Blue Fin BASS Electric Series – Moogerah Results, 28 August

After an unsettling day of rain, dawn broke over Lake Moogerah to reveal a sunny still morning. 34 anglers launched their boats and gathered at the start line.7 am rolled on and the boaters scattered across the lake. On completion of the six hours, 24 competitors weighed in 42 bass in total, with reports of the odd yellowbelly and even a cod caught.

In the end Adrian Manolea took out top honours with a 2.530kg bag. Manolea and his dad fished the timber opposite the ramp in 8 meters of water using Impact tackles skinny jig heads rigged with 3 inch Keitech soft plastics on a Steez combo. The key to the technique was casting close to the timber.

In second place was Darren Love with a 2.340 kg bag. Lowe fished in the same area of timber as Manolea, but targeted fish in 2 meters of water. Love used Jackall chubbies in gold/black and black/orange. Love’s outfit consisted of a DSR 820 Loomis rod with a Daiwa 2500 sol reel spooled with 8 lb braid and 6 lb leader.

In third place was David West with a 2.190 kg bag including the event big bass of 1.615 kg. West used a Jackall mask vibe hopping it through a bait ball in approximately 10 meters of water. Rounding out the top 5 was Brendan Deurloo in 4th place and Adrian Wilson in 5th who took out the option up. Well done to all anglers and finally a big thanks to my good friend Rory Saint for all his assistance…see you all at the convention.
Jason Lyons
Pics are now in the Photo Gallery – full results to come.

 

Place Angler Fish Weight Big Bass
1 Adrian Manolea 2 2.530
2 Darren Love 2 2.340
3 David West 2 2.190 1.615
4 Brendan Deurloo 2 2.180
5 Adrian Wilson 2 2.175
6 John Schofield 2 1.870
7 Roy Souter 2 1.865
8 Dave Trinder 2 1.835
9 John Ski 2 1.600
10 Ricky Simmons 2 1.510
11 Shane Kurz 2 1.455
12 Sam Madelaine 2 1.430
13 Ash Sims 2 1.355
14 Charles West 2 1.340
15 Dave Bullard 2 1.250
16 Tom Reynolds 2 1.230
17 Jeremy McConnell 2 1.185
18 James Wilson 2 0.950
19 Christian Manolea 1 0.770
20 Michael Hogan 1 0.720
21 Ian Galloway 1 0.715
22 Brett Kleinschmidt 1 0.670
23 Steve Kanowski 1 0.630
24 Jack Gold 1 0.560