2021 Rapala BASS Queensland Open (30/31 October)



Session 2 - Sunday 31st October, Wivenhoe Dam

 

3:00pm - We can officially congratulate Stephen Kanowski who is crowned the 2021 Rapala BASS Queensland Open! 


1:30pm -
Anglers are all in and it's time to cross check all the catches and make sure we haven't missed any bass.  Things are looking good for Mick Johnson to take home the big cheque. 

12noon -
The Live Stream didn't quite go to plan...apologies for viewers.  A great cross to Carl in the US and we got out on the water with Steve Morgan but weather conditions didn't make it easy for anglers to get involved and our stream at the ramp got cut.  Next time!
 
8:00am -
The first catch of the day has been logged from Steve Kanowski doing a little bit of work to close the gap between himself and first placed Mick Johnson. 

6:15am -
Anglers are all checked out and the second session of the 2021 Rapala BASS Queensland Open is underway.   11/12 boats have observers on them today.  We're busy getting ready for the LIVE show which will kick off at 10am (local time). 


Session 1 - Saturday 30th October, Somerset Dam

 


2:00pm -
Anglers were all back by 1:30pm and catches have all been cross checked and our day one leader is Mick Johnson with a five bass limit for 8.883kg. 

12:00pm -
There's 90mins left in the session and we have 10 anglers on the scoreboard.  Matthew Langford is still in the lead.

10:30 -
Matthew Langford has taken the lead.  Steve Kanowski needs to upgrade the smallest few fish in his bag for another 100g to reclaim the top spot.  His smallest is currently a 1.118kg (39cm) bass.

9:45am -
Back to the fishing! Steve Kanowski is upgrading and has over 8kg for his best five bass so far this morning.  Matthew Langford is stepping it up and has a 5 bass limit for 7kg.  9/12 anglers are now on the scoreboard with at least one BASS for the session. 

9:30am
- The ABT ground crew just spent the last hour with the team from Somerset & Wivenhoe Fish Stocking Association releasing 97,000 bass fingerlings at the event site.  Look forward to seeing these caught at tournaments in years to come! 




8:00am -
Half of the anglers have now logged at least one bass for the session.  

 

7:45am - We are 90mins into the first session and Stephen Kanowski is off to a cracking start.  First to send through a bag of bass this morning via the app for nearly 8kg.  The rest of the field has some work to do. 


6:00am
- Check out what went into the awesome welcome kits every angler competing this weekend received at the event briefing.  A reel and a stack of lures for everyone. 

Length (mm) Weight (kg)
150 0.050
155 0.056
160 0.062
165 0.069
170 0.076
175 0.083
180 0.091
185 0.100
190 0.109
195 0.118
200 0.128
205 0.139
210 0.150
215 0.162
220 0.175
225 0.188
230 0.202
235 0.216
240 0.232
245 0.248
250 0.265
255 0.282
260 0.300
265 0.320
270 0.339
275 0.360
280 0.382
285 0.405
290 0.428
295 0.452
300 0.478
305 0.504
310 0.531
315 0.560
320 0.589
325 0.619
330 0.651
335 0.683
340 0.717
345 0.752
350 0.787
355 0.824
360 0.863
365 0.902
370 0.943
375 0.985
380 1.028
385 1.072
390 1.118
395 1.165
400 1.214
405 1.264
410 1.315
415 1.368
420 1.422
425 1.478
430 1.535
435 1.593
440 1.653
445 1.715
450 1.778
455 1.843
460 1.910
465 1.978
470 2.048
475 2.119
480 2.192
485 2.267
490 2.344
495 2.422
500 2.502
505 2.584
510 2.668
515 2.754
520 2.842
525 2.931
530 3.023
535 3.116
540 3.212
545 3.309
550 3.408
555 3.510
560 3.613
565 3.719
570 3.827
575 3.937
580 4.049
585 4.163
590 4.280
595 4.398
600 4.519

Entry List current as at 29 October 2021

 

START BOATER
1 Mick Johnson
2 Matthew Langford
3 Steve Morgan
4 Steve Kanowski
5 Blake O'Grady
6 Barry Reynolds
7 Mitchell Petty
8 Mick Horn
9 Shaun Ezzy
10 Paul Aldous
11 Jake Schwerin
12 Ian Wratten

Rapala headlines the BASS Queensland Open in 2021; an event created to fill the gap of the Rapala BASS Australian Open while COVID border lockdowns remain in place.

A boater only, five fish limit two day bass feast, this year the Open will spread across two lakes in South East Queensland - Somerset Dam and Lake Wivenhoe for what may be the last ABT BASS event in 2021.  In a first for ABT BASS Events, the 2021 Rapala BASS Queensland Open will be run 100% on the ABT Tournament Series App.  Coverage permitting, a LIVE show will run on Sunday the 31st of October 2021 covering the event and following angler's progress across a large part of the session.


Full details on this unique event can be found below.


Entry into the event is now open so click here to download the entry form.

Click here to download the ABT Tournament Series App for iPhone. 
Click here to download the ABT Tournament Series App for Android. 

VENUE:

Saturday 30th October 2021 - Somerset Dam, QLD
Sunday 31st October 2021 - Wivenhoe Dam, QLD

DATES:

30th & 31st October 2021


ENTRY FEE:

Boater only ($550. inc. GST) - you can swap your BASS Australian Open / BASS Series entry credits across.


RULES:

Rules mirror those of the  13 Fishing BASS Pro Series with the following exceptions:

- 100% run on the ABT Tournament Series App.

- Boater only

- Five fish per angler per session

- 1 x 8 hour session per day (2 x session for the tournament)


PAYOUTS:

Cash prizes will be paid out at the event with a 100% payback paid on a 1:5 return (e.g. 100% of entry fee returned in prizes, 25 teams = payouts for 1st-5th place).


PRE FISH BAN:

From Monday 18th October - Thursday 28th October 2021. 


PRE FISH:

Friday 29th October 2021 (sunrise to 2pm)


SESSION TIMES:

6:30am-1:30pm,
(boat checkout 5.30am-6:15am)


LAUNCH LOCATION:

Saturday 30th October 2021 - The Spit, Somerset Dam, QLD
Sunday 31st October 2021 - Logans Inlet, Wivenhoe Dam, QLD

REGISTRATION / BRIEFING:

Friday 29th October 2021
5:00pm at The Spit Boat Ramp. 
Registration from 4pm 


WEIGH IN:

No weigh in.  This event is being run 100% on the ABT Tournament Series App.   Here is the link to the instruction video for the app, which can be downloaded for free at the Apple App Store or from Google Play:


The App gives us real, live scoreboards throughout the event and is an important part of marketing this event to spectators, so it’s important to become familiar with it. The week before the Open you will be able to practice with it and make sure it works well on your smartphone.

Glory Photos from the app will be used in the live coverage, so please take them wherever possible.

OBSERVERS

ABT will allocate camerapersons or observers to many of the boats on the first day of competition, as the tournament progresses, observers will be put on leading boats. Observers are allowed to assist only with App data entry and interview camerawork. They are not able to assist with anything to do with fishing, including netting fish or operating the boat.


MORE INFORMATION:

ABT - 0427 326 464 or email admin@bream.com.au