ABT BASS Electric Toonumbar- 7th August 2005

On a rather brisk winter’s morning and with heavy fog rolling in, nine boats hit the water full of anticipation of the fishing on offer on the tough northern NSW waterway.

A total of nine fish were delivered to the scales, with only three anglers weighing in a full limit of two fish. Event winner Pay Power claimed the overall winner’s prize for his 2/2, 1.9kg bag, anchored by the event’s Big Bass, an outstanding 1.1kg specimen.

Second placed was secure by BASS Electric regular Adrian Melchior, also weighing in a 2/2, 1.9kg limit. Catching 15 fish for the session Melchior could find the numbers, but not the size to overcome event winner Power.

Fishing a ¼ oz jighead rigged with a 3” Zoom Fluke (colour-albino), Power presented his offering against the rock face shoreline, before allowing it to sink to a depth of around 5-6metres. Once there he retrieved it to the rod tip with a slow jigging retrieve.

Melchior by contrast compiled his limit using a purple Jackall TN60, presented across the top of flooded weed beds with a burn and kill retrieve.

The event once again provided five qualifiers for the MotorGuide BASS Electric Convention in September, and with four more qualifying rounds to go for the season there’s still plenty more chances to qualify for the final event of year.

Place Angler Fish Weight Prize
1 Ray Power 2 1.9 Strudwick Rod + Prize Pack + Big Bass Prize Pack + Qualify
2 Adrian Melchior 2 1.9 Prize Pack + Qualify
3 Hans Jensen 2 1.1 Prize Pack + Qualify
4 Rod Shorten 1 0.8 Prize Pack
5 John Ski 1 0.8 Prize Pack
6 Johnathon Ward 1 0.75 Prize Pack + Qualify
7 David Ward 1 0.4 Qualify