Wivenhoe Smashes 2 x BASS Bag Record! – 24 June 2005

By Marcel Krieger

80 anglers in 47 boats attended Sunday’s Electric Qualifying Event to see Gavin Dunne weigh in a record 5.2kg bag. Both he and Scott Evans shared the Big Bass prize with two fat 2.75kg bass.

In what was considered a quiet day for most anglers, it seemed a game plan to travel the 7km, 1.5 hour trip towards the dam wall paid off for Gav. Using the same Mask Vibe 60 in Pearl Ayu all day Gav managed to catch about 10 fish towards his final monster bag. Using an EGrell Team Xstream B47 rod, Yamatoyo 20pd mainline and Yamatoyo Harris 20pd fluoro leader. Gavin explained that “the trick was not to let it hit the bottom and to use short, sharp rips of the rod tip”.

Fishing nearby, Scott Evans caught only one fish for the day, but it was an excellent 2.75kg bass. Using a large white Squidgy fish slowly rolled, Scott remarked that the fish were “very aggressive early”.

Elliot Fooks managed 2 good fish to take second place. Being encouraged all day by his father Gary, he caught his fish on 3″ Gulp Night Crawlers in the June Bug colour. Using a Berkley Dropshot rod, Stradic 2500 reel and fishing light with 6pd Fireline and 10pd Yamatoyo leader, he found by jigging from the bottom most of his bites were mid water. He noticed these fish on the sounder as single large arches rather than schooled fish towards the entrance to Logans Inlet.

With the Electric Convention to be held at Wivenhoe late September, this now seems the score to beat in terms of big bags.




Place Angler Name Fish Weight Big Bass Prize
1 Gavin Dunne 2 5.20 2.75 Prize Pack + EvaKool Esky
2 Elliot Fooks 2 4.60 Prize Pack + Qualify
3 Ian Black 2 4.45 Prize Pack + Qualify
4 Col Singleton 2 4.15 Prize Pack
5 Craig Simmons 2 4.10 Prize Pack
6 Ted Barsby 2 3.85 Qualify
7 David Green 2 3.80 Qualify
8 Mike Weger 2 3.75  
9 Stephan Town 2 3.60 Qualify
10 Cameron Ball 2 3.25
11 Steve Morgan 2 2.90
12 Harry Watson 2 2.90
13 Scott Evans 1 2.75 2.75
14 Dave Young 2 2.75
15 John Fooks 1 2.55
16 Peter Mathewson 1 2.50
17 Jeff Cook 1 2.40
18 Dave Hislop 1 2.40
19 Will Lee 1 2.10
20 Bruce Moss 1 2.00
21 Mike Connolly 1 1.80
22 Glyn Barkhuizen 1 1.80
23 Barry Oxford 1 1.75
24 Gary Fooks 1 1.70
25 Shaun Jones 1 1.70
26 Simon Barkhuizen 1 1.60
27 Allan Deaves 1 1.60
28 Jenny Ward 1 1.60
29 Nathan Sewell 1 1.40
30 Justin Welsh 1 1.30
31 Tony Yates 1 1.20
32 Hans Jensen 1 1.15
33 Kerry Symes 1 1.10
34 Craig Johnson 1 0.70
80 anglers