With south east Qld suffering
from some extreme weather, 20 hardy anglers braved the wet and blustery
conditions at lake
to bring in a total of 16 legal Bass.
Bundabergs Shane Anderson, once
again took the spoils with a bag of two bass weighing in at 2.175 kg along with
the ‘big bass’ of 1.171kg.
Targeting an area near the
‘Runway’ where he prefished, Shane used his Loomis 783CBR with a Shimano
Chronarch spooled with 15lb Platil braid and 14 lb Vanish leader to cast a
Jackal up into the weeds to land 8 legal fish for the session.
Shane is proving to be a
constant place getter in this years ABT Electric Series and has the next round
at Lenthals, firmly in his sights.
A big thank you to Shane for
transporting the tournament kit from dam to dam.
Shanes winning bag pushed up and
coming young angler Callum Munroe into second place. Callum fished the point of
Bass Bay for the entire session with his dad James. Alternating between a
Berkley Drop Shot Tournament with a Shimano Core reel and a Raider spin rod
with a sustain reel, Callum cast a TN60 Jackal into the weeds following the
contour to land his two fish at 1.653 kg.
Callum turns 16 yrs old in July
this year, and, while already attracting sponsorship from Berkley,
hopes to take the ABT tournament by storm.
Third place was taken out by
popular Tewantin female angler, Sue
Flemming. Her two fish weighed in at 1.384 kg. and gave her another shot at the
Elecric Convention. Sue’s choice of tackle was a 6’6 Nitro baitcaster with a
Shimano MG50 spooled with 15lb P.E braid. She fished the main weed point
casting a TN60 Jackal to the edge with a slow roll retrieve.
Fourth places went to Mudjimbas Richard Otto who
again outfished his brother Steve from the back of the boat to land two fish at
1.006 kg. The brothers dodged out going
boats at the start after launching at the wrong end of the dam. Starting late,
the boys were given some sound advise on where to fish from organizers Mark and
The final placing went to
Gympies Dean Buchanan. Dean caught one good fish midway through the session,
opposite the hatchery, on a Shimano baitcast combo. With his rod in one hand, a
cup of coffee in the other and ham sanger in his gob, Dean did well to land his
1.000 kg Bass.
With winner Shane Anderson
already qualified from a previous round, the final qualification went to a
surprised yet delighted Lake
caretaker and SEQ Water employee, Ross Paulger. Thanks goes to Ross for placing
the marker buoys to form the exclusion
zone near the dam wall, after a late directive from SEQ Water.
Organisers Mark Pertot and Mal
Favager would also like to thank Jim Park from the Maccas stocking group for
again supplying the regular sausage sizzle for the hungry competitors.
With the dam recovering well
from floods, the fishing, and the size of fish caught, is improving month by
month. We look forward to seeing more competitors at the next round at the lake
on August 2nd, starting at 6.30 am.
1 – Shane Anderson 2/2 –
2.175kg. Big bass – 1.171kg.
2 – Callum Munro 2/2 – 1.653kg.
3 – Sue Flemming 2/2 – 1.384kg.
4 – Richard Otto 2/2 – 1.006kg.
5 – Dean Buchanan 1/2 – 1.000kg.
6 – Ross Paulger 1/2 – 0.954kg.
7 – Paul Flemming 2/2 – 0.939kg.
8 – James Munro 1/2 – 0.936kg.
9 – Steve Otto 1/2 – 0.906kg.
10 – Jack Gold 1/2 – 0.607kg.
11 – Pete Chambers 1/2 –
12 – Les Barber 0/2.
Troy Ward 0/2.
Dale Ianna 0/2.
Jonathan Ward 0/2.
Robert Ottessen 0/2.
Blake Paulger 0/2.
Richard Holmberg 0/2.
Paul Holmberg 0/2.
Chris Mangold 0/2.