragging rights.

With the Grand Final week soon upon us, invitations for the Bass Electric Convention and Bass Pro Grand Final have been sent out. This intensive bass fishing week also sees the Megabucks at Lake Borumba. For more information or entry forms visit www.australianbass.com.au or phone ABT.

Daiwa Lake Glenbawn Bass Pro Boater Results
Place Angler State F1 W1 F2 W2 F3 W3 TF TW Amount
1 Michael PASCOE NSW 2 2.15 2 1.735 2 1.83 6 5.715 5000
2 Stephen ALMOND NSW 2 1.71 2 1.66 2 1.665 6 5.035 2000
3 Stephen KANOWSKI QLD 2 1.43 2 2.12 2 1.09 6 4.64 1250
4 David GREEN QLD 2 1.295 2 1.71 2 1.185 6 4.19 1000
5 Jorg VANHUSEN NSW 2 1.515 2 2.005 1 0.52 5 4.04 900
6 Mark MANGOLD NSW 2 1.835 2 1.84 4 3.675 600+500BB
7 Glenn HELMERS NSW 2 1.26 1 0.805 2 1.37 5 3.435 500
8 Justin SCOTT NSW 2 1.115 2 1.405 2 0.91 6 3.43 400
9 Adrian MELCHIOR NSW 2 1.44 1 0.62 2 1.355 5 3.415 300
10 David HISLOP QLD 1 0.785 2 1.5 1 0.875 4 3.16 300
11 Peter PHELPS NSW 2 1.8 2 1.295 4 3.095
12 Christian SERNE NSW 1 1.035 2 1.07 1 0.915 4 3.02
13 Mike DELISSER QLD 1 0.79 2 1.41 1 0.81 4 3.01
14 Chris GALLIGAN Qld 2 1.14 2 1.84 4 2.98
15 Mark CUTLER NSW 2 1.525 2 1.105 1 0.3 5 2.93
16 Andrew PULBROOK NSW 2 1.39 2 1.28 4 2.67
17 Mike CREIGHTON QLD 1 0.795 2 1.425 1 0.43 4 2.65
18 Alan MCNAMARA NSW 1 0.775 1 0.82 2 1.005 4 2.6
19 David YOUNG QLD 1 0.795 1 0.84 1 0.945 3 2.58
20 Scott LEAR NSW 2 1.405 1 1.025 3 2.43
21 Josh BATTERSON NSW 1 0.9 2 1.475 3 2.375
22 Steve ELDRED QLD 1 0.79 2 1.065 1 0.34 4 2.195
23 Garry HARDMAN NSW 2 1.675 1 0.495 3 2.17
24 Joe CRUST NSW 1 0.735 2 1.425 3 2.16
25 Mick CLARKE NSW 2 1.65 1 0.505 3 2.155
26 Ian BLACK QLD 2 1.43 1 0.695 3 2.125
27 Brad CLARK QLD 1 0.73 1 0.86 1 0.445 3 2.035
28 Steven MCDONALD QLD 1 1.055 1 0.935 2 1.99
29 Michael COLLINS NSW 1 0.82 1 1.09 2 1.91
30 Michael STARKEY NSW 1 0.83 2 1.07 3 1.9
31 Ross MURRAY Qld 2 1.525 1 0.345 3 1.87
32 Kerry SYMES QLD 2 1.68 2 1.68
33 Bruce ANDERSON NSW 1 0.73 1 0.87 2 1.6
34 Rod STUDDERT NSW 1 0.945 1 0.495 2 1.44
35 Dave TRINDER NSW 1 0.405 1 0.86 2 1.265
36 Rod SHORTEN NSW -0.05 1 0.835 1 0.405 2 1.19
37 Kylie CORNISH NSW 2 1.065 2 1.065
38 Grant BOYLE NSW 2 1.035 2 1.035
39 Trevor FOOTE QLD 1 0.98 1 0.98
40 Peter JENKINS NSW 1 0.94 1 0.94
41 Ken MURRAY Qld 1 0.66 1 0.66
42 Trevor STEAD QLD 1 0.64 1 0.64
43 Bill DELANEY NSW 1 0.565 1 0.565
44 Dean SILVESTER QLD 1 0.415 1 0.415
45 Neil SCOTT NSW 1 0.39 1 0.39
46 Craig SIMMONS QLD
46 Baden SPARROW QLD
48 36.38 52 39.85 45 29.23 145 105.5
Daiwa Lake Glenbawn Bass Pro Non-Boater Results
Place Angler State F1 W1 F2 W2 F3 W3 TF TW
1 Craig ELLIS SA 2 1.695 1 0.885 2 1.3 5 3.88 Jarvis Walker Watersnake, Shimano Curado, Prize Pack
2 Neville ENRIGHT NSW 1 0.84 2 1.625 1 1.06 4 3.525 Blue Acres rod, Abu Garcia Cardinal, Prize Pack
3 Peter KELLEHER QLD 1 0.745 2 1.325 2 1.165 5 3.235 G.Loomis rod, Tica, Prize Pack
4 Brooke KENNETT NSW 2 1.19 1 0.86 1 0.725 4 2.775 Angler DCX rod, Tica reel, Prize Pack
5 Vicki WINTER NSW 1 0.97 2 1.72 3 2.69 Angler DCX rod, Prize Pack
6 Gerry HARRISON Qld 2 1.11 1 1.035 1 0.435 4 2.58 Spotters Prize Pack
7 Denis ROUGHAN NSW 2 1.435 1 1.005 3 2.44 Starlo Stix b/c rod, Prize Pack
8 John BRIDER Qld 2 1.65 1 0.6 3 2.25 Pflueger Bag, Prize Pack
9 Mark HOLMAN ACT 2 1.51 1 0.67 3 2.18 Berkley Prize Pack
10 Ross CORNER NSW 1 0.535 2 1.25 1 0.325 4 2.11 Shimano/Shakespeare Prize Pack
11 Greg PARKES NSW 2 1.37 1 0.49 3 1.86
12 Malcolm STEWART NSW 1 0.66 2 1.19 3 1.85
13 Paul FOOTE QLD 1 0.875 1 0.82 2 1.695
14 Gary LEE NSW 1 0.8 1 0.76 2 1.56
15 Michael STEWART QLD 1 0.76 1 0.54 2 1.3
16 Shane TURNER NSW 1 0.535 1 0.625 2 1.16
17 Ken FITZGIBBON NSW 1 1.08 1 1.08
18 Lachlan MCLENNAN Qld 2 1.04 2 1.04
19 Brent DELANEY NSW 2 1.005 2 1.005
20 Troy URQUHART NSW 1 0.99 1 0.99
21 Michael BRITTEN NSW 1 0.895 1 0.895
22 Des OWENS NSW 1 0.865 1 0.865
23 Wayne GORDON QLD 1 0.865 1 0.865
24 David MUDD NSW 1 0.825 1 0.825
25 Joe ALLAN QLD 1 0.68 1 0.68
26 Michael WALKER NSW 1 0.675 1 0.675
27 Warwick CREGAN NSW 1 0.67 1 0.67
28 Toby WILSON NSW 1 0.59 1 0.59
29 Jasonmichael MARKS NSW 1 0.495 1 0.495
30 Philip EARLE NSW 1 0.42 1 0.42
31 Andrew REDDING NSW 1 0.395 1 0.395
32 Chris ELDRED QLD
32 Brad GOYEN NSW
32 Michael WALMSLEY NSW
32 Eric CREGAN NSW
32 Allan PRICE NSW
32 Peter HANCOCK NSW
32 David WALMSLEY NSW
32 Billy PUMPA NSW
27 19.52 23 16.91 19 12.16 69 48.58
75 55.89 75 56.76 64 41.39 214 154
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