The Skeeter Boats Owners’ Tournament is
billed as one of the best weekends on our tournament calendar here in Australia and
once again this year it did not disappoint.
The weekend started off on Friday night
with a bbq, some drinks and the briefing that outlined the events for the
weekend. The highlight of the evening was Berkley Pro Staff member Andrew
Homann outlining how to catch the bass of Lake Glenbawn using the sponsors
products that were included in the welcome bag, this included Atomic, Berkley,
and Squidgy plastics along with jigheads from Nitro. This informative
discussion was welcomed by entrants that had never caught a bass before.
After a hot breakfast of bacon and eggs, it
was time to hit the water for a 7.00am start.
With 25 Skeeter Boats lining the bank of picturesque
Lake Glenbawn it was certainly an eye opener
for all comers. The first activity for the weekend was to find a yellow rubber
duck. With great prizes on offer there were 10 yellow ducks placed on the Lake.
The second activity for the weekend was to
catch 4 fish during the Saturday session, and only 1 team accomplished this
mission, Les and Mel King with a great bag of 4 bass weighing 4.090kg.
Once the day’s fishing was completed at 2pm
the Skeeter Owners retired to Glenbawn kiosk for some cold beverages and a
roast dinner. The duck hunter prizes were awarded over dinner and were greatly received
by the winners.
Sunday morning arrived, although a little
hazy for some, for others fine and sunny.
After a tough session where no teams
managed to catch 4 fish, Team Ward, consisting of Adam Ward and Craig Simmons were crowned victors of the 2008
Skeeter Owners’ Tournament.
While accepting the champion team award for
the weekend Craig Simmons told the
crowd “this type of event is what makes Skeeter Australia special, no other
bass boat company in Australia puts on a tournament for their owners let alone
a tournament that has over $10,000.00 in prizes. While fishing, Skeeter
representatives were handing out cold drinks, Mars Bars and chips on the water
– that is awesome!”
The major prizes for the weekend went to:
Champion Team: $500 Cash and Trophy – Adam
Ward and Craig Simmons
Session 1 Shimano Secret Weight Fish – Adam
Ward and Craig Simmons
Session 1 Pure Fishing Secret Weight Bag –
Adam Ward and Craig Simmons
Session 1 Megabass Biggest Bass – Les and
Session 2 Shimano Secret Weight Fish –
Session 2 Pure Fishing Secret Weight Bag –
Mic Elsley and Bruce Anderson
Session 2 Megabass Biggest Bass – Wayne
Parry and Justin Scott
Skeeter Australia would like to thanks the
event sponsors which included
ABT, AFC and Fishing Monthly Goup
Pure Fishing with Berkley Plflueger
Shimano and Squidgies
Frogleys Offshore with Atomic, Gamakatsu
BRP with Evinrude Etec
G Loomis and Lucky Craft
Overall another hugely successful weekend
and Skeeter Australia would like to thank everyone who made the effort to come
along and we wish to see more of you in September 2009 at South West Rocks.