Press Release 29/07/15
Kendall Soo from Brisbane takes out Round 10 of the Hobie Kayak Bream Series on the Gold Coast in Queensland
GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND, 26TH JULY 2015 The Queensland saying “Beautiful one day, perfect the next” held true for Round 10 of the Hobie Kayak Bream Series in what was an exceptional weekend’s kayak fishing! Almost the entire field of 27 anglers returned to the Daiwa event site with full bags of 4 bream on both days and total of 196 bream were brought back to the scales with a combined weight of 91.07kg.
Competitors took off from the Power-Pole starting line in near perfect conditions with a light breeze and good cloud cover on the first day of competition. Spreading out across the arena, many anglers worked the canals in Sovereign Island, while others went further afield as far as Sea World near the Narrang River and even a few bagged outdirectly in front of the launch site under Ephraim Island Bridge.
The bream were on the bite early with many anglers getting their bag of 4 bream by 11:00am and then spent the rest of the day working the numbers and upgrading. At the end of day one, 23 anglers returned to the Hobie Event Trailer with full bags of 4 bream. It was Kendal Soo, from Brisbane, who was the TT Lures Leader of the day with 4 bream weighing 2.54kg, a 500 gram lead over nearest competitor, fellow Queenslander, Michael Maas with 4 for 2.23kg.
Only 500 grams separated the top 5 going into day two of the competition when a tight field of anglers would battle it out for one of two qualifying spots in the Hobie Kayak Bream Series Australian Championship to be held in Lake Macquarie later this year.
The quality conditions continued into day two and we saw another great day on the Gold Coast with 25 anglers bring full bags to the scales for weigh in.
At the end of the weigh in it was Kendall Soo from Brisbane, Queensland who took the top prize of Round 10 and qualified for the Australian Championships. Kendal caught 8 bream over the two days weighing a total of 4.79 kg and received $810.00 plus a Daiwa sponsors prize pack for his efforts.
Kendall fishes the Gold Coast often and had a good idea of his plan of attack going in to the competition.
“I knew coming into the tournament that they’d been pulling good bags out of sovereign in the last few comps and that there’s always big fish in there too. I fished it all day! “
“Coming in to day two with a 500gm lead I was quietly confident but a bit edgy out there when I couldn’t catch them this morning. Today was a bit harder than yesterday but I’m just stoked that I got them and qualified for the Australian Championship. “
Lure: Ecogear SX40s Green colour similar to a mullet and Cranka Crabs in brown
Rod: Custom Rod by jDez Customs
Reel: Daiwa Luvias 2506
Line: 5lb Fluro Carbon straight through
“Just consistently working the canals. I just went up and down it for the whole two days.”
Mark Young from the Central Coast of New South Wales took second place with 8 bream for 4.72kg closing the day one gap, giving Kendal a run for his money and securing himself a place in the Australian Championships.
Fishing the Gold Coast for the first time, Mark had no real plan of attack coming in to the comp but got some advice off a mate that paid off!
“Bryce Beechy, who’s a local here, gave me a bit of advice and told me I’d find the bigger fish out in the running water on the east side of Sovereign Island. I fished the canals of sovereign island early and got a small bag and then headed around the back where Bryce said and focused on upgrading and it paid off”.
Rod: Samaki Zing
Reel: Daiwa Certate
Lure: Z-man grubs 2.5″ in motor oils on a 1/16th Jig head.
Line: 6lb Braid
Leader: Long 3lb leader Berkley Sensei
Hog’s Breath Café Boss Hog Big Bream
Warren Cossell held on to his Hog’s Breath Café, Boss Hog Big Bream from day 1 and walks away with $100.00 for his his efforts. He landed the 820 gram bag kicker on a Berkley Crabby, in Chocolate Sparkle, fished on a 1/60th hidden weight jighead.
“I was just flicking it up against the pontoons, letting it slowly sink down and the bream were taking it as it got to the bottom.
View the full results from Round 10 on hobiefishing.com.au
Round 11 of the Hobie Kayak Bream Series will be on Sunday the 9th of August on St Georges Basin on the New South Wales, south coast. The event will be run by Southern Bream Series and you can enter online at: http://www.basinlureandfly.org.au/skeeter-powerpole-round-7-entry/
Like all of the events in the Hobie Kayak Fishing Series, this round could not have gone ahead without the great support of our generous sponsors Daiwa, Berkley, Atomic. Lowrance, Rhino-Rack, Strike Pro, Austackle, TT Lures, Yamatoyo, Ecogear, Power-Pole, Mortgage Corp , Hog’s Breath Cafe and ABT.
Thanks also to Mal Gray and Hooper from Sunstate Hobie for providing Hobie dealer support.