BASS Action Electric
The 2012 Blue Fin Boats BASS Electric Convention hits the
waters of Queensland’s
Hinze Dam, 27/28th October, for one of the most anticipated events
of the 2012 BASS calendar.
The scene of the inaugural BASS Electric Convention in 2004
this year’s convention will see Hinze Dam used as a BASS Electric venue for the
first time in many years.
“Hinze Dam has always been one of the more popular venues on
the BASS Electric tour, it’s been a few years since we’ve been there because of
the development that they’ve been doing, so we’re (ABT) excited to be heading
back “, explains ABT Tournament Director Simon Goldsmith.
Anglers are similarly excited about the prospects of what
Hinze holds come October, as 2004 BASS Electric Convention Winner Ian Galloway
“The lake has changed a lot over the last twelve months, the
water level has risen a lot and the lake looks very different. I don’t think
anyone will have a real advantage leading into the event, so it’ll make for an
even playing field at the Convention. One thing for certain though, we all
can’t wait to get back and fish Hinze”.
For the first time in the event’s history anglers will have
their accommodation provided as part of their entry fee into the event.
“We have exclusive use of a camp (http://www.thelogcabincamp.com.au)
that’s only 20 minutes from the lake. There’s bunk style accommodation, cooking
facilities, boat parking, and inside seating for the briefing and presentation.
It’s got everything that we could possibly need. All the anglers need to do is
turn up and enjoy themselves”, explained Simon Goldsmith.
Series sponsor Blue Fin Boats couldn’t be more excited about
the event, with new owners Brad Richey and Geoff Knight looking forward to
attending their first BASS Electric Convention.
“It’s a new beginning for Blue Fin Boats this year. We’re
looking to reinvigorating the brand and our products, and the BASS Electric
Convention is an event where we have the opportunity to show tournament anglers
what we have to offer”, explained Brad.
The Blue Fin Prize Boat on offer at the convention echoes
their intent to give customers, or in the case of the Convention, tournament
anglers what they want.
“This year we’re going to put together a single, larger
sized boat that matches perfectly the needs of bass electric anglers. The
objective is to produce a boat that will then be used on the circuit the follow
year. To go with the boat we’re working on putting together a promotional
package for the winner when it comes to the boat and its use on the tournament
scene in 2013”, explained Brad.
Full details on the prize package will be released later in
For anglers who have qualified for the Convention the focus
is now on pre-fishing and getting Hinze wired come October. For anglers still
yet to secure a berth 11 qualifying events remain to book a spot in the final.
Visit http://www.australianbass.com.au/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=142 to check out the full 2012 calendar.
N.B. Note date change
(27/28th October) from original date (13/14th October).
The event is now taking place two weeks later.
Preliminary Event Information
Date: 27/28th October
Launch Location: Hinze Dam, western ramp
Session Times: 7am to 1pm
Accommodation: The Log Cabin Camp (http://www.thelogcabincamp.com.au),
accommodation included as part of event entry fee
Entry Fee: TBA
- 2 x
session combined bag format. The winner of the fishing will take home the