The Road to Tweed

Heading out from Jack Evans Boatharbour

Heading out from Jack Evans Boatharbour

All roads lead to the Tweed River this weekend for the opening round of the 2015 Berkley BREAM Series.

The longest running and most lucrative and challenging tournament bream series in Australia, this year’s tour sees Berkley return to the ABT fold, headlining the series and the opening round on the Tweed River.

Berkley Bonanza

Berkley Bonanza

Berkley has been a strong brand on the BREAM Series for ten years now, with products such as Gulp and PowerBait famous on tour, and baits that many anglers rely on for confidence and results both on and off the tournament trail.

“Berkley has been the brand of choice for a lot of breamers and we’re excited to help anglers take their tournament angling to the next level in 2015”, explains

Pure Fishing’s Chris Gates.

With the reemergence of Berkley in the BREAM Series anglers will be seeing red throughout much of 2015.

“We’ll be on the ground at the events throughout the year with proven tournament winning products to give away, and a host of new Gulp and PowerBait products to be released exclusively to tournament anglers. We’ll also have plenty of Berkley Brand Advocates and the Product Development Team on hand to share product and advice on the Berkley range”, explains Pure Fishing’s Chris Gates.

With round one of the series taking place on a recently flooded Tweed River, it’s Berkley products that are tipped to come to the fore.

Russ gettin' dirty on a post flood Manning River

Russ gettin’ dirty on a post flood Manning River

“ABT’s run a few events over the years on rivers that have flooded or have recently had a lot of water threw them and one bait that you can count on to feature heavily in use and catches is Berkley Gulp. When it comes to fishing a soft bait in dirty and discoloured water nothing comes close. If you’re looking for proof look no further than Russell Babekuhl’s victory in the 2008 Manning River BREAM

Challenge when he fished a camo coloured Gulp Craw to the flooded edges to catch his tournament winning fish”, explains ABT’s Simon Goldsmith.

While Russell Babekuhl (who’s a two time winner on the Tweed) and Gulp are tipped to feature highly in the standings come Sunday’s presentation there’s plenty of other anglers to look out for come start time.

Matt Finney fishing deep during his 2012 Tweed win.

Matt Finney fishing deep during his 2012 Tweed win.

“You can’t go past our GF winner and last start victor Kris Hickson. It doesn’t matter where we are, or what the conditions are, he’ll catch them. Past Tweed winners Matt Finney and Steve Morgan are there so I’d expect them to do well. Though I expect to see Matt fishing the deeper clean water down the bottom, and Morgo fishing anywhere but there. Add past Tweed performers such as Will Lee to the mix, and Queensland locals who generally fish well at home such as current Power-Pole BREAM AOY champion Scott Butler, Berkley Pro Chris Britton, and Lowrance Bream Pro Nabeel Issa, and its an event that’s hard to pick and guaranteed to challenge both tipping pundits and anglers”, explains Simon Goldsmith.

The event kicks of at 7am Saturday and Sunday from Jack Evans Boat Harbour (southern side), with

anglers returning to Jack Evans for a 2pm (EDST) weigh-in each afternoon. The event briefing likewise will take place at Jack Evans Boat Harbour, 6pm Friday evening, with pre-registration from 5pm. If you can’t make the on-site weigh-in then check out the livestream from 2pm (Saturday and Sunday)-

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