Basin Lure and Fly Angler Inc ran Round 7, the last for the Series for 2014 prior to the Grand Final in 3 weeks time, the event was held on the Shoalhaven River and it was a very tough day for most competitors with only one full bag being produced in the boating section and 2 full bags in the kayak section, the Round was proudly sponsored by Searing Tackle/Damiki.
There where 42 Boating Teams entered and 17 Kayak Anglers involved. The final winner in the Boating section was Team Breamski with Steve Nedeski & Jarrod Lye with the only full bag of 5/5 totalling 1.990kg $1638.00, second went to Team Tonic Eyewear/FG Blades with Matt Starr & Damien Skeen with a 3/5 bag totalling 1.620kg $819.00, third went to Team Gamakatsu/Duff Rods with Nick Reay & Bryce Calvert with a 4/5 bag totalling 1.550kg $410.00, Fourth went to Team 13 Fishing with Jay Rook & Brendon McNeil with a 4/5 bag totalling 1.480kg $245.00, and fifth was Team Gamakatsu/KBC with James Jones & Blake O’Grady with a 3/5 bag totally 1.470kg $164.00.
In the boating section there where only a total of 45 fish for a combined weight of 18.650kg for 84 anglers.
The Hobie Big Bream prize was taken out by Matt Starr with a .870kg fish $350.00.
The Kayak section was won by Team Samaki/Ecooda – Glenn Allen with a bag of 3/3 totalling 1.450kg $425.00, second went to Team Prolure Australia – Luke Kay with a bag of 3/3 totalling .940kg $216.00, and third went to Team Totally Immersed Watersports/Duff Rods – Craig Coughlan with a bag of 2/3 totalling .790kg $132.00.
In the Kayak section there where a total of 14 fish for a combined weight of 5.410kg for 17 anglers. The Big Bream prize of a Shimano Rarenium Reel valued at $250.00 went to Glenn Allen with a .660kg fish.
We would like to thank all the competitors and Sponsors, Fishing World, Shimano, Lowrance, Searing Tackle/Damiki, Tonic Eyewear, Totally Immersed Watersports, Custom Lure Art, Skeeter Boats / Power Pole, Hobie Fishing, Techfish, BCF, Lox Rods and STGGraphics.
The Grand Final which is a 2 day event, will be held on St Georges Basin Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th October.
I would like to thank every competitor who has taken part throughout the Series as you have made it the great success it is and I congratulate all those who have made it to the Grand Final.
All the information on the Series and each Round is available on our website at http://www.basinlureandfly.org.au/
Ian Phillips (Big E)