2018 WA Kayak Series | Round 2 Results

Sunny skies and non-existent winds was going to make the fishing tough for the second round of the 2018 Getaway Outdoors & Hobie Polarized WA Bream Kayak Classic Series held on the Swan River. The clear water clarity wasn’t going to help either so to catch a good bag of bream was going to be a real challenge for this event. I guess the biggest positive for most was that if you weren’t lucky enough to find the fish then you were still able to enjoy some pretty good weather to be outdoors.

Defying the tough conditions and coming out on top was Alex Greisdorf who weighed in an excellent full three fish limit of 2.15 kilos. When asked about how he got the job done Alex replied, “Today I focused on the sandflats and drop offs between Maylands and East Pert and by fishing them slowly and using light leaders I found that this was the biggest key to my fortunes. I fished with reels loaded with 3lb straight through and on my others reels I used leaders as light as 2lb’s. The technique from there on wards was to use Zman 2.5 inch Grubz and Zman Slimz in motor oil and blood worm colours in which I would work very slowly back to the kayak to draw the bites. Each of these plastics was rigged on 1/16th of an ounce TT Headlockz jig head.” Alex used this technique to great effect with the help of his range of Duffrods and Daiwa Exist and Luvias reels.

Second place was taken out by Josh Phillips who has burst onto the scene with great consistency throughout WA tournaments in the past six months. When asking josh how he was able to compile his 1.88 kilo bag he replied, “I fished shallow timber bank a long Bassendean for most of the day. I used a 2.5 inch Zman Slim Swimz soft plastic in the bloodworm colour rigged on a 1/20th of an ounce TT Headlockz jighead which I ran off 4lb Nitlon DFC leader line and 6lb Sunline PE8 mainline. I would then cast my lure parallel to the shoreline and slowly roll the plastic along the bottom. Occasionally I would give the lure a few twitches before pausing it. The main key was to keep as much contact with the bottom as possible.”

Third place, and not far behind second was taken out by Ruan Van Den Berg with a quality bag that came in at 1.74 kilos. Like Josh, Ruan decided to head upriver to tackle the breams that reside in those areas. I caught up with Ruan and asked him to elaborate on just how his day went. Ruan replied, “We found some really good fish on the pre fish so it was an easy choice come the day of the event. I chose to fish Zman Slim Swimz in the Bloodworm colour and threw them in the deeper holes that you find in the upper reaches. I rigged my Zman Slim Swimz on a 1/16th of an ounce Decoy Nailbomb Jighead and slowly wound my lure across the river bed with a few hops thrown in. I picked up my bag really early on doing this and as the day went on I picked up a couple upgrades on the 65 mm Cranka Crab in spotted brown. I did also lose a big fish on a 2.8 inch Rushcraw but that’s fishing.”

The Big Bream winner for this event was taken out by Josh Phillips who weighed in a cracking bream that went 1.07 kilos.

 

Position Competitor Name Total Weight Big Bream

1

Alex Greisdorf

2.15

0.85

2

Josh Phillips

1.88

1.07

3

Ruan Van Der Berg

1.74

0

4

Joseph Gardner

1.44

0

5

Paul Siemaszko

1.3

0

6

Ben Oaks

1.11

0

7

Brendon Knowles

1.02

0

8

Paul Bowen

0.89

0

9

Steve Owens

0.89

0

10

Jon Field

0.76

0

11

Shane Owens

0.74

0

12

Brad Patman

0.5

0

13

Travis Newland

0.46

0

14

Andy Mitchell

0.43

0

15

Robert Peach

0.42

0

16

Sean Higgins

0.39

0

17

Brett Dowsett

0.36

0

18

Didier Blanquart

0.31

0

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