Round 2 of the Atomic Grand Electric Series was held this past weekend at Somerset Dam. Thirty one competitors fished on Mothers Day with clear conditions and a light wind prevailing, it turned out to be a tough fish with those Somerset Bass stubbornly refusing to take the lure. In recent weeks the BASS Pro suffered the same fate with minimal fish being caught over the two days. The Atomic Grand Electric highlighted that any fish caught at Somerset was a combination of location, technique and luck.
6 anglers landed a total of 9 Bass with Rod Shorten aka Rodney Mott No# 1 on the water being the tournaments Big Bass Specialist catching the largest fish in both rounds, he is shaping up to be a hard one to beat for the Platinum Marine Series Big Bass. His 2.3kg Big Bass on Sunday and another fish gave him the 2.985kg Bag to secure him First Prize 3.8m Atomic Tinnie. Something tells me we will be seeing alot of Rod and his Atomic Tinnie at future comps.
Second and third place were taken out by the Barkhuizen brothers, they used both spin and fly fishing techniques to land their bass and weigh in full bag limits. The Atomic Prize packs will come in useful for both anglers who use Atomic Lures to fish successfully the tournaments.
The Tabs Grand Electric invitations will be posted out in the next week so keep an eye out for yours. Please contact us if you haven’t received it by the end of May. Tabs Grand Electric is being held on the 13th June at Wivenhoe Dam 7 am start. Cash Prizes up for grabs for the first 10 Places with prizes for 11th to 15th Place, great chance to go home with something on the day.
Official Placings of Round Two Atomic Grand Electric Somerset Dam
1st Place 3.8m Atomic Tinnie Rod Shorten
2nd Place Atomic Pack $200 Value Glyn Barkhuizen
3rd Place Atomic Pack $180 Value Simon Barkhuizen
4th Place Atomic Pack $160 Value David Bullard
5th Place Atomic Pack $140 Value Tom Reynolds
6th Place Atomic Pack $120 Value Glenn White