BlueFin BASS Electric – Cania Results, 26-27 March

Rob Cracks Cania

Rob Hinton , one of the Bundy boys, went in to the second day of the tournament with a handy lead thanks to the 1.252 kg bass he landed in the first session. Showing a clean pair of heels, he caught his limit and also a 130g upgrade on a weekend where anglers found it hard to get the bass to bite.

Rob accredited his success to downsizing to a tn50 in brown dog after only getting taps on a tn60.

His rod
of choice was a Shimano T-curve matched with a cronach reel. The reel had 14lb
Suffix braid with 14lb nitlon leader. The areas
he fished
were points and bays about 1/2 way down the dam positioning the boat in the
newly flooded timber and casting into ultra
shallow
edges. The spot where he hooked the 1.252 kg kicker was only 1.5 feet deep.

Stuart
France went into the second day of fishing in second place and held his nerve
to bring home the largest bag on day two 1.587 kg
and hold
onto second spot. Stuart managed to coax a bass onto his Brown dog tn60 in the
first session fishing a steep rocky bank and
then
switched to Bassman 1/2 oz carl compact spinnerbaits in white and blue to bag
out in the second session. Switching lures Stuart
also
switched locations fishing shallow bay for the second session. Stuart used a G
Loomis SBR 811 rod with a Daiwa Alphas spooled
with 16lb
fins and 10lb sunline leader.

Stuart’s
fishing partner also stepped it up a gear in the second session. Andrew Baunach
bagged out with 2 bass for 1.535 kg to end up
in the
top five. Thanks to Andrew for transporting the kit for the weekend.

One of
the reasons we could have such a great tournament at cania is that we have such
a great place to stay – the Big 4 Cania caravan
park. The
park does wood fired pizza on a saturday night and arranged to cook all the
anglers pizza in the last batch so that after a hard
day on
the dam , those who chose to order pizza, had it piping hot when they returned
to camp. Behind the scenes , I was only able
to run
the tournament because Peter from the Cania Caravan Park drove over 100km to
pick up my family, boat and myself after we had
an
incident with a roo. Anyone wanting to stay at the park for the next tournament
can make reservations on 1800 673 018.

I would
also like to thank Tim Mulhall and Shane Anderson for their assistance and my
brother Jason for helping run the event.
Chris
Horne
 

Rankings Place Angler Fish Weight Option Up
50 1 Rob Hinton 3 2.628 1.252 $160
47 2 Stuart France 3 2.309 $80
44 3 Adrian Manolea 3 1.802 $50
41 4 Shane Anderson 3 1.617 $30
38 5 Andrew Baunach 2 1.535 $20
34 6 Trevor Burgess 2 1.372
33 7 William Milfull 2 1.298
32 8 Les Barber 2 1.151
32 9 Ken Jackson 1 0.916
30 10 Chris Horne 1 0.714
11 Charles West
11 Tim Mulhall
11 Gary Leather
11 Dave Magner
11 Michael Turner
11 Bob Butler
11 Cristian Manolea
11 Sue Barber
11 Brian Rutledge
11 Mike Grimes
11 Jason Horne
11 Andrew Roff
11 Karl Tomassen
11 Tim Steenhuis
11 Adam McCaffrey
11 Shannon Rossow
11 John Noble
11 Steve Noble