Costa Del Mar, a world leader in precision optics for fishing and outdoor sports, will headline the ABT Costa BREAM Series as it returns to a truly national tour in 2016. Founded in 1983 by a group of hard-core fisherman, Costa perfectly embodies the quality and enthusiasm that ABT looks to deliver to anglers in 2016.
“The Costa BREAM series returns to a full eight events for the first time since 2013,” explained ABT’s Simon Goldsmith, adding that he is excited for the partnership with Costa moving into the new season. “Costa has long been an industry leader in the fishing eyewear category, so it’s wonderful to have them headlining the BREAM series in 2016, I’m sure anglers will be thrilled to know a company of Costa’s magnitude is behind the sport they love as we move into a new season.”
2016 sees the Costa BREAM Series return to Western Australia and Tasmania, confirming its position as the number one tournament fishing circuit in Australia. The series begins with a double-dose of textbook Victorian breaming, with Mallacoota Inlet and Gippsland Lakes hosting anglers over a weeklong road-trip in late February. WA breamers will hit the waters around Mandurah, while anglers attending the ever-popular Tasmanian tour will visit the vast flats fishery of Georges Bay in St Helens, and arguably the best tournament venue in the country the Derwent River in Hobart. A Queensland double header road-trip will have anglers fishing last year’s Grand Final location of the Clarence River, before heading north to the bustling waters of the Nerang River and Moreton Bay for the Gold Coast run event. Sandwiched between all of these the tour returns to the NSW coastal towns of Forster and Tuncurry where anglers will do battle with the oyster rack dwelling bream that have made Wallis Lake famous among bream anglers nationwide.
Costa’s involvement with the ABT BREAM Series comes at the perfect time as ABT look to roll-out improvements to their media and event coverage. Costa Sales Manager John Bell is equally excited as he sees the value in what ABT offers to both anglers and organisations in 2016. “We’re really excited to be given the opportunity to represent a brand as widely known and loved as Costa Del Mar, and we are eager to get the season underway and show anglers the un-rivalled performance of our patented 580 technology.”
It’s shaping up to be a year to remember as entries start to flood in for the ABT Costa BREAM Series, and anglers will have lots to play for when the tour finishes with the Costa Del Mar BREAM Grand Final on St Georges Basin in early December. Anglers will be lining-up for a shot at a fantastic boat/motor/trailer package thanks to BassCat and Mercury, which will be the cherry on top for the lucky breamer who etches his name onto the perpetual BREAM Grand Final trophy.