ABT Angler Profile – Kris Hickson

Kris HFresh from a victory in the Clarence River BREAM Qualifier Kris Hickson is a breamer with few peers when it comes to consistency and versatility.

A veteran of the BREAM tour since 2001, Kris has achieved much, including multiple BREAM Qualifier, BREAM Megabucks, BREAM Classic Championship, Australian Open, and kayak wins.

With an insatiable appetite for all kinds of fishing Kris is a true angling junkie and passionate advocate for angling and the sharing of knowledge.



  1. Name, age, and location– Kris Hickson, 28, Port Macquarie NSW
  2. How long have you been fishing ABT events– since 2001
  3. Greatest achievement in tournament angling– A win in the 2011 Classic GF with Browny and 1st in the ABT round on the same waterway in 2010 – The Mighty Manning.
  4. Preferred tournament species– Bream
  5. Favourite tournament location– Hawkesbury River
  6. Your go-to technique– Light weighted Plastics
  7. Your favourite lure– The one that’s catching me fish.
  8. Your most feared competitor– So many accomplished anglers out there these days it varies from waterway to waterway.
  9. What, if any, sponsors do you have– Daiwa, TT Lures, Hobie Fishing, Humminbird/Minkota, Manning River Marine, Blueye Eyewear
  10. How many days a month do you fish– It varies but I try to get out at least a few times a week, even if it’s only for a quick flick.
  11.  How much a year would you spending on tournament tackle– Not so much on tackle these days because I have such awesome sponsors but back when I was doing massive amounts of tournaments It was up around 20K a year, that’s with accom, fuel, gear and time off.
  12. Dream fishing location– PNG for black bass.
  13. Most embarrassing moment in a tournament– I don’t get embarressed
  14. Favourite place to eat on the road– Oh that’s really tough because most is junk but I do love pies so the Trappers bakery at Goulburn is a must on a trip South.
  15. How many tournament donuts have you had to eat– More than I care to think about.
  16. 1 outfit, 1 lure, 1 location– Daiwa Black Label 6’4 4-10lb, 10lb 15lb Shinobi Braid, 15lb TD leader, Squidgy lobby rigged on a heavy wire TT’s Hidden Weight in the nastiest racks at Forster you can find.
  17. The tournament moment that broke your heart– Most of them!
  18. Superstitions and rituals– None.
  19. Hardest venue– Lake Macquarie, not a fan of ponds.
  20. Dream fishing companion– Never really thought about it, I kind of like fishing by myself….haha.

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